A picturesque tower of white, the Gstaad Palace greets visitors from afar with its unique fairytale charm. Whether it’s bliss-inducing spa treatments, an Olympic-sized pool, tennis, golf, GaultMillau dining or sophisticated nightlife, this world-famous resort in the Swiss Alps offers everything you could wish for and more. The Gstaad Palace is anything you want it to be; you can retreat to alpine perfection at the authentic Walig Hut, or rent out the entire property. Whatever you choose – let the magic begin.
Once you’ve driven up, strolled across the red carpet and witnessed the stunning view of the Bernese Alps, you’ll see just why the Gstaad Palace is regarded as the place to be for magnificent celebrations and even better vacations. Since opening in 1913, a host of famous names have been drawn to the irresistible charm of “The Palace”– as regulars call it, some of whom have been returning every year for decades. Legends of the silver-screen, including Roger Moore, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were among regular guests, along with jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, whose performances in the Palace’s Salle Baccarat are legendary.
Keeping luxury in the family
Today, the third generation of the Scherz family runs the hotel, guaranteeing first-class service “en famille”. The Gstaad Palace family counts close to 300 members of staff, each of them celebrating heart-felt hospitality. “Every guest is a king, and every king is a guest,” wrote Ernst Scherz, grandfather of the family. As Andrea Scherz, the current general manager and owner, says: “There is no ‘no’ at the Gstaad Palace. ‘Anything goes’ is the leitmotif for the most beautiful hours in life.”
The staff’s duty is to create perfect memories. As if by magic, they understand what guests need, intuitively making it happen with grace and efficiency.
A majestic setting – just for you
No wonder that so many guests have vowed, “I do” in these fairytale surroundings. Weddings, christenings and birthdays, corporate anniversaries or international meetings – the Gstaad Palace is a worthy setting for every event. What many people don’t know is that on selected dates you can rent the 5-star superior hotel in its entirety. The exclusive Rent-A-Palace offer gives you full reign over the 90 suites and rooms, conference rooms and the five restaurants. The 1,800 sqm Palace Spa with its eight treatment rooms, private spa, saunas, steam baths and a unique Hammam experience is also all yours for the duration. Then, the night belongs to you as the sun goes down and the beats rise at the GreenGo nightclub. The dance floor is suspended above a swimming pool, providing a dazzling contrast with the strobe lights of the original 1970s disco. It’s where international stars partied hard during the season, and it’s where special, private moments celebrating with family and friends await.
A spell that lasts a lifetime
The Gstaad Palace casts a spell on all that enter. The hotel is as versatile as the events staged here are diverse, so families with children feel just as at home as the jet-setting party elite. Sports enthusiasts, spa connoisseurs and mountain lovers alike, everyone finds what they’re looking for at the Gstaad Palace.