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Winter Issue 2019/20

Gstaad’s top winter events at a glance


WINTER HIGHLIGHTS Winter season from 20 December 2019 to 8 March 2020

The Palace family welcomes you next summer from 20 June to 13 September 2020

Winter fun for kids →  14

Artisanal superpowers → 16–17

Jenny Holzer Projection → 19

From Christmas ba(r)king to the ­children’s disco and the VIK (=Very Important Kids) party on New Year’s Eve, mascot Sammy makes sure this winter will be huge fun for the little ones.

Astronauts swear by the Cellgym method; now it’s your turn to train your mitochondria at the Palace Spa. Plus, enjoy an exquisite selection of artisanal cashmere at the Varana pop-up store.

Celebrated American artist, Jenny Holzer, has received worldwide recognition for her public installations. Holzer will project large-scale texts onto the facade of the Palace Hotel.

PERRIER-JOUËT GRAND BRUT Florale und fruchtige Variationen. Die Eleganz und Finesse eines sich treu bleibenden Stils. Please Drink Responsibly


rowing up in Gstaad, the Eggli mountain has been a loyal companion – watching us from above, providing amazing views from the top. Skiing, sledging and biking, and taking in the views, and the sun from the terrace of the restaurant Berghaus Eggli: it is a true little mountain paradise up there. So I am over the moon – or rather, over the Eggli? – to see that the new construction of the cable car and the Berghaus is on its way. Thanks to the undeterred commitment of local investors and long-standing Eggli fans, a new chalet will be built. And it will be none less than a sustainable innovation: a massive timber structure without any concrete core. On the upper floor, the Club de Luge will provide members with exclusive access to this alpine Eden – and everyone will have fun on the new sledge run. The first cable car is expected to run in December 2019, ready for a fun-filled winter season. We can’t wait!

Down in the valley, we also have a lot in store for you: try the revolutionary Cellgym treatment at the Palace Spa or enjoy high-class music at Les Sommets Musicaux. Kids will join their friend Sammy on his ­winter adventures, while grown-ups are invited to indulge in gourmet Indian cuisine and attend legendary parties at the GreenGo. We’ll celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s in style – the latter with the help of Chopard. By the way, did you know Gstaad is a top shopping destination, too? See you soon! PS: A propos shopping: we’re proud to host an exclusive Varana pop-up this winter, making finest organic and artisanal cashmere garments available to our guests. Enjoy!

Andrea Scherz



Gstaad’s top winter events

A day in Gstaad

Holiday season at the Gstaad Palace

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New Year’s Eve – La nuit des stars

Good news for gourmet lovers

Valentine’s Day

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Kid’s programme

Inspirations from the world of spa

Season Opening of GreenGo

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Gstaad Palace events

Sommets Musicaux programme

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Car auction Oldtimer Galerie Toffen 17.1.–19.1.2020

Snow Bike Festival Gstaad 22.1. and 27.1.2020

The Royal Opera: Pique Dame Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad 25.1.-2.2.2020

International Hot Air Balloon Festival 30.1.2020 & 3.2.2020

The Royal Opera: La Traviata Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad 31.1.-8.2.2020

Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad / Tickets +41 33 748 81 82 6.3.2020

The Royal Opera: Carmen Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London at Ciné theatre Gstaad 12.3.-15.3.2020

Ride on Music Gstaad




A delicious breakfast in town What better way to start your day than with a sumptuous breakfast in town? Housed in a beautiful historic chalet, the Cappuccino Grand Café Gstaad brings the essence of Mediterranean dolce vita to the Swiss alps. A delicious must for lovers of coffee and croissants.

Ostrich snow dance Spoiler alert: A visit to the ostrich farm of Christian and Christa Hefti-Lee is not your typical winter activity. But it is more than worth it. Where else can you observe the sublime elegance of the magnificent birds surrounded by snow and pure winter beauty? Enjoy!

Walk the Peak Walk

Unwind and relax at the Palace Spa

After a magical lunch, we invite you to a truly divine experience. A walk at Glacier 3000 will feel like heaven on earth. Marvel about the million shades of white while walking the Peak Walk by Tissot – the only suspension bridge in the world to connect two mountain peaks.

Fit boxing or an Alpine Glow massage? Whatever you need to unwind, the Palace Spa is the place to go. Our innovative massage treatment uses authentic local products for maximum wellbeing – and our fitness experts will make you go to the max.

Snack time on the glacier The Swiss call it “Zvieri”, we say it’s dessert: the traditional snack time in Switzerland. And the spectacular Refuge L’Espace is the best place to regroup and admire the glacier landscape while enjoying exquisite sweets like the famous Meringue or a heartwarming hot chocolate.

A taste of Bollywood: The creations of chef Ravi invite you to pure culinary delight at Le Grand Restaurant. For three years now, the Indian master chef has enticed us with traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist – a romantic liaison between mind, body, and soul.

Ride the local bus Daily routine for some, a one-of-a-kind experience for others: One of the best things about Switzerland is its amazing public transportation. Take the local bus to the Col du Pillon valley station and embark on a journey through our sweet winter wonderland.

Lunch at Lac Retaud A snowmobile takes you from Col du Pillon to Lac Retaud, where traditional Swiss cuisine and an idyllic panorama await. Lunching in the beautiful wooden chalet combines a unique experience in the culinary department with delicious views – for starters, main course, and dessert.

Indian delights at Le Grand Restaurant

Travel by air A helicopter ride with Air Glaciers will bring you down to earth from glacier heaven in no time, plus it makes for an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy our winter paradise from above, in the company of experienced helicopter pilots and their impressive aircrafts. Reserve yours early!


Nightcap at the Lobby Bar Eleven kinds of rum, a large variety of elegant whiskeys: An after-dinner drink at the Lobby Bar, accompanied by live music, will make your day complete. Cigar lovers revel in our sophisticated smoking lounge with a choice of twenty-five kinds of cigars. And when you’re ready, your suite welcomes you with luxurious comfort in true Alpine fashion.


any of our guests have made it a special family tradition to spend Christmas at the Gstaad Palace – and every year, we look forward to those cherished moments where loved ones gather. You, too, are invited to join us and celebrate the most magical of holidays with us. Surrounded by delightful sparkle and elegant shine, our traditional Christmas Eve celebration has something on offer for everyone. At their very own Christmas party, the little ones get to have fun

with s­ pecial kids’ activities (Christmas cookies, ­a nyone?) – always accompanied by professional caretakers. ­Meanwhile, the grown-ups enjoy drinks by the Christmas Tree at the Lobby Bar, followed by a delicious meal at Le Grand Restaurant. What better gift to give than unforgettable memories? Happy Holidays!



elebrate true Hollywood glamour at La nuit des stars: This year’s New Years Eve will transport you into the world of glitter and glam, of Oscars and red carpets, of drama and happy endings. Our story begins with exquisite cocktails and canapés at the Lobby Bar or the GreenGo nightclub. It continues with movie-style culinary delights and exciting conver­ sation during the spectacular gala dinner. And when the clock strikes midnight, we are more than ready to welcome 2020 in style… It’s time to let loose to the rhythms of the Dora Live Band, Duo mi Cantino, and JP Verdolini. The End? The beginning of a new decade!


There is a strict dress code: Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner and a cocktail dress or a long dress for after midnight. Gentlemen, we ask you to wear a smoking. 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 from 7.30 pm onwards. CHF 1,250 for resident guests CHF 1,350 for non-resident guests CHF 600 for resident children under 12 years CHF 650 for non-resident children under 12 years CHF 300 for the after party Reservations +41 33 748 50 00



rom 26 February to 7 March 2020, celebrated chef Yannis Baxevanis and his team will be running the kitchen at Gildo’s once again. If you were lucky enough to enjoy their unique culinary creations last February, you know that you will get spoiled with authentic Cretan cuisine and flavours that delight the most ­demanding palates. Reviving a lost art, the Michelin star chef uses wild herbs and local products, collects sea salt, or grinds freshly roasted carobs to use as flour. Born in Athens, he travelled across Europe and the world. But he found his inspiration in the mountains of Crete, where he observed the traditional mountain women transforming nature’s wild gifts into a captivating culinary experience. For ten years, he has managed the restaurant Elia of the Majestic Hotel in Dubai, excelling in an environment where the biggest names in gastronomy

rub shoulders. Today, he enthuses his jet-set clientele in the cosmopolitan village of Elounda in Crete as well as at the renowned restaurant Ark in Athens – and exclusive guest stints in selected kitchens around the world. Come and taste for yourself! A STELLAR WINE CELLAR

35,000 bottles and 600 different positions: the numbers are impressive – but what makes our wine cellar really stellar is its exquisite selection. For more than 30 years now, sommelier Andrea Maffei has been curating our bacchanal treasures. To win his heart, a wine must be made with love and respect for nature. Guided by this motto, he has spent decades searching for partners that meet his high standards. The result is a collection of wines from well-known producers as well as lesserknown bijou vineyards. The majority of our red wines


are coming from France – names like Romanée Conti, Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, or Latour, are a must on our wine list. The oldest (and wisest?) bottle is a Château La Mission Haut Brion from 1964. With other wines originating in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Israel, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, you can choose from a great variety of tastes and characters. Pamper yourself with a guided wine tasting – a sophisticated aperitif for gourmets, connoisseurs, and everyone who enjoys the pleasures of wine. Cheers! 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?

LOVE, STARS, AND DIAMONDS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH CHOPARD et your special someone know how much you love them in the romantic setting of our fairy-tale castle, accompanied by the timeless elegance of Chopard. What better way to cele­brate your love than by creating wonderful memories together? Spend a memorable evening with sophisti­cated cocktails and a gourmet dinner – and the chance to win an enchanting treat: The most elegant couple has the chance to win the Happy Diamonds pendant from none less than Chopard. Timeless elegance and everlasting beauty. We all know diamonds are forever. But in the end, it’s the shared moments and magnificent splendour of the star-filled winter sky that you will hold dear for the rest of your lives. Tables go fast. Book yours now – and surprise your loved one later!


– 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*

included in half board


Reservations +41 33 748 58 60





Crêpe Day

Children’s Christmas

Children’s Disco

2 pm to 4 pm Enjoy freshly made crêpes


St. Bernard Dogs Day at the Palace

from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm CHF 80 per adult and child

from 4.00 pm at the GreenGo CHF 80 per adult and child Reservations +41 33 748 58 60

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 21.-30.12.2019

Sammy’s Winter Adventure Park

2 pm to 4 pm Meet Sammy’s best friends

60 m Zipline, climbing wall, bow and arrows and many more activities


Pony Riding

Daily 1.30 pm to 4pm, weather permitting

3 pm to 5 pm Make your dreams come true with a pony ride around the Palace grounds

Reservations and information at +41 33 748 50 00 25.12.2019


Baking lessons from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm External guests: CHF 30 per adult and child Hotel/guests: Offered by the Gstaad Palace Maximum 1 adult per family Maximum 20 children in total Reservations at +41 33 748 58 60

Santa’s Reindeer at the Palace 2 pm to 4 pm Meet Santa’s reindeer for a walk in the Palace gardens

27.12.2019 and 20.2.2020

Pyjama Party from 7.00 pm Offered by the Gstaad Palace Movie Night followed by pillow fight Reservations at our concierge +41 33 748 50 00


VIK Party Kids’ activities during New Year’s Eve party from 7.30 pm, price included in the child’s ticket.


Horse Carriage Rides 2 pm to 4 pm Board a horse carriage for a magical ride through the neighborhood


Reservations at +41 33 748 50 00


New Year Party

Christmas cinema

from 6.00 pm CHF 80 per adult and child

from 7.00 pm Offered by the Gstaad Palace

Reservations +41 33 748 50 00


Our Kids Club will be open daily between 20 December 2019 and 8 March 2020. Our concierge team is pleased to assist you with further information on our special activities. Updates will also be posted on

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CELLGYM – Activate your superpowers stronauts, submarine crews, and top athletes swear by it. Now it’s your turn to train your mitochondria with a visit to the Palace Spa. The highly effective Cellgym method is one of the latest additions to our Spa programme – its effect goes back to the 20th century and the discovery of the healing effect of mountain resorts. THE HEALING EFFECT OF MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Is it the crisp, fresh air or the incredible beauty of the majestic landscape that makes you feel so good up after a hike up the mountains? Of course it is. But mostly, it is the low levels of oxygen, also called hypoxia, that account for that healthy feeling. The reason for this is simple: Trying to make up for the lack of oxygen, your body starts fighting for more. To keep supplying you with enough oxygen, it mobilises dormant resources: You start breathing faster, your blood circulation improves, and vital forces are activated. This effect has been proven to increase the mental and physical performance of patients, healthy persons, and top athletes alike. The good news: You don’t have to climb mountain peaks to get there. A visit to the Palace Spa will do.


The Cellgym method activates the mito­chondria, the powerhouse of the cell, by simulating mountain air with the help of a hypoxicator – all while you are lying down and feeling completely relaxed. Essentially, the IHHT therapy uses controlled withdrawal (hypoxia) and oversupply (hyperoxia) of oxygen to stimulate biochemical processes in the body for self-healing and regene­ ration. The natural production of the body’s own coenzyme Q10, the key molecule for energy production in all cells, ­i ncreases, and protection against oxi­d ative stress improves. Train smart, not hard! Cellgym is exclusively available at the Palace Spa this year. To get the optimum effect, we recommend four treatments. WHAT TO EXPECT

The Cellgym therapy starts with an introductory conversation and a hypoxia test to determine individual parameters. We offer 40-minutes, during which you lie comfortably on a wellness couch. Heart rate, oxygen levels, and breathing rate are continuously monitored with biofeedback measuring devices, enabling the therapist to always adapt to your individual needs.



40 minutes for CHF 160 NEW RITUALS MADE FOR YOU

Estelle our Spa Manager ­recommends: – 3 times a week 40 mns Cellgym session – 1 Reflexology – 1 Therapeutical massage – 1 Personal coaching – 1 non-surgical The Organic ­Pharmacy Face Lift – 1 Shiva Ananda Rejuvenation/ Purification Therapy – 1 Reflexology – 1 Shiva Ananda Herbal Kizhi Therapy LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

Shine for Christmas and New Years’ eve – Book a facial and get 20 mns Cellgym for free. More details at the spa reception.

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NEW SPA PRODUCT THE ORGANIC PHARMACY he newest addition to the Palace Spa offer, these products are made in the UK at the in-house factory, ensuring 100% quality and transparency. All ingredients are certified organic and 100% natural. They are free from artificial colouring, fragrances, petrochemicals and preservatives, with no testing on animals and a respect for the environment and fair trade. Like the products of The Organic Pharmacy, the spa treatments combine the best of both worlds: nature and science. All products are characterized by their pure and 100% effective formulation, high dosage and the combination of pharmaceutical knowledge with homeopathic principles. AESTHETIC TREATMENTS Hydra Diamond Exfoliation 50 min, CHF 155

Rose Diamond facial 80 min, CHF 350

Non-Surgical Face Lift 60 min, CHF 175

Men’s classical Facial 60 min, CHF 120

Collagen Boosting Hydra Diamond Non Surgical Face Lift 75 min, CHF 250

Green coffee body Scultping 60 min, CHF 180

ARTISINAL LUXURY – Varana pop-up store at the Palace Spa ure luxury for your skin: this winter, visitors to the Palace Spa get to shop at the new Varana pop-up store and revel in luscious organic cashmere garments – an artisanal indulgence, sourced from the beautiful Himalayan mountain region. Did you know that Napoleon brought cashmere into European fashion when he bought shawls for Empress Josephine on his way back from Egypt? While initially skeptical of her gift, she soon became passionate about the fabric, collecting more than four hundred shawls – the unique material has been part of affluent wardrobes ever since. From yarn to garment, the creators of Varana trace every step along the route their cashmere products travel. There are the nomadic Changpa tribes who rear cashmere goats and harvest the fibre, the artisanal communities in the Himalayan regions of Kashmir and Nepal who spin, weave, and knit the final product. And there is you, taking home the singular softness and fine feel of the bespoke garments. You’re welcome!



Cool winter beats for a hot crowd hat do Martin Solveig, Skin, Bob Sinclair, and Synapson have in common? They all are amazing musicians – and they all have thrilled the crowds at the GreenGo. Ever since its opening in 1971, the nightclub has been home to many legendary parties, hosting a high-end international clientele.


Except, did we mention the line-up? This winter’s ­programme is still a surprise. But judging from the past, it will be brilliant. From the groovy tunes of Nora En Pure to the cool beats by Akon, Ofenbach or Feder, the GreenGo and our Artistic Director Jim LeBlanc have brought some of today’s biggest names to Gstaad. You, too, can come in and dance with us!


From movie stars to pop idols, the GreenGo has always been a magnet for the party people all over the world. No wonder, says Andrea Scherz: “The GreenGo has had a special aura from day one.” The club’s decadent seventies decor – designed by Teo Jakobs and my dad – creates a party scene that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Add to that the infamous pool below the floating dancefloor, and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable party night.


One of its secrets is the relaxed mix of guests: despite being a hotspot for the world’s top partygoers, the GreenGo is open to hotel guests and locals as well. Only the paparazzi are not welcome – along with baseball caps, ripped jeans, or hoodies: The dress code is stylish, sophisticated, and unique. Just as the venue itself.


ALPINE CHIC AND MOUNTAIN LUXURY Seven new Deluxe Junior Suites uality thanks to continuous investment – this is the magic formula we believe in. Ongoing renovations ensure that the fairytale castle retains its traditional splendour. The subtle alpine chic embodied in the historic building has proven to be timelessly fashionable. Just in time for the start of this winter season, we have prepared seven Deluxe

Junior Suites on seven floors. Illustrating alpine elegance and luxury, the newly renovated rooms reflect the soft natural tones of the beautiful Saanenland landscape. The Scherz family has invested around 2.10 million Swiss Francs in this latest renovation – and, as you will soon see, the result is harmonious.

A CINEMATIC JOURNEY INTO THE ART WORLD CinemArt at the Ciné-Theater Gstaad o you love film and adore art? We do, too! That’s why we’re looking forward to the 2020 edition of CinemArt Gstaad, held at the Ciné-Theater in Gstaad. In January 2020, the film series presented by the renowned art gallery Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with the Ciné-Theater dazzles the public once again with an inspiring programme offering unique insights into the lives and works of significant international contemporary and modern artists. Featured artists and well-known personalities from the art world include Alberto Giacometti, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jenny Holzer, Dieter Roth, Rashid Johnson, Joan Miro, Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso… For more information visit their webpage at



WELCOME TO GSTAAD’S PROMENADE A shopaholic’s paradise

ired of hitting the slopes? Time to go shopping! From timeless jewellery to the latest fashion, from international brands to local originals: the Promenade, Gstaad’s very own Fifth Avenue, is any shopaholic’s paradise.


Looking for luxury cashmere? Brunello Cucinelli will keep you warm in timeless elegance. Loro Piana Switzerland stands for uncompromising quality made in Italy, sourced from the best raw materials in the world. If you want it even more casual, the Hanro-Store Gstaad spoils you with high-quality loungewear and understated luxury.


Lovers of diamonds and timeless jewellery will be in heaven here. With Adler Joailliers, Boghossian, Chopard Boutique, Benoît de Gorski and Graff Diamonds all within a short walking distance, you’ll find just the piece you’re looking for, or maybe something that’s looking for you.


For those who love all things denim, Bluebank is the place to go, sporting all your favourite jeans wear and casual brands. Fans of the annual Polo Gold Cup Gstaad can do their shopping at Ralph Lauren, where high-end clothing and accessories await. Specialising in Austrian jackets, Zwahlen-Hüni – Le Trésor offers a wide variety of traditionally elegant brands.


There’s a bag for every moment – and the Hermès boutique has them all! With shoes, scarves, and fragrances to match, and with Louis Vuitton right across the street, it almost feels like you’re in Paris. Remind us again, who said we can’t have it all?


You can’t leave Switzerland without one of our watchmaker’s masterpieces! Since 1904, Villiger Gstaad has been cultivating the craft and offers a top range of watches from brands like ROLEX, Tudor, or IWC. Breguet has shaped the history of watchmaking since 1775, while Moncler Suisse merges urban style with high-tech research and the knowledge of today’s top alpinists.


Some days, the Promenade feels like a fashion runway, and we know just who is to blame! The works of the Italian fashion artists like Prada or Dolce & Gabbana are available at their own exclusive boutique as well as at Les Trois Pommes, spoiling you with and an exquisite choice of fashionable designer attire for the ladies and the gentlemen. The Moncler boutique, the multibrand store Bernard Orcel, and the bohemian trendsetters from Zadig & Voltaire complete the shopping menu for sophisticated mountain fashionistas.


From local alpine cheese to first-class caviar, Pernet Comestibles has created a world of fine food for over a century. Fuhrer Cigares-Tobacco caters to cigar gourmets’ needs, and Le Caveau de Bacchus promises Dionysian wine feasts.


The Swiss-exclusive Maison Lorenz Bach gets its inspiration from the colours and the beauty of the Alps. Shoe lovers will find what they need to brave the Swiss winter at Schuhhaus Romang, a true Gstaad original where the art of shoemaking has been cultivated since 1913. The unique Marina Anouilh Showroom offers an expertly crafted selection of accessories from all over the world. If you’re looking for a book or beautiful writing utensils, Cadonau is the place to be.


Now the slopes are calling again? Rent a snowboard, snowshoes, or skis for the day with one of Gstaad’s finest outdoor specialists: Edelweiss-Sport, Brand Sport or Silver Sport. Here, you’ll find everything you need to stay safe and have fun in the snow – expert advice included. 21


A hot start into the cool season

Reservations +41 33 748 58 16


Duo Mi Cantino / Duo Fra-Tarq


13.2. and 28.2.2020

First Projections

Dora Live Band

by Jenny Holzer onto the facade of the Palace with additional dates in January and February. For more than forty years, Holzer has presented powerful ideas in public places and international exhibitions. Hauser & Wirth will showcase her artworks at TARMAK 22 open to the public on December 27, and on view through January 22, 2020.

at the Lobby Bar


Exclusive viewing of the new Aston Martin DBX 31.12.2019

20.12.2019–4.1.2020 and 4.2.2020-29.2.2020

New Year’s Eve “La nuit des stars”

Youri Farkas and his Tziganes

Cocktail at the Lobby Bar and GreenGo from 8.00 pm. Dinner in all restaurants from 9.30 pm with Dora Live Band, Duo Mi Cantino and JP Verdolini


Season opening


Christmas dinner** In all restaurants from 7.30 pm with the Scherzo Quartet CHF 175 per person* CHF 90 per child under 12 years* Reservations +41 33 748 58 60


Cocktail des fêtes

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

Every Sunday in February

at the Bar du Grill / at the Lobby Bar

at the Lobby Bar or Bar du Grill


CHF 1,250 for resident guests CHF 1,350 for non-resident guests CHF 600 for resident children

under 12 years CHF 650 for non-resident children under 12 years Dress code: For dinner smoking and long gown; after midnight smoking and dress (cocktail or long) Reservations +41 33 748 50 00


Seafood buffet** With Swiss folklore, Andreas Kolly In all restaurants from 1 pm to 5 pm with El Nuevo Mariachi Suizo CHF 220 per person CHF 110 per child under 12 years Reservations +41 33 748 58 60

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


Swiss Folklore In our Le Grand Restaurant from 12.30 pm CHF 125 per person CHF 60 per child under 12 years Reservations +41 33 748 58 60


Le weekend du Rosey Party at GreenGo nightclub with guest DJ from 11 pm


Greek week Greek gourmet culture with chef Yannis Baxevanis during one week at Gildo’s Ristorante. Last evening: White Party at GreenGo nightclub from 11 pm Dress code: White attire

* **

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 Watch as well our website for updates on dates and programme.

Exclusive exhibitions at the 20.–23.12.2019 3.–5.1.2020

Dan Roma Pop-up store, Maker Of Fine Shirts


David Morris The London Jeweller Pop Up Boutique



August Laube

Dennis Basso

Art exhibition

Fur pop-up store

10.–11.1.2020 18.–21.2.2020 28.–29.2.2020


Fur Caravan Watch and jewellery pop-up store

AION Art Investment On Next Seven Must See Art Masterpieces (from Old Masters to Modern Art) For Art Lovers, Collectors & Investors


Audemars Piguet Jewellery exhibition




Gentlemen Aperitivo with Luca Rubinacci 6:30 pm, Lobby Bar


Oliver Preston

Vicedomini Jewellery exhibition


Vhernier Milano

Jewellery exhibition



Jewellery exhibition

Chatila Jewellery exhibition

Cartoon exhibition



Boutique concerts in an exclusive environment or almost 20 years, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad has been one of the top cultural events during the wintertime. Young, promising artists and well-established musicians gather for nine days to do what they were born to do: To give delightful and extraordinary high-class concerts. This year’s edition takes place from 31 January to 8 February 2020 and seduces music lovers once again with boutique concerts in the churches of Saanen and Rougement as well as the Gstaad chapel. A traditional highlight is the Prix Thierry Scherz, created in memory of the festival’s co-founder, awarding a young virtuoso with the opportunity to record a CD with orchestra and a well-known label. French violinist Renaud Capuçon, the artistic director of the festival, supports the musicians throughout the festival. The Prix Hoffmann is yet another great prize.


For our precious visitors, 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 breakfast and a Culinary Credit as well as the use of the Palace Spa. The offer starts at CHF 1,869 and is valid during the festival (31 January to 8 February 2020). Our offers are neither cumulative nor can they be combined. Let the music inspire you!




Kit Armstrong piano Renaud Capuçon violon Edgar Moreau violoncelle Luzerner Sinfonieorchester: Elena Schwarz direction

Laurence Ferrari récritante Aaron Pilsan piano Renaud Capuçon violon Chapel of Gstaad Jérôme Ducros piano Nicholas Angelich piano Church of Saanen at 10.00 am Aurora Orchestra: Valentin Cotton piano Nicholas Collon direction

Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm


Jonathan Fournel piano Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Bertrand Chamayou piano Orchestre de Chambre Lausanne: Joshua Weilerstein direction Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm


Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Philippe Jaroussky contre-ténor Jérôme Ducros piano Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm


Jean-Paul Gasparian piano

Church of Saanen


Dimitri Weissenberg piano Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Renaud Capuçon violon Lausanne Soloists Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Michael Barenboim violon Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm


Renaud Capuçon violon 5.2.2020 Gérard Caussé alto Jérémie Moreau piano Clemens Hagen violoncelle Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm Church of Rougemont at 11.00 pm

Itai Navon piano

Richard Goode piano Church of Rougemont at 7.30 pm

Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Martha Argerich piano Sélim Mazari piano Mischa Maisky violoncelle 6.2.2020

Church of Saanen at 7.30 am

Chapel of Gstaad at 4.00 pm

Orchestre du XVIIIème siècle Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne: Daniel Reuss direction Church of Saanen at 7.30 pm

* for evening concerts only:

Gstaad Palace at 9.30 pm, Dinner with the artists at Salle Baccarat SOMMETS MUSICAUX AT GSTAAD PALACE 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


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Gstaad Palace | Gstaad | Tel. +41 (0)33 744 14 60

OPENING DATES Next summer we welcome you from 20 June to 13 September 2020.

Join us at the 5th edition of the Gstaad Palace-Challenge: 28 to 30 August 2020. More information on





Leading Hotels of the World Swiss Deluxe Hotels Virtuoso, Signature, American Express 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.

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 January and March). More information at BANQUET FACILITIES


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

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

Two playrooms, kids’ programme and a nanny service on request SKI RENTAL

At our sports shop Silver Sport


– 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)


Available at our concierge

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Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2019  

Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2019