Winter Highlights 2022 - 23

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IT’S NOT A FAIRY TALE, IT’S REAL

WINTER 2022/2023

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS From 20 December 2022 to 12 March 2023

TIME TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAYS?

FLEXIBLE BOOKING CONDITIONS

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

Flexibility is crucial to us for 110 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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MY GSTAAD AND ITS CASTLE

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t’s not a fairy tale, it’s real: This is what I tell myself every day when I take in the magical beauty of our surroundings. And it is what the first guests must have thought when they stepped through the door of the newly opened Gstaad Palace exactly 110 years ago. Much has changed since then – but the most important things have stayed the same. The majestic mountains are still watching over us, the air is fresh and crisp, our winter wonderland is alive and thriving. Once again we invested into refreshing the Palace experience for our dear guests; this Winter you may enjoy our new Outdoor Jacuzzi which we doubled in size, an institution of the Palace its Salon Bridge is decorated in new glamour and some rooms & suites are entirely renovated. On the following pages, we invite you to a firework of news and stories. Like Franz W. Faeh, our Culinary Director, who will take you on a journey around the globe. This year, we celebrate the 50th birthday of the GreenGo, our legendary nightclub. For the little ones, Sammy is waiting with a series of joyful kids entertainment, while adults can dive into our culinary and spa offerings.

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.

We’re looking forward to welcome you soon here, at this fairy tale castle, to savour the moment and make memories that last a lifetime. Andrea Scherz

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WINTER HIGHLIGHTS

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THE GSTAAD PALACE, A FAMILY AFFAIR

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LET’S TALK ABOUT...

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FROM GSTAAD TO HONG KONG

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GSTAAD, COME UP AND SLOW DOWN

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GSTAAD?

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A WINTER WONDERLAND

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CHRISTMAS EVE

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COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY

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GSTAAD PALACE CROSSWORDS

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GREENGO 50+2 BIRTHDAY SEASON

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LET US CELEBRATE

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022-2023

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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE PALACE?

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SAMMY’S WORLD

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THE PALACE SPA

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‘HAUSER & WIRTH’ IN GSTAAD

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JOHANN VON GRÜNIGEN

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ARE YOU ALREADY THINKING ABOUT SUMMER?

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THE GSTAAD PALACE, A FAMILY AFFAIR 110 years of history made in Switzerland

Iconic since 1913

A Swiss gem

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The story of the Gstaad Palace makes for an exciting read. Guests from all over the world flocked to Gstaad when the Palace opened, but the First World War put an end to the boom. After the war came the golden twenties and thirties. With new tennis courts, a pool and many other amenities, our establishment was all the rage – until another world war broke out and the Palace had to tighten its belt again.

The 1950s and 1960s brought a dazzling recovery, with notable figures attending historymaking events, until the 1973 oil crisis triggered another slowdown. The Palace then enjoyed a steady upturn – benefitting from the accomplished leadership of Ernst Andrea Scherz for 33 years. Third generation owner Andrea Scherz has been at the helm since 2001.

In 1938, the Scherz-Bezzola family took over the running of the hotel.

Magicians? Indeed, hospitality enthusiasts ! Memories, more than in a fairy tale book

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“Gstaad, the last paradise in a crazy world” Julie Andrews

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PREMIERS SOON “The Palace” by Roman Polanski n extraordinary castle designed at the beginning of the 1900s, by a mystical architect, is located in the mountains of Switzerland, in the middle of a snowy valley.

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PRODUCTION ÈLISEO ENTERTAINMENT with RAI CINEMA, in association with Lucky BOB, CAB Productions, R.P. Productions, Agent Double. Produced by Luca Barbareschi

It’s the PALACE HOTEL, building with a gothic and fairy-tale atmosphere where every year, rich, spoiled and vicious guests converge from all over the world. An unrepeatable event has gathered them all.

CAST Oliver Masucci, Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Joaquim De Almeida, Luca Barbareschi, Fortunato Cerlino, Milan Peschel, Bronwyn James and Mickey Rourke

The New Year’s Eve of 1999, not just the epilogue of a century but the end of an entire and controversial millennium.

Shots taken by Malgosia Abramowska on the set of ‘The Palace’ by Roman Polanski

The movie will see its world premiere in 2023 and we kindly invite you to stay tuned for further news on this on eliseo-entertainment.com

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FROM GSTAAD TO HONG KONG

by Culinary Director Franz W. Faeh

From Saanen to Hong Kong: Franz W. Faeh, our Culinary Director, has travelled the globe and cooked for the royals of this world – but returning to the Gstaad Palace has made his childhood dream come true. “Returning to the Palace was a step I always intended to take”, he remembers. “Both my father and grandfather have worked here. Even as a child, when I walked by on my way to school, I knew: one day I will be a chef at the Palace.” We, for one, are grateful his dream has become a reality!

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ranz W. Faeh is living his childhood dream. He is Culinary Director in ‘his’ Gstaad Palace, the familiar landmark he walked past as a child every day on his way to school. Ever determined, Faeh completed his apprenticeship here in 1981 and spent the following 13 years working for the Regent Group in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bangkok. He has cooked for many a royal personage and in 2021 was himself crowned ‘Hotel Chef of the Year’ by the Swiss business magazine BILANZ. Additionally, he has recently been honoured as Conseiller Culinaire of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Mr Faeh, you’re 60 and fit as a fiddle. What’s your secret ingredient?

Please continue reading on palace.ch

Well, I can’t really tell you that, I’m afraid... But seriously, you have to keep moving, take regular exercise. I’m out on my bike a lot and get enough sleep. And in the low-seasons, I travel far and wide to pick up inspiring new ideas. Speaking of inspiration, who are your heroes? In the field of gastronomy, that’s Norbert Niederkofler and Reto Mathis. Michael Schumacher in sports and AC/DC in music.

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GSTAAD, COME UP AND SLOW DOWN

THE BLACK WALL, A NEW SLOPE AT GLACIER 3000

THE GOLDENPASS EXPRESS, A DREAM TRAIN

This is great news for skiing in the Gstaad region. The Black Wall is a brand new run at Glacier 3000. Connecting the intermediate station Cabane to the Col du Pillon, this new black slope crosses the cliff thanks to a 265 meters long tunnel. At the exit of the tunnel, the run begins with a 41° section, making it one of the steepest slopes in the world. It is a third slope of more than 1’000 meters of altitude difference that completes the offer of Glacier 3000, with the Olden Slope (7 km) and the Red Run (8 km).

The pioneers of the 19th century dreamed of it, the GoldenPass Express will now become reality. From 11 December 2022, this train connects Montreux, Gstaad and Interlaken without change. In Zweisimmen, the GoldenPass Express magically switches from metre gauge to standard gauge (1m435). A revolutionary variable-gauge bogie under the train makes it possible. Passengers can enjoy the scenery through the panoramic windows and can choose from three different travel classes: Prestige, 1st and 2nd class.

For more information please visit glacier3000.ch

For more information please visit gpx.swiss

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GSTAAD?

6 & 17 December 2022

26 December 2022 - 9 January 2023

GSTAAD EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN SAANEN

17TH GSTAAD NEW YEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL

“Come up and slow down” Gstaad’s winter agenda is filled with events for everyone

Fairy tale magic surrounded by the Alps in the picturesque village of Saanen

A unique experience under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

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29 December 2022

21 - 29 January 2023

27 January - 4 February 2023

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

43. FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE BALLONS

SOMMETS MUSICAUX DE GSTAAD

45 selected vehicles will be on offer for the 5th time in the festival tent in Gstaad

“Fly me to the moon…and back” The January event in Château-d’Œx!

The 23rd edition of the world-famous festival celebrating classical music

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A WINTER WONDERLAND

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now queens and ice princes aside, Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland really is the stuff of winter fairy tales. A small village with a truly cosmopolitan feel, Gstaad epitomises the alpine spirit. It’s the place where all those who value natural pleasures, living traditions and true luxury come together.

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The winter wonderland around Gstaad offers everything from skiing – both downhill and cross-country – tobogganing and winter hiking, through to a wide range of culinary delights to be enjoyed in the winter sun. And at the heart of it all, resplendent in white, is the Gstaad Palace.


CHRISTMAS EVE Saturday, 24 December 2022 Dinner from 7.30 pm

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hen days are short, the first snowflakes are dancing, we cuddle into blankets whilst watching the candles burn: we all know it is Christmas time. We invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve by enjoying a Champagne toast, offered by the Gstaad Palace followed by a delicious five-course dinner in Le Grand Restaurant or Le Grill.

PRICE CHF 195 per person CHF 95 per child under 12 years (Menu is included in the culinary credit) Reservation required, please contact us at +41 33 748 50 00 or guestrelations@palace.ch For further information please visit palace.ch

And of course, at the real Palace the musical entertainment does not come short. Meanwhile, your children can enjoy a Christmas movie and spend a joyful evening together.

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Works while you recharge. Electrify the outdoor season with the Audi RS e-tron GT. Future is an attitude

More at audi.ch Audi RS e-tron GT, 598 HP, 24,2 kWh/100 km, 0 g CO₂/km, category A

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COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY since 1913

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ince its opening in 1913, long before sustainability was a thing, the Gstaad Palace has strived to act in the interests of nature, people, and the environment. The Gstaad Hotel Laundry, for example, has been a first-of-its-kind when it was founded in the 1960s, by the Gstaad Palace enabling local hoteliers to save on transport and water.

Our employees live on site, and thus don’t have to hit the road to get the work every day. Wood chips from local forests and sustainable district heating warm our rooms in the winter. As Alpine dwellers, we know and respect nature from the bottom of our hearts – and we want to make sure future generations can enjoy her too.

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IF YOU KNOW, AND BE QUICK AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MAY WIN A TWO-NIGHT STAY AT THE REAL PALACE. Just send a photo of your crossword filled out including the correct magic words to marketing@palace.ch until December 12 so you might have your Christmas gift on time. Q1. Of which collection of authentic and uncommon luxury hotels is the Gstaad Palace part of? Q2. What is the name of our Italian Restaurant, named after a former Maître D’ Q3. What is the name of our Olympic outdoor swimming pool? Q4. What is the child mascot of the hotel? Q5. What

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P.S. A visit to palace.ch may help you to open this magic port. hotel gained world fame because of a movie? Q11. What is a high intensity interval training we offer? Q12. Who’s leading a sports camp in summer and won the greatest number of grand slam titles? Q13. Which is our largest venue? Q14. When is La Fromagerie open? Q15. What is the name of our famous

alpine hut? Q16. Who is rocking the GreenGo with the best music ever? Q17. How is our smallest but finest room called? Q18. How many Restaurants do we have (without the Walig Hut)? Q19. How many bars do we have? Q20. How many Rooms do we have?


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Where dancing queens and disco kings meet

For over five decades the GreenGo has been the place to party in Gstaad. Ever since the legendary club’s first opening in 1971, it has been the place to party for VIP dancing queens (and kings!) around the world. Immersed in the stylish 70ies design by Teo Jakob, stars and royals have danced the night away here. What better way to finally celebrate the 50+2 years of this fascinating place than a ginormously glamourous party series? Come join us – we’ve all waited long enough! Jim LeBlanc and the entire GreenGo team

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A birthday season to remember…

Friday, 23 December to Saturday, 31 December 2022

Not too silent nights… From 11.30 pm, every night

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Saturday, 7 January 2023

New Year’s Eve “La Dolce Vita” After Party

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Entrance fee: CHF 300 per person

From 11.30 pm

You better mark this night in your calendar! Stay tuned for announcements on Instagram

From 0.30 am Dresscode: Ladies, please wear a cocktail dress or long dress. Gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo

Saturday, 4 February 2023

GreenGo feat. Raffles Chelsea

Thursday, 5 January to Saturday, 4 March 2023

Stay tuned for announcements on Instagram

It’s GreenGo time…

From 11.30 pm

Wednesday, 15 February to Saturday, 18 February 2023

Le “très looooong” weekend du Rosey Live on stage From 11.30 pm, every night

More information on greengo.ch For reservations, please contact the GreenGo team at havefun@greengo.ch All subject to change due to known circumstances

From 11.30 pm, every Thursday to Saturday

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LET US CELEBRATE

C H O PA R D B O U T I Q U E PROMENADE 38, 3780 GSTAAD 033 744 90 44 B O U T I Q U E . G S TA A D @ C H O PA R D . C H

VALENTINE’S DAY BY CHOPARD A feast to celebrate love, to say “Thank you” for the time spent together, the support and much more! Join us with your loved ones to enjoy cocktails and a delicious 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 Her, Chopard has chosen a delicate necklace from its brandnew My Happy Hearts Collection, synonymous with love, style and femininity. Entirely made of Ethical Rose Gold by the Manufacture’s artisans, the central heart is filled with precious carnelian, conjuring up passionate, incandescent symbolism. For Him, Chopard expresses its passion for motor sports and related competitions through a pair of stainless steel cufflinks

decorated with red lacquer and black rubber inspired by 1960s Dunlop tyres. 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! Tuesday, 14 February 2023 Aperitif 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 Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 or guestrelations@palace.ch

LET US CELEBRATE WITH YOU… Are you planning a fairy tale celebration? We will direct your event from the wings, and make sure everything runs according to the script. Whether for a wedding, birthday party, a major milestone, conference or incentive, the Gstaad Palace is always the perfect choice. Transform the Gstaad Palace into your stage - whether for a board meeting or a glittering wedding party. High-speed WiFi, state-of-the-art conference technology, a sophisticated sound and lighting system, as well as food and beverages are included. On the day itself, our charming event managers will work their magic. Contact us at events@palace.ch or call us on +41 33 748 50 00 23


NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022-2023 “LA DOLCE VITA”

Saturday, 31 December 2022 Cocktail reception from 8.00 pm | Dinner from 9.30 pm

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ack in the days, an event was introduced by a Toast Master saying: “Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen, it is time to enjoy the sweets of life, and celebrate a night to remember”. This year we say: “It’s time for a blast – viva la dolce vita”. Start your engines into 2023 by enjoying a cocktail reception in The Lobby Bar and at the GreenGo, followed by an exquisite dinner in one of our restaurants or the Salle Baccarat. Dora Live Band, JP Verdolini and others will surely hit the right tones to end 2022 in the most memorable way. KIDS If you are travelling with your family: A New Year’s children’s programme will be provided at our Kids Club.

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PRICE 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 DRESS CODE Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner and a cocktail dress or long dress for after midnight. Gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo. Reservation required, please contact us at +41 33 748 50 00 or guestrelations@palace.ch For further information please visit palace.ch


WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE PALACE?

December 2022 - March 2023

Monday, 26 December 2022

Indian Cuisine*

Cocktail des fêtes

La Grande Terrasse and Le Grand Restaurant

From 6.30 pm

Our Indian chef Ravi Bajaj is presenting spicy creations from his home country

December 2022 - March 2023

Exclusive Exhibitions From Fashion to Jewelry, we proudly welcome the real gems at your footstep Please approach our Concierge for further details

Salle Baccarat Hotel guests & by invitation only

Sunday, 1 January 2023

New Year’s Seafood Brunch* Live on stage: El Nuevo Mariachi Suizo From 1 pm - 3 pm All restaurants CHF 285 per person CHF 140 per child under 12 years

Daily, all season

Piano and vocal entertainment

Wednesday, 15 February to Saturday, 18 February 2023

Every Sunday, February 2023

Seafood Brunch*

Live on stage: Tato & Antonella, Tarquinio & Eleonora

Le “très looooong” weekend du Rosey**

Bar du Grill / The Lobby Bar

From 11.30 pm, every night

From 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

GreenGo

Le Grand Restaurant

Friday, 23 December 2022 to Saturday, 7 January 2023 & Saturday, 11 February to Saturday, 25 February 2023

György Farkas & Les Tziganes

Thursday, 16 February and Friday, 24 February 2023

Dora Live Band The Lobby Bar Exceptionally, from 7 pm to midnight, we do not serve food in The Lobby Bar

Live on stage: Ländletrio Saanenland, a Swiss folklore band

CHF 195 per person CHF 95 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.ch

The Lobby Bar / Bar du Grill All subject to change due to known circumstances

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Sammy’s Winter Kids Club */** Please consult with our Concierge Team to check on opening times. The Kids Club and its programme is available complimentary for kids whose parents are visiting the Palace and its venues. Capacity is limited.

All season long

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Movie Nights*/***

VIK Party**

From 7.30 pm - 9 pm

(For Very Important Kids)

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

From 7.30 pm - 12.30 am, Kids Club

Friday, 23 December 2022

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 pm - 5.30 pm, Kids Club

Monday, 2 January 2023

Get creative and decorate cookies and ginger breads

Children’s New Year**

CHF 50 for non-resident guests

From 6 pm - 11 pm, Salle Baccarat Sunday, 25 December 2022

Children’s Christmas** From 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm, Salle Baccarat Celebrate with Santa Claus and enjoy some yummy snacks CHF 95 per person

Start 2023 while dancing through our wonderland CHF 95 per person

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

But that’s not all, Sammy has much more to offer in the family chapter on palace.ch such as Pony Riding, Pyjama Party, St. Bernhard Dogs, “Zopf” Baking, Lamas & Alpacas, a Mini-Farm and the return of the “Compagnie Nomadenko”. *

Children at the age of 5 years and older may participate unaccompanied in all activities 3 to 5 years old: accompanied by an adult chaperone 0 to 3 year olds: admitted to play with age-appropriate toys under supervision of adult chaperone ** Reservation required, please contact us at +41 33 748 50 00 or guestrelations@palace.ch *** Offered by the Gstaad Palace for resident guests For further information, please contact us at concierge@palace.ch All subject to change due to known circumstances.

Kids’ Disco** From 4 pm – 8 pm, GreenGo I like to move it, move it… I like to move it, move it, you like to… MOVE IT!

Friday, 30 December 2022

CHF 95 per person

Fairy Tale Land*** From 3 pm – 6 pm, Kids Club Travel with us through the magical world of fairy tales

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THE PALACE SPA for Body & Soul

It’s no big secret: a day at the Palace Spa is the best way to spend your winter. Spa Manager Estelle Gomes tells us what’s new and noteworthy in the world of warmth and relaxation. Our world seems to be spinning faster than ever. What is your answer to today’s tempo? We have created a space of rest and relaxation. Our wellness oasis spans over 1800 sqm with different spaces to unwind and reconnect to oneself. We offer massages that are tailored to individual needs. Personalised workout programmes like aqua fit are a gentle way to strengthen the body – and with it, the mind.

What’s new at the Palace Spa this winter? We’re very excited about our newly extended outdoor Jacuzzi that lets our guests enjoy the marvellous view even better than before. And we’re happy to announce our new partnership with Wear Grace, an exquisite collection of yoga wear. They will do an exclusive product presentation on December 21 – stay tuned for more information on that. What do spa guests need to know when they visit? You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy the Palace Spa! Our Day Spa and Spa Memberships give you access to all the facilities as well as discounts on treatments and product. A great way to spend the winter – and of course the summer months too!

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‘HAUSER & WIRTH’ IN GSTAAD This winter, the international gallery Hauser & Wirth brings an exciting programme of exhibitions and outdoor presentations of world-class art to the Saanenland.

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nce again, the gallery presents an outstanding selection of modern and contemporary masterworks from its roster of artists at the Vieux Chalet, the former chalet of Gunther Sachs and Hauser & Wirth’s home in Gstaad since 2015. For many years, Hauser & Wirth’s activities in Gstaad helmed by James Koch, Partner and Executive Director at Hauser & Wirth - have included a longstanding tradition of public art projects, including a projection by Jenny Holzer in 2019 and a Martin Creed neon in 2020, both on the façade of the Gstaad Palace. This season, Hauser & Wirth has collaborated with the Gstaad Palace once more to present two major sculptures by the internationally renowned, Johannesburg-based artist, William Kentridge, in the gardens of the Palace. Titled © see separate caption information ‘Her’ (2022) and ‘Cape Silver’ (2018), these two works will be in dialogue with one another against the mountainous backdrop of Gstaad. The sculptures will be complemented by a solo exhibition of William Kentridge at the exhibition

space Tarmak22 in Gstaad, titled ‘William Kentridge. Singer Solo’, presenting work from the past four years, including a 6-metre-wide triptych titled ‘Weigh All Tears’ (2021), alongside a sound installation work, sculpture and tapestry. Organised closely with Goodman Gallery, the presentation in Gstaad follows a major solo show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London that opened in September 2022, the biggest exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date. In addition, every Friday throughout the season, Hauser & Wirth will screen a film or documentary at the Cine Theatre Gstaad. This cinematic series, titled CinemArt, offers unique views into the lives and work of significant international artists, artistic movements and art world figures, including William Kentridge, David Hammons, Cindy Sherman, Gabriele Buffet-Picabia, Henry Geldzahler and more. To make an appointment to visit the chalet or any further information on the exhibitions and cinema program contact the hotel concierge or email gstaad@hauserwirth.com

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MEET JOHANN VON GRÜNIGEN, COACHMAN OF THE STARS You’re about to read some Swiss German Elton John, Gunter Sachs, and Johnny Hallyday all have one thing in common: they rode a horse carriage with Johann von Grünigen. For 30 years now, the local farmer has been moonlighting as a coachman in and around Gstaad – with great success. Mr. von Grünigen, how did you start out with the horse carriage business? Mit 23i bini Landwirt worde u ha wele dr Skilehrer mache – ha aber nit us em Betriib wäg chönne. Mir hei immer es Ross gha, u iech ha immer es ängs Verhäutnis zunene gha. Drum isch d’Idee zur Kutscherei entstande.

You offer several routes, which one is your favourite and why? D’Route 6 Gstaad-Trom isch sehr romantisch mit emene wunderbare Blick uf ds’Gstaad. D’Route dürs Turbachtal bietet Rue u Natur am Bach. Ou d Fonduekutsche isch beliebt. What’s your favourite memory? I bi Teil gsi vo wichtige Momänte wie ämene Hüratsaatrag. Das nimmt me mit durchs Läbe. Prominänti Lüt z träffe, wie de Elton John, de Gunter Sachs oder de Johnny Hallyday isch ou sehr emotional für mig persönlich.

What do you do when you’re not in the carriage? Iech tue gäre schi fahre, ging e chli umhareise in ünsera schöne Schwiz u jodle – mengisch och a Jodlerfescht ir ganze Schwiz. Das isch e gueti Abwächslig zum Houptbetrieb ir Landwirtschaft und em Näbeerwärb als Kutscher.

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ARE YOU ALREADY THINKING ABOUT SUMMER?

«PISCINE » The place to be

SWATCH BEACH PRO GSTAAD

MENUHIN FESTIVAL

30 June - End of August 2023

5 - 9 July 2023

14 July - 2 September 2023

EFG SWISS OPEN GSTAAD

GREENGO since 1971

9TH KID’S GRAND PRIX

15 - 23 July 2023

21 July - 26 August 2023

August 2023

HUBLOT POLO GOLD CUP GSTAAD

8TH GSTAAD PALACE CHALLENGE

17 - 20 August 2023

25 - 27 August 2023

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SUMMER SEASON 23rd June - 10th September 2023

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+41 33 748 50 00

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