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Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Engadine, Switzerland
Great spa facilities • Off the beaten path • Stunning design
Overlooking a lush Engadine Valley, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is blessed by spectacular natural surrounds. And then there’s the beautiful neo-baroque building itself, a 170-year-old horseshoe-shaped edifice that exudes the grandeur of a bygone era. Modern amenities and an expansive wellness centre complete the package, making this the best 5-star superior hotel in the Swiss Alps.

Location:

Flanked by the Bernina massif, the magnificent mountaineering mecca of Pontresina is famed for its jaw-dropping alpine views. Two famous Engadine peaks loom in the distance, Piz Palü and Piz Bernina, tempting intrepid climbers to summit their icy peaks.

But it’s not just mountaineers that fall in love with Pontresina. The quaint little village comes chock full of traditional Engadine stone houses and beautiful Belle Epoque hotels. Historic churches and museums await, while picturesque hiking trails wind through the forested Roseg Valley.

Come wintertime, the upmarket alpine resort of St. Moritz is a mere 10-minute drive away.

A road transfer from Samedan Airport takes 10 minutes. If possible, aim to arrive by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) from Chur, a UNESCO site and one of the most scenic train trips in Europe.

Rooms & Suites:

As the only 5-star superior hotel in Pontresina, Grand Hotel Kronenhof impresses with its grandeur and pomp. Four different room types comprise the 112 room-hotel, which can house up to 350 guests in utmost comfort and style.

The vast majority can be interconnected, making it ideal for families. The heritage-listed property has been decked out with modern amenities. High-speed WiFi, sparkling granite ensuites, and shiny hardwood floors complement the elegant old-world furnishings.

Esteemed French architect Pierre-Yves Rochon redesigned some of the junior suites in 2016. Some have south-facing balconies with uninterrupted views of the Roseg Glacier.

The larger suites have been individually decorated in a unique style, each more comfortable and elegant than the next.

Pool & Facilities:

The Kronenhof Spa is among the most comprehensive wellness centres in Engadine. The expansive 2,000 m2 facility includes: a stone grotto steam bath, a saltwater grotto, two Finnish saunas, a solarium, a water in motion pool, a bio sauna, a Kneipp footpath, and a relaxation room with a crackling fireplace.

A team of highly trained beauticians and therapists provide private treatments in the massage room. If you want to get active, hit the state-of-the-art Technogym for a workout instead.

For a more intimate wellness session, book a two-hour block at the Private Spa Suite. Kick back on the waterbed, relax in the hydro jet tub, or relish in a natural salt body scrub in complete privacy.

Food & Drinks:

Three delectable dining venues ensure you’ll always feel satiated at the Kronenhof.

Set in a gorgeous neo-baroque vault, the Grand Restaurant offers Swiss and International culinary creations in a grandiose setting. Maître d'Hotel host Sergio Ciccarone provides outstanding hospitality.

The 16-Gault-Millau-point Kronenstübli is your best bet for gourmet dining, where Italian-Mediterranean and French favourites come beautifully presented in an elegant Swiss pine parlour. Be sure to try Head chef Fabrizio Piantanida’s signature dish: the divine Canard à la Presse.

Cheese fondues and local specialties are all the rage at Le Pavillon, a historic al fresco venue with sensational views of the Val Roseg glaciers. Go for a spin around the adjacent icerink to burn off those excess calories.

Private dining experiences in various unique venues can be arranged on request.

Events:

Its age-old glamour and epochal charm make the Grand Hotel Kronenhof the ideal place to host a lavish event. With facilities to suit anywhere between 2 and 400 guests, it’s a favourite among well-to-do socialites and successful corporate groups.

Special Info:

Bespoke yoga and Pilates programs are available. Guests receive free access to the Kulm Golf St. Moritz, the Kulm tennis courts, and the ice skating rink.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof is a family-friendly hotel. A nanny service is available for children over three, and there’s a Krönchen Kids Club that puts on fun activities involving arts, crafts, and age-appropriate games. Older children and teenagers can enjoy gaming consoles, pinball, table tennis, billiards, and bowling. There’s also an onsite children’s restaurant, Rondelle.

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