Swiss finesse and spa treatments with a focus on you. Switzerland sets the standard when it comes to the quality of luxury hotel accommodation. The “Grand Hotels” encompass this perfectly – they have delivered the highest level of service and hospitality over generations and continue to delight new and returning guests seeking something which is more than just a little bit special.
It takes hard work and a deep commitment to make sure that the hotels’ offer is kept fresh and relevant while still maintaining the traditional values of those who founded the businesses all those years ago. That is especially true when it comes to spas and the treatments on offer; new ideas and therapies are always evolving while there still remains a place for tradition.
These five of the best Grand Hotel spas in Switzerland understand all aspects of the path towards well-being. They actively work to create a feeling among guests that they have experienced something both memorable and beneficial.
The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is an hour’s drive away from Zurich and has been known for its bathing and spa tradition for decades. Surrounded by tranquillity, this tradition forms the basis of the unique combination of its own thermal spring and wellness oasis. Guests can benefit from holistic, interdisciplinary and customized medical expertise at the resort’s own Medical Health Center.
Surrounded by a panoramic park with 360-degree views of the Swiss Alps, fresh air and healing waters, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in a world of peace and relaxation. Take time to be inspired by nature and experience a sense of renewed strength and vitality. Just in time for a fall escape, the iconic Luxury Hotel Quellenhof, part of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has reopened its doors after an extended renovation with a younger and modern touch offering contemporary culinary experiences, Spa Suites and rooms.
165 years of history and experience create an exclusive escape for discerning travelers. Close to St Moritz and enjoying a sunny microclimate, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof celebrates wellness and relaxation. Its extensive spa treatments from facials to full body massage provide guests with the “healing hands” they need to coax out stress and worry. Private spa suites give a sense of exclusivity and detachment from the outside world. Drifting in the infinity pool, it’s hard to take your eyes from the mountain backdrop and crisp Alpine woodland…
The gracious Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa has welcomed guests for over 150 years. Situated in Interlaken, it is easy to reach and forms an excellent base for further exploration of the surrounding mountains. However, for many, the hotel itself is enough as it offers a valuable break from 21st century pressures and a retreat to a world of calm. At the heart of this is the 5,500 sq. m Nescens spa which is all about promoting better health and whole-body programs to help guests rediscover their inner energy. Even a few days here can make a difference and prompt wiser long-term dietary choices.
Elevated above St Moritz, Badrutt’s Palace personifies top-level Swiss hospitality. Mountain and lake views, higher than average hours of sunshine and superlative fresh air create an atmosphere designed for relaxation and contentment. The hotel loves its traditions and staff stay for the long term. The infinity pool is everything you would expect and rather a lot more with its view to melt away stress. Drawing on the key elements of Ayurveda, the hotel’s reimagined spa focuses on rejuvenation and self-healing. The approach is never preachy but instead seeks to change lifestyle through healthier decisions around diet and exercises.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
In its location right on the shores of Lake Geneva the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has enjoyed grand hotel status since opening its doors in 1906. With its outstanding views, taking tea on the terrace is the ideal way to take a more than a moment from our busy lives and unwind a little and appreciate the natural beauty which unfolds. The hotel takes an unhurried approach too at its Willow Stream spa which offers Jacuzzis, hammam and two swimming pools. Trained therapists gently explore the needs of guests and craft a program to match. Local plants and herbs feature extensively in the treatments available where the emphasis is always on making guests feel better.
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