At The Alpina Gstaad, guests have always been encouraged to slow down. Opening for the summer season from 3 July – 13 September, the hotel is focusing more than ever on helping its guests to heal; from immersion in the natural wonderland of the Swiss Bernese Oberland, to new spa retreats and comforting cuisine. Plan ahead, and enjoy some teasers and tasters before you go.
Solitude in Nature: Explore by e-bike
Sustainable, fast and fun, e-bikes are a great way to explore the mountains. This summer, The Alpina Gstaad is offering guests complimentary use of its e-bikes, to discover more of its natural surroundings, fresh alpine air and unpolluted peace.
Pre-travel taster: Biking in Lake Lauenen (Destination Gstaad) – watch here
2 NEW Spa Retreats
Restorative programmes launch each season in the Six Senses Spa Gstaad. This summer, two new retreats emphasise mental wellbeing and holistic healing.
Energy Sound Healing Retreat – Release tension, activate your chakras and restore balance. This 2-day, 3-night retreat will elevate energy levels, provide heightened awareness and mental clarity. Fully personalised thanks to a Wellness Screening using over 40 biomarkers, it includes Reiki and Sound Healing, yoga and meditation.
Forest Healing Journey – Finger reflexology using seeds (Earth), Tibetan healing breathing (Air), river meditation (Water), sun gazing (Fire) and open sky meditation (Space). They’re all used to excite the senses on this journey through nature’s five elements.
Pre-travel taster: Enjoy Energy Sound Healing with spa head therapist, Antonis Sarris, or meditative inspiration from Tibetan Lama Tenzin Kalden. Both on the hotel’s Facebook page.
Mind. Body. Nature
Tibetan Week (7-13 September)
The interdependence of mind, body and nature is explored in this week of wellbeing. Discover the Tibetan yoga practice “Lu Jong”, try Tibetan Ky Nye Massage, and explore Mantra Healing of Five Elements. Private consultations, meditation and Tibetan Singing Bowl sessions are also available. Led by Head Therapist at the hotel’s Six Senses Spa, Antonis Sarris, and Tibetan Lharampa Loten Dahortsang. More here.
Discovery. Sleep. Immunity
Results-driven Yoga Retreats (all season)
Choose from three yoga retreats, according to your goal. Each 3-day, 4-night retreat includes wellness screening, personalised yoga sessions and complementary spa treatments.
- For beginners – Discover Yoga
- For improved zzzz – Yoga Sleep
- For immunity and cleansing – Yogic Detox
Natural Summer Beauty:
Six Senses Spa Alchemy Bar
Embrace beauty without parabens or petrochemicals at the spa’s Alchemy Bar. Benefit from nature’s healing powers and create customised products from various ingredients. Choose from Swiss indigenous herbs and plants – many sourced from the hotel’s organic garden – to develop your own aromatic scrubs, bath bombs and face masks.
Balanced Body & Mind:
Achieve balance through scientific advances in nutrition and neuroscience, combined with ancient wisdom. Featuring a range of treatments, yoga, meditation and fitness activities, these 3 and 5-night personalised programmes will help you overcome lifestyle-related ageing effects and extend your health span.
Pre-travel taster: Try this :Alchemy Bar Detoxifying Scrub”:http://indigoeight.com/news/DETOXIFING+SCRUB+Alchemy+Bar+recipe+-+Six+Senses+Spa+Gstaad at home. Exfoliation boosts the health and appearance of the skin – this recipe uses salt to draw out toxins and almond oil to nourish.
SWEET DREAMS FOR THE TASTEBUDS
NEW “Beekeeper Workshop”
A new ‘Beekeeper’ experience launches this summer for The Alpina Gstaad’s younger guests (and honey-loving adults). Get kitted out in protective clothing and visit the hotel beehives, to discover how the sticky stuff is made and why bees are crucial to biodiversity. The 45-minute workshop is led by a professional beekeeper and concludes with a bee documentary screened in the hotel’s Private Cinema (and a pot of honey to take home). More here.
NEW Chef Pâtissier & Weekend Crêpes
Bringing fresh flair to the hotel’s pastries and sweet treats is new Chef Pâtissier, Vasileios Klonaris. He previously worked at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park and Berkeley Hotel in London.
Sweet cravings can also be satisfied at the hotel crêpe station, available on Sundays throughout summer.
Pre travel taster – try this pineapple crêpe recipe at home
Something from the Bar?
Enjoy a pre-trip taster, with a selection of cocktails from the Alpina Lounge & Bar. More here.
Hattori Hanzo (inspired by art)
- 40 ml Sake
- 20ml Apple Juice
- 20ml JC Peach (peach juice)
- Touch of rose syrup
- Method: Shake in a mixing glass and serve in a shot glass
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SUITE DREAMS IN SECLUSION
The hotel’s 56 generous rooms each have a private balcony, but for the ultimate ‘home from home’, book into the top suite. Named as one of the world’s 50 best hotel suites, The Alpina Gstaad’s Panorama Suite is surely the most beautiful hotel room in Switzerland. Located on the top levels of the hotel, this three-bedroom suite benefits from vistas of the surrounding valley and Swiss Alps. Sleeping up to six, it comes complete with a spacious relaxation area, a private spa room, steam bath shower, sauna, gym and outdoor jacuzzi.
ULTIMATE PRIVATE – TOTAL BUYOUT
For those seeking complete privacy and seclusion, book The Alpina Gstaad on exclusive use. Based on a minimum two-night stay, inclusive of the Panorama Suite, stays can be tailored to include meals at the Michelin starred restaurants and treatments in the Six Senses spa. Price starts from CHF 100,000 (£92,769) on B&B basis.