Summer Highlights 2022

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GSTAAD’S TOP EVENTS

SUMMER 2022

SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS Summer Season from 24 June - 11 September 2022

TIME TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAYS?

FLEXIBLE BOOKING CONDITIONS

Personalised service is dear to our heart since 1913. You might have questions to arrange your summer holidays at the Gstaad Palace, our Reservations Team will be at your service. Please contact us at reservations@palace.ch or +41 33 748 50 00

Flexibility is crucial for us since 109 years especially in the 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.


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Photographer: Iris Velghe / Conception: Luma


MY GSTAAD AND ITS CASTLE

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ou’re not dreaming: summer is just around the corner. And with it, your chance to unwind, enjoy, and thrive in our inspiring setting, surrounded by the unique Alpine mountainscape. A modernised indoor pool, a refreshed outdoor pool area, a new board room: we have spent the last few months improving and refining. I won’t lie to you – there’s real effort behind all the fairy tale magic. No wands, no spells, no potions. Instead, our staff and family use their real-world skills, passion and expertise to make your wishes come true in an ever fast-changing world. For me personally, this year has a special challenge in stock: I’m humbled and honoured to be the newly elected chairman of The Leading Hotels of the World. We are a collection of authentic and often family owned luxury hotels, inviting travellers from around the world to immerse themselves in the decidedly extraordinary. Because what’s better than a fairy tale? Real experiences. Authentic traditions. Genuine hospitality. Distinguished pleasures. I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Gstaad Palace once again. Sincerely,

Andrea Scherz

PS: As we continue to adapt to a volatile situation, we may have to adjust the programme to new policies and restrictions. Please use the QR code below for the latest information.

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SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

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PASSION AT ITS BEST

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LET’S EAT

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LET’S MEET

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THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD

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GSTAAD, WHAT’S HAPPENING?

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HUBLOT POLO CUP GSTAAD

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A DIGITAL FACELIFT

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TAKE A SPLASH AT «PISCINE»

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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

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‘HAUSER & WIRTH AND JAMES KOCH’

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE GSTAAD PALACE?

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THE PALACE SPA

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SWIM LIKE INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU

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SUSTAINABILITY

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BONHAMS

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WHO’S WHO?

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GREENGO’S BACK

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SAMMY’S WORLD

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OUR JOURNEY AT THE GSTAAD PALACE

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Join us at the finish line on Saturday, 27 August at 5.30pm for a cocktail with the participants 6

GOOD WEATHER ONLY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT palace.ch


PASSION AT ITS BEST

24 June - 11 September

AUDEMARS PIGUET Fly over the peaks of the Swiss Alps to the heart of haute horlogerie. For all fans and connoisseurs of luxury watches: We will make your high-flying dreams come true! A helicopter takes you from Gstaad Airport on a spectacular flight over the Alps to Le Brassus to visit the workshops of Audemars Piguet, where you can get an insight into the fine art of Swiss watchmaking - including culinary flights of fancy.

WINE BY FAMILY MARTEL Being fascinated by high-quality wine also implies being in love with it. In our hotel, this love for highest wine culture is conveyed by the wine specialist Martel, which is, like the Gstaad Palace, family-run for five generations. From Chablais to Chardonnay, from Nebbiolo to Napa – Martel stands for a wide range of wines, including top rarities like the ones from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Hence, for Martel, wine is not a good, it is artwork which they dedicate a lot of personal resources to, from selection to delivery to the Gstaad Palace. Proudly, due to Martel, we are able to provide access to highest wine culture.

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LET’S EAT To book a table, please contact us at guestrelations@palace.ch

#InternationalSpecialities #GourmetTerrace #DinewithaView

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LET’S MEET

#NewDesign #TopnotchTechnology # Don’tWorkTooMuch

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THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD The Leading Hotels of the World is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels, with more than 400 properties from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt. Leading Hotels carefully curates distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps for adventurous souls. Just as the Gstaad Palace is a family-led hotel of more than three generations, more than eighty percent of Leading Hotels’ members are family-led, ninety percent are independent, and one hundred percent are luxury properties. Now more than ever, curious travelers are in search of immersive, authentic travel experiences. And independent hotels are best positioned to deliver just this.

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Each Leading Hotel has its own distinct DNA, combined with the warm hospitality and hightouch service that keeps travelers returning again and again. Where to next? Might we recommend Royal Mansour in Marrakech, Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica, Ritz Paris in France, Le Sirenuse in Positano, The Lowell in NYC, The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia, and the list of Leading Hotels goes on and on. We kindly invite you to start your journey with “The Leading Hotels of the World” by visiting us on lhw.com 1-2. Nayara Tented Camp, Costa Rica / 3-4. The Lowell, New York City / 5-6. Ritz Paris / 7. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy / 8-9. Royal Mansour, Marrakech

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GSTAAD, WHAT IS HAPPENING?

24 - 26 June

6 - 10 July

15 July - 3 September

WoW GSTAAD

SWATCH BEACH PRO GSTAAD

MENUHIN FESTIVAL

International Literature symposium.

“The Place to Beach” in Gstaad.

“WIEN – Beethoven Delayed”.

wowgstaad.com

beachworldtour.ch

gstaadmenuhinfestival.ch

17 - 24 July

1 August

22 - 23 August

EFG SWISS OPEN GSTAAD

SWISS NATIONAL DAY

1ST SWISS HIKING SUMMIT

A true legend coming home again.

Happy Birthday Switzerland!

“What does it take more than nature?”

swissopengstaad.ch

gstaad.ch

wandergipfel.ch

26 - 28 August

9 - 10 September

INT. MEETING VW DE CHÂTEAU-D’OEX

COUNTRY NIGHT GSTAAD

GSTAAD CARD

The place to be, for all fans of vintage VW cars.

Marty Stuart, Carly Pearce, Rhonda Vincent and Bastian Baker.

Free Public Transportation and much more.

coccinelle.ch/meeting/chateau-doex

countrynight-gstaad.ch

gstaad.ch

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HUBLOT POLO GOLD CUP GSTAAD 18 - 21 August 2022

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A DIGITAL FACELIFT

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ow do we translate the Palace experience into the virtual world?

That’s what we asked communication pros and digital experts. More and unique imagery, new booking features, and state-of-theart storytelling techniques: In June 2022, the new website of the Gstaad Palace will go live. “The Gstaad Palace is more than a fancy place to stay. It’s an experience”, says Stefan Ludwig, Executive Assistant Manager Sales & Marketing, at the Gstaad Palace. “A team of dedicated professionals has created a similarly unforgettable online experience.” The new website aims to be more than just another booking site: it will give friends of the digital a new and exciting playing field. We hope you enjoy discovering your Gstaad Palace in an entirely new digital way.

Next chapter is starting in June

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AS OF 1 JULY… IT’S POOL TIME Monday to Sunday: 10am - 7pm (weather permitting) Entrance fee applies

RESIDENT DJ JIM LEBLANC BRINGS THE GREENGO VIBES OPEN AIR Friday to Sunday: 5pm - 7pm, free entrance from 5pm For further information, please visit palace.ch

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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

15 - 17 July

GILDO’S COOKING CLASS

CYCLIST’S PARADISE

Our legendary Gildo Bocchini is back for one weekend, and he will help you master the Italian art of making the perfect spaghetti. This summer, you get again the chance to cook with our beloved former Maître D’ and his successor Andrea and learn some of their culinary secrets. Cooking Class Package, starting from CHF 1’732.for two, includes:

Lush green meadows and hills that rise gently into the summer sky, where they culminate in craggy peaks: The Saanenland region really is divine - not just according to local lore. This corner of paradise with space to relax and explore is almost otherworldly - but definitely down to earth.

• Two nights at the Gstaad Palace • Room upgrade, subject to availability • Breakfast, a culinary credit and use of the Palace Spa • Learn the secrets of Gildo’s famous Spaghetti • Exclusive cooking class with Gildo Bocchini and Andrea Buschini Saturday, 3pm in Gildo’s Ristorante • Cocktail followed by a private 4-course dinner Saturday, 7pm in Gildo’s Ristorante The event is very exclusive therefore limited to 12 participants. Registrations with our reservations department on +41 33 748 50 00 or at reservations@palace.ch

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Ready to be discovered by bike. There’s literally a perfect path for everyone or any type of bike. That’s what makes Gstaad so wonderfully versatile. For further information, please contact us at concierge@palace.ch


‘HAUSER & WIRTH’

Interview with James Koch, Partner and Executive Director at Hauser & Wirth Hauser & Wirth has a presence in Gstaad for a number of years, what are your activities here? We found a permanent home in the former chalet of Gunther Sachs, the Vieux Chalet, which has been used by Hauser & Wirth as a private space since 2015. It functions as an unorthodox setting to view art, where we curate eclectic art hangings of works by modern masters such as Picasso, Joan Miró, and Philip Guston, combined by works by more contemporary artists including Rashid Johnson, Nicolas Party, and Lorna Simpson, to resemble that of a collector’s home. We have since presented other public art projects in the area in collaboration with the Gstaad Palace, such as the Jenny Holzer truism projections and the Martin Creed neon which were shown on the façade of the building. Since 2018, we have hosted solo presentations at the exhibition space Tarmak22, including Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy and Günther Förg. Together with our artists, we are always delighted to bring pieces of art to the mountains. Since founding our first gallery in Zurich three decades ago, opening another space in Gstaad felt like a natural © see separate caption information extension given the gallery’s Swiss DNA. There is a vibrant art scene in Switzerland, including this part of the Alps, and we feel grateful to be standing amongst some of the most outstanding institutions, private collections and galleries in Europe. What is your advice to someone who wants to start building a collection? I think the most important decision to take is, considering whether collecting artworks, or artists, that you love and admire. Equally important is, to identify the kind of aesthetics that you like – so do your research. Go to as many shows and see as much art as possible.

How does a gallery choose the artists they represent? It’s important to consider an artist from a 360 degree perspective. This includes considerations such as their market and performance at auctions but as important are the museum exhibitions and museum acquisitions. In our case, sometimes the artists on our roster introduce us to other artists that connect with our programme, for example contemporary artists that feel affinities with the modern masters we represent. Which artists are you inspired by? We have so many incredible modern and contemporary artists on our programme, that it is impossible to choose just one. However, I am inspired by great women artists like Jenny Holzer, Pipilotti Rist, Lousie Bourgeois, Sophie Taeuber Arp, as well as the painter Philip Guston, to name just a few. Jenny Holzer’s Truisms are such iconic and important works. For more than forty years Holzer has presented text emblazoned on T-shirts, carved in stone, painted on canvas, scrolling on LED signs, and luminously projected onto buildings and landscapes. Holzer’s texts address oppression, gender, sexuality, power, and war. In 2019 we invited her to project some of her famous truisms onto the façade of the Gstaad Palace.

Jenny Holzer ‘A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE CAN GO A LONG WAY’, 2019 Light projections on the Gstaad Palace © Jenny Holzer. ARS, NY and DACS, London 2019 Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Ideas start the future. The fully electric Audi RS e-tron GT.

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Audi RS e-tron GT, 598 HP, 24.2 kWh/100 km, 0 g CO₂/km, category A


WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE PALACE? Monday to Sunday

6 August - 27 August

Mountain Picnic*

György Farkas

Looking for the most beautiful view over the region? We’ve got you covered.

& Les Tziganes

Our Concierge Team will indicate you the way to our very own Picnic Hideaway on top of Gstaad.

Monday to Sunday

Fondue under the tree*

SELECTION Dry and fresh fruits, muesli bar, mountain cheese, regional pork sausage “Chämiwürstli”, cold rosemary chicken breast, farmer’s bread, pasta salad and cooked eggs, mini chocolate cakes, cookies and still water.

The Lobby Bar or Le Grill

20 August: from 11pm

Polo Night** Première: this special night is back at the GreenGo, for the very first time since 2006. Dress code: elegant

CHF 45.- per person

GreenGo

Welcome to the land of cheese!

Monday to Sunday: from 7pm

Enjoy delicious Swiss specialities in a secret and naturally private spot in our lovely Palace garden. Stunning Mountain View included.

Palace on air

27 June - 10 September: Wednesday to Sunday

Available to resident and non-resident guests at a maximum capacity of 4 people. CHF 50.- per person will be added to your spending.

Sunday: 3 July - 14 August (weather permitting)

Open air Palace Brunch* Enjoy a Swiss BBQ Brunch on our La Grande Terrasse. CHF 125.- per person CHF 65.- per child under 12 years

Antonella & Tato life on stage

Indian Cuisine*

The Lobby Bar or Lobby Terrace

Our Indian chef Ravi Bajaj is back at the Palace, and with him a great variety of flavorsome Indian dishes.

1 August: from 7.30pm

La Grande Terrasse & Le Grand Restaurant

Swiss National Day* Let us celebrate Switzerland’s 731st birthday together with the Scherz family by enjoying a Swiss aperitif in the garden and a delicious four-course menu. Enjoy traditional folk music and the fireworks above the Palace! CHF 200.- per person CHF 100.- per child under 12 years

* For reservations and more information please contact us at +41 33 748 50 00 or guestrelations@palace.ch ** For reservations please contact the GreenGo Team at havefun@greengo.com All subject to change due to known circumstances.

All Restaurants & Terraces

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TIME OUT AT THE PALACE SPA

Our 1,800 sqm. spa is not an enchanted castle in the air - it’s a genuine haven for relaxation. Granite from nearby Lake Blausee, a log fire, alpine views and treatments with exquisite plant-based ingredients guarantee a unique natural experience. Refresh yourself and soak up the atmosphere in our wellness oasis. For bookings or further information, please contact our Palace Spa Team directly: +41 33 748 58 90 or spa@palace.ch

JACUZZI Relax on the bubble loungers in the warm water at 37 degrees Celsius and squint at the sun. In our jacuzzi, you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the fresh air all year round, accompanied by wonderful panoramic views over Gstaad’s mountains.

HAMMAM Your visit to our hammam starts with a foot-washing ritual. This is followed by a steam bath, calm moments in the “endless room”, a soapsud massage, another steam bath and relaxation in the “floating pool”. A moisturising oil massage adds the finishing touch.

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SAUNA There’s no better place to sweat it out with a view. Trust us, you can believe your eyes - the view of the mountain peaks from our saunas and steam baths is real. After boosting your immune system and your metabolism, sit back and relax in our idyllic outdoor zone or by the fireplace in the lounge.

RELAXATION GARDEN Take a deep breath – the clean mountain air in Gstaad is a treat for the senses. Enjoy the peace in our new relaxation garden, put your feet up on a lounger in the open air, and recharge your batteries with the sound of birdsong in your ears.

PERSONAL TRAINING & THAI BOXING Our personal trainers will put together an individual training programme tailored to your needs. Activities include jogging, muscle strengthening and Thai boxing, as well as high intensity interval training and balance workouts. We are happy to advise you.

TENNIS In summer, tennis hotshots can practice their serve and backhand on one of four clay courts next to the hotel. Generations of athletes have swung their rackets here. And if the weather is bad, there are three indoor courts nearby. If you prefer a faster pace, the Palace also has its own squash court.

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THE WALIG HUT

Preserving the past to develop the future sustainably. It’s the stuff fairy tales are made of: Our Walig Hut stands alone at 1,700 metres above sea level. The Gstaad Palace has leased and lovingly renovated this authentic alpine hut from 1783. A night up here, far from the world, is a dream come true. Our hut warden Maurizo Paglino stirs a fondue over the open fire. For lunch, he serves slices of cheese and air-cured beef. And in the morning, you can look forward to a proper alpine breakfast. Spend the night in our cosy hut, with only the sound of cowbells to lull you gently into a deep sleep. Our Walig Hut has space for a family with two children and is ideal for one night. During the day, we serve lunch or dinner for 4 to 14 guests.

Come on up! Contact us at events@palace.ch or call us on +41 33 748 50 00 For further information about our sustainability concepts please visit palace.ch

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BONHAMS SAYS GRÜESSECH (AGAIN) TO GSTAAD The Gstaad Sale: Collectors’ Motor Cars, 3 July 2022

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onhams is delighted to return to Gstaad and to the Palace for the auction house’s first collectors’ cars sale in the resort since 2008. The array of magnificent metal, representing the finest automotive names, will be complemented by the stunning backdrop of the Gstaad Palace. Leading the sale is a 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta the fastest supercar of its day. Further consignments are currently being invited.

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Delivered new to Switzerland 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta Chassis no. ZFFGJ34B000089982 CHF 1,600,000 – 2,000,000 Contact: eurocars@bonhams.com


HOTEL MANAGER AKA VITTORIO DI CARLO

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e makes sure everyone is happy and things are working smoothly: Vittorio Di Carlo is the operational brain of the Gstaad Palace.

A lot of passion, patience – and to always be ready for the unexpected. Once our doors open for the season, the hotel runs at full speed. No time to warm up the engine. How do you separate work and private life? The key to a long career in hospitality is to be able to disconnect from work. Once I get home, I try to be fully present enjoying life with my wife. Why did you decide to pursue a career in hospitality? I knew it when I was a child! Whenever I saw a beautiful hotel in a movie, I told my parents, “I will manage a hotel like this”. My parents owned several shops, so I learned to meet and exceed customers’ expectations early on. What sets the Gstaad Palace apart? Its history, heritage, and guests are unique. Our hotel has a special energy, I felt it from the first moment. The Gstaad Palace and its team members are like a family and our guests are an important part of it!

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What does it take to work in a hotel like the Gstaad Palace?

In your opinion, what is the most challenging aspect of a hotel manager’s job? My role is to make sure that team members are happy, our guests are satisfied, and we are profitable enough to continue investing in the property. That’s a lot of needs to satisfy. How did you discover your passion for the piano? One day, I was listening to our pianist. And I thought, “you can do that, too, Vittorio”. So, I tried. Now I know that playing the Piano is definitely not one of my strengths

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22 July - 27 August

Every Friday and Saturday, from 11pm Resident DJ Jim Leblanc

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Sammy’s Kids Club */** Please consult our Concierge Team to check on opening times. On sunny days, at our «PISCINE», otherwise in the Salle Piero. The Kids Club and its programme is available complimentary for kids whose parents are visiting the Palace and its venues. Capacity is limited.

3 July - 14 August Every Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

Bouncing Castle**

4 August: 3.30pm - 5pm

It’s time for Pizza****

Jumping all over the world.

Our chefs show you how to create your own Pizza.

Palace Garden

Main Kitchen

16 July & 19 August: 2pm - 4pm

6 August: 3pm - 6pm

Pony riding**

Open air fairy tales***

Ride a pony whilst enjoying mountain views and exploring the Palace premises.

Enjoy Swiss fairy tales and play matching games.

Palace Garden

Palace Garden

23 July: 2pm - 4pm

7 August: all Day

Walking the St. Bernard dogs ***

Carousel fun**

Lead the dogs, brush them, hide food and let them search…

Outdoor Parking

Palace Garden

30 July: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Mini-farm*** Meet the domestic fowl and small farm animals: chickens, roosters, rabbits, mini ponies, goats, sheeps, geese and ducks. Grab the chance to discover how to milk on a cow model construction. Palace Garden

Have fun riding the nostalgic “Merry-go-round”

7 August: 9am - 12.30pm

Kids Grand Prix** The 8th Mini-Grand-Prix with kettcars will take place this summer, again. We guarantee a fun atmosphere for the little ones. A child-friendly competition - no drivers license needed . “Ready, Pedal... Gooooooo!” Outdoor parking

12 August & 13 August 1pm - 3pm & 4pm - 6pm (both days)

Les Peintres Nomades*** Be surprised and get creative. Get your personal Facepainting and enjoy “Jewellery Painting”. Palace Garden For further information, please visit nomadenko.com

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OUR JOURNEY AT THE GSTAAD PALACE «DE FAMILIE-SPIRIT LÄBT»

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e Leon und de Mateo mache e Chochlehr, d’Chiara, d’Julie, d’Thabea, de Kaspar und de Leonardo si choufmännische Lehrendi. Mir hei üsi jüngschte Team-Gspändli gfragt, wies isch, im Gstaad Palace ihri Karierre z’starte. Warum heit dir d’Hotellerie gwäut? Ir Hotellerie hei mir d’Möglechkeit, uf de ganze Wäut zschaffe. Mir aui liebed ds Reise, d’Mehrsprachigkeit u drfür zluege, dass üsi Gescht äs guets Erläbnis hei. Dört z’schaffe, wo angeri Ferie mache, sorgt für ä super Atmosphärä ou im Team. Worum ds Gstaad Palace? Es isch äs grosses Hotäl mit ämänä super Ruef.

Hie hei mir viu Möglechkeite. D’Chochlehrling chöi i de verschidänä Restaurants mit ungerschidlichä Menüs schaffe. D’ Chouffroue u Choufmannä wächslä aui sächs Monat d’Abteilig. So lehrä mir fasch aui Beriichä vom Hotäu kenne. U üsi Teams si sehr divers. Mir schaffe mit Lüt us viunä Kulturä. De FamilieSpirit läbt. Was fäut euch z Gstaad? Es paar vo üs si hie ir Region ufgwachse, angeri hei sech eifach i Ort verliebt. Aber mir aui vermisse äs Pub oder ä Bar zum Chille. Besseri Zug- u Busverbindigä si ou uf dr Lischte. U vilich en E-Bike-Sharing Service, damit mer eifacher vo A noch B chömä.

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WINTER SEASON 20th December 2022 - 12th March 2023

GSTAAD PALACE

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SWITZERLAND

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INFO@PALACE.CH

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