These 3 Sustainable Luxury Resorts in the Swiss Alps Take Your Wellness to New Heights
There are very few places where traveling truly feels like coming home. These are the places where you are supported around the clock. Where the small details matter just as much as the holistic concept, design and luxurious experience. Where values align and the well-being of our planet is mutually respected.
Here are 3 of the most luxurious and sustainable wellness centers in the Swiss Alps. These resorts will give you that special “home away from home” feeling while meeting all your needs.
From the warmest welcome from veteran hotel staff to personalized touches throughout your stay, it’s the little things that count here in the glitzy village of St. Moritz. Here, thinking big means sustainability, strong values and a desire to do good for guests and the planet. This year, the all-suites hotel’s approach is sustainability all around. It is not only important that the customers are satisfied, but also the dedicated staff of the hotel. This mindset creates a positive and harmonious atmosphere where great hospitality can thrive.
the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz has received numerous awards and accolades, the most recent of which received Green Globe certification as one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in Switzerland. An assortment of wellness activities and foods are on offer, including homemade organic granolas, wellness hikes, healthy breakfast treats, and relaxing bedtime rituals like goodnight stories.
Based on science and the five pillars of MOVE, PLAY, FEED, REST, and TO GIVE, the “Moving Mountains” concept of the luxury hotel offers the perfect combination of relaxation, pleasure and joie de vivre. The resort has a beautiful, large terrace overlooking Lake St. Moritz – a hotspot on Saturday afternoons. You will also find three restaurants, suites with stunning views of St. Moritz, a wellness area, saunas and refreshing indoor/outdoor pools. It all comes together to create the perfect resort for a stellar winter getaway. Travel as a couple, with friends, family or as a solo traveler and enjoy the enduring luxury of the Carlton St. Moritz.
My advice: Don’t leave the hotel without having tasted the best pasta in the world: the famous 2 Michelin star Paccheri from Da Vittorio (made with love).
The Alpina Gstaad probably has one of the most thoughtful and creative sustainable hospitality concepts in the world. Everything about this luxurious resort stems from good intentions to help the planet and people in need – in the most innovative and inspiring way. It’s a form of conscious luxury taken to the next level. From constantly adding new artwork to the hotel’s private collection to improving their eco-footprint through various pop-ups and initiatives, this resort is far from boring.
The Alpina Gstaad is a 5+ star luxury resort that brings dynamism and novelty to the traditional town of Gstaad in Switzerland. They impact the world and inspire guests to do the same, even beyond the perimeters of the resort. A true alpine refuge, this discreet resort offers a personalized hotel experience where comfort, intimacy, art and tradition come together harmoniously.
The renowned Six Senses Spa offers a myriad of wellness treatments from some of the world’s leading specialists. The resort also offers a variety of delicious and sustainable gastronomic concepts, a cinema (which sometimes turns into a nightclub or ted-talks) and event entertainment. Because pleasure can also be synonymous with well-being, and doing good can be fun.
It is both a luxury hotel and a design hotel. 7132 represents an exclusive lifestyle and an exceptional experience of space. It was created by world-class architects with a world-class vision, who then embraced local values to effortlessly nestle the hotel in the beauty of the surrounding nature.
At 7132 Hotel, the concept of sustainability is as important as design and holistic well-being. The famous 7132 Theme Vals, created by renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor, is a special place like no other. The themed Vals are highly mineralized thermal baths in a mystical atmosphere, surrounded by an architectural design inspired by Mother Nature. This is where you can fully relax, unwind and decompress, especially with the spa’s strict no-phone policy. On weekends, the thermal baths are exclusively open to hotel guests to experience the magical atmosphere at night.
Beyond the spa, the 7132 Hotel has so much more to offer, including stunning spa suites and three delicious restaurants. 7132 Silver has been awarded 2 Michelin stars and 18 Gault Millau points with chef Mitja Birlo, who combines luxury produce with fresh, local elements and herbs picked from their gardens.
Special tip: head to Bunnies and Bubbles for the next Easter brunch and try the scrambled eggs!
The hotel also offers special glacier tours in their own helicopter and allows guests to offset the carbon footprint of the tour by donating to monclimat.ch.