The legendary Badrutt's Palace has long been a sought-after destination for discerning travelers from across the globe. We set out to find out why! Read on if you want to learn more about the myths surrounding the Palace and how the hotel manages to reinvent itself time and time again.
St. Moritz is one the most iconic winter tourism destinations. We have visited the snow-covered mountain village many times to attend its spectacular events like the White Turf, Snow Polo or THE ICE. One building that always pops out when standing on the frozen lake, is the Badrutt's Palace. It was opened as early as 1896 by Caspar Badrutt. The chateau theme reflected the romantic era of the “Grand European Tour”. Similarly designed grand hotels also popped up in the Canadian Rockies around that time.
Today, the Palace retains its fairy tale castle aura. It offers an enchanting mix of tradition and modernity, where people connect and celebrate with family and friends. In addition to rooms, suites and infrastructure of excellent quality, the service stands out here. The guest experience is truly elevated to the heights of luxury here in St. Moritz.
From their rooms, guests can enjoy a magnificence view. With a backdrop of snow covered trees, tall peaks and a frozen lake, we enjoy a bottle of Ruinart. Cheers!
As a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the Badrutt's Palace has a lot to offer. In addition to a phenomenal spa, a generous selection of restaurants can be found inside the hotel. One of them is located in the first indoor tennis hall in Europe. In 1922, the International Lawn Tennis Federation held even the world championships here. Today, the former tennis court hosts the Matsuhisa restaurant La Coupole.
Another spectacular outlet inside the Palace with a rich history is the King's Social House. It is testament to the hotel's ability to evolve to reflect new tastes. The history of King's Social House begins in the 1960s. Back then, the second generation of the Badrutt's family took over the management of the hotel. In order to keep of with the demands of the younger clientele, the hotel opened Switzerland's first nightclub: the King's Club. It was a hit!
In 2018, the space evolved to become King's Social House. Its neo-bistro concept was developed by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. Guests arrive from 8pm on and enjoy some sharing plates, champagne and cocktails while the music is gently turned up, until the party gets started.
In addition to delicious food and drinks, King's Social House also offers a wonderful environment. Created by Rosendale Design, it features a wonderful bar and several murals in vibrant colors. It's the perfect setting for a night out!
After dancing into the night and sleeping in one of the world's best hotels, we are ready to explore St. Moritz' winter wonderland. No matter if you want to ski, do some snowshoeing or winter hiking, the best place to spend lunch time is Paradiso. This place is in icon. And since 2021, it is managed by the Badrutt's Palace.
At Paradiso, guests can choose between having lunch in the Mountain Club or vibing on the Music Deck. The latter is where everyone gets together to enjoy life on top of the world. Guests get the best in mountain comfort food, drinks and cocktails – all accompanied by an unstoppable beat.
At the Mountain Club, guests will find a great place to relax and chill. It is the exclusive member area of Paradiso. But don't worry, day passes are available. Here we enjoy delicious, rustic-chic dining as well as a wide range of wines and champagnes - both served in peak conditions.
Paradiso also teamed up with Gucci to create a unique lounge featuring designer furniture by the iconic Italian brand. For us, it’s the pinnacle of experiences set on top of the world!