Europe’s leading wellbeing and medical health centre, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, announces the opening of its most luxurious residence to date – the Presidential Suite. Boasting a deluxe smokers’ lounge, a dazzling Swarovski crystal ceiling and opulent gold dust in the wallpaper, the recently completed residence at this five-star resort leaves nothing to be desired.
The elegant, 300 sqm Presidential Suite is situated on the fifth floor of the Spa Suites building at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, in eastern Switzerland. On setting foot in the entrance area, with its elaborate intarsia floor and thousands of glass crystals, guests will enter a fairytale world. The new suite is home to two impressive bedrooms, a spacious living room, a sophisticated smokers’ lounge, a deluxe wine cabinet and practical kitchen area, and is designed to offer guests a luxurious home from home, set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps.
The spacious dining room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, opens out onto one of four large balconies, revealing spectacular views of the vineyards of the Bündner Herrschaft and the lush Graubünden Rhine Valley. The impressive living room has an adjoining smokers’ lounge with a humidor and a temperate wine cabinet, which is kept stocked by the team of six butlers. The high-tech equipment, such as the Bang & Olufsen televisions and music system, the discreetly positioned screens and the lighting system and the blinds, are all controlled via iPad.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz was delighted to commission high-profile interior designer, Claudio Carbone, to design all of the furniture for the luxury suite. Throughout the new residence, Mr Carbone has incorporated customised ceiling lights and standard lamps made of high-end Venetian Murano glass or decorated with exquisite Swarovski stones, as well as marble floors with elaborate inlay work and sophisticated rosewood furniture. Mr Carbone considers impeccable craftsmanship and using only the finest materials to be crucial to his work.
The floor-to-ceiling windows also enable the surrounding landscape to become a further feature of the vast space in itself.
A fairytale world
Upon entering the suite, guests are met by an elaborate beige Bianco Perlino marble intarsia floor and more than 30,000 glass crystals. Extravagant details, such as laser-engraved glass panels, lacquered rosewood panelling and large mother-of-pearl inlays in the dining table, add the finishing touches to the exclusive interior.
Mr Carbone uses recurring stylistic elements, such as the Venetian Murano glass baubles that seem to float effortlessly above the table. The light they cast is designed to remind guests of the thermal water that is central to the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. In the dressing room, a chair upholstered with salmon leather is positioned below a Swarovski crystal ceiling, while the bathroom sparkles with the gold dust in the wallpaper.
A wellness oasis
While the opulent bedrooms are decorated with ray leather inlay work, chairs upholstered with salmon leather and silk carpets, the two bathrooms, featuring Bianco Perlino marble, provide a wonderful wellness oasis, equipped with a sauna, a freestanding whirlpool bathtub and a steam bath. As in all rooms at the Spa Suites building, thermal water – which promotes health and wellbeing – flows from the taps.
Upon request, the Presidential Suite can be extended into the Presidential Floor, which spans 600 sqm and has a total of six bedrooms, each with its own separate bathroom, living area and balcony. Prices for the new Presidential Suite start from CHF 5,500/£3,600 per night and the Presidential Floor from CHF 12,000/£7,855, both of which include a private butler service.
Suited to every taste
To ensure that the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz can meet its guests’ demand for large suites, the resort has three premium suites in addition to the Presidential Suite: the exclusive Penthouse (600 sqm), the luxurious Royal Suite (200 sqm) and the historic Imperial Suite (105 sqm). With its 267 rooms spread over two five-star hotels – the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz – the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers different interior styles to suit every taste: from classic & elegant to traditional & comfortable, from historic & princely to ultra-modern & puristic. Europe’s Leading Wellbeing & Medical Health Resort leaves nothing to be desired – and not just with regard to the choice of rooms and suites.
About the architect
Award-winning Claudio Carbone, is successful throughout Europe and renowned for his designs of five-star hotels and luxury living spaces. He has been working with the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz since 2005, and has maintained his distinctive focus on light and colour. He aims to make each space an experience for the senses, and to create an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable. Mr Carbone says of the Presidential Suite: “Here, the guest is truly able to feel the difference – each room offers a unique new experience for the senses.”
To find out more please visit: www.resortragaz.ch
*Nightly rates at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz start from CHF 490/£330 staying in a double room. Rates include breakfast, welcome aperitif, use of the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa area and Tamina Therme, fresh fruit and Ragaz water each day and daily fitness and relaxation lessons, as well as VAT.