I ♥ Gstaad

     3 girls, 1 village, 3 aspects of luxury… When you live so close to Gstaad you can’t not go take a look at what the village has to offer: typical traditional swiss-german style chalets, super posh visitors, gourmet restaurants, but also, luxury hotels and spas.

Round 1: tea time at the Gstaad Palace

Round 1: tea time at the Gstaad Palace

Round 1: tea time at the Gstaad Palace

Round 1: tea time at the Gstaad Palace

The first stop of our little luxury tour in Gstaad was the very traditional and historic Gstaad Palace. This 5* Leading Hotel of the World defines luxury in its very own way: strict and impeccable service, background classical/jazzy music and traditional decor. The palace can be seen from far and looks like a castle, highlighted by the magical winter lights. I would describe the hotel’s atmosphere as timeless. The clientele mixes people from all age and all backgrounds: boarding school students, locals and tourists. There also is a nightclub called the GreenGo located downstairs, with a dance floor, tables and it includes the spa pool 😉

Round 2: Aperitif at the Park Hotel

Round 2: aperitif at the Grand Hotel Park

Round 2: aperitif at the Grand Hotel Park

Round 2: aperitif at the Grand Hotel Park

The second stop of the tour was the Grand Hotel Park, also a 5* establishement, and also part of the Leading Hotels of the World. Around 19:00, we decided to head to the newly refurbished hotel for a glass of wine in the bar/lounge corner. The Grand Hotel Park defines luxury in a more modern and contemporary way: waiters are simply and neatly dressed in black, tamed lights, voguish furnitures. The atmosphere of the hotel is much more trendy and uncluttered compared to the Gstaad palace. The clientele is also very mixed but there is less boarding school students. So, do you Gstaad?

Round 3: spa & lunch at the Alpina

Round 3: spa & lunch at the Alpina

When you drive up the hill, on the right you have the Gstaad Palace and on your left, the newly opened Alpina. As we already described our “hot chocolate and latte macchiatto” experience at the Alpina in this article, we won’t describe the atmosphere in further details. The aspect of the hotel we now want to focus on is the spa. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the 6 senses spa has been created and studied in order to please every guests’ expectations. After spending approximately 3hours in it, we have been able to try almost all facilities: the gym, the outside and inside pool, the sauna, the hammam, the cold bath, the jaccuzzi, the detox drinks, the salt room. The outside pool is simply impressive: the water is warm and while stretching out in the pool beds you can admire the white mountains surrounding you… what an exclusive contrast!

Round 3: lunch & spa at the Alpina

Round 3: outside heated pool of the Alpina

Round 3: detox drinks in the 6 Senses spa of the Alpina

Round 3: detox drinks in the 6 Senses spa of the Alpine

Round 3: the salt room at the Alpina 6 Senses spa

Round 3: the salt room at the Alpina 6 Senses spa

Have you ever been in this famous village? Which hotel is your favourite? Have a great week 🙂

 

 

 

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