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Summer Issue 2019

Gstaad’s top summer events at a glance


SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS Summer season from 22 June to 8 September 2019

Gstaad PalaceChallenge 2019 → 9

Great News for Food Lovers → 10-11

Sammy’s Summer Adventures → 14-15

Fans of sophisticated car culture rejoice: the rally for ambitious bon vivants combines fantastic cars, challenging roads, and breathtaking views. Take the wheel!

Live cooking at the pool, your table under the tree, and a culinary weekend with Gildo Bocchini, our beloved former maître d’: treat yourself to a delicious summer.

Swimming, hiking, playing tennis … Sammy loves summer. Join him on the activity page in the centre of this magazine, and bring him to life with your paper cutting powers.

The Gstaad Palace family welcomes you next winter from 20 December 2019 to 8 March 2020

Mirage Gstaad by Doug Aitken → 18–19

Cheese, Chocolate & the Belle Époque → 20

Inspirations from the World of Spa → 23

Visit Mirage Gstaad by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken with us! The aweinspiring art installation silently blends into the majestic Alpine scenery and makes you question the world.

Embark on a journey through time and space, and to other culinary dimensions with the GoldenPass trains. Spoiler alert: Cheese and chocolate await!

Swim like a mermaid, meditate with an Indian master, or do your sun salutations in the idyllic surroundings of the Gstaad Palace garden … relax, recharge, cool down.

UNE CUVÉE D’UNE INFINIE FRAÎCHEUR ET D’UNE EXTRAORDINAIRE VIVACITÉ Un champagne crée exclusivement à partir de Chardonnays, la signature de la Maison Perrier-Jouët. Please Drink Responsibly


t is more than a family tradition: the passion for classic cars and rallies is deeply instilled into my family’s DNA. Just like my grandparents and parents before me, my idea of pure luxury is driving a perfectly-tuned classic car on a road carved expertly into the mountain scenery.

mountain air, the unique landscape, or the pure authenticity of times past: a lunch up here warms heart and soul  – and the homemade tarte aux fruits, handcrafted from fresh and local fruits, always takes me back into my grandmother’s kitchen.

My favourite route takes you up from Villars to the Col de la Croix. This is an essential climb for cyclists and motor lovers alike. With an altitude change of nearly 1,200 meters, it is one of the toughest passes in Switzerland. As you climb up to Gryon, you are treated to a majestic view of the Grand Muveran – and then you can treat yourself to at the Restaurant Refuge de Taveyanne.

You see, we at the Gstaad Palace embrace innovation and strive to always be one step ahead; but we are old-timers at heart, always thankful for the privileges our unique region has gifted to us. This may explain my family’s passion for classic cars, too: we admire the courage and expertise that drove the classic car designers to create and innovate; at the same time, we live in great respect for nature and tradition.

Here, you can enjoy the quaint simplicity of an antique chalet where delicious meals are created entirely without the help of electricity. The charbonnade, my personal favourite, is a steak you cook yourself on a traditional charcoal table grill, and enjoy with delicious potatoes and a variety of salads. I don’t know whether it’s the fresh

Whether you want to embark on a family hike up to the Lauenensee or take part in the Gstaad Palace-­ Challenge rally, sample the latest spa trends or experience the authentic Walig hut: our summer programme offers something for everyone, whether young or young at heart. Come and join us!

Andrea Scherz



Gstaad’s Top Summer Events

The Royal Automobile Club

Gstaad Palace-Challenge

→  6–7

→  8

→ 9

Great News for Food Lovers

A Day in Gstaad

→  10

→  13

Sammy’s Summer Adventure

Story of the Scherz’s Grandparents

Elevation (Mirage Gstaad by Doug Aitken)

→  14–15

→  17

→  18–19

Cheese, Chocolate and the Belle Epoque

Family and Children

Spa News

→  20

→  21

→  23





20 th Beach Volleyball Major Series – Swatch Major Gstaad 2019 / Tickets +41 33 748 81 82 18.7.–6.9.2019

63rd Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy / Tickets +41 33 748 83 38 20.–28.7.2019

J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad / Tickets +41 33 748 81 82 3.–10.8.2019

SOW – Swiss Orienteering Week 2019


Classic Cars and Music / Information +41 79 390 11 51 22.–25.8.2019

Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad / +41 33 744 07 40 31.8.2019

Gstaad Züglete The ceremonial bringing down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley / Information +41 33 748 81 48 1.9.2019

Hornberg Swiss Wrestling Festival / Information +41 79 401 13 48 6.–8.9.2019

The “Bergkönig” – Vintage Cycling Festival / Information +41 79 217 62 04 20.–21.9.2019

Country Night Gstaad / Tickets +41 33 748 81 82



reak a world record – on a milking stool. On Sunday, 6 October 2019, the fine people of Gstaad will be breaking a world record. In the beautiful village centre, 1,000 locals and guests will gather around the world’s largest picnic table (444 meters long, in case you were wondering) – each and everyone sitting on a milking stool. What’s even crazier: you can be part of this!

Besides becoming world record holders, participants get a selection of authentic delicacies from local suppliers and a day ticket for the Gstaad ski region. You can find more information about this unique event and how to be part of it on: +41 79 381 80 88



he Royal Automobile Club is the United Kingdom’s oldest motoring organisation. Founded in 1897, it remains one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs until today. Its first-class facilities include the Pall Mall clubhouse, a distinguished sanctuary in the heart of London, as well as the Woodcote Park clubhouse and

estate, set in 350 acres of beautiful Downs countryside in Surrey. We at the Gstaad Palace are very proud to be part of this exquisite club, albeit for a few days only: our chefs have been invited to London where they will spoil club members with their supreme delicacies from 9 to 11 May. We can’t wait to meet fellow motor enthusiasts and to share our love for the culinary

The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, 1910


arts and fine living in general. If you’re already a member, you are one of the lucky few. Aspiring members should anticipate a waiting period of approximately nine months … but don’t despair! You can always enjoy our chefs’ creations here, at the Gstaad Palace – and combine the experience with a rally-style ride up and down our beautiful mountain roads.

GSTAAD PALACE-CHALLENGE 2019 The Rally for Ambitious Bon Vivants

rom 30 August to 1 September 2019, fans of sophisticated car culture rejoice: as the Gstaad Palace-Challenge goes into its fourth year, fantastic cars, challenging roads, and breathtaking views await once again. “We give ambitious drivers the opportunity to prove their skills and show off their precious cars”, says Andrea Scherz, General Manager of the Gstaad Palace. In addition to the unique driving experience, culinary treats cater to the modern bon vivants’ needs. Sponsored by the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild and Chopard, the event is as exclusive as it is exquisite. FRIDAY: A COMPETITIVE START

On the morning of Friday, 30 August 2019, participants begin with the official scrutineering. After a welcome lunch

buffet at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, the rally starts with a competitive drive over beautiful mountain passes to Gstaad, followed by a dinner at the Gstaad Palace. Please note: the faster you are today, the better you are off tomorrow  – Friday’s results determine Saturday’s starting numbers. SATURDAY: MAKE IT COUNT

After a sumptuous breakfast, things get serious again: the ambitious route takes you through the Jura region towards Fleurier, where drivers are invited for lunch at the legendary Maison Chopard. On the way back to Gstaad, the roads across the beautiful Bernese Seeland region put cars and drivers through their paces. This is your last chance, so better make it count! Back at the Gstaad P ­ alace, the award ceremony and yet again a delicious dinner take place – winners each receive a watch by Chopard.


The rally is limited to just 30 cars, and only classic car models from 1950 to 1986 are admitted to the race. Are you intrigued? Apply today! Email us at, and we will gladly send you more information and answer any questions you may have.


Cooking with Gildo Gildo Bocchini is back for one weekend, and he’ll help you master the Italian art of making the perfect spaghetti. This summer, you get the chance to cook with our beloved former maître d’hôtel and learn some of his culinary secrets. Stay tuned the event is very exclusive. We’re pretty sure, Gildo has many interesting stories to tell, too …



Exclusive cooking class with Gildo Bocchini for the famous Spaghetti Gildo’s followed by a dinner at Gildo’s Ristorante.

All our offers cannot be cumulated or combined with other special offers.

Two nights at the Gstaad Palace with room upgrade depending on availability.


Package price for two, including breakfast, a culinary credit and use of the Palace Spa from CHF 1’620.


Available from 19 to 21 July 2019, subject to availability.

For reservations or more information, please contact our Reservations department by email or phone: +41(0)33 748 50 00


A dinner for two has never been more romantic: enjoy a delicious meal in a secret and naturally private spot in our lovely garden. The sweet summer breeze and the exquisite surroundings will get those inner butterflies fluttering with pleasure! A BLEND OF HISTORY AND MODERN­ ITY FOR GOURMET SMOKERS


This season, you can enjoy delightful snacks from the Lobby Bar menu under the blue summer sky. Indulge in a light lunch, just a few steps away from the outdoor jacuzzi and the indoor pool. LA GRANDE TERRASSE GOES BBQ

This summer, we are turning parts of La Grande Terrasse into gourmet barbecue heaven. From local specialities to BBQ classics, our chefs’ grilled creations will make your summer feast complete!


Whilst our smoking lounge offers the finest selection of tobacco in our brand new humidor, our terrace spoils you with the opportunity to enjoy a unique Shisha experience in the sun. Discover an impressive selection of different flavours and elegant high-quality materials with Steamulation Shisha. What better way to truly appreciate summer and its fantastically long days?


Ask the Concierge for our Hiking & Trail Running Guide he area around Gstaad boasts a wealth of magnificent bathing lakes – and nothing compares to diving into the clear, blue water on a hot summer day surrounded by the serene mountain scenery. The good news: you don’t have to be a hiking ninja to experience this unique kind of summer bliss.

Situated in the heart of a nature reserve, romantics, nature lovers, and families find their personal paradise. Rent a boat, visit the Dungelschuss and Geltenschuss waterfalls, or simply indulge in the sweet coolness of the water – the area around the lake offers a variety of adventures. The loop trail takes you around the lake in 45 minutes and is doable even with a sturdy stroller.

Whether you are an experienced hiker looking for your next challenge, or you want to explore nature’s richness with the kids and grandkids: the brand-new English edition of our very own hiking & trail running guide, has just the right route for you. Experienced mountain guides, staff, and local mountain lovers have teamed up to present to you the most amazing, breathtaking, and extraordinary trails and routes. Like the one to Lake Lauenen – favoured by mountain geeks as well as families with children.

This is only one of many hikes we have prepared for you in the guide. The durable hardcover brochure fits in every backpack – or is it a large purse you’re planning to take? – and is available for free when you check in to the hotel. If you need further assistance or a personal recommendation, we are more than happy to assist you.


From Gstaad, take the Wispile cable car up to the Berghaus Wispile where the kids have fun at the small petting zoo and the grown-ups rejoice from the majestic view. The scenic 3-hour hike takes you over the Chrinepass with its awe-inspiring mountain panorama down to Lake Lauenen.


A DAY IN GSTAAD AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Alpine Summer at its Best Personal training with a view

Pay tribute to Charlie Chaplin

Jump-start your day with a personal training session on the beautiful grounds of our Palace. Surrounded by magnificent mountain views, your fitness mission is bound for success – and you’ll get those endorphin levels up to Alpine heights.

In Vevey, take a stroll on the stunning lakeside promenade. Then pay tribute to Vevey’s most famous inhabitant: the Charlie Chaplin Museum invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey through the magical world of cinema.

Pamper your taste buds Get the breakfast you deserve: a gourmet-style morning feast at La Grande Terrasse will keep the endorphins flowing while pampering your taste buds. There’s no better way to start your day. And you know what? You’ve more than earned this.

La Fête des Vignerons – the event of the generation

Paradise from above

A train ride à la belle époque You’ve travelled by air, now it’s time for a journey by land – and through time. A ride in the GoldenPass Classic train takes you back to Gstaad, and to the glamour of the belle époque. Board one of the beautifully restored wagons and admire the amazing scenery from yet another unique angle.

Creative and authentic cuisine

We know it’s hard to leave our beautiful premises, but a helicopter ride down to Vevey, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera, might be just the thing you need to keep those amazing feel-good vibes flowing. The bird’s-eye view will let you fully experience the natural grandeur of this magical part of the world. Since 1797, the Brotherhood of Winegrowers organizes the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey. UNESCO recognizes this unique event as intangible cultural heritage, and it happens only once a generation. This year, you’re in luck: from 18 July to 11 August, shows and performances celebrating the fine world of winemaking entice visitors and locals. Take it all in  – and sample some of the best specialties traditional Swiss cuisine has to offer.


Remember when you got up this morning? You might feel like a different person now – but a dinner at Le Grand Restaurant will still make you happy. Creativity and haute cuisine, elegant design, and yet another breathtaking view … do we need to say more?

Let go and enjoy the beat Uniquely elegant surroundings, enchanting live music, and an after-dinner drink under the sparkling summer night sky … the Lobby Bar Terrace is the perfect setting for sitting back and relaxing. Just let go and enjoy the beat.







Swimming, hiking and playing tennis! Sammy loves summer. But his favourite pastime is making people laugh. Big or small, old or young, friendly or grumpy – nobody can resist Sammy’s mischievous charm. It’s his secret super power! We give you super powers, too: you can bring

this page to life. Use colour, scissors, and your imagination to create a fantastic summer scene with Sammy.Once you’re done, snap a picture, and send it to us at, in return, you get a chance to win a perfectly cuddle-sized Sammy. 14

If you prefer good old snail mail, this is our postal address: Gstaad Palace Sales & Marketing Palacestrasse 28 CH-3780 Gstaad








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THE SCHERZ FAMILY Three Generations of Car Lovers

he Scherz family has had a passion for elegant cars since the 1930s. Two generations ago, Ernst Scherz was the first person to own a Chevrolet Corvette in Switzerland, and he seldomly missed a chance to take part in local Concours d’Élégance events. His passion did not extend to racing, though: he deemed the Ferrari 275 GTB he once bought from a good friend far too loud and slightly too strong. He quickly sold it – for the incredible amount of 14,000 Swiss francs … today, it would be worth around 2.5 million francs.


It comes as no surprise, then, that Ernst and Silvia’s son, Ernst Andrea, has been celebrating a love for beautiful cars all his life; nor that he passed it on to the next generation. Inspired by this legacy and the beautiful terrain around Gstaad, Andrea Scherz – General Manager of the hotel since 2001 – is proud owner of a small collection of classic cars. From his grandmother, he inherited a need for speed: he’s a regular competitor in challenging rallies like the Flying Scotsman, or his very own creation, the Gstaad Palace-Challenge


Weekend des Vétérans

While Ernst Scherz never took part in a race, his wife Silvia Scherz-Bezzola was fascinated by speed. She regularly sped her Simca Cabriolet up and down the mountain roads – and it had been her, too, who first learned to drive a car and later taught her husband. As owners of the famous Waldhaus Flims hotel, her parents were among the very early adopters of the new technology.


Gstaad Palace-Challenge


Raid du Sud





Elevation 1049: Frequencies – Mirage Gstaad by Doug Aitken irage Gstaad, a new outdoor site-specific sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken will be on view in Gstaad until January 2021. The work is part of Elevation 1049: Frequencies, the third iteration of the winter arts biennial in Gstaad. In the tradition of land art as a reflection of the dreams and aspirations projected onto the American West, Mirage Gstaad presents a continually changing encounter in which subject and object, inside and outside are in constant flux. With every available surface clad in mirror, it both absorbs and reflects the landscape around it in such ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection. As Mirage Gstaad pulls the landscape in and reflects it back out, this classic one-­ story suburban house becomes a framing device, a perceptual echo chamber endlessly bouncing between the dream of nature as pure uninhabited state and the pursuit of its conquest. Situated against the backdrop of Videmanette in Gstaad, Mirage Gstaad will bring the idea of the Manifest Destiny

and the American West into contact with the European landscape and the tradition of the sublime. ACCESS

By train: arrival at Schönried or Gruben train station and then by foot via hiking trail: from Schönried: 20 min, from Gruben: 15 min

Gallery in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Aitken earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale for the installation Electric Earth, the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, and the 2013 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts. Schönried

By car: arrival by car only as far as the car park at Schönried train station and then by foot via hiking trail: 20 min Parking: please use the car park at Schönried train station. Strictly no access by car and no parking near the installation.



(b. 1968, Redondo Beach, California, USA) Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Doug Aitken’s immersive works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine


Hiking trail


TRAVEL IN STYLE WITH THE GOLDENPASS LINES Cheese, Chocolate and the Belle Époque

he beautiful landscape around Gstaad has enticed travellers for centuries. Since the Victorian era, those fortunate enough to travel for leisure have spent their holidays here. But it wasn’t until 1905, when the first train of the newly built Montreux-Oberland railway made its way up to the valley, that the region could become a number one tourist destination. Today, the GoldenPass lines offer more than a way of transportation – they take you on a journey through time and space, and to other culinary dimensions. NEXT STOP: BELLE ÉPOQUE

Imagine the Orient Express set into an exquisite Alpine scenery, and you get the GoldenPass Classic train. The beautifully restored wagons let you experience the atmosphere and splendour of journeys of the past while offering incomparable comfort and charm. Wine lovers rejoice in the wine-tasting cellar coach, and upon reservation you will be served a cold snack. That’s what we Swiss call travelling in style! HAPPINESS IS SWEET AND CHEESY

Cheese, chocolate, and glorious landscapes – it doesn’t get better than this! Board the GoldenPass Cheese and Chocolate train, and discover the culinary secrets that made Switzerland famous. Your first stop is the “Maison du Gruyère” where you experience the magical craft of traditional Swiss cheese­ making first-hand. After a visit to the picturesque medieval town of Gruyères and its magnificent castle, you will reach the legendary “Maison Callier” in Broc. Here, you can fully immerse yourself in the culinary art of some of the finest chocolatiers in the world… let your senses carry you away!


• Trains run daily between Montreux, ­Château-d’Œx, Gstaad and Zweisimmen. • A reservation is strongly recommended. Tickets and timetables are available online on HOW TO BOARD THE CHEESE AND ­CHOCOLATE TRAIN

• A morning coffee and a delicious ­chocolate bread • Train trip from Montreux to Montbovon • Bus transfers from Montbovon to Gruyères, Broc, and back to Montreux • Entrance fees to “Maison du Gruyère” and “Maison Callier” 20

You can book your ticket online on Our concierge will gladly assist you with your bookings. Rail Center MOB CP 1426 CH-1820 Montreux +41 21 989 81 90 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm

KIDS’ PROGRAMME Summer, Sun, and Fun reat your kids to a fun-packed summer vacation! Families have always been cherished at the Gstaad Palace, but now it’s official: we are proud to be a Top Family Hotel, fully complying with the highest standard of family-friendliness set by the Swiss Hotel Association. As always, this year’s kids’ programme ensures plenty of entertainment for children of all ages … and for those who never grow up, too. Here’s a sneak peek into our summer programme: WIN THE KIDS GRAND PRIX

On 4 August 2019, get ready to drive! The fifth Gstaad Palace Kids Grand Prix made for challenging mini rides in a fun atmosphere, complete with cool beats, tasty snacks, and refreshing drinks. Entry to the race is free, kett­ cars are provided to aspiring racers between 4 and 12 years.


The Tennis and Mountain week lets 7to 16-year-old tennis fanatics hone their skills with Swiss tennis legend Marc Rosset. From 11 to 17 August, mornings are spent on the court, while afternoons are dedicated to exciting activities ­exploring the great outdoors. GO WILD ON THE BOUNCY CASTLE

No palace would be complete without a bouncy castle! While the grown-ups idle their time away at the Sunday brunch buffet, kids can go wild on our very own bouncy Palace ... and everyone lives happily ever after. SWIM LIKE A MERMAID

Childhood dreams come true at the Mermaid Swimming Course. Kids aged from 8 years onwards with good swimming and diving skills are welcome to join in the outdoor pool on 17, 24 and


31 July as well as on 7 and 14 August 2019 from 2pm to 3pm. Don’t hesitate, spaces are limited! All equipment is provided and included in the cost of CHF 50 per child. JOIN THE KIDS’ CLUB

The kids’ club offers a variety of activities every day between 3pm and 9pm. Whether you want to try out games, work on artsy craft projects, or play hide and seek with your new friends, our dedicated and highly-qualified childminders make sure you have a whale of a time. ENJOY MOUNTAIN LIFE

With so much to do on the premises, it is hard to leave even for the day. If you do, we recommend a swim in one of the deliciously cool mountain lakes, followed by a picnic under the blue summer sky. Or how about a thrilling summer toboggan run on the Alpine Coaster up on Glacier 3000? Off you go! See you back soon!


INSPIRATIONS FROM THE WORLD OF SPA Relax and recharge at the Palace Spa



The Mermaid Swimming Course, available for children aged from 8 years onwards, makes every kids’ dream come true. From 2pm to 3pm on 17, 24 and 31 July as well as on 7 and 14 August 2019, we meet at the outdoor pool – but don’t wait to book, there is limited availability! All equipment is provided and included in the cost of CHF 50 per child. Adults can become mermaids on Wednesday, 31 July and 7 August 2019. Book in advance to get your mermaid costume.

Give yourself the gift of the new detox body treatment by Margy’s Monte Carlo. The products of Swiss-by-choice beauty expert Margie Lombard are developed and packed in Bulle. They contain pure substances produced in the body, imitated with Swiss biotechnology. Their body detox treatment of 50 minutes is available at CHF 190. YOGA IN THE PALACE GARDEN

Do your sun salutations in the idyllic Palace garden, surrounded by the pure beauty of our natural paradise. And if Shavasana wasn’t enough to cool you down, we recommend diving straight into our Olympic-size pool. Pure summer bliss!


On 3, 10 and 17 August 2019, master Dr Ananda Kambli from India guides you towards transformation and pure health with a meditation at the Palace Spa followed by a private session on request. Please reserve your spot. Group size with a maximum of 7 persons, costs are CHF 50 per person or CHF 200.

For reservations, please contact our Palace Spa by email: or by phone: +41(0)33 748 58 90 between 8.30am and 8pm.


PALACE SUMMER EVENTS 22.6.–28.6.2019



“Viens voir les comédiens”

White Night Party

Tennis and mountain family week

Photographer Patrice Fileppi presents his collection, a tribute to Charles Aznavour

(Swiss Open Gstaad) At our GreenGo from 11pm, free entry Dress Code: white

Daily, 22.6.–7.9.2019

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00

Touch of India in Summer


Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin

Ravi’s creations are served daily on the Gstaad Palace’s traditional menu. Reservations +41 33 748 58 60


Season opening outdoor pool


Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks 2019 The number-one tennis camp in the world at the Gstaad Palace. Reservations +41 33 748 50 00


W   eekend des Vétérans

With Swiss Olympic Champion Marc Rosset


Swiss National Day at the Gstaad Palace On our La Grande Terrasse and Le Grand Restaurant from 7.30pm CHF 200 per person CHF 100 per child under 12 years

Test drives in front of the Gstaad Palace Information about Rolls-Royce: info@rolls-roycemotorcars-­

Information about Aston Martin:

24.8.2019 Reservations +41 748 50 00

Polo Night


At the polo tent on Saanen airport from 11pm Dress code: elegant Music: resident DJ Jim Leblanc

Gstaad Palace Kids Grand Prix At Gstaad Palace from 3pm Complimentary for Gstaad Palace guests Reservations at our concierge +41 33 748 50 00


Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks 2019 The number-one tennis camp in the world at the Gstaad Palace. Reservations +41 33 748 50 00


Youri Farkas and his Tziganes


Classic car rally

Gstaad PalaceChallenge

Information +41 33 748 50 00

Our own car rally organised by Andrea Scherz

At the Lobby Bar

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00




THE WALIG HUT An Authentic Alpine Experience Rustic and cosy, the Walig Hut is an oasis of tranquillity. The authentic Swiss hut was built in 1783 and has only been slightly renovated since then to preserve its simplicity. From here, you can enjoy awe-inspiring views, surrounded by the natural wealth of the Swiss Alps. Upon request, we offer an exclusive lunch or dinner, consisting of a 3-course menu with starter, simple main course and dessert (min. 4, max. 14 persons). An overnight stay gives you a genuine Alpine experience (max. 2 adults and 2 children). Pack your hiking boots, and get ready to be transformed by this mountain paradise. The Walig Hut is open during the summer season from 22 June to 8 September 2019. Please reserve your spot with our Group & Events Department at or +41 33 748 50 00. Transportation options are available upon request.





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Gstaad Airport Saanen approx. 4 km (10 min) Bern Airport approx. 80 km (1 ¼ hr) Geneva Airport approx. 160 km (2 hrs) Zurich Airport approx. 220 km (2 ½ hrs) The SBB daily train connections to and from Gstaad run approximately once per hour Limousine and taxi service bookable through our concierge ROOMS AND SUITES

90 rooms, including • 41 double rooms • 29 junior suites • 5 alpine suites (1 bedroom and parlour) • 4 deluxe suites (1 bedroom and parlour) • 4 corner suites (1 bedroom and parlour) • 2 tower suites (2 bedrooms and parlour) • 1 penthouse suite (3 bedrooms and parlour) on the roof top

Lobby Bar – Gstaad’s own parlour Le Bar du Grill – elegant setting with live music

Open daily from 8.30am to 8pm Treatments from Jardin des Monts, Sisley & Margy’s Olympic-size outdoor pool open daily, weather permitting, between the end of June until the end of August from 9.30am to 7pm Children are welcome in the Palace Spa every Sunday and Wednesday from 8.30am to 3pm accompanied by a parent GREENGO CLUB

Gstaad’s most famous night club is open every Friday and Saturday night in August (except 24 August) BANQUET FACILITIES

Five event and banqueting rooms for up to 250 people. If required, the entire hotel can be booked. CHILDREN

Two playrooms, kids’ programme and a nanny service on request OPENING/CLOSING

The Gstaad Palace family welcomes you this summer from 22 June to 9 September 2019 and in winter from 20 December 2019 to 10 March 2020.


Le Grand Restaurant & La Grande Terrasse, international cuisine Le Grill, Rôtisserie, 15 Gault Millau points, gourmet restaurant with show kitchen Gildo’s Ristorante (winter only), authentic Italian food La Fromagerie (winter only), typical Swiss specialities in a cosy atmosphere Le Snack Bar – the place for a light al fresco lunch

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