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HOTEL OF THE MONTH, SWITZERLAND
Hôtel Les Sources des Alpes Whether you are a foodie or on a spa retreat, as a couple or with the whole family: there is always a good reason to escape to the marvellous five-star Hôtel Les Sources des Alpes. Thanks to the hot springs and stunning location in Loèche-lesBains, a spa resort in the heart of Switzerland, it is a great destination all year round. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: HÔTEL LES SOURCES DES ALPES
The benefits of hydrotherapy and the thermal springs were already known to the Romans and back then Loèche-lesBains was known as ‘Balnea Lecensia’. A few centuries later in 1834, Hôtel Les Sources des Alpes opened its doors for the very first time. Since then, one attraction remains the same: the thermal springs, which are part of the hotel’s own outdoor and indoor pools. “There are no less than 65 natural springs that have built the reputation of the thermal baths, with temperatures reaching 51° centigrade. A revitalising bath in our very own thermal hot springs is one of those experiences that are simply unforgettable,” smiles hotel director Antoine Default. “Hot-stone and essential oil massages, fango, and sculpting body treatments complete the extensive range of spa treat62 | Issue 62 | May 2018
ments.” Individual slimming and detox cures can also be booked, and the service stands out by being very authentic. The rooms are spacious and welcoming. A perfect environment in which to relax. Hôtel Les Sources des Alpes is a five-star hotel, which offers not only top quality and service but also fantastic gourmet food. The award-winning gourmet restaurant La Malvoisie offers contemporary cuisine with a top tasting menu and for those preferring it more casual, La Brasserie is the right choice.“Before or after dinner, enjoy the cosy atmosphere of our piano bar with a glass of Wallis wine or a carefully prepared cocktail,” Antoine adds. Alexandre Dumas, Léon Tolstoï as well as Charlie Chaplin have been amongst the many guests enjoying a glass or two at this legendary bar.
In winter, 50 kilometres of powdery ski slopes tempt any winter-sports fan and during summer, 300 kilometres of hiking paths offer stunning views and untouched nature. “Take a walk and admire the old, solid wooden chalets and the hot water fountains,” says Antoine. “Loèche-lesBains welcomes you to a stay to restore your energies, to escape everyday life and to let your soul be enchanted.” www.sourcesdesalpes.ch
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