Hotel Huus Gstaad

Santiago Places December 10, 2017

Taste, Comfort and Adventure

literary great once questioned, “What are men to rocks and mountains?” A valid point when considering the staggering magnitude of the Alpine peaks. Here in the glorious Swiss Alps, amid supreme natural wonders, it becomes clear exactly what man’s status is – explorer, adventurer and humble houseguest.

Set 1,111 meters above sea level in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, the spectacular surroundings of HUUS Gstaad permeate every aspect of the hotel – from the tangible to the experiential. Housed in a traditional wooden-clad chalet, the 136-room hotel transcends simple Swiss hospitality to embody the home of a close friend. Defined by pine lined valleys, snow-capped peaks and clusters of impossibly picturesque gingerbread-house chalets, HUUS Gstaad’s design concept is influenced by the centuries-old traditions and legendary hospitality that permeate this pocket of the Swiss Alps.

Striking the delicate balance between a restful retreat and acting as a community hub for like- minded adventurers and adrenaline junkies, HUUS Gstaad is the ultimate house for all seasons. From the adventure lounge, restaurants, spacious spa, and fully fledged family area to the all- inclusive activities and complementary equipment, HUUS Gstaad is the sheer embodiment of Bernese bonhomie. And one things for certain –
you’re all invited…

Huss Gstaad’s all-inclusive Summer Program is a seven-day schedule of activities: Monday – Friday – guided bike tour with the latest models from Rocky Mountain Bicycles Monday – Saturday – guided nature walks through the region Tuesday – Abseiling and Tyrolienne Wednesday –Rafting along the Saane or Simme River Thursday – High Rope Course Friday – Guided bike tour with the latest models from Rocky Mountain Bicycles Saturday – Canyoning Sunday – High Rope Course

The Region: With just 7,000 inhabitants, Gstaad-Saanenland is known for its secluded, relaxing retreats, yet it is its world-class cultural programs, outstanding skiing, and “chalet-chic” exuberance that makes it one of Switzerland’s premier destinations. The area around the hotel offers 220 kilometers of slopes and trails for skiers of all levels and a full immersion into nature through river rafting, family canyoning, rappelling, rope park adventures, bike tours, and more.

Evenings at Huss Gstaad can be spent in one of the hotels four restaurants where Head Chef Giuseppe Colella and his team serve a range of dishes made with the best organic, locally sourced ingredients. Then it’s onto the hotel’s rooftop bar or garden, where guests can enjoy a sundowner to the sounds of resident DJ Ewald Klassen.

With the philosophy ‘think global, act local’, community integration is as ingrained in the DNA of HUUS Gstaad as its sense of adventure. From working with regional suppliers when stocking the kitchen pantry, to employing neighboring artisans and local businesses during the renovation process, the hotel blends seamlessly into its locale.

Wellness – a healthy balance of the mind and body. Those needing a break from the outdoor adventuring are encouraged to explore the hotel’s spa, spread across 2,000 square meters and three floors, which takes the concept of relaxation to another level. Here, the Finnish sauna, offers panoramic views of the gardens below, while the aromatic sauna allows guests to unwind after a long day on the slopes. Other features include an ice fountain, herbal steam bath, panoramic swimming pool, children’s spa and yoga classes. The two treatment rooms also offer invigorating massages and facials to rejuvenate weary bodies and minds.