Whether it’s learning from a master chocolatier or dining with chef Massimo Bottura, book your flight to Switzerland to experience one of Le Grand Bellevue’s decadent new winter happenings
Now there’s even more reason to book a glamorous Gstaad getaway. The idyllic boutique hotel Le Grand Bellevue is opening up its little black book of contacts to introduce a range of new and unforgettable guest experiences – here’s what’s waiting for you.
Experiences will range from chocolatier masterclasses and private dining escapades to takeovers from Massimo Bottura, one of the world’s greatest chefs.
As well as foodie happenings, the hotel will also welcome internationally-known doctors and host high-octane ski activities.
1 Barbara Sturm: 12 – 21 February
From 14 – 21 February, world-renowned German aesthetic doctor Barbara Sturm will host a week-long pop up at Le Grand Bellevue.
She’ll be offering guests one-to-one consultations and the opportunity to sample her high performance, science-focused skin care regimes including her new Ski Cream which is tailored to the skin’s precise seasonal and sporting activity needs.
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s unique, science-based products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide, and her philosophy of healing the skin has challenged both aggressive approaches and the conventional wisdom.
During the residency, Dr. Sturm will share her knowledge with the existing team of expert therapists and beauticians at the 3,000sqm Le Grand Spa – meaning her treatments will remain on the spa menu for guests to get the #SturmGlow all year round.
2 Massimo Bottura: 1 – 3 April
From 1 – 3 April, internationally-celebrated chef Massimo Bottura will return to Le Grand Bellevue for the second time to take over the kitchen at fine dining restaurant LEONARD’s, offering hotel guests the chance to sample his trademark combination of Italian tradition and creative invention.
An innovator and restaurateur with over twenty years’ experience, Massimo Bottura is internationally renowned as one of the world’s most creative culinary figures.
Bottura continues to redefine Italy’s rich gastronomic heritage and culinary traditions, with signature dishes exploring the roots of the Italian kitchen whilst making references to the country’s rich cultural and artistic history.
3 Stefan Romang: throughout winter
Throughout the winter season, Le Grand Bellevue guests will be able to indulge their sweet tooth with an exclusive chocolate making experience with Stefan Romang, the former president of the Association of Swiss Chocolatiers.
Under Romang’s watchful eye, guests will create their very own range of sweet treats using the finest Swiss cocoa, whilst learning about the history of the country’s famed delicacy.
Once finished and set, guests will sample their very own chocolates alongside a sumptuous afternoon cream tea.
4 Must-try activities: throughout winter
Le Grand Bellevue will also launch a range of extravagant Alpine activities, including a high-octane day of heli-skiing on the Swiss peaks, before soaring back to the hotel for an under-the-stars dinner.
There is also a range of decadent private dining experiences in the wooden Krug Chalet that sits amongst the hotel’s gardens with breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains beyond. Guests can opt for a Shabu-Shabu experience prepared by the hotel’s talented sushi master, or indulgent truffle fondue, both accompanied by the finest Krug champagne.
For those wanting to visit Gstaad’s famed boutiques and galleries, the hotel can arrange a private tour of the Hauser & Wirth art chalet, and after-hours access to a range of designer outlets including Chopard, Dolce & Gabanna, Adler and Graff.
Make it happen
Wallet: Winter rates at Le Grand Bellevue start from 650 CHF per room based on double occupancy on a half-board basis.
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here or phone +41 33 748 00 00.