At this ski-in/ski-out property, Alpine chic meets Asian sleek thanks to the unique Jean-Michel Gathy design, which has raised the bar for hotel aesthetics in the entire region, and throughout all the 123 rooms and suites (ranging from 52-330sqm) the hotel designer has achieved a sense of cohesion by incorporating local elements with his trademark keen attention to detail, especially with the magnificent and extravagant two-storey, three-bedroom Furka Suite. The all-familiar large fireplaces, wood panelling, and terraces allow the indoor and outdoor spaces to blend seamlessly, with local materials used to ensure the traditional Chedi style.
The hotel’s two-bedroom Grand Deluxe Suites are perfect for families and groups of friends and kitted out with two-and-a-half bathrooms, living room, dining room, fireplace, kitchen and balconies offering stunning panoramic vistas of Andermatt and the surrounding Ursern Valley. With more fireplaces than rooms (over 200 of the latter), the resort doesn’t skimp on the all-important cosiness factor, but also amps up the edginess with a quirky, Ski / Sports Butler service on hand to turn your whims and wishes into reality – perhaps an appointment at the hotel’s indulgent, award-winning 2,400sqm The Spa and Health Club for a restorative mountain-inspired treatment? There is nothing quite like a soothing post-ski massage and the 60-minute Alpienne Mountain Massage is just one of the indulgent inclusions in the Chedi’s new Alpine Adventure package, which along with a three-night stay in a luxurious and spacious Deluxe Suite, includes a scenic Alpine helicopter flight, a champagne lunch on the frozen and privatised Sustenpass, an exclusive wine and cheese tasting, and a truffle fondue, priced from just CHF 3,730 (US$3,824) per person.
Decadent wine and cheese from a dedicated, five-metre-high cheese room is just a tempting glimpse into the culinary spoils offered at the hotel, which has a variety of stylish dining venues dressed accordingly by SPIN Design Studio from Japan. Simply titled “The Restaurant”, the primary eatery showcases four open kitchens specialising in cold cuts, desserts, Western and Asian Cuisine and is open all day. Named with similar simplicity, “The Japanese Restaurant” has space for 46, ensuring the utmost exclusivity and privacy, where guests can choose to sit at either the open sushi and sashimi bar or the tempura and teppanyaki counter, where authentic Japanese delicacies will be served. A selection of Japanese sake and beer is available as well as expertly paired wine and champagne.
For an even more relaxed atmosphere, “The Wine & Cigar Library” is the perfect space to kick back and sample the bountiful offerings of the resort’s cellar and walk-in humidor while enjoying views of The Courtyard. The Lobby is another to be seen, and with two fireplaces, The Bar and Living Room is the perfect venue to refuel with The Chedi Afternoon Tea – and it’s here you can liaise with your Ski Butler to plan the next day’s activities, be it another day on the slopes, a round of Alpine golf on the 18-hole golf course, or a bespoke driving experience to explore the passes of stunning Andermatt, which featured in the James Bond film Gold Finger.