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Luxury Swiss ski retreat – Le Grand Bellevue

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Hotel Grand Bellevue was originally built in 1912 as a Cure House and spa, and has recently come into new ownership, with a fresh new contemporary look and name, reveled in time for ski season in Gstaasd, Switzerland.

After a year-long renovation, the re-launch of Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel has introduced a fresh sense of vitality to this famously traditional Swiss village. Family-owned and managed, Le Grand Bellevue is owned by Swiss entrepreneurs, Daniel and Davia Koetser, who have created a casual yet refined 57-room hotel that has been stripped of the formalities and grandeur of its more traditional neighbours, Le Grand Bellevue has a neighborhood spirit and the welcoming feel of a country house hotel.

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Bold colours, eye-catching prints and elegant furniture make up the lounge where you can indulge in afternoon tea by an open fire. Here, bespoke furniture designed by Davia includes side-tables made from antique Alpine walking sticks alongside classic pieces such as George Smith armchairs upholstered in soft velvets and smart herringbone fabrics.

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The Swiss hotel’s signature restaurant Leonards delivers exquisite bistro-style cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Urs Gschwend whilst Le Petit Chalet is a charming Swiss mountain cabin, seating an intimate 18 guests with a menu of hearty Swiss dishes. Added perks include: the hotel’s ‘Carnozet’ which houses 10,000 bottles; an exclusive sushi bar; cigar lounge; 18-seat private cinema and a club room.

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For the ultimate après-ski or partying relaxation, the luxury hotel’s spa offers a sanctuary for wellness in partnership with Bamford Spa and revolutionary Swiss facial brand Cellcosmet. Facilities include: eight spacious treatment rooms, Turkish hammam, Himalayan salt inhalation grotto and outdoor Finnish sauna, a fully equipped gym, yoga & Pilates studio and a swimming pool opening up onto a lavender-clad terrace during summer months.

Le Grand Bellevue, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland, bellevue-gstaad.ch

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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January 27, 2014 | Europe Gstaad Switzerland Travel Western Europe | View comments

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