The natural springs in St Moritz began attracting guests over 500 years ago, when German-Swiss Renaissance physician and alchemist Paracelsus recommended the destination for its healing waters. Even today, St Moritz is a magnet for discerning world travellers seeking recuperation. At the Palace Wellness, Badrutt’s iconic spa, the 22-strong team has created a broad palette of treatments under the motto “Lifting your spirits,” which are delivered with Badrutt’s standard of perfect service and professional care.
With the goal of enhancing the overall concept of Palace Wellness – its specially designed treatment rooms and applications focus on balancing and stabilizing a healthy body and mind – Indian-born Wellness Advisor, Martha Wiedemann, has created various treatments on the basis of Ayurveda therapy. A new addition to the spa roster this winter is the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. This treatment begins with a relaxing massage to loosen the muscles before working on posture by stretching the body in various yoga positions. By applying the Ayurvedic detox formula, toxins that have gathered in the muscles and joints from poor nutrition are released. The Ayurvedic Facial cleanses the skin with a special mix of herbs, releasing impurities and dead skin cells. After cleansing, a purifying mask is applied and a traditional facial massage where the skin is treated with rejuvenating organic oils.
The Palace Wellness area, which spans over 17,000 square feet (approx. 1,600 square metres), underwent extensive renovations only two years ago under the direction of Martha Wiedemann. A wealth of natural daylight and indigenous materials create a soothing, natural ambiance, thanks to local cembran pinewood and silver granite from the San Bernardino Pass that have been incorporated into the aesthetic. At the heart of the whole area is the Wet Zone with its indoor pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam baths and heated outdoor pool overlooking the spectacular backdrop of natural scenery. Two intimate spa suites guarantee absolute privacy and offer visitors a double Jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna, two treatment beds and a relax lounge seat for two people.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has combined sophisticated treatments, exquisite culinary delights and attractive extras into a special three-day pampering package. The Alpine Spa Retreat package comprises a three-night stay in a superior room with an extensive breakfast buffet, and two evening meals in the elegant Le Restaurant or the modern Le Bistro. A highlight of this package is the exclusive use of the Veronica Spa Suite with its all-inclusive treatment menu. Guests can experience the power of the surrounding mountains first hand with an Engadin Stone Massage; the body is treated with hand-graded stones from the surrounding rivers and streams. The package costs $1,538 US (approx. CHF 1,430.00) per person in a double room. For further information and reservations please visit www.badruttspalace.com.
Did you know? Even in the depths of the crisp Swiss winter, spa guests can enjoy the heat in the wellness area with a clear conscience – the hotel’s own heating system draws energy from the water in Lake St Moritz, which reduces CO2 emissions each year by some 1,200 tonnes.