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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Alpina Gstaad named Publications Hot List


 The Alpina Gstaad, the newest luxury hotel in Gstaad to open in 100 years, debuted in December, and is already winning acclaim. The editors of one of the country's leading travel magazines, Conde Nast Traveler chose The Alpina Gstaad as one of their "hot new hotels" for 2013.  And the hotel's Six Senses Spa was named one of 35 best new spas in the world. More than 6.2 million readers of the magazine's print and digital editions will hear the news about the award.

      "We are honored and incredibly pleased that the editors of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler have recognized The Alpina Gstaad as one of the world's most exciting new hotels for 2013 -- only four months after opening," said Nik Leuenberger, Managing Director of The Alpina Gstaad. "Our team has worked very hard and their efforts have been recognized."

       Set on five acres in Oberbort, the exclusive hilltop area of Gstaad in the heart of the Bernese Alps, The Alpina Gstaad is part of a $337 million luxury development which includes private chalets and apartments. The Alpina Gstaad is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Swiss architecture incorporating local materials and authentic Alpine style.  Blocks of Ringgenberg limestone, the rich brown stone from local quarries; hundred-year-old fir wood gathered from old Alpine farm houses, and natural slate have been used in the construction. Huge windows allow for plenty of natural light and offer views of the surrounding mountains.

       The five-star hotel has three restaurants: the first European outpost of MEGU, the renowned Japanese restaurant, a traditional Swiss stübli and Restaurant Sommet serving contemporary European cuisine.  In addition there is a bar and lounge, wine-tasting room, private cinema, cigar lounge, a ballroom and several boardrooms. The 21,500-square-foot Six Senses Spa offers holistic treatments and rejuvenation programs and includes a hammam, a fitness center and an 82-foot lap pool.  The 56 spacious rooms and suites – all with balconies – range from 333 square feet to 4,305 square feet. French landscape designer Jean Mus created the garden which also boasts a large swimming pool.
       For more information and high resolution images of The Alpina Gstaad, please visit www.thealpinagstaad.ch.