On the top of the Alps – The Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains, offered me a luxurious weekend at the world’s oldest winter holiday resort (since 1864) and the most popular destination of the upper class and international Jet Set, as well as one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world – St. Moritz
Switzerland’s top ski resort haven – St. Moritz is one of the richest, glamorous and uber-trendy ski resorts in Europe, attracting well-sparkling non-skiers and serious athletes, since 1864. Those who follow me on Instagram, already know that the Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains, invited me together with Sonja (Fashiontweed) and Maria (Stylekingdom) for the season opening in St. Moritz last weekend.
After a long road trip from Vienna to Salzburg and than from Salzburg to St. Moritz, together with Maria and Sonja – our trip by car was fun and very interesting to see the most picturesque railway lines, gorgeous Swiss Alps, UNESCO world heritage, featuring helical tunnels and breathtaking viaducts.
When we arrived to the Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains, a hotel that is ahead of its time, that creates traditions and cultivates them – for decades, I was stunned by the grand building, with tradition, perfect location and with a wonderful view to the Swiss Alps. Greeted by our brilliant host Paul, we felt the wonderful welcome in a unique and sophisticated atmosphere, for which he planed everything to make us happy. A genuine warm welcome with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Valmont facial cream gift at our rooms, wonderful apéro and dinner meetings, unique events, that has been perfectly organized in sophisticated and yet relaxed way.
My Grand Deluxe room was perfectly styled with antique, combined with contemporary furniture and bright colors, with modern photo art and historic pictures. After I unpacked hundreds of winter outfits, I got ready for apéro at the Kempinski Bar and for the dinner to meet all invited bloggers.
Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains – timeless elegant that reflects a luxury and stylish class.
Our first group meeting for an apero, took place at Kempinski Lobby & Bar. A very cozy area, perfect for apero or high tea, to enjoy fine Swiss Patisserie and the delicious club sandwiches.
After the apero and small conversation with the invited bloggers, we had a wonderful exquisite dinner at the Restaurant Enotoca (15 Gault Millau points). The Lifestyle restaurant demonstrates a tasteful blend of tradition, with beautiful restored last-century ceiling frescos. It is famous for its Alpine Trilogies – three delicacies in every course. We had a perfect four course menu, starting with variation of char with Chioggia beetroot and young spinach. Than grison free range egg on wild broccoli with Perigord truffle. After a mind-blowing main course, val mustair veal entrecote, with chanterelles kohlrabi vegetables and La Ratte confit. As fourth course, we had a delicious dessert, variation of chestnuts with cranberries ans maple syrup.
Loved to stay at Grand Deluxe, with a stunning view to the mountains.
We had a wonderful breakfast at grand restaurant Les Saisons, the award winning restaurant of 14 Gault Millau points, that offered a great selection of fresh and heathy food, from fresh drinks to truffle eggs and many more.
Les Saisons offers the best steaks from around the world, as well as a high-class international menu. Also top-quality meat including Wagyu, Swiss dry-aged and USDA Prime. Surf & Turf with hoyden king prawns or grilled Yellow Fin Tuna and Canadian Lobster, as well as an impressive selection of wines.
After the breakfast, we had the opportunity for some sightseeing at St. Moritz, than an exclusive Champagne Get-together at La Perla Boutique in St. Moritz.
Chocolates, Champagne & Lingerie at La Perla
Nothing looks better than seductive La Perla lingerie.
Loved the new collection.
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After long day of sightseeing, we were back to the hotel to get ready for apero in at Kempinski Lobby & Bar and than to go to Xavier Naidoo’s concert to open St. Moritz’s Jubilee Winter.
As the concert was open air, I choose to wear this extreme warm fur jacket by Madeleine.
An “Open Air” concert venue, by my favorite artist Xavier Naidoo, who opened the “150 Years of Winter Tourism” Jubilee winter in St. Moritz.
A very cozy yet stylish atmosphere at Kempinski Lobby & Bar.
Facts: The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is located in St. Moritz Bad, right at the Mauritius spring, the actual root of St. Moritz itself. It is the only 5 star hotel in St. Moritz, with direct access to the cross-country skiing area and immediately opposite of the cable car station to the ski and biking region Corviglia. The legendary Hahnensee ski-run ends immediately in front of the hotel and the cross-country ski runs of the Engadine ski marathon pass it too. The sports center and local swimming lakes are within easy walking distance. (PR)
Piz Vadret residence, is a wonderful 3-bedroom suite. Learn more here.
Room with a wonderful view to the mountains.
Love the clean and comfortable interior design of Piz Vadret residence.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains SPA offers a noble atmosphere created by glacier water, Bergeller granite and Engadine woods. Saunas with different temperature and humidity, a warm swimming pool, exercise rooms with top fitness machines, as well as a separate Ladies Spa.
One of the most important things to know is that, the Mauritius spring originates in one of the hotel’s buildings, which is one of the healing springs of Europe. There is also a direct access from the hotel to the medical centre housing sport medicine specialists, better aging specialists, cosmetic surgeons and general practitioners.
The Kempinski SPA offers a brilliant range of products with Valmont, Maria Galland, Alpienne and Soglio and rounds off its offering at the Spa with an Engadine gem, the small yet exquisite company Feuerstein.
Photo credits: 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 23 Kempinksi PR, the rest (c) Disi Couture