Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

This hotel is heralding a new era of chic, where everything is well made but nothing is showy. The ultimate alpine luxury lodging in Gstaad.

In winter, Gstaad is a winter wonderland with 220km of pistes and altitudes of up to 3000 metres above the sea level await skiers and snowboard riders. Several snowparks and numerous toboggan runs as well as 165km of trails for classic and skating-style cross-country skiing are at the disposal for visitors.

In summer, the wide-open countryside offers a diverse sports programme: hiking (trail network of over 300km), mountain biking, paragliding and golf.

At Le Grand Bellevue, there are 57 elegant and spacious rooms, of which nine are sophisticated suites, all promising panoramic views across the mountains or private parklands. The light-flooded bathrooms are stocked with Bamford bath products, and most rooms even have balconies, too.

The Le Grand Bellevue Penthouse Suite is the largest in the hotel, with an astonishing 170sqm of living space.

At this ultimate luxury alpine lodging you feel like you have a home away from home, where they really go that extra mile to please and everything is done with integrity. It’s all well made but nothing is showy. Le Grand Bellevue has come to be known for an easygoing refined elegance with touches of luxury everywhere throughout the hotel.

The physio and hairdresser are highly recommended, skis can be hired on the premises, good books everywhere, coffee is world-class from La Cimbali, and Krug Champagne is served by the glass.

Drinks on arrival, use of the spa, kids’ club, playrooms, cinema and transfers within Gstaad ski area are all included.

The fashionable restaurant Leonard’s, may have a Michelin star and offer widely acclaimed dining, but the atmosphere still maintains wonderfully laid-back.

For something more intimate and unmistakably Swiss, Le Petit Chalet is a charming wooden cottage on the Promenade, where you can enjoy local specialities such as raclette or fondue.

The vast Le Grand Spa offers an impressive menu of bespoke treatments, and includes a labyrinth of no less than eight types of themed sauna and steam rooms, and at 3000 sqm, it’s one of the most extensive spas in Switzerland and is a total sanctuary for luxury wellness.

Why not try the Hay sauna, where the latest sauna technology is combined with fragrant dried grass. It’s the perfect way to de-stress after a long day. There is also the Infrared sauna, where heat waves permeate your body to the core, another way to detox, ease pain and recover quickly.

At Le Grand Bellevue, they are really proud of their sensational outdoor Jacuzzi, the ultimate way of relaxing with breathtaking panoramic alpine views making you want to extend your stay at this exceptional hotel.