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GSTAAD’S TOP EVENTS

WINTER 2021-2022

Winter Season from 20 December 2021 to 6 March 2022

Safety Concept

Time to plan your holidays?

Your health and that of our staff are of paramount importance to us. We kindly ask you to visit our website palace.ch to learn about the latest guidance provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG).

Personalised service is dear to our heart since 1913. You might have questions to arrange your winter 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.


OUR CASTLE

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ooking back to 108 years of history, 2021 has been one of the most challenging years ever. Our entire family, the Palace Team, partners and friends have mourned the pass away of my father and the world has witnessed a pandemic affecting the lives of so many.

Together, we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with elegant dinners and fun-packed kids’ parties. While adventure-seekers hit the slopes, others relish exclusive Spa treatments. Party people can feel the beats again at the GreenGo nightclub; early risers can greet the day by diving into the newly renovated indoor pool.

Since the time has come to look more optimistically into the future, we are truly glad to know that almost all of our dear guests may travel again. As a family-owned hotel, we strive to be a place where generations come together to relax and enjoy. A place to unwind, to enjoy nature, to make new friends, to have fun and indulge.

Rest assured, our «Equipe» is dedicated to your well-being and to keeping you safe at all times. Let us turn our Castle, into your Castle. Sincerely,

Andrea Scherz

PS: Following the Covid Certificate rule in Switzerland, the doors of our castle are open for you if you’re vaccinated, recovered or tested.

MAISON FAMILIALE INDÉPENDANTE

As we continue to adapt to a very volatile situation, we may have to adjust the programme to new policies and restrictions.

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T I WILL BE BACK Ernst A. Scherz 5 July 1939 – 13 May 2021

Thanks to his parents’ good connections, EAS got a place at Le Rosey boarding school, where he met Prince Aga Kahn, who later asked him to join him in building the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. EAS’s wife Shiwa was always by his side. In 1968 he received an urgent call from his father in Gstaad: “Ernst, I need your help!” This marked the beginning of a remarkable success story. EAS created a wonderful home for his wife and his sons, Thierry and Andrea, close to the Palace in Chalet Mandi.

he death of Ernst Andrea Scherz had a profound impact, not only on his family. The hotel also received countless expressions of sympathy, consternation and solidarity from all over the world. His maxim, which he shared with everyone he knew, offers solace: “I will be back.”

Ernst Andrea Scherz, known as EAS, also lived by this distinctive motto. The first memories of this exceptional individual date back to the war years – and involve butter and cars. For example, Ernst’s father once brought a substantial chunk of butter home to Chalet Bärglimatt, but before the family knew it, the cheeky scamp had devoured the whole thing!

But there is no sun without shadow: At far too young an age, his wife Shiwa fell ill with cancer. For seven years, EAS devoted himself to caring for her. In the following years he was not always so lucky in love. But one good thing came out of this turbulent period – his son Chris. Finally, in 2004, he met his present wife, Yana, with whom he enjoyed many fulfilling and happy years.

EAS also took a shine to anything that was mechanical and motorised. When he was just a whippersnapper during the war, his father sometimes took the car for an illicit spin to the Oberbort district of Gstaad, and little Ernst would go with him – standing on the back seat of course. But the two of them had not reckoned with chickens on the road…

Ernst Andrea Scherz was a loving and generous man. He was someone who always bounced back, who got things done, and fought hard. And, true to his name (“Scherz” is the German word for “joke”), he always enjoyed a laugh. So it is hardly surprising that his obituary notice ends on a humorous note: “It was wonderful! I will be back.”

Young Ernst was not quite so earnest when it came to his studies. He often only learned his French vocabulary on the way to school in Ebnit.

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Your Castle

Sustainable since 1913

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VALENTINE’S DAY BY CHOPARD Culinary Journey 12

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What’s happening in Gstaad?

Your holidays in pictures

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Let us celebrate with you

Winter at the Palace

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Monday, 14 February 2022 From 7.30 pm Time to celebrate and create new memories together with your loved ones by enjoying an evening with cocktails and a gourmet dinner. With some luck, you might be the couple winning special creations from Chopard who is pleased to partner with the Gstaad Palace in rewarding the most elegant couple on Valentine’s Day. For Madame, Chopard has selected one of its Happy Hearts creations, the collection for women with a big heart, which has become a jewellery icon. Made of 18-carat pink ethical gold, the pendant enhances the shape of the heart, an emblem of the Maison, through a large red heart and a daring mobile diamond. As much a salute to Joie de Vivre as an ode to femininity. For Monsieur, Chopard expresses its passion for motor sports and competition through a pair of stainless steel cufflinks with a palladium finish inspired by a gear lever knob. An essential accessory for contemporary gentlemen who know that elegance lies in the detail. 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 195.- per person* CHF 95.- per child under 12 years* * included in culinary credit A mindful experience 24

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A new look…

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YOUR CASTLE

Family Winter

Ski Pleasure

Spend your winter holiday at our 5-Star Superior Hotel. Your family can stay in two rooms with a connecting door in our Family Winter package - fun for kids and grown-ups! Accomodation for three nights in two interconnecting rooms while the second room is offered with a 25% discount. The package also includes a visit of an old fire station, which has been transformed into a creative place for young and old and a horse-carriage ride through the Saanenland where the entire family can enjoy a cheese fondue.

For all skiers and anyone who wants to be one: our ski packages include accommodation, ski passes and even one day with a private ski instructor. So one thing is certain: you will ride down to the valley on the 220 km of slopes in total with a better technique and even more enjoyment. The package includes e.g. four or more nights with room upgrade, ski pass for three or more days and one day with a private ski instructor.

Tick- Tock Exclusively available from Friday, 14 January - Sunday, 16 January 2022 Learn the secrets of watch making presented to you by “Initium Creawatch” and build your very own watch. This Package for two persons is starting from CHF 5’142.- and includes: - Two nights at the Gstaad Palace - Room upgrade (subject to availability) SATURDAY, 15 JANUARY FROM 9 AM - Exclusive watch making class - Lunch in one of our restaurants SATURDAY, 15 JANUARY FROM 6.30 PM - Cocktail and a private 4-course dinner

You might have questions to arrange your winter 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 or visit palace.ch/en/offers/

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SINCE 1913… FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

A DREAM TEAM AT WORK AND HOME

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arbara Anjos Branco-Schiess born in Frauenfeld/Canton Thurgau works at the Gstaad Palace as Guest Relations Manager and Member of the Management Team. In her private life she loves to read, keeping local traditions alive such as the very unique paper cutting, enjoys hiking in the beautiful nature of Switzerland and is a lover of classic music. Professionally, she loves fulfilling even the most extravagant wishes of our guests.

How did you meet? Barbara: When Luis joined the Palace in December 1999, I immediately fancied him. Obviously, he must have liked me too. We didn’t really become a couple until the “Country Night Gstaad” in September 2000, though. How do you separate work and life? Barbara: Having dinner together is sacred to us. That’s when we decompress and talk about the day. But then there’s always a moment when we stop and say, “Enough shoptalk now.”

Luis Anjos Branco born in Castello Branco in Portugal is a valued Member of our Engineering Team, a classical “All-Rounder”, so to say our very own “MacGyver” as he finds solutions for literally every single technical challenge. Luis is a big fan of “Benfica Lissabon” and just any kind of sports. Among other talents he is especially loved by the entire team for his delicious “Chestnut BBQ” – a typical Portuguese tradition.

Luis: On our day off, we play tennis or cook something special and enjoy just going about our day. Sometimes we go on a short trip to get a different perspective on things. What do you love about each other? Luis: She is honest, straightforward, and responsible.

As a child, Luis wanted to be a football star, Barbara dreamed of being a florist. They have both been working at the Gstaad Palace for over 20 years – and are a dream team outside of work as well.

Barbara: He finds a solution to everything and brings me back down to earth after a hard day. I can rely on him and count on him completely. What is on your bucket list? Luis: I don’t really have an answer to that… certainly whatever Barbara wants to do☺. Barbara: Probably to enjoy life together as long as possible. And to be able to be there for each other.

At the Palace, acting sustainably means...

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Our vision is for the long-term. We want to continue welcoming generations of families from all around the world to the Gstaad Palace, so they may benefit from the tranquility, beauty and alpine authenticity of the Saanenland for another 100 years and more. It’s what we’re committed to. Read on to find out at a glance what the Gstaad Palace is doing to ensure it acts responsibly, in economic, ecological as well as social terms.

he Gstaad Palace was built in 1913 – long before the term sustainability became established in its current form and long before anybody talked about such issues. That the Gstaad Palace sees itself as part of Gstaad and its surroundings goes without saying. The drive to act in the interests of nature, people and the environment has quite simply always been in the Palace’s DNA. We know that the true luxury of our establishment lies in the unique nature that surrounds it and in the cordial spirit between our employees and our guests.

And this is just the beginning – please visit palace.ch/en/sustainability/

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CULINARY JOURNEY

Le Grill, Rôtisserie

La Fromagerie

Enjoy international cuisine in our “Le Grill” gourmet restaurant. Our top chefs prepare your delicious dinner right in front of your eyes in the show kitchen. Choose an accompanying wine from our wine cellar. The restaurant has been awarded with 15 Gault Millau points.

Do you also want to try typical Swiss dishes during your stay at our hotel? “La Fromagerie” offers you this in a cosy atmosphere. How about our legendary truffle and Champagne cheese fondue or a traditional raclette?

Gildo’s Ristorante

Le Grand Restaurant & La Grande Terrasse

Do you love Italian cooking? Then visit “Gildo’s Ristorante”. The restaurant was named after our Maître D’ Gildo Bocchini, who was one of the hosts at the Palace since the 1960s. Buon appetito!

Let yourself be indulged by our chefs’ haute cuisine and creativity at “Le Grand Restaurant” and on “La Grande Terrasse”. Enjoy the view over the stunning garden and breathtaking mountain panorama during your meal.

Open with reservations available for either 7.00 pm or 9.30 pm

Open from 7 am to 11 am, from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

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Open from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Open with reservations available for either 7.00 pm or 9.30 pm

To book a table, please contact us at guestrelations@palace.ch

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DESTINATION NEWS

GSTAAD, WHAT IS HAPPENING?

The Snoasis becomes the Eggli Lounge! This winter, the new chaletstyle bar with a large sun terrace opens on Gstaad’s culinary mountain. If you want to round off the day after a fast downhill run or a leisurely winter hike, this is the place to be. The culinary offer is designed to match the offering of wines, champagne and cocktails. In keeping with the easygoing atmosphere, a “Kafi Schnaps” is also available. The Eggli Lounge can also be booked as an event location. gstaad.ch/eggli

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Eggli Lounge

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All season

Classic Car Auction

Gstaad Events & Activities

Auction of about 45 selected classic cars in the festival tent. Viewing in Gstaad on 28 and 29 December. Auction starts on 29 December at 4 pm.

Exciting winter experiences and events in Gstaad and its surroundings are awaiting you. gstaad.ch/en

GSTAAD CARD Enjoy your personal world of experience. A tasty fondue in the snow or simply skating on the fresh air? Benefit from various offers with your personal Gstaad Card. Ask our reception for additional information.

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Enjoy your discovery tour through the Gstaad region.

28 January - 5 February 2022

43 International Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Sommets Musicaux Gstaad A classical music festival full of traditions, a true legend in Gstaad.

An event filled with color but also an impressive light and sound show called “Night Glow” on 29 January.

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Please note that the events and its information are subject to change depending on external circumstances.

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THESE COULD BE YOUR HOLIDAYS...

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SPARKLE SEASON

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Friday, 24 December 2021

Christmas Time, let’s celebrate When candles shine and eyes are sparkling, Christmas is on the way. We invite you to start off 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, accompanied by the elegant tunes of our live orchestras. Meanwhile, your little ones can gather to enjoy a Christmas movie and spend a joyful evening together. PRICE FOR A 6-COURSE MENU: CHF 195.- per person CHF 95.- per child under 12 years The menu is included in the culinary credit.

Friday, 31 December 2021

Welcome 2022, a Winter Wonderland

SPECIAL EVENT

Who else can’t wait to kick-off 2022? This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland” – and we promise you a night filled with celebratory magic. Start your evening off with a glamourous cocktail reception from 8 pm onwards, followed by an exquisite dinner in one of our restaurants or the Salle Baccarat. The rhythms of Dora Live Band, JP Verdolini and others will lift your spirits to new heights, and the setting will spoil you with its beauty. If you are travelling with your family, we’ve got you covered: Our professional caregivers will entertain your children with a fun New Year’s programme in our Salle Piero. PRICE

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CHF 1250.– for resident guests CHF 1350.– 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 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 dinner suit or tuxedo.

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Room. With a view. The new, fully electric Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. With spacious interior. Future is an attitude

LET US CELEBRATE WITH YOU Private Moments

Rent a Palace

…whether it’s a birthday, a wedding or your golden anniversary, we offer you five different banqueting rooms with natural daylight, including the largest hotel owned ballroom in the region. Five meeting rooms with their own conference technology for up to 300 people are available at the Palace.

Would you like to party in your own castle? The entire Gstaad Palace is also exclusively available, prior and after season. It’s an exceptional and unique offer that is only available a few days a year. In doing so you enjoy both the full attention of our staff and total privacy for all your meetings, events or celebrations. The Palace Spa, GreenGo nightclub and more, are also available just for you.

You can contact us at events@palace.ch or +41 33 748 50 00.

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December 2021 - March 2022

Every Sunday in February 2022

Indian Cuisine*

Seafood Brunch

La Grande Terrasse and Le Grand Restaurant

From 12.30 pm In our Le Grand Restaurant

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

with Ländletrio Saanenland, a Swiss folklore band CHF 150.- per person CHF 75.- per child under 12 years

December 2021 - March 2022

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Exclusive Exhibitions

HAUSER & WIRTH BRINGS THE WORK OF GÜNTHER FÖRG TO THE ALPS

Enjoy a variety of the most unique luxury products from Fashion to Jewelry. Please approach our Concierge for further details.

Daily, all season

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Piano and vocal entertainment

Cocktail des fêtes

At the Bar du Grill / at The Lobby Bar

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his winter season, the leading international art gallery Hauser & Wirth is bringing the work of Günther Förg (1952 – 2013), one of the most significant post-war German artists, to the exhibition space Tarmak22 in Gstaad. The exhibition runs from 17 December 2021 – 16 January 2022.

7 pm At Salle Baccarat By invitation only

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 to Tuesday, 4 January 2022 & Saturday, 12 February to Saturday, 26 February 2022

György Farkas & Les Tziganes At The Lobby Bar or Bar du Grill

Saturday, 1 January 2022

New Year’s Seafood Brunch From 1 pm

Friday, 18 February Sunday, 20 February 2022

Le weekend du Rosey From 11 pm GreenGo nightclub

In all restaurants with El Nuevo Mariachi Suizo CHF 250.- per person CHF 125.- per child under 12 years

Thursday, 17. February and Friday, 25 February 2022

Dora Live Band at The Lobby Bar

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lines – a hallmark of Förg’s technique – and gestural marks are combined with pockets of colour, with some works incorporating a brighter palette and others more muted. In the artist’s own words, ‘I think painting is a resilient practice; if you look through the history of painting it doesn’t change so much and we always see it in the present. It is still now.’

The presentation focuses on the later years of Förg’s artistic production, spanning work from 1997 – 2009. On view are acrylic paintings and photographs, as well as works on paper made using a range of mediums such as oil, ink gouache, pastel and charcoal, highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of his practice. The exhibition coincides with ‘Günther Förg’ at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles (14 September 2021 – 9 January 2022), the first solo exhibition of the artist in Los Angeles.

ABOUT HAUSER & WIRTH IN GSTAAD In 2015, Hauser & Wirth found a home at Vieux Chalet, the former chalet of Gunther Sachs, where the gallery presents an eclectic hanging of modern and contemporary artworks from its roster of artists. Since then, Hauser & Wirth’s activities in the Saanenland - helmed by James Koch, Partner and Executive Director at Hauser & Wirth - have included public installation projects with the Gstaad Palace, featuring outdoor works by Martin Creed and Jenny Holzer.

Born in the region of Allgäu, Germany, Günther Förg was a prolific painter, sculptor, graphic designer, and photographer. His career began in the early 1970s as a student at The Academy of Fine Art Munich. During his studies, Förg painted abstract works almost exclusively in grey and black monochrome.

The Vieux Chalet is open by appointment: +41 79 362 0927 or jamesk@hauserwirth.com

In the 1980s, Förg moved away from painting and explored new medium to make works. In particular, he began utilizing photography as a method of ‘working closer to reality,’ stating, ‘what one paints is not reality.’

Günther Förg - Untitled, 2007 Charcoal, oil and ink on paper 72 x 106.5 cm

Förg’s ultimate return to painting at the beginning of the 21st century indicates a full-circle arrival at the medium as an end to experimentation. In these works, patches of grid-like overlapping

© 2021 Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / Pro Litteris Courtesy Estate Günther Förg, Suisse and Hauser & Wirth

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A MINDFUL EXPERIENCE

I.D. Botanicals

Hammam Experience Ritual

The very-first premium skincare brand made in Switzerland taking a complete new approach using high-tech CBD to take care of your skin gently and in a natural way. CBD is known for its calming and repairing properties. Embark on a journey for 2h15 from the Amazon to Switzerland. RITUAL ID Enjoy a body scrub with CBD oil, rose petals with lavender and hemp dry leaves, completed by a 50 minutes massage.

A quite unique wellness experience during your holiday in Switzerland. Embark on a two-hour retreat in our Hammam, consisting of a harmonious sequence of six rooms. You start with a foot ritual followed by rising steam in the steam bath. Enjoy quiet moments afterwards in the “Endless Room”. A cleansing soap lather massage then awaits you. The journey continues with a steam bath and relaxation phase in the “floating pool”. After a break in a private chill-out room, a moisturising oil massage tops off this wonderful experience.

CHF 390.- per person

CHF 680.- for 2 persons

Time to glow

Shiva Ananda “Samvahan Therapy”

The Immune Recovery Antioxidant Facial by The Organic Pharmacy consists of a rose crystal massage of the face and neck draining gently over 300 lymph nodes. Face, sinuses and skin are cleared of toxins and puffiness. An Immune tonic is applied as a boost to make your skin glow again.

YOUR NIGHTS DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF YOUR DAYS

What if sleeping well helped you to reach your full potential?

Enjoy an experience releasing your stress by applying an ancient 2500-years-old spinal cord therapy. It is a unique ancestral technique for stress relieve to remove blockages. Consulted by Dr. Ananda Kambli, himself.

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CHF 750.- per person

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SAANILAND Sammy’s Kids Club ** Supervised activities daily, starting in the afternoon, in Salle Piero*

All season long

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Movie Nights**

Children’s Christmas

From 7 - 8.30 pm

From 4.30 - 8.30 pm, Salle Baccarat

Dive into the world of fantasy and fun whilst enjoying some popcorn.

Celebrate with Santa Claus and enjoy some yummy snacks. CHF 95.- per person

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Cutting the Christmas tree** From 1.30 pm, meet us in the lobby Learn how to cut and decorate a Christmas tree. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothes.

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Reservation needed

Friday, 31 December 2021

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

VIK Party

Meet Lamas & Alpacas**

(for Very Important Kids) From 7.30 pm - 12.30 am, Salle Piero Party tigers, let’s dance. CHF 600.– for resident children under 12 years

Christmas Bakery

CHF 650.– for non-resident children under 12 years

From 3.30 - 5.30 pm, Palace Kitchen

Reservation needed

Get creative with our Culinary Team and decorate cookies and ginger bread. Offered by the Gstaad Palace for resident guests CHF 30.- for non-resident guests Reservation needed

* Children from 0 to 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult, children from 5 years onwards can enjoy all activities unaccompanied. Babysitting outside opening hours available upon request.

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Children’s New Year From 6 - 11 pm, Salle Baccarat Start 2022 with a dance through our Winter Wonderland. CHF 95.- per person Reservation needed

From 2 - 4 pm, Palace Garden Get acquainted with these fluffy and fascinating friends.

But that’s not all, Sammy has way more to offer on palace.ch/en/familychildren/kids-programme/, such as our Minifarm, Pyjama Party, Meet the Reindeers, Pony Riding, “Les Recycleuses”, St.Bernhard Dogs or the Kids Disco… HEY SAMMY! HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE STATION IN SAANEN? THERE ARE LOTS OF EXCITING THINGS. PLAYING, CRAFTING AND WORKING - A WORLD FOR REAL EXPLORERS.

WOW SAANI...!

** Free entrance.

THAT SOUNDS EXCITING!

For reservation and further information, please contact us at guestrelations@palace.ch

WHEN CAN I COME ALONG?

All subject to change due to known circumstances.

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18 - 21 August 2022

Gstaad Palace Challenge

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A NEW LOOK FOR A LEGENDARY POOL

26 - 28 August 2022

This winter, our indoor pool will greet you with a fresh, new look! Dive in and enjoy the unique atmosphere of our illustrious pool, where Inspector Clusoe once celebrated the “Return of the Pink Panther” by falling off the ledge.

SEE YOU IN SUMMER 2022?

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BACK TO MY ROOTS Meet Martin Buri, 51

As the owner of Buri Limousine AG in Gstaad, Martin Buri knows the region very well. 18 years ago, the former banker brought the comfort of business air travel onto the local roads – with great success. For real authenticity, we’ve printed the interview in the local Bernese dialect but it’s also available in English following the QR code below.

What made you set up a limousine service in Gstaad? Im 2003 han ig s’Taxiunternäme vo mine Eltere übernoh. Damals han ig grad ufghört als Flight Attendant bir Swissair zschaffe. Mini Idee isch gsi, dr Komfort vor Business Class vor Luft uf d Strass z bringe. I ha mit nur drü Auto gstartet; jetzt sis 18.

Can you tell us more about yourself? Mi Name isch Martin Buri, ig bi 51 Jahr jung und bi in Saane gebore. Ig bi verhüratet, gsägnet mit zwöi Ching u bi sit 18 Jahre säubschtänig mit dr Buri Limousine AG ungerwägs. Ursprünglech han i Bankchoufma glehrt. What was your childhood dream job? Ig ha wöue Architäkt u Hochbauzeichner wärde. Stattdesse han i a Lehr bir Bank agfange…

If you had one wish for Gstaad, what would it be? Ä wunderschöne, grosse See wie im Engadin! U bitte 500 me Höhemeter für besseri Schneeverhäutnis.

What brought you to Gstaad? I bi zwar in Saane gebore, aber in Feutersoey ufgwachse. Mi Vater isch ou vo hie, mini Muetter isch ursprünglech us em Emmital. Nach verschiedene Bruefserfahrige usserhaub vom Saaneland u vielne Reise is Usland, vor auem nach Südamerika, bin ig hie – zimli wörtlech – zrügg zu mine Wurzle.

Scan the QR code to read the English version.

What does Gstaad mean to you? Viel! Gstaad isch Heimat. Hie han i mini Familie u Fründe. Es isch nid nume e Ort zum Läbe u Schaffe, sondern ou a wungerschöni, puri Region. I bi jede Tag dankbar, hie zsi. How has Gstaad changed in recent years? Sie hei enorm vili neui Geböide bout. Glichzitig hets me Tourischte u Gescht. D Läbensqualität isch no höcher, i de letsche Jahre sind vili erfolgrichi neui Aläss entstande.

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SUMMER SEASON 24th June - 11th September 2022

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