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Winter Issue 2020/21

Gstaad’s top winter events at a glance


WI NTER HIGHLIGHTS Winter season from 21 December 2020 to 7 March 2021

Safety Concept

Flexible Booking Conditions

Your health and that of our staff are of paramount importance to us. For this reason, we have developed a set of principles of conduct, based on the guidelines provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG).

Flexibility has been paramount to us for 108 years and remains so all the more in this current situation. To ensure you can book with the highest possible flexibility, we have adapted our booking conditions. Our Reservations Team will provide you with further details.



s I look out the window at the majestic mountains, I feel protected and comforted. We are all navigating unprecedented challenges this year – on a global scale as well as on a very personal level. But the mountains, they have witnessed it all before, overcoming challenges in silent grandeur. Join us from 21 December 2020 to 7 March 2021, and experience the soothing solace of our mountains. As always, our staff is dedicated to your well-being and to keeping you safe at all times. We are currently updating our procedures to make sure you can relax in a safe environment. As part of our comprehensive safety policy, the GreenGo nightclub will remain closed for the season. The restaurants and spa, however, are open and operating in accordance with local health guidelines. Our revised booking conditions allow guests to adapt to this year’s challenges. In the event of official travel restrictions or if any of your party show symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will get refunded or credited in full if you cancel before arrival.

We all miss travelling. That’s why our World of Spa takes you on an intercontinental journey from special Shiva Ananda treatments from India and spa rituals inspired by Moroccan culture to relaxing ItalianMediterranean moments. On the culinary side, chef Franz W. Faeh and his team are preparing mouth-watering menus, hunting down the most exquisite cheeses, and firing up the grill to brave the cold winter months. As always, we’re creating big fun for the little ones in our Kids Club. Our kids entertainment team has designed a special kids program for the occasion. We can’t wait to welcome you to our winter wonderland!

Andrea Scherz General Manager & Owner


A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS - 24 DECEMBER 2020 When candles shine and eyes are sparkling, Christmas is on the way. We invite you to start your Christmas Eve celebrations with a Champagne toast, offered by the Gstaad Palace. Then move on to a delicious six-course dinner in one of our restaurants. Meanwhile, your little ones can gather in the Salle Baccarat to enjoy a Christmas movie and spend a joyful evening together. Happy Holidays! The menu is included in the culinary credit From 7.30pm Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 guestrelations@palace.ch

A FOND FAREWELL TO 2020 - 31 DECEMBER 2020 Who else cannot wait to bid 2020 a heart-felt goodbye? This year’s theme is “La Nuit Argentée” – and we promise you a night filled with celebratory magic. Start your evening off with a glass of Champagne at your table from 8:30pm, followed by an exquisite dinner in one of our restaurants. The setting will spoil you with its beauty. If you are travelling with your family, we have got you covered: Our professional caregivers will entertain your children throughout the evening. Dress Code Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner. Gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo. Price CHF 480 for resident guests CHF 280 for resident children under 12 years From 8.30pm Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 guestrelations@palace.ch


“EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” BY MARTIN CREED A new neon work by Martin Creed, ‘Work No. 3485 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT’, will light up the façade of the Gstaad Palace from mid-December through to the end of February in a recurring collaboration with the leading international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. Awarded the Turner Prize in 2001 for ‘Work 227: The lights going on and off’, Creed has become known for hugely varied work, which is by turns uncompromising, entertaining, shocking and beautiful. The Creed installation on the Gstaad Palace coincides with the presentation ‘Louise Bourgeois. The Heart Has Its Reasons’, available to experience at the exhibition space Tarmak22 in Gstaad and on hauserwirth.com from the 19 December until the 3 February 2021. Credits: Martin Creed, Work No. 1086 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT 2011, Installation view, Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, Netherlands, © Martin Creed. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020 Photo: Antoine van Kaam

FERRARI PORTOFINO M: A TOUCH OF SUMMER IN WINTER The Ferrari Portofino M, which features the legendary ‘M’ suffix, for Modificata, in its name, is the evolution of the Ferrari Portofino. The new Prancing Horse 2+ spider will be on exclusive display at the Gstaad Palace main entrance from 21 December to 21 February. We will celebrate this touch of summer in winter with an inspired dish, which can be tasted at the Grand Restaurant and a refreshing cocktail available at the Bar. A test driver will assist you in discovering more.

PHILLIPS PERPETUAL OPENS AT THE GSTAAD PALACE PHILLIPS PERPETUAL offers a boutique experience to clients for both the sale and purchase of fine and rare watches. The PERPETUAL collection is curated by the PHILLIPS watches specialist team, and includes very rare and sought-after wristwatches from the most collectible brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet, as well as a selection of high-end independent brands. Chosen for their excellent quality and provenance, the watches offered by PERPETUAL aim to please the most discerning collectors. Opened in 2019 in PHILLIPS’ London headquarters, PERPETUAL extends its operations abroad for the first time to offer clients of the Gstaad Palace access to its collection. Make sure to drop by the boutique to see some of the world’s most exceptional wristwatches and meet their wonderful team to source your next timepiece. Credits: Sold by Phillips, the present Patek Philippe Ref. 3940R-027 is thought to be one of only 5 pieces made in 2015 for the Grand exhibition at the Saatchi gallery. © Phillips Watches


FIND YOUR INNER BALANCE A transformative week to start a new healthy life: Receive Master Ananda’s wisdom in an exclusive experience. Dr. Anand Kambli uses traditional holistic techniques that have been passed on from master to student for 2500 years. You learn to balance soul and mind, connect with yourself, and solve personal issues. The Samvahan therapy in our luxury private Spa Suite lets you experience pure bliss. Plus, you enjoy vegan cuisine during the entire stay. For further information: +41 33 748 58 90 spa@palace.ch

SPA AROUND THE WORLD We invite you to travel the globe in the heart of our spa. Pick your destination, and board a trip to relaxation and unique experiences, highlighted by an array of specialties and treatments combining the best the world of spa has to offer. What’s included: • Three or five nights’ stay • Room upgrade depending on availability • One spa destination of choice • Culinary credits and access to the Palace Spa Your destinations: • Thailand: Thai massage, reflexology, and fit boxing • India: Shiva Ananda Kizhi therapy, peaceful mind massage, and yoga session • Italy: Couple massage in our private suite, rose scrub, and a glass of wine • Morocco: Two-hour Hammam experience in our private suite. When booking, simply confirm your destination of choice. If you are tempted by more than one destination, contact us for a tailor-made trip. Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 reservations@palace.ch

ALPINE RETREAT Discover the beauty of the Bernese Alps with our signature Gstaad Palace treatment, tailored to you and your needs. Let your mind wander while your body is pampered using local plants and products from the Gstaad area. Pamper yourself and get to know your surroundings from a whole new perspective. For further information: +41 33 748 58 90 spa@palace.ch


VIRTUAL GP RACETRACK «F1 STYLE» On your marks, get set, go. Your favourite racetrack is ready and waiting for you – whether just for fun, a test drive, training or a race. Prices vary by length, from 9am to 10pm First come, first race with our Reception All season long, from 13 years old & over 155 cm tall For further information: +41 33 748 50 00 info@palace.ch

INDIA COMES TO GSTAAD, BOLLYWOOD TO THE GSTAAD PALACE Originally from Delhi, Ravi Bajaj has lived in Manchester since 1997. He used to cook for the guests of the world-famous Taj Hotel in Mumbai, now he is head chef in his own enterprise: With his innovative DILLI concept, he caused quite a stir in the Indian restaurant scene of Britain. For the past five years, Ravi Bajaj has been guest chef at the Gstaad Palace. While here, he usually offers three or four of his classic dishes, such as the tandoori chicken with its vibrant red colour that stems from saffron. Ravi’s recipes have style. His classics come with a certain twist, a trace lighter, a trace more playful. Together with head chef Franz W. Faeh he offers Palace guests a delightfully exciting menu at our Grand Restaurant from the 29th of December onwards during the entire winter season – a treat for eyes and taste buds alike. For further information: +41 33 748 58 19 maitre@palace.ch

KIDS CLUB Families are very welcome here. Which is why we offer your children an exciting, different programme every year at our hotel. We are particularly proud of this as we also want to make young guests perfectly happy in Gstaad. The kids’ programme is aimed at 5 to 12 year olds; 3 to 5 year olds can take part if accompanied by a responsible person. Our lovely dedicated childminders are there for young hotel guests. The programme that changes every week ensures plenty of fun and games. Your children will quickly establish new friendships that they can then cultivate in the two playrooms and the playground at our 5-star hotel. Opening hours: 1.30pm - 7.30pm


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Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2020-21  

Gstaad Palace Winter Highlights 2020-21