Crème de la Crème of Luxury Hotels: Chedi Andermatt
Thinking of taking a holiday? Modern luxury is the heart of Chedi Andermatt Hotel, where the high flairs of Alpine design meet polished and poised Asian motifs for an astounding an immaculate edifice. While the hotel itself is lavish and beautiful, the surrounding area is just as stunning, abounding with natural beauty and quaint charm. The Chedi Andermatt is nestled on 1.4 million square meters of pure Alpine countryside in the Urseren Valley, along with the charming Andermatt village. This valley is world renowned for it’s pristine mountain waterways, colossal canyons and peaks, and dazzling waterfalls. You may have seen the area and not even known it! Andermatt was the setting for the blockbuster James Bond film Goldfinger.
Though Andermatt is a remote destination, it’s not cut off from the world. The Glacier-Express, the most famous and luxurious way to tour and travel the mountaintop area, makes a stop in Andermatt. The station is right across from the hotel. You can always take a day trip sightseeing the flawless mountains and snow crested hills on the train while you’re staying at the Chedi. Zurich is only a two hour trip. You can also get there by the road in about ninety minutes. The road through Andermatt connects to Stuttgart, Milan, and Lucerne as well.
In winter there is always snow, ensuring plenty of skiing and snowboard opportunities on both Gemsstock and Nätschen Mountains. In summer the winter wonderland disappears, leaving the wide Urseren Valley and surrounding mountains a lush playground. Walk or hike the countless trails winding throughout countryside. Go fishing or scout for native animals. For those looking for something a little sportier Andermatt is home to green golf courses and is the ultimate destination for mountain biking. Guests of the Chedi can enjoy the provided transportation to ski lifts and golf courses.
The real pleasure comes from getting cozy and enjoying the luxuries of the Chedi Andermatt. They have over 101 different rooms and suites, all furnished with elegant and warm furniture. State-of-the-art appliances and fixtures are definitive elements that the Chedi incorporates into every aspect of it’s construction. Take the bathrooms for example; every inch was artfully crafted and ingeniously designed. Each room has it’s own private bath consisting of a generous tub and separate contemporary shower. The floors are made of natural stone and are heated from below! The Chedi also includes one of the most innovative bathroom technologies available. You can find the Gerberit AquaClean 8000, a master mix between a normal toilet and sanitary bidet, in all the lavatories.
The suites and rooms come with a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. From your window you may see the Swiss Alps, Schöllenen Gorge, or the Andermatt Village. Dark wood floors are sleek and stately, matching the soft leather sofas and chairs scattered throughout the living spaces. Rooms range from 52 square meters all the way up to 330, in the grand Furka Suites. These suites are a swanky full-home experience, complete with kitchen, dining and living areas. Chedi’s deluxe suites are around 100 square meters, including private balconies and immense windows to fully enjoy the Alpine scenery from the comfort of your room. The natural stone and wood motifs are noted all around the hotel’s accommodations, bringing a natural peace and tranquility to the area.
It is common knowledge that the Swiss Alp environment possesses great healing powers. These are only enhanced by the Chedi’s huge spa and wellness center. They have a temperature-controlled outdoor pool for laps. The indoor pool is kept at a cozy temperature all year round, and has an astonishing view of the mountains. The gym is fully equipped with Technogym brand equipment, and they staff certified trainers for one-on-one training sessions or yoga classes. Relax in an organic sol steam bath, or warm yourself in a Finnish bio-sauna. They stock only organic products at the spa and it is also well staffed with experienced international therapists. You’re sure to unwind and be pampered in one of the ten lavish treatment suites. Chedi also offers a full salon with hair styling, manicure, and pedicure options.
Dining here is another trip all together. The Chedi Andermatt is a global culinary connoisseur, and it shows in every single dish. Yasuhiro Koichi lead SPIN Studio to design one of the freshest and finest dining establishments in the world, The Restaurant. The Restaurant is an all-day venue, serving Swiss, European and Eastern dishes. Sip and sample some of the most delicious wines and cheeses from around the world here at Chedi. On site is a cheese cellar 5 meters tall plus a Wine and Cigar Library. Authentic Japanese cuisine is available at The Japanese Restaurant, also designed by SPIN. Prepared by master chefs, they serve traditional sushi, sashimi, and tempura in the evenings at this trademark establishment. You can satisfy your hunger at any hour with the 24-hour room service, or engage in delicious cuisine at any other eatery location; The Bar and Livingroom, The Lobby, The Courtyard, and The Pool
It is no wonder why the Chedi Andermatt was named Switzerland’s Top Hotel last year. Whether you want to host an extravagant event like a wedding, have a power breakfast, manage a business meeting in an ultramodern boardroom, or just spend your vacation at an upscale and pleasant place, it’s no problem; you can do it all at Chedi. Hotel Designs takes an in depth look at the Gerberit here. Visit the Chedi Andermatt website for all the information on booking, accommodations, packages, dining, and more. Will the Swiss Alps be the destination of your next vacation? Would you rather go in Summer or Winter? Tell us what you think in the comments down below! If you liked the article, please rate and share.
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