The grass-covered flanks of the Matterhorn are at their picturesque best during the summer months, when challenging trails reward hikers with spectacular views of Switzerland’s iconic mountain. But to enjoy the mountain at a more leisurely pace, how about this exclusive offer from Gstaad Palace?
During a two-night stay at the hotel, you’ll set off by helicopter from the elegant town and enjoy a glass of bubbles while your pilot takes you on an hour-long aerial tour of the mountains.
On the return journey, you’ll touch down at Glacier 3000 – the ski station at the top of the mountains that tower above Gstaad – for a panoramic lunch at Refuge l’Espace, soaking in surrounding mountain views.
If you prefer to keep your feet planted on terra firma, the hotel will unveil five new Classic Suites this summer season, following a US $2 million investment from owner Andrea Scherz.
Inspired by the traditional English country house style, interior architect Marina Nickels has taken cues from the textures, colours and materials used throughout the palace to create five new elegant homes from home.