By capturing the beauty and style of its surroundings, Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski has become a true icon of alpine glamour...
The legendary prestige of St. Moritz actually dates back more than 200 years. As word spread of the iron-rich Mauritius Spring, which was famed for its therapeutic properties, the stage was set for a glamorous spa tourism scene high in the Engadin Valley. In 1864 the Grand Hotel des Bains was built next to the spring, and the good life truly arrived. During this period, visitors only came during the summer, making St. Moritz one of the most exclusive venues of European high society.
Today, Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is a contemporary yet supremely elegant hotel – perfect for sport lovers and tailor-made for those who simply want to relax. Its location at the foot of the Signalbahn cable car and the legendary Hahnensee ski-run offers unrivalled access to the slopes of the Engadin Valley, while the cross-country trails in the hotel park lead directly to a frozen lake, snow-covered forests and idyllic valleys.
Set in a historic building, this 5-star superior hotel offers timeless European luxury amid a breathtaking mountain setting. When the doors of the Grand Hotel open, guests are welcomed into a world of exclusivity. The concierge service comes with a warm smile and is complemented by comprehensive local knowledge. The hotel team are subtle, yet attentive, always on hand should you need them.
The interior harmoniously combines tradition with contemporary design, with beautiful murals from days gone by adorning the Smokers Lounge and two restaurants, Cà d’Oro and Enoteca. The stylish rooms and suites are immaculately appointed, while photos and memorabilia chart the history of this sophisticated alpine centre. The ambience is inspired by the Engadin Valley and natural materials create a simple yet elegant appeal.
In addition, the exclusive residences and chalet suites, which range from one to four bedrooms, offer a luxurious, individual space for a private retreat.
The cool, laid back atmosphere at the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is just one of its sensory appeals. Another is the award-winning gourmet experience led by Executive Chef Matthias Schmidberger. He and his international team – 35 chefs from 13 nations – create unforgettable fine-dining across three incredible restaurants. Cà d’Oro, which holds one Michelin star and 17-Gault Millau points, is where Schmidberger plays with texture, consistency and flavour to reflect his passion for European culinary art – straightforward presentation of the highest quality ingredients. In the former Medallion Room, and with 14 Gault Millau points, Enoteca impresses with a sumptuous interplay of regional and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, which is matched by a superlative wine selection.
The excellent breakfast buffet at the Grand Restaurant Les Saisons makes the perfect start to the day. In the evening, the restaurant’s international menu and themed buffets are a treat for the whole family.
The “living room” of St. Moritz is the hotel’s Lobby Bar. Here, soft music, delicious cocktails and a menu comprising the classics, traditional afternoon tea, sushi and Indian cuisine are the order of the day.
A pure taste of health
The Alpine Kempinski The Spa is the place to be pampered after a day of winter adventure. Glacier water, Bergeller granite, mountain herbs and wood from the Engadin Valley all combine to create a rich alpine ambience. This luxurious oasis covers over 2,800 sqm and has an extensive sauna area, a range of relaxation rooms and an atmospheric indoor pool. There is also a gym, treatment rooms, Kneipp baths and an alpine garden and a separate ladies spa. Guests can even have a taste of history with a glass of the mineral-rich Mauritius Spring water directly from the source. In the 15th century, the Swiss physician Paracelsus noted that the Mauritius Spring was one of the most rejuvenating springs in all of Europe. It’s lost none of its magic today.
Those seeking an active vacation will find everything required directly on site. The hotel offers an in-house ski school, while the sport shop provides ski rental, ski services and overnight deposit for the cable cars. So whether it’s downhill, cross-country or trekking, the perfect ski experience is ready and waiting.
Other amenities include the Kids’ Club with supervised indoor and outdoor activities, a Smokers’ Lounge, 24-hour room and concierge services and four stylish function rooms for private events and meetings.