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Winter Issue 2018/19

Gstaad’s top winter events at a glance

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WINTER HIGHLIGHTS Winter season from 21 December 2018 to 10 March 2019

A hot start into the cool season → 27

Good news come in threes → 12–13

A very stylish Valentine’s Day

Save the date! On 21 December, we are opening the season with a cool lounge dinner, a hot winter party, and a boutique concert by Nile Rodgers & Chic.

A week filled with Greek delights, “La Fromagerie” reinvented, and a humidor to light up in style: epicurean luxuries, created for you.

Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day celebration, where the Gstaad Palace will be ruled by love – and style.

→ 21

The Palace family welcomes you next summer from 22 June to 8 September 2019

Winter fun for kids →  17

Finest Christmas magic → 10

Join the new Leaders Club → 19

Together with their new friend Sammy, kids enjoy a vacation packed with all the fun things the season has to offer.

Finest Christmas magic and a New Year’s Eve inspired by Arabian Nights: celebrate magnificent parties in heavenly surroundings.

Enter new heights of first-class hospitality and gain access to exclusive upgrade options or free nights at luxury hotels worldwide.


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 www.perrier-jouet.com


MY GSTAAD

ime flies! I can’t believe it has been 40 years since the Saanerslochbahn first opened. At the time it was the fastest, most modern and most comfortable cable car in Switzerland. To our Star-Trek-educated eyes, the gondolas looked like space capsules; my cousin and I liked to sit facing forward, pretending to steer them up along the Saanerslochgrat with our ski poles. Just like Captain Kirk! Today, the operators of the lift and cable cars at Destination Gstaad are investing several million Swiss Francs towards building a new Saanerslochbahn. Once again, it will be a world’s first: using D-Line, the visionary ropeway technology from Swiss manufacturer Garaventa-Doppelmayer, it will amaze with an unprecedented glass roof construction. It will be hard to refrain from playing Captain Kirk on my first ride… The wonderful ski area boasts many beautiful descents towards St. Stephan and Gstaad, offering just the right level of difficulty for everyone. Before heading

down, I recommend taking a break at the bar in the igloo village next to the mountain station, the view being an excellent excuse to stay seated and enjoy a traditional “Plättli” accompanied by a delicious sip of white wine. Just heavenly. Live mountain life to the very fullest back down at the Gstaad Palace and indulge in our many indoor pleasures, like an inspiring spa treatment with our new therapist Shiva Ananda, or a sumptuous meal in one of our gourmet restaurants. And bring your loved ones! Together with our mascot Sammy, youngsters relax with our new Kids’ Spa Menu, take baking lessons or dance at the children’s disco. Celebrate Magic Christmas, an Orient-­inspired New Year’s Eve party, or a Valentine’s Day with us. Creating memories that last a lifetime has been a family tradition at the Gstaad Palace for many years. I am looking forward to continuing the tradition with you as our guest!

Andrea Scherz

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Gstaad’s top winter events

A day in Gstaad

Magic Christmas

→  6–7

→  9

→  10

New Year’s Eve – Orient

Good news for gourmet lovers

Over 100 years of mastering the Art of Hospitality

→  11

→ 12–13

→  14–15

Inspirations from the world of spa

Kid’s programme

Art and culture

→  16

→  17

→  20

Valentine’s Day

Gstaad Palace events

Season Opening with Nile Rodgers & Chic

→  21

→  22

→  27

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GSTAAD’S WINTEREVENTS AT A GLANCE

15.12.2018

Opening Saanerslochbahn

The new Saanerslochbahn commences operations with a grand opening party. gstaad.ch/wintersky 29.12.2018

Classic Car Auction Gstaad oldtimergalerie.ch 24.1.–27.1.2019

Snow Bike Festival Gstaad snowbikefestival.com 25.1.–2.2.2019

Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad sommetsmusicaux.ch / Tickets +41 33 748 81 82 26.1.–3.2.2019

International Hot Air Balloon Festival chateau-doex.ch 22.1. and 27.1.2019

The Royal Opera: Pique Dame Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad cine-theater.ch 30.1. and 3.2.2019

The Royal Opera: La Traviata Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad cine-theater.ch 19.2. and 24.2.2019

The Royal Opera: Don Quixote Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad cine-theater.ch

7.–10.3.2019

Ride on Music Gstaad rideonmusic.ch

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TIME TO CARE

High above the Gstaad Valley, beyond the slopes of Rossinière, is a secret garden where time stops. Two Herbalists, Charlotte Landolt-Nardin and Laetitia Jacot, have been nurturing and cultivating rare Edelweiss on these ancient, terraced slopes to produce luxurious, rejuvenating skincare cosmetics. Combining traditional herbalism with contemporary approaches they are able to extract the natural moisturising qualities of these flowering herbs to produce a range of soothing, regenerating treatments.

the mountain herbalist

jardindesmonts.ch

TAKE TIME TO CARE FOR YOURSELF AND EXPERIENCE OUR RANGE OF ALL-NATURAL COSMETICS IN THE SPA OF THE GSTAAD PALACE HOTEL


A DAY IN GSTAAD Pure Winter Power

Divine Breakfast

Fatbike Snow P ­ ower Total Relaxation

Start your day with a divine breakfast experience at Le Grand Restaurant at the Gstaad Palace. Not ready to leave your room yet? We know it’s hard to bid goodbye to such luxurious surroundings – simply order Room Service and enjoy a deluxe breakfast in your very own royal quarters.

Enjoy the latest and greatest of winter sport delights and mount your winter bike, a.k.a. Fatbike. From circular tours to downhill runs, the Gstaad region offers a wide range of winter biking trails, and the Fatbike is permitted on most of the region’s winter walking trails. How about booking a full moon bike tour?

Simple Coffee ­Luxuries Authentic ­Swissness Combine the grandeur of the Alpine winter scenery with culinary delights: Board the chocolate train from Montreux to Gruyères and Broc and visit the world-renowned artisans who create Swiss cheese and chocolate at the ­Maison du Gruyère and Maison Cailler.

Lunch at a Château

Returning to Gstaad, it’s time to indulge in the simple luxury of a truly great cappuccino at the brand-new Cappuccino Grand Café. Savour the same legendary coffee expertise found in places like Madrid and Marbella, transported into a charming Swiss chalet.

Whether you spent the afternoon strolling or striving, it’s now time to get back to the Gstaad Palace! You have more than earned the 50 minutes of total relaxation an Abhyangam Body Massage will provide. Inspired by an Indian Masters’ tradition, our therapists will truly transform your body, mind and soul.

Devilishly ­Delicious Dinner Let top chefs prepare a mind-blowingly delicious dinner right in front of your eyes at our gourmet restaurant Le Grill, which has been awarded no less than 15 precious Gault Millau points. Our sommelier will of course assist you in choosing a suitable vintage from our exquisite collection of fine wines.

Shop the P ­ romenade Take in the beauty of a quiet winter afternoon in our quaint Alpine village – and while you’re at it, take advantage of world-class shopping opportunities and discover some hidden gems along the promenade in downtown Gstaad.

For those who can’t live on cheese and chocolate alone (we wish we could, too!), the Château de Gruyères awaits you with a marvellous Swiss lunch in the toobeautiful-to-be-true surroundings of a medieval castle overlooking a natural winter wonderland.

Celebrate in Style End the day by celebrating life, love, friendship, and the good fortune that brought you to the Gstaad Palace with a drink at the Bar du Grill, where live music completes the uniquely stylish atmosphere. After a nightcap, it’s time to retire to your enchanting quarters. Tomorrow will be another magical day!

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FINEST CHRISTMAS MAGIC Spend the holidays in luxury

very year, the Christmas fairy (with a little help from one of the finest event designers in Switzerland) transforms the Gstaad Palace into a sparkling winter wonderland, filled with all the delights the Christmas holidays have to offer. Decorated in the lavish fashion of the season, our Palace welcomes you to celebrate the most magical of holidays with us.

little ones enjoy their very own Christmas party – ­complete with decorating the Children’s Christmas Tree and special kids’ activities to make for an unforgettable Christmas Eve. Many of our esteemed guests have made it a special family tradition to spend Christmas at the Gstaad Palace, and it is our greatest pleasure to provide the background to their cherished moments. If you can’t make it in time for the festivities, have no fear – we’ll keep the decorations up until 30 December. Happy Holidays!

On 24 December, while the grown-ups indulge in drinks and mingle by the Christmas Tree at the Lobby Bar and then savour a gourmet meal at the Grand Restaurant, the

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A NEW YEAR’S EVE TO REMEMBER

An Orient-inspired party night ake the last evening of 2018 special! This year, the Gstaad Palace invites you into the enchanting world of Arabian Nights’ Entertainment, filled with fun, dance and great food and drinks. You can enjoy your first cocktails and canapés in our Lobby Bar or in the GreenGo nightclub, enticed by the warm oriental atmosphere. Afterwards, culinary delights and light dinner conversation await you during the spectacular gala dinner. And then it’s time to let loose and celebrate to the rhythms of the Dora Live Band, Trio Mi Cantino, and JP Verdolini until the early hours of the new year.

after midnight. And gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo. Tonight, you will epitomise true glamour. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are travelling with your family: A New Year’s children’s programme will be provided at our Salle Piero from 8.00 pm onwards. CHF CHF CHF CHF

1250 for resident guests 1350 for non-resident guests 600 for resident children under 12 years 650 for non-resident children under 12 years

DRESS CODE

There is a strict dress code: Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner and a cocktail dress or long dress for

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 guestrelations@palace.ch

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GOOD NEWS FOR GOURMET LOVERS

A WEEK FILLED WITH GREEK DELIGHTS

A HEART OF GOLD: THE NEW “FROMAGERIE”

Since ancient times, the Greeks have been well versed in the art of celebration; modern Greeks are none too shabby in this department. So, after dinner, head over to our legendary GreenGo Nightclub and join our guest DJ at the White Party. Don your breeziest white attire, and dance the night away to glamorously groovy Greek beats.

It is hard to believe that this exquisite bijou once served as a bunker where gold and money was brought to safety. Today, its treasure is the gold of the Saanenland – our divine alpine cheese. Experience the culinary joy of our legendary truffle and Champagne cheese fondue or a traditional raclette, served in a delightfully nonchalant manner in the intimate atmosphere of authentic alpine cosiness.

Celebrate the magic of Greece during a week filled with Greek splendour. From 27 February to 9 March 2019, celebrated chef Yannis Baxevanis and his team will be running the kitchen at Gildo’s. Be prepared to enter a gourmet culture of Olympic dimensions created by a Michelin star chef famous for deliciously deconstructing Greek cuisine.

Enjoying Swiss specialities in the rustic setting of “La Fromagerie” just became even more charming: Switzerland’s chicest “Fondue Stübli” has a cosy new look. By carefully selecting antique furniture, shabby chic lamps and alpine trouvailles, interior designer Marina Nickels created a space full of eye candy, and a warm retreat on a cold day.

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LIGHT UP IN STYLE

Our Fumoir has always been a gourmet smoker’s paradise – and it just gets better: with the upcoming update, a brand new humidor will guard the finest tobacco rarities the world has to offer. Providing total control over the environment and just the right amount of humidity to our tobacco treasures, it adds perfect pleasure to the uniquely elegant atmosphere of our Smoking Lounge. So, come in and light up in style! And while you’re at it, how about a round of chess or backgammon? For maximum comfort, interior designer Marina Nickels has created extra seating, complete with games and books. What better way to while away the winter hours?


Smoking lounge with a view

With its breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, the Smoking Lounge of the Gstaad Palace is considered one of the most beautiful lounges in the Swiss Alps.

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OVER OF MASTERING THE ART OF HOSPITALITY

STAFF PICTURES NOW AND THEN

Even though titles, tasks and appearances have changed over the years, the Gstaad Palace has taken pride in mastering the Art of Hospitality ever since its opening in 1913. In a world where “No” doesn’t exist, the members of the Gstaad Palace family have been making miracles happen, small and large, on a daily basis, for over 100 years. A great achievement, now and then. Take a look!

Staff Winter Season 1918–19

Winter Packages 2018–19 We value the past, and honour the future … for example with our exclusive offers and packages. Book today, enjoy tomorrow!

Between Heaven and Earth – Lunch by helicopter from CHF 4591 One more night from CHF 1668 Family Winter from CHF 7530 Romantic Indulgence from CHF 2423

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Pure Relaxation – Your way from India to Gstaad from CHF 1928 Mother and Daughter Day from CHF 1933 Ski Pleasure 7, 5 or 4 nights from CHF 3492 Culture Inclusive – Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad from CHF 1869


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INSPIRATIONS FROM THE WORLD OF SPA

rkling News elaxed kids make for happy parents. So let the little ones experience pure bliss, have fun and unwind in a suitably stylish manner. The Rainbow Menu offers specific treatments designed especially for children, using only organic and vegan products. How about a sleeping beauty massage, or a fairy fingers manicure for your little princess? The Mermaid Swimming Course, available for children aged from eight years onwards, makes every kid’s dream come true – but don’t wait to book, there is limited availability!

your mind, body and soul with two hours of Shiva Ananda Rejuvenation and Purification Therapy®. Relax and get inspired with the Abhyangam Body Massage or the Shiva Ananda Head Massage (including neck and shoulders), or let the Shiva Ananda Herbal Kizhi ­Therapy invigorate your senses. HAMMAM EXPERIENCE BY MAROCMAROC

Enter a universe of warmth, light and colour with the new hammam experience by marocMaroc. Combining ancient wisdom and modern formulas, the hammam invites your senses on a journey to total relaxation. Immerse yourself in the enchanting tales told by wholly natural ingredients, inspired by the majestic landscapes of Morocco. Then return, refreshed and fully recharged, to our beautiful winter palace in the Swiss Alps. Life is amazing!

ENLIGHTENING SHIVA ANANDA TREATMENTS

Possibly the most enlightening spa experience of this winter: the traditional Shiva Ananda treatments include luxurious body and facial therapies inspired by the Indian master Anand Kambli. Rejuvenate and purify 16


KIDS’ PROGRAMME

23.12.2018

25.12.2018

2.1.2019

Baking lessons

Children’s ­Christmas

Children’s New Year

from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm Offered by the Gstaad Palace Reservations at our concierge +41 33 748 50 00

from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm CHF 70 per adult and child

from 6.00 pm CHF 80 per adult and child Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch

Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch 24.12.2018

Christmas cinema from 7.00 pm Offered by the Gstaad Palace Reservations at our concierge +41 33 748 50 00

13.2.2019 31.12.2018

VIK party Kids’ activities during New Year’s Eve party, price included in the child’s ticket

Children’s disco from 4.00 pm CHF 80 per adult and child Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch

Reservations at our concierge +41 33 748 50 00

Meet your friend Sammy! only knew how to bark and snarl – and one by one, they made the children cry. Sammy couldn’t help himself: He ran forward and softly licked away their tears. Soon they were all smiling and laughing.

WINTER FUN FOR KIDS

Once upon a time there was a dog called Sammy. Sammy was kind, he was smart, and he had a dream: one day, he wanted to be a watchdog. Not any old watchdog, no, but a palace watchdog. So, when the owners of the Gstaad Palace announced they were looking for a dog to look after their wonderful guests and their families, he immediately applied for the job.

Sammy has been part of the Gstaad Palace family ever since, and we want him to become your friend, too. He’ll be waiting for you on your bed – ready for many wonderful winter adventures!

On the day of the big interview, the biggest, strongest and bravest watchdogs from around the country and beyond gathered at the Gstaad Palace. Sammy took one look at the competition and lost all hope. The problem was: Sammy wasn’t really destined to be a watchdog. In fact, he hated scaring people away! He took a deep breath and lined up with the other dogs, who were all preparing to show off their most intimidating poses.

Between 21 December 2018 and 10 March 2019 our kids’ club will be open daily from 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm. All our child carers are professionally trained. Meeting point is our kids’ playroom next to the spa. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Our concierge team is pleased to assist you with further information on our additional daily children’s activities. Updates will also be posted on

Then, to everyone’s surprise, the Head Housekeeper announced: “The first dog to make the children laugh will win!” The watchdogs tried their best, but they

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The Audi e-tron. Electric has gone quattro. The start of a new adventure: with quattro technology and super-fast charging up to 150kW. Far-off destinations included. Electric has gone Audi. The Audi e-tron is coming. 100% electric. audi.ch/e-tron Audi e-tron 55, 300kW, 21.0kWh/100km (fuel equivalent: 2.3 l/100km), 0g CO₂/km (average of all newly registered passenger cars: 133g CO₂/km), CO₂ emissions from fuel and/or electricity supply: 29g/km, energy efficiency category: A. All data on power consumption, range and energy efficiency are preliminary values. The values shown here were obtained in accordance with the measuring method 715/2007/EEC in the currently applicable version. These are NEDC consumption figures in accordance with the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. Fuel consumption values and range may deviate from the stated values in practice. The actual values depend on the driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences and vehicle condition. These values should therefore be used for comparison purposes only. CO₂ is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming; the average CO₂ emissions value for all vehicle types (all brands) on sale in 2018 is 133g/km. The actual values vary depending on the optional equipment installed.


JOIN THE NEW LEADERS CLUB

ENJOY NOVEL HEIGHTS OF FIRST-CLASS HOSPITALITY

The world is your oyster – and to further prove that, we’ve teamed up with the world’s leading hotels to make sure you get the recognition you deserve. Join the Leaders Club and enjoy exclusive on-property benefits such as a complimentary continental breakfast for two each day, a special welcome gift, early check-in and late check-out considerations, priority upgrades upon arrival and free Wi-Fi access. But wait, it gets better! You also receive points for each qualifying stay, which you can then redeem for free nights at any of the participating hotels. Members will earn one Leaders Club point for every US dollar (or its currency equivalent) spent on their room rate. Once you’ve advanced to Sterling member status, you will get the additional benefit of pre-arrival upgrades, allowing you to request a one-category room upgrade at the time of booking. Brilliant, isn’t it? Add to that extraordinary members-only savings and exclusive rates, and you’ll soon be experiencing new heights of first-class hospitality.

CLUB LEVEL

STERLING LEVEL

– Complimentary continental breakfast for two – Complimentary Wi-Fi – Welcome gift with welcome card in the room – Upgrade priority at arrival, subject to availability – Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability – Earn points for qualifying stays

– Five pre-arrival upgrades per calendar year – 5 percent renewal points bonus per year

Club level is the programme’s signature and entry level. Club members enjoy the following benefits:

Sterling status can only be earned and will automatically occur when a member spends over USD 5,000 on qualifying Leaders Club stays in a calendar year. Sterling members enjoy the following additional benefits:

One pre-arrival upgrade each year after completing their first paid stay as a Leaders Club member

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ART INSTALLATIONS BY DAVIDE RIVALTA

Wildlife sculptures roaming Gstaad e are very proud to add four VIPs to our guest list this winter: three buffaloes and a rhinoceros. If that sounds strange, you need to know that VIP in this case stands for Very Important Piece … of Art.

them into life-sized sculptures, using broad spatulas to highlight their traits and bring their behaviour closer to us. A CHALLENGING DIALOGUE

Rivalta’s style is raw and the modelling visible, making each sculpture come alive with a fierce, primordial power. And yet the animals tempt you to come closer, to study their detailed forms, maybe even to touch their cold, smooth skin. Thus Rivalta invites you to enter into a complex and challenging dialogue between nature and culture. We are very much looking forward to housing these powerful works of art and experiencing the transformation of our Palace garden into an open art space of the highest calibre. Come by and take a look!

A REMINDER FROM THE ANIMAL WORLD

From 15 December 2018 to 10 March 2019, around 20 bronze sculptures by Italian artist Davide Rivalta will move into their winter residence in the Gstaad area  – some of them roaming our very own premises. To the artist, the silent creatures are a reminder that we come from the same animal world. Rivalta maintains a close connection with his animals, observing and photographing them in freedom and captivity. He then transforms 20


A TRULY ELEGANT VALENTINE’S DAY Win diamond hearts and cuff links by Chopard here’s hardly a more romantic setting than our alpine fairy-tale castle to create special memories and to let your beloved know just how much they mean to you. Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day celebration in a timeless elegant setting. What better way to celebrate your love? Prepare for an unforgettable event, complete with sophisticated cocktails and a gourmet dinner. As a luxury treat for the most elegant couple, the ladies can win a timeless bracelet from the Happy Hearts Collection by Chopard, while an exclusive pair of Mille Miglia cufflinks awaits one lucky gentleman. If diamonds are forever, diamond hearts beat for eternity. But in the end, it’s the memory of that winning

kiss under the star-filled Gstaad night sky that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives. Don’t let the opportunity pass … book your table now! VALENTINE’S DAY PROGRAMME

– Aperitif at the Lobby Bar from 7.30 pm – Dinner in all restaurants from 8.00 pm CHF 175 per person* CHF 90 per child under 12 years* Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch *

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included in half board


PALACE WINTER EVENTS

21.12.2018

26.12.2018

Every Sunday in February

A hot start into the cool season

Cocktail des fêtes

Seafood buffet**

At the Salle Baccarat or at the Lobby Bar from 7.00 pm, by invi­tation only

In our Le Grand Restaurant from 12.30 pm CHF 125 per person CHF 60 per child under 12 years

31.12.2018

Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch

New Year’s Eve party “Orient” Reservations +41 33 748 58 16 guestrelations@palace.ch

21.12.2018, 15.2. and 1.3.2019

Dora Live Band at the Lobby Bar

Cocktail at the Lobby Bar and GreenGo from 8.00 pm. Dinner in all restaurants from 9.30 pm with Dora Live Band, Trio Mi Cantino and JP Verdolini CHF 1,250 for resident guests CHF 1,350 for non-resident guests CHF 600 for resident children

CHF

21.12.2018–9.3.2019

Trio Mi Cantino / Duo Fra-Tarq at the Bar du Grill / at the Lobby Bar 22.12.2018–6.1.2019 and 1.–23.2.2019

Youri Farkas and his Tziganes at the Lobby Bar or Bar du Grill 22.12.2018

Season opening GreenGo night club greengo.ch

24.12.2018

Christmas dinner** In all restaurants from 7.30 pm with the Scherzo Quartet CHF 175 per person* CHF 90 per child under 12 years*

under 12 years

650 for non-resident children

under 12 years

15.–16.2.2019

Le weekend du Rosey Party at GreenGo nightclub with guest DJ from 11 pm 27.2.–9.3.2019

Greek week

Dress code: For dinner tuxedo or a dinner suit and long gown; after midnight tuxedo or a dinner suit and dress (cocktail or long)

Greek gourmet culture with chef Yannis Baxevanis during one week at Gildo’s Ristorante.

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 guestrelations@palace.ch

Last evening: White Party at GreenGo nightclub from 11 pm Dress code: White attire

1.1.2019

New Year’s buffet** In all restaurants from 1 pm with Mariachi CHF 220 per person CHF 110 per child under 12 years Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch

Summer Event Preview 28.–30.6.2019

Weekend des Vétérans Classic car rally with cars up to the year 1979

14.2.2019

Valentine’s Day** Aperitif at the Lobby Bar from 7.30 pm Dinner in all restaurants from 8.00 pm CHF 175 per person* CHF 90 per child under 12 years* Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch palace.ch

Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 fb@palace.ch

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Reservations until 25 March 2019 and information: +41 33 748 50 00 rallye@palace.ch

* **

included in half board reservations with the Maître D’

For more information regarding events and exhibitions please contact our concierge team at +41 33 748 50 00 or via info@palace.ch. Watch as well our website palace.ch for updates on dates and programme.


Exclusive exhibitions at the 21.–23.12.2018 3.–4.1.2019

Dan Roma pop-up store, Maker Of Fine Shirts

26.–30.12.2018

Audemars Piguet jewellery exhibition

29.–30.12.2018

Chanel jewellery exhibition

4.–6.1.2019 1.–2.3.2019

Fur Caravan

4.–6.1.2019

15.–18.2.2019

August Laube

Margaret Jewels

art exhibition

jewellery exhibition

8.–13.2.2019

15.–19.2.2019

Piaget

Chopard

watch and jewellery pop-up store

watch and jewellery exhibition

14.–17.2.2019

20.–27.2.2019

Vicedomini

Vhernier

fur pop-up store

jewellery exhibition

14.–18.2.2019

21.–24.2.2019

Dennis Basso

Pretini

fur pop-up store

art exhibition

fur pop-up store

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SOMMETS MUSICAUX PROGRAMME

High-carat viola concerts or 18 years in a row now, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad has been one of the top cultural events during the wintertime. Young, promising artists and already well-known musicians come to Gstaad for nine days and do what they were born to do: They give delightful and extraordinary high-carat concerts. This year, the Sommets Musicaux between 25 January and 2 February is dedicated to the viola. 17 concerts will be given in the churches of Saanen and Rougemont and in the Gstaad Chapel. Every day, the talented musicians per-

form pieces, including interpretations of contemporary work by Yan Maresz, the composer in residence. Renaud Capuçon, the artistic director of the festival, who is well known in the world of classical music, is supporting the musicians through the whole festival. EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR GUESTS

For our precious visitants, we have arranged a special package which will make every classical-music lover’s heart beat faster:

• a three-night stay with room upgrade (if available) • a concert ticket valid for two people • an after-concert dinner with the artists at the Gstaad Palace • a unique cultural experience This package for two includes half board as well as the use of the spa. The offer starts at CHF 1,665 and is valid during the festival (25 January to 2 February). Our offers are neither cumulative nor can they be combined. Let the music inspire you!

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25.1.2019*

28.1.2019*

1.2.2019*

Sandrine Piau soprano

Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano Renaud Capuçon violin Gautier Capuçon cello

Emmanuel Pahud flute Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Douglas Boyd conductor

Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

Kammerorchester Basel Anna Katharina Schreiber conductor Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

29.1.2019

Le roi qui n’aimait pas la musique Church of Saanen at 10.30 am

Alexandre Tharaud piano

26.1.2019*

Renaud Capuçon violin Gérard Caussé viola

Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

2.2.2019*

András Schiff piano Cappella Andrea Barca

Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm

30.1.2019

Les Siècles François-Xavier Roth conductor

Adam Laloum piano Raphaëlle Moreau violin Yan Levionnois cello Paul Meyer clarinet

Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

Church of ­Rougemont at 7.30 pm

Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

* for evening concerts only: 27.1.2019

31.1.2019

Katia and Marielle Labèque piano

Vocello Henri Demarquette cello Chœur Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 Catherine Simonpietri conductor

Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm

Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm

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Gstaad Palace at 9.30 pm, dinner with the artists at Salle Baccarat

Combine a three-night stay with this unique cultural experience and we offer you one concert ticket for two people as well as an after-concert dinner with the artists at the Gstaad Palace. For further information on our special packages please visit the website palace.ch.


A HOT START INTO THE COOL SEASON Nile Rodgers & Chic at the Gstaad Palace 21 DECEMBER 2018

Celebrate the opening night of the winter season with a casual lounge dinner, a hot winter party and cool disco sounds by Nile Rodgers & Chic. At 8.00 pm, start off your evening with an excellent dinner at the Lobby Bar. At 10.00 pm, spectacular fireworks will let you – and the rest of Gstaad – know that the unique boutique concert is about to start. After the concert, the Dora Live Band will keep you dancing until the early morning hours. Event Package: CHF 500 (incl. lounge dinner) Dress Code: Chic, of course! Reservations: +41 33 748 58 16 guestrelations@palace.ch

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Leading Hotels of the World Swiss Deluxe Hotels Virtuoso, Signature and FH&R GETTING HERE

Saanen Airport approx. 6 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 – 55 double rooms – 15 Junior suites – 13 suites (5 Classic, 4 Corner, 4 Deluxe) – 2 Tower suites (2 bedrooms and 1 salon) – 1 Penthouse suite (3 bedrooms and salon) on the hotel’s top floor RESTAURANTS

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

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

Open daily from 8.30 am to 9.00 pm, treatments from Jardin des Monts, Sisley and Margy’s, facilities for different sports such as squash, tennis, personal training and yoga, sunlit gym, exceptional hammam experience and private spa suite. GREENGO CLUB

Gstaad’s most famous night club is open every night (with a few exceptions during the low season). 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 SKI RENTAL

At our sports shop Silver Sport SKI TICKETS

Available at our concierge OPENING DATES

The Palace family welcomes you this winter from 21 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Next summer we welcome you from 22 June to 8 September 2019.

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Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2018  

Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2018