- Set on a hill overlooking the gorgeous Swiss town of Gstaad lies a unique 5-star retreat, one that offers its lucky guests an unparalleled Alpine pampering experience.
- Its blend of discrete world-class service, sumptuous fine-dining offerings, beautifully appointed guestrooms and breathtaking views of the majestic Swiss Alps recently saw the award-winning hotel claim the No.1 spot in the “50 Best Holiday Hotels in Switzerland 2019” category at the BILANZ Hotel Ranking awards.
- Whether it’s a spectacular penthouse suite with three bedrooms or the stylishly decorated rooms, we place great importance on alpine elegance and understated luxury in our hotel. You have a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps from our suites and rooms. A treat in both summer and winter!
- Just switch off, relax and experience pure relaxation. We pamper you from head to toe in our Palace Spa with over 1,800 m². Whether in the hammam or private spa, with exclusive treatments or during a workout, in the fitness area or swimming pool – our luxury hotel in Switzerland offers the most exceptional wellness experiences.
- The gastronomic offer in the Gstaad Palace fulfils you every wish. In our restaurants and bars, we combine traditional Swiss cuisine, with high international cuisine providing unforgettable gourmet moments. Surrounded by a unique ambience, our professional team will take care of you with gracious and warm service.
- Whether it’s rafting in the rapids or snowshoeing, for children or adults, you can experience a great deal in Gstaad and the region in both the summer and winter. Our hotel team will be happy to advise you on what you want to do as well as in day trip destinations. Make your holiday dreams come true!
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The area surrounding our 5-Star-Superior Hotel offers a suitable route for every mountain bike fan. Our professional bike guide will guide you through steep inclines, speedy downhill slopes and comfortable flat stretches. Pamper yourself afterwards with a massage – it’s even included in the price.
With the motto «Paris», this year the Menuhin Festival, will take place from 18 July to 6 September 2019. Be inspired by festive music with a richness of sounds. Our package includes one concert ticket per person upon request.
There is an ice rink right in the middle of Gstaad town centre. You can lace up your skates here and take a spin around a few laps or even play ice hockey. By the way, the ice rink is right next to the promenade. You can find more information and the opening hours here.
Whether in the sunshine or on a crystal clear night – enjoy whizzing downhill on the traditionally built wooden sledge. You race down to the valley on specially prepared slopes. Torches light the way for you at night. Sledging fans really get their money’s worth with eight action-packed runs. The selection ranges from the family sledging run in Sparenmoos to full-moon sledging on the Wispile. Anyone who wants even more of an adrenaline rush can switch to an airboard.
Guaranteed snow, huge variety, large area – the “Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad” winter sports resort is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Thanks to the unique glacier skiing area in the Bernese Oberland you can enjoy winter sports here from the end of October to the beginning of May. For anyone who can hardly wait: you can find an overview of the skiing areas here.
Are you looking for a really special skiing experience? Then choose heliskiing. After a flight of just a few minutes, the helicopter is already setting you down in no man’s land. The breathtaking runs in the mountains get pulses racing skywards. You will be captivated by the alpine panorama and the powder and corn snow on your way back down to the valley.
Whether you’re a beginner or professional, classic cross-country skier or skating fan – the Gstaad holiday region is considered to be a top cross-country skiing area in Switzerland. You are sure to find a trail that is right for your level of difficulty in the different areas. Find out more about the individual trails here.
Explore the Bernese Oberland on a dog sled. Good-natured Siberian and Greenland dogs who love racing pull you through the snow. On the one hand you will have great fun, on the other hand you get to know lots of new things and experience an unforgettable time with the dogs. On the excursion there is also enough time to answer your questions, take some photos and enjoy working with the animals.
You can enjoy the clear winter air and view over the snowy mountains in total peace on more than 30 prepared winter hiking trails. Pink and yellow boards show you the way to your destination and cosy restaurants invite you to while away the time along the way.
The region’s micro climate offers the best conditions for hot air balloon rides. You float gently up into the sky with the hot air balloon. Once up there, you are surrounded by silence. With just the wind to move you on. You can enjoy a stunning view over the mountains and valleys. You can find more information here.
Discover the wonderful nature all around with a horse-drawn carriage ride – a romantic excursion without a doubt. Let yourself be pulled through the snow-covered landscape of the Gstaad holiday region. You can find more information here.
We have compiled this hiking and trail running guide for you and selected some of the most beautiful trails in the Saanenland for you. In this guide you will find easy hikes for the whole family or challenging tours on the glacier. The many pictures give you a taste of what awaits you: incomparable nature and unforgettable experiences.
Play golf on one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in the Alps: the Gstaad-Saanenland golf course is surrounded by the Bernese Oberland’s magical mountain scenery, next door to a nature reserve and fen. The golf club offers courses for newcomers, beginners and handicap golfers during the whole season, from 1 May to 31 October.
Do you want to head up high? Gstaad offers a wealth of climbing routes. There are countless opportunities to scale mountains from Zweisimmen to Pays d‘Enhaut. At the same there is something for every level of difficulty: whether you’re a beginner, family with children or pros – we are happy to help you find the route that suits your climbing skills best.
Would you like to explore the region’s most beautiful spots on two wheels? No problem, there are lots of signposted cycle routes as well as GPS tours with a total length of 500 kilometres. Whether you’re a mountain biker or e-biker, everyone gets their money’s worth here. By the way, you can also book guided bike tours with us. Simply ask us about them.
There are 104 rooms featuring 25 suites and one penthouse apartment crowning the main tower. The décor is in tip-top condition due the regular restoration carried out when the hotel is closed in spring and autumn. Standard rooms combine pine paneling with quality fabrics in muted greens, taupe and claret. Victorian prints and embroidered cushions complete the affluent chalet look. Balconies are not standard and south-facing rooms are worth their premium price. Alpine elegance and understated luxury – that is what distinguishes the double rooms at our 5-star hotel. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished and stylishly decorated. It’s not just worth taking a look inside the rooms though but outside the rooms too: enjoy the breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps.
Deluxe Room Mountain View
Double room with balcony and mountain view. Pure mountain luxury: you enjoy beautiful mountain views in an elegant Alpine setting in the Deluxe Room Mountain View.
Double rooms with a view of the chalets. The perfect base for your mountain holidays: you can relax superbly in the elegant Classic Rooms.
Superior Room Mountain View
Double rooms with panoramic view. Let your gaze wander over the enchanting garden to the mountains: welcome to the Superior Room Mountain View.
Double rooms with charm. Authentic alpine cosiness: the Cosy Rooms exude a very special charm.
Penthouse Three Bedroom Suite
Luxury suite with whirlpool and panoramic view. The fire crackles quietly in the fireplace, a stunning mountain panorama and whirlpool lure you outside onto the rooftop terrace life is perfect high up on the Palace roof in the Penthouse Three Bedroom Suite.
Tower Two Bedroom Suite
Family suite with wellness factor. Seductive views of the mountains, sunny balconies and an enchanting flair: welcome to the Tower Suite with steam bath and wellness bath in the tower room.
Deluxe Suite Mountain View
Mountain panorama, steam bath and wet bar. With a wine cabinet, wet bar and sophisticated lounge, the Deluxe Suites Mountain View offer everything modern bon vivants need – including a stunning alpine view.
Corner Suite Mountain View
Steam bath, two balconies, lounge. Pure relaxation: with its two balconies, steam bath and the beautifully designed lounge, the Corner Suite Mountain View provides wellness for the mind and soul.
Tower Junior Suite
Mountain View, panoramic view and wellness bath. Live (and bathe!) in a fairy-tale tower: the Tower Junior Suite Mountain View makes your holiday in the mountains a unique experience.
Alpine Suite Mountain View
Mountain view and wet bar. The latest comforts and traditional wood craft in pure harmony: that’s the Alpine Suite Mountain View.
Classic Junior Suite
Pure relaxation. Luxury alpine flair: you can really unwind and relax here in the Classic Junior Suite.
Deluxe Junior Suite Mountain View
Authentic hotel suite. You’ll instantly feel at home here: the Deluxe Junior Suite Mountain View impresses with its authentic style and wonderful view over the mountain landscape.
Experience an oasis of tranquillity 1’700 metres above Gsteig. Our Walig Hut offers a breathtaking view over Gstaad and the Saanenland region. The authentic Swiss alpine hut was built in 1783 and has only been slightly renovated since then. As a result it has preserved its simplicity. We offer you an exclusive lunch or dinner for 4 to 14 people at the Walig Hut. You can even stay overnight there (maximum two adults and two children). We serve a 3-course menu with starter, simple main course and dessert for lunch and dinner. We also serve Swiss wine, mineral water and coffee with this.
From an elegant dinner to a casual get-together, from original Swiss specialities to international haute cuisine – you can find the restaurant for every occasion here. At the end of the day, first-class dining has always set our hotel apart. We offer you a mix of the latest culinary knowledge and dining tradition with great sophistication and a love of detail. A glance at our wine cellar gets one or two pulses racing. Four restaurants range from the gourmet Le Grill with its theatre kitchen, to the earthy La Fromagerie that is housed in a former Swiss gold vault and manages to serve sublime truffle fondue. Breakfast is served buffet style in Le Grand restaurant. At the heart of the hotel is the spacious lobby bar where a 30CHF (£24) cocktail will buy you a front-row seat in the diamond and fur-clad operetta of Gstaad’s high life.
Enjoy international cuisine in our “Le Grill” gourmet restaurant. Our top chefs prepare your delicious dinner right in front of your eyes in the show kitchen. Choose an accompanying wine from our wine cellar.
Do you love Italian cooking? Then visit “Gildo’s Ristorante”. Select internationally renowned chefs prepare authentic Italian dishes here. The restaurant was named after our Maître d’hôtel Gildo Bocchini, who was one of the hosts at the Palace since the 1960s. Buon appetito!
Bars and Live Music
Whether it’s coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon or a glass of Champagne in the evening – you are always welcome in the Lobby Bar with live music. The Lobby Bar is a hip meeting place, with guests from outside too. It’s said, if you haven’t been to the Palace, you haven’t been to Gstaad. We also serve you a small snack to eat here, as all the other restaurants are already closed. You can enjoy an aperitif, dine or round off the evening with a digestif at the bar next to the “Le Grill” restaurant.
Warm wood-beam walls, bright red-and-white checked tablecloths and fanciful art make La Fromagerie a cozy, welcoming place to sample a traditional Swiss menu. Try the delicious truffle champagne cheese fondue or tempting Swiss raclette. A choice of fresh seasonal fruit, ice cream or a dessert such as tiramisu completes the experience.
The Grand Restaurant and The Large Terrace
With its high ceilings, elegant chandeliers and relaxing garden views, Le Grand Restaurant offers a refined yet comfortable setting to enjoy international haute cuisine. The menu focuses on the highest quality ingredients, ranging from tuna sashimi and smoked Scottish salmon to Australian lamb chops. The Saturday evening buffet is legendary.
Are you looking for the perfect place to party? Experience an exciting party night with our resident DJ “Jim Leblanc” at our GreenGo Nightclub. He plays the most popular and hippest music. The unique design and decoration take you back to the 1970s in a stylish setting. What are you waiting for? Come and feel the rhythm of every single beat.
Enjoy a light lunch in the sun at the open-air Snack and Barbecue restaurant, located just a few steps from the indoor pool. Take in views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains as you dine on specialties or a variety of delicious snacks and appetizers.
Facilities include the fabulous (and infamous) GreenGo club that has retained its original Seventies disco décor long enough for it to be fashionable again. The modern spa is comfortable rather than clinical and features an authentic hammam and a striking circular fireplace. In the summer, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool and the hotel’s mountain retreat, the Welig Hut, provide scope for sporty guests.
Water is your element? And luxury your passion? Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere of our swimming pools. Whether it’s snowing or sunset – the impressive mountain scenery viewed from the warm water invites you to lose yourself in dreams. We invite guests to swim in our hotel’s indoor pool with a water temperature of 29° C. You can really easily relax thanks to the elegant design and lounge style. Enjoy the view over the Swiss mountains over a drink. The outdoor pool is extremely popular with our guests in the summer. The Olympic-sized pool is ideal for swimming lengths. Or simply listen to the splashing of the water in the sun – you can indulge even more with our delicious snacks.
You also want to keep fit during your holidays? We offer you plenty of options to work out at our hotel. Visit our fitness room or book a private Pilates session. You can even play squash here. So put on your sportswear and off you go! Fit Box is a cardiovascular workout. Based on typical boxing training, it combines skipping and boxing drills, including footwork and abdominal workouts – all focusing on fitness and toning. The biggest difference to a «real» boxing training session: It takes place in a group to music, and you never get hurt. From pulse training on cardio equipment to muscle training on the multi power rack to classic dumbbell training – you can toughen up your body and improve your fitness here. We also offer you the option of booking a personal trainer for one to two people. Incidentally: you can also enjoy a spectacular view over the Swiss mountains from our fitness room. Making working out even more fun!
Do you like playing tennis? In the summer we offer exclusive tennis camps: «Tennis and Mountain Week» takes place for 7-16 year olds from 11 to 17 August. Tennis players from 16 years and up get the chance to train with one of the most successful tennis players in history at the «Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks. During the summer season we open our four tennis courts right outside our hotel. Play a match and enjoy the breathtaking view over Gstaad and the surrounding mountains. You can even play tennis in bad weather at the three indoor courts found close by to our 5-Star Superior Hotel. Or you can opt for squash and train on the hotel’s own squash court.
Families are very welcome here. Which is why we offer your children an exciting, different programme every year at our hotel. We are particularly proud of this as we also want to make young guests perfectly happy in Gstaad. The kids’ programme is aimed at 5 to 12 year olds; 3 to 5 year olds can take part if accompanied by a responsible person. Our lovely dedicated childminders are there for young hotel guests but also for children from outside too. The programme that changes every week ensures plenty of fun and games. Your children will quickly establish new friendships that they can then cultivate in the two playrooms and the playground at our 5-star hotel.
Whatever you want from a spa complex the Palace Spa will exceed your expectations. Our exclusive wellness complex offers eight treatment rooms, a private spa, saunas and steam baths, a unique Hammam experience, a lounge with fireplace, a spectacular view and much more over 1,800 m2. The mountain setting is also reflected in the spa with its 60 metre long stone wall built with granite from the nearby Blausee region.