The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains will give St Moritz another reason to be proud, when it opens in grand style on December 15, ready for the World Ski Championships 2003. The spectacular hotel has undergone an extensive renovation to establish a fifth, completely unique, five-star hotel in the glamorous Swiss mountain resort. With the most extensive wellness facilities in town, including a medical clinic for minor operations and cosmetic surgery, and a refreshing blend of relaxed style in grand luxury, the Kempinski is set to shake up the established competition.
The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is built in a low-rise style with two towers, housing luxury suites, and is located in St Moritz Bad, surrounded by forest. The hotel boasts ski-in ski-out facilities (currently only the Suvretta House offers this on a limited scale), with the start of the cross-country ski tracks on one side and one of the town`s main cable cars on the other.
The designer is Strabag AG from Vienna, Austria. Rooms will be classically elegant using a colour scheme of terracotta, gold and green along with cherry wood to enhance the light spacious feel.
Art deco touches reflect the glorious hey-day of St Moritz with hand-made chrome fixtures in the bathrooms and streamlined light fittings. Large public rooms will be lavishly furnished with antiques as well as newly designed pieces - again following the art-deco theme.
The hotel will have 184 rooms and suites, including 31 junior suites, two lavish tower suites and the largest suite in St Moritz - the Presidential Suite will measure 320 m?.
The food and beverage emphasis will be on luxury with a grand dining room - Les Saisons - offering cosmopolitan dinner menus and spectacular buffet breakfasts. Cà d’Oro offers a more intimate experience with Italian gourmet cuisine (evenings only) served in an elegant private dining room.
Enoteca la Vigna is a fresh new concept offering an extensive wine list and Mediterranean appetizers. The interior design will daringly blend futuristic chrome, glass, red and black leather with antique candelabra and huge log fires to create a trendy new den for the younger set in St Moritz.
The Kempinski Bar and Lobby offer relaxed seating with Winchester sofas and low lighting. Traditional afternoon tea, morning coffee and cocktails are served.
Leisure facilities at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains outshine any currently available in the town with a wellness centre, medical clinic and state of the art spa. Wellness facilities include indoor pool, solar and regular saunas, solarium, aroma-grotto, fitness studio with panoramic views, steam bath, whirl-pool and massage rooms. The Clinic, open from Summer 2003, will carry out minor operations and cosmetic surgery. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts and the Olympic sized public swimming pool are also within walking distance.
St Moritz`s uber-glamorous new casino is adjacent to the hotel and Kempinski guests will receive priority VIP membership during their stay.
For the meetings and incentive market, there are five elegant rooms, all with natural daylight, supported by a dedicated business centre.
St. Moritz is the world`s most famous ski resort and was the pioneer of Alpine winter holidays in 1864. Home to the Winter Olympics of 1928 and 1948, it also boasts the legendary Cresta Run.
The Kempinski Grand H™tel des Bains is the first ski resort to be managed by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. Kempinski’s prestigious portfolio comprises over 30 distinctive properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia. Each offers superior standards of service combined with a style reflecting the individuality of the property and it`s location. Landmark properties include the Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski in Istanbul and Hotel Adlon in Berlin.