Swish Switzerland escapes are calling. Gstaad’s chicest boutique hotel, Le Grand Bellevue, has reopened its doors just in time for a summer of suave dining & reclining
When it comes to stylish towns, Gstaad has it all. Designer boutiques, picturesque views and dining to die for – not to mention the exquisite five-star hotels, such as the now open Le Grand Bellevue.
Having spent extensive time innovating its operations and refining its curated guest experiences – from hiking to wild swimming, mountain top yoga to al fresco private dining, guests can check-in and enjoy a summer in the Swiss Alps which is safe, secluded and undeniably special.
Le Grand Bellevue has long taken pride in offering guests as much space and privacy as possible with just 57 guest rooms spread out across three spacious building. But there’s also four restaurants, a vast 3,000sqm Le Grand Spa, expansive gardens and many local mountain trails to try on for size.
Taking safety extremely seriously, Le Grand Bellevue has implemented rigorous new health and safety protocol to ensure both guests and staff feel protected. Such processes involve hygiene kits for guests, daily temperature checks on arrival for all staff, high-tech cleaning methods and extra protective equipment for staff.
There’s also the new Le Grand Bellevue App, which allows for contactless restaurant, spa and activity reservations and a direct chat service with their concierge.
Immersive natural escapes
Complementing the lakes and mountains, Le Grand Spa is one of the largest in the region allowing for ample space between guests. Seek relaxation and restoration here, all whilst drinking in the natural beauty found on the hotel’s doorstep.
Experience the lush peaks from above on a helicopter flight through the mountains or take a hot air balloon ride over Gstaad at sunrise – a dreamy way to start a morning.
Test your endurance with a bracing wild swim in one of Gstaad’s picturesque mountain lakes, hire a bike and take on the region’s extensive network of vertiginous trails, or simply put your legs to good use and enjoy a trail run through the verdant hills of the Bernese Oberland, all accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
Athletic pursuits can be followed by mountainside massages and yoga sessions to ease aching muscles, or by retreating to Le Grand Spa which offers 17 unique wellness experiences, including a Hay Sauna, Ice Fountain and Infrared Sauna, plus Himalayan Salt Grotto, Finnish Sauna and Laconium.
Foodies, there’s even more reason to head to Gstaad this summer. Within the hotel awaits a number of dining haunts – including LEONARD’s, Le Petit Chalet, The Lounge, The Sushi Bar and new Swiss Gondola and Krug Pergola.
With the care and expertise of Le Grand Bellevue’s culinary concierge service, even more edible adventures can be sampled. Whether it’s a gourmet mountain picnic prepared by the talented chefs at LEONARD’s or a memorable lunch by the evergreen Lake Arnen, bites come with a side of impressive scenery.
Enjoy a locally sourced farm-to-fork dinner nestled in the forest in the hotel grounds, or, for something with a fairytale feel, take a horse-drawn carriage to a secluded mountain hut for a sublime Alpine lunch of regional meats, cheeses, and delicately seasoned fondue, accompanied with sweeping views of the lake, waterfalls and peaks beyond.
Make it happen
Cost: summer Rates from 390 CHF per room based on double occupancy on a B&B basis How: Phone +41 33 748 00 00 or email email@example.com to make a booking.