The Alpina Gstaad: First 5-Star Hotel Built in Gstaad in 100 Years

The Alpina Gstaad

Big news out of Gstaad. The exclusive alpine destination famous for its ski scene is getting a luxe addition: the first new five-star hotel built in Gstaad in 100 years. Slated to open in December 2012 just in time for the 2012-13 winter season, The Alpina Gstaad is set on five acres at the heart of a $337 million luxury development that also includes private apartments and two chalets. Consulting the hotel owners on this momentous project? Onno Poortier, former president of The Peninsula Hotels Group, who brings over four decades of development, marketing and operations experience with luxury hotel brands to his new position.

Surrounded by the majesty of the Bernese Alps, the hotel will channel traditional alpine style in its architecture and interior design. Authentic local materials include blocks of Ringgenberg limestone, hand-carved for the entrance; a gabled roof of natural slate; and 100-year-old fir wood, lining the walls of the public rooms.

When it comes to the facilities, The Alpina Gstaad won’t disappoint. It will have a 20,000-square-foot spa, two swimming pools, a private cinema, a wine tasting room, a cigar room and conference facilities to complement its 57 rooms and suites.

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