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Switzerland | Chedi Andermatt


WHY: Switzerland trip
WHEN: September 2014
WHO: Me and a handful of other travel professionals.

The coziest, sexiest, chicest mountain retreat I’ve ever been to.


TYPE: A mountain resort in the Swiss Alps.

ROOMS: Rooms have been decorated in that contemporary Chedi style, but there is a major focus on creating a sense of place. Dark stone, wood, leather and fur are everywhere, reminding you that you're in one of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges. Rooms feature fireplaces and the most up-to-date technology, from Bose sound systems to an iPad Mini that controls every feature of the room. Wine plays a big role in the design of the hotel. Rooms feature wine cellars that can be stocked with your favorite selection prior to arrival. Every room features a balcony, but the highlight is definitely the bed. The mattresses come form Hastens, the Swedish manufacturer that uses natural materials, such as cotton, horsehair, wood and flax.

POOL/GYM: The Chedi has an indoor infinity-edge pool covered by a glass roof that heats up in the winter to melt the snow, so you always have a view. The gym features the most modern technology from Technogym. There are also group classes offered, from yoga and Pilates to mountain biking and cross-country skiing excursions.

RESTAURANT: The main restaurant at the property focuses on Asian and Western cuisine. The highlight is the cellar stocked with the area's best cheeses and wines for guests to enjoy. During high seasons (summer and winter) the hotel opens its Japanese restaurant by Chef Hide Yamamoto that offers a Tempura counter, a Sushi counter and a more traditional dining room.


VIBE: Sexy, intimate and innovative are all words that come to mind.

BAR: The hotel has a wine and cigar library with a walk-in humidor. It also has a living room equipped for lounging and drinking after a day on the slopes, and a sleek hotel bar offering innovative and locally-sourced cocktails. Don't miss the Blueberry Chili Martini!

SPA: The spa at The Chedi Andermatt features multiple baths and saunas, hot and cold plunge pools and a hammam. There are 10 spa suites where guests can enjoy their treatments utilizing Asian healing traditions. Products used are natural and organic, again deepening the guest's relationship with the natural surroundings.

WIFI: Complimentary throughout.

KIDS: Yes, the hotel is child friendly. The large rooms make accommodating smaller guests very easy.

LOCATION: The town of Andermatt, Switzerland, tucked in below the Gemstock peak of the Useren valley, located in the Swiss Alps just 1.5 hours outside of Zurich and Lucerne, 2 hours from Milan, and 4 hours from Stuttgart and Munich.




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No detail has been overlooked at The Chedi Andermatt. Heated stone floors, rain showers, and inventive technology are just a few of the highlights. There is a large focus on art at the property, which helps to create the chic and stylish vibe that the hotel is famous for. Whether it's summer or winter, guests will have no problem finding activities to fill their time. Days spent hiking, golfing and skiing are complemented perfectly by hours spent at the spa. The natural beauty of the Urseren Valley will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while the hotel itself will leave you wishing you had booked a longer stay.