A trip to Switzerland isn’t complete without visiting the Swiss Alps. Make your vacation utterly unforgettable at The Chedi Andermatt.
From summer to winter, the charming Swiss village of Andermatt changes with the seasons. It’s one and a half hours by car or two hours by train from Zurich. When summer rolls around, it’s the perfect oasis of peace for hiking, cycling, and golfing. Come winter, those snow-capped mountains greet you for skiing, snowshoe trekking, ice skating, and even horse-drawn sleigh rides. But one thing always stays the same: its alluring draw as a tourist destination.
At the core of that is The Chedi Andermatt, a five-star deluxe hotel that’s been around since 2013 and remains just as grand today. A stay here is unbeatable. That view of the Swiss Alps, the wonderful hospitality, the striking design – all elements are well thought out and created exquisitely for the ultimate Swiss holiday. Let’s dive in…
The Chedi Andermatt: An extravagant stay
From the moment you step through the stately entrance, you know you’re in a hotel of a different league. Radiant smiles greet you as you take in the ornate interiors. The dark woods and warm fireplaces beckon you with their plush chairs. It’s majestic yet intimate, regal yet welcoming – and it’s all thanks to the work of hotel designer Jean-Michel Gathy.
Choose from 119 sophisticated rooms and suites decked out in black, red and dark brown hues. You’ll admire picturesque mountain views and enjoy all the amenities you need. Staying in is just as sumptuous as going out. We’re eyeing the comfortable Hästens mattresses, soaking tubs, rain showers, and stunning murals inspired by Dutch artist Peter Paul Rubens. Options range from cosy Deluxe Rooms with snug fireplaces, to Grand Deluxe Suites spacious enough for a family vacation, to the indulgent Gotthard Suite for relaxation in five-star style.
A culinary journey that’s one-of-a-kind
Home to five restaurants and bars, The Chedi Andermatt offers memorable dining experiences for every craving. Start off at The Restaurant, a stunning space featuring four open studio kitchens to watch the chefs in action. On the menu, you’ll find Asian and European renditions of dishes such as sea bream, bison, and beef to suit whatever you’re in the mood for. Add a dash of indulgence to your meal with nibbles and sips from The Wine and Cheese Cellar. The lovely staff will be at hand to talk you through your choices.
For a one Michelin-starred treat, look to The Japanese Restaurant for a divine modern omakase menu created by executive chefs (and twins) Dominik Sato and Fabio Toffolon. Or take things up a notch (quite literally) at The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt, which sits 2,300 metres above sea level. Helmed by the same chefs, the experience spotlights omakase, kaiseki, sushi, and tempura. They’re all elevated with the most amazing views of the Gotthard Pass, the Oberalp Pass, and the Urseren Valley.
The Lobby is another gorgeous hangout – especially if you’re feeling peckish mid-day and want to graze on afternoon tea bites. Up for after-sunset cocktails? Head to The Bar and Living Room to lounge in style amidst leather sofas, crackling fireplaces, chill DJ beats and fabulous concoctions. Meanwhile, vino enthusiasts can gather at The Wine Library to enjoy tastings in private.
A peaceful haven to soothe your senses
Nothing says idyllic vacation more than a tranquil time, and The Spa & Health Club is here to deliver just that. It’s a me-time paradise at the Tibetan relaxation lounge, the hydrotherapy area with saunas and steam baths, the indoor pool, and the heated outdoor pool with whirlpools and a breathtaking mountainous backdrop.
Luxuriate in treatments such as the Himalayan massage with hot stones, an Alpine massage, and the Omorovicza signature full body massage or detox ritual. You’ll forget all about the daily grind once you’re ensconced in the hotel’s calming cocoon.
So, if you can’t resist a swish holiday, make The Chedi Andermatt your next stop.