The Alpina Gstaad
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The Alpina Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad
The first newly built five-star hotel in Gstaad in over a century, the Alpina Gstaad opened its doors in 2012. Situated in a wealthy hilltop area in Oberbort, the hotel offers stellar views of the Bernese Alps (including the Spitzhorn and Oldenhorn) and the valley scenery of the Saanenland—as well as an impressive amount of discreet luxury. Built in traditional Swiss chalet style, the limestone and wood structure contains 56 rooms and suites that pair original antique and artisan furnishings (wardrobes, tables, carved ceilings) with contemporary design pieces and contemporary art by famous artists like Barbara Kruger, Tracey Emin, and Bosco Sodi. All rooms have great views, though the higher the better; on the 5th floor you’ll find the suites, including the jaw-dropping Panorama Suite, with separate dining and working areas, and a fireplace.
 
The hotel facilities are some of the best in Switzerland, spanning an authentically Cuban-style cigar lounge, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a 14-seat private cinema complete with popcorn machine. The hotel’s Six Senses spa, a whopping 21,000 square feet, contains an 85-foot-long lap pool, and there’s an immaculately landscaped garden that brims with alpine plants and corresponding fragrances in the summer.
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Being surrounded by mountains means no shortage of outdoor pursuits. In summer, you can hike and cycle the nearby trails, while winter brings plenty of skiing options, as well as ice-skating and even horse-drawn sleigh rides for the kids. The hotel offers bikes for rent and ski passes, plus an impressive number of in-house events like cooking workshops or spa, detox, and yoga retreats.Gstaad also has several annual festivals, such as the 10-day Davidoff Saveurs Gstaad Food Festival in the summer.
Need to Know

Rooms: 56 rooms and suites. From $600.
Check-in:  3 p.m.; check-out: noon. 
Dining options: 
Michelin-starred chef Marcus G. Lindner oversees the cuisine, which ranges from imaginative Japanese at MEGU, gourmet dishes at Sommet, and a traditional Swiss menu at Stübli.
Spa and gym details: The plush Six Senses Spa, inspired by Asian and Alpine traditions, offers indoor and outdoor pools, two Jacuzzis, a yoga studio, a fitness center, juice bar, and children’s play and swim area. The 12 treatment rooms include a flotation room, hammam and colonic hydrotherapy room plus five multi-purpose rooms for individual treatments (including one for couples).

Insider Tips
Who it's for: Families; couples; A-listers; retreat seekers; mountain and spa lovers.
Our favorite rooms: The Panorama Suite, a three-bedroom duplex apartment on thefifth and sixth floors, is the pinnacle of luxury. Featuring superior views of the surrounding mountains and village below, it comes with its own spa (with hot tub, fitness, and massage areas), a grand fireplace, and a large freestanding bath in the main bedroom. If the $12,000–$21,000 per night price tag (depending on the season) is too much, consider one of the 5th-floor Junior or Deluxe suites.
A different experience: Looking for the ultimate retreat?Request a Silent Stay, and you’ll receive a Silent Pin and a notebook upon arrival. By wearing the pin, staff and other guests are made aware that you do not want to communicate verbally, so you can really disconnect from the world and reconnect with your inner self.
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