The Alpina Gstaad

BY Lisa Lindblad

August 10, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 11.54.16 AMThe Alpina Gstaad opened in this lovely alpine village in 2012.  With only 56 rooms and two chalets, a fantastic Six Sense Spa, and three sought after restaurants (Megu is the only Japanese restaurant in Gstaad and, so popular, it does three sittings a night in season), it is the first new five star hotel to open in Gstaad in the last one hundred years.  Imagine!  In a world that changes faster than milk sours on the shelf, Gstaad has managed to keep its physical chalet profile as well as its coziness and charm.

The Alpina was built with private money that spared nothing. The interiors blend the rustic with sophistication; ceilings, walls and floors are constructed out of old timber and local stone and are decorated with pieces from the family’s extensive contemporary art collection.

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In two years, The Apina has walked away with a passel of awards recognizing its design, culinary excellence and service.  It is a great addition to a refined tradition in this most special mountain resort.

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