Forbes: The Best Contemporary Spa Resorts in Switzerland

Nel-Olivia Waga
August 29, 2019
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There is no place like Switzerland for relaxation, outdoor sports and healing getaways. The quality of the fresh air and the astonishing number of healthy spring water sources draw visitors every year to soak up its Alpine magic.

If you are a lover of wellness, exquisite forest views and high-end hospitality, these luxurious Swiss spa resorts know how to pamper:

The Alpina Gstaad

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, this unique luxury hotel combines contemporary design with the typical Gstaad chalet style and a great art collection. The property is a pioneer in eco-friendly hospitality and is committed to setting an example in sustainability. But what it is also known for is its Six Senses Spa.

The name speaks for itself. From personal flow trainings, rejuvenating Dr. Burgener facials to spiritual healing sessions and relaxing massages, the Six Senses Spa menu offers only the best of the best. A healthy juice, snacks and tea bar is also to be found amid a landscape of indoor and outdoor pools and gym. The well-being even continues in bed, with personalized reflective and calming messages and small complimentary extras such as essential oil cushions and wise quotes on your bed, to make your dreams even sweeter.

 

The Chedi Andermatt

Here is a place where Asian healing meet modern Swiss Chalet design in the heart of a small village surrounded by picturesque nature: The Chedi is not only an international winter hotspot for skiers, and food and wine lovers, but it also draws guests in summer to hike or simply relax. The hotel’s hydrotherapy oasis consists of hot pools, saunas and steam baths, designed in the most contemporary and beautiful way—it makes you feel instantly zen as you walk in.

The Spa at The Chedi Andermatt

 

Between relaxing and indulging you should not forget to stop by TASONI a state-of-the-art curated fashion concept store. It blends beautifully into The Chedi’s contemporary design, yet stands out for its unique selection of limited editions and latest trend pieces.

Tasoni Fashion Concept Store at The Chedi Andermatt

TASONI was founded by two female entrepreneurs, Egyptian sisters Tary and Taya Sawiris, who are known for their selection of emerging and established brands based on craftsmanship, design and exclusivity.

Celine Dress at TASONI

 

7132 Hotel Vals

Unique rooms and suites at the 7132 Hotel, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects

A captivating luxury hotel named after the Swiss village’s postal code, 7132, this is a resort where every room and suite is unique—featuring designs by Pritzker Prize-winning architects including Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando.

Equally special is the 7132 Therme, a thermal bath and spa with healing waters from the “Valser Spring” known for its healing powers. Several pools (indoor and outdoor) invite you to relax, heal and flow cocooned in Peter Zumthor’s contemporary spa design.

7132 Therme Vals

 

There is also a wing with spa suites, integrated into the holistic spa concept by ESPA spa. The luxury hotel’s fine-dining two-Michelin-starred restaurant Silver by chef Mitja Birlo provides sustainable (and healthy) exquisite dining following a strategy to provide guests with the most tasty local ingredients. And for those who appreciate a quick and seamless transfer to their Swiss mountain wellness holiday, the hotel provides its guests with (its own) helicopter and limousine pickups, transfers and tours over the Swiss Alps.

 

Park Hotel Vitznau

Park Hotel Vitznau

 

Sitting in the most idyllic part of Lake Lucerne, the Park Hotel Vitznau is a modern health oasis housed in a renovated 100-year-old building with a futuristic vision and a rich history. The breathtaking views from this property provide you with pure bliss from the first moment of arrival.

Park Hotel Vitznau Spa

The spa area is one of the most modern and largest in central Switzerland, including several saunas, a steam bath, an ice-grotto, a large heated outdoor infinity pool with mesmerizing lake views and luxurious head-to-toe beauty and well-being treatments. For a romantic getaway, the resort also offers a spa suite that is equipped with a sauna, steam bath, a whirlpool and two treatment beds.

 

The Dolder Grand

It is hard to match The Dolder Grand experience. The legendary hotel and spa resort—which reopened in 2008 after an extensive four-year renovation by Sir Norman Foster—is a luxurious oasis that calls Zurich’s forest its backyard. Guests can hop into one of the hotel’s hybrid limousines to get downtown, which is only ten minutes away. Its Michelin-starred The Restaurant has a terrace overlooking the city, lake and the Alps, as well as one of the most interesting modern art collections you’ll find in a hotel. Each of its top suites boasts breathtaking views and has unique interior decor. It’s the perfect place to unwind, calm down and enjoy, be it for families, rock stars, adventurous backpackers or romantic couples. But’s its the Dolder Grand spa that is truly extraordinary—43,000 square feet of pampering and rejuvenation, including an expansive indoor pool, saunas, steam rooms, an ice room and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the city, with a Botero statue keeping watch over you.

 

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