Over the years, the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele.
Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the resort is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. The 104 tastefully decorated rooms include 19 junior suites, 4 suites, 2 Tower Suites and the most luxurious and sophisticated three-bedroom Penthouse Suite ever built in an Alpine resort.
Enjoy traditional Swiss dishes, savoury grill specialties, an exceptional Italian menu and exquisite gourmet cuisine at the hotel’s five superb restaurants. Unwind in the relaxed lobby bar, the stylish Bar du Grill or the famous GreenGo nightclub.
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The holiday destination of Gstaad is unique in so many ways. Visitors to this region will find leisure activities and room for enjoyment combined with a virtually unprecedented range of cultural and sporting activities – nestled in a magnificent Alpine landscape.
Despite a history of tourism dating back more than 100 years in the region, a genuine Alpine lifestyle still prevails in the destination of Gstaad. For instance, there are approx. 150 agricultural businesses, 80 alps still in operation and about 7,000 cows. Houses with a chalet architectural style dominate the villages in the region. Forests, meadows, streams and lakes – surrounded by a magnificent mountain panorama – create an impressive backdrop.
Gstaad has a wide range of winter sports on offer with 250 kilometres of ski slopes and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland. Gstaad is one of the top three cross-country ski areas in Switzerland and is considered a toboggan fan’s and freerider’s paradise. In the warmer months, Gstaad attracts visitors with its 300 kilometres of walking tracks, mountain railways, bike touring and climbing opportunities as well as an idyllic 18-hole golf course.
Gstaad is one of the leading providers of first class cuisine. More than 100 restaurants ranging from a cosy raclette restaurant to a gourmet restaurant are available to choose from. The renowned Gault & Millau restaurant guide recently awarded 14 chefs from the region a total of 207 points. The Alpine businesses also offer various accommodation options.
Visitors to the region can choose from more than 1,000 different events listed in the event calendar. Some of these events have a top international format, such as the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the Menuhin Festival or the Crédit Aricole Suisse Open Gstaad tennis tournament.
Gstaad Saanenland is located in the south-west of Switzerland, right on the border with the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The region is easily accessed by train or by car from the Lake Thun region, the area of Lake Geneva and the Greyerzerland.
Direct links with the European high-speed rail network and with all of Switzerland's international airports guarantee quick and easy access to the region from anywhere.
Gstaad is the most beautiful winter paradise in the Bernese Oberland. The Gstaad Mountain Rides stand for skiing, snowboarding and pure enjoyment up to 3,000 metres above sea level. A total of 250 kilometres of slopes, 62 different lifts, various sledge runs, snow parks and spectacular hiking routes are there for your pleasure. Rustic huts, sunny terraces and trendy snow bars invite you to linger.Family offers: free for under-nine-year-olds.
The Gstaad Mountain Rides comprise six independent ski regions. Included is the Glacier 3000 – the only glacial area in the Bernese Oberland with a guaranteed offer of winter enjoyment from November until the beginning of May. In addition to ski offers, the region provides a lot of other winter activites, such as:
A world of ultimate splendor spread over 240 square meters on the roof of the Gstaad Palace: welcome to The Penthouse Suite! Every detail adds a little something special: space in abundance, the cozy atmosphere, the inviting fireplace – the dining and living rooms.
The Penthouse offers three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and steam baths. It also has private access with an elevator and a kitchenette. Self-contained on the roof of the Palace, the Penthouse Suite is superior in every way, and culminates in a surrounding terrace (140 sqm) that also boasts a sauna in the Palace tower and Jacuzzi: life on top of the world.
We are proud to offer our little guests a new children's program each year. The programme is specially prepared for our treasured young ones, and the activities are intended for children between the age of 5 and 12 years. Children between 3 and 5 years may participate, but a responsible guardian must accompany them.
From this winter, the Gstaad Palace welcomes a "baby-sitter" during certain periods who will take care of our young hotels and/or external guests. A Children program which will change every week will also guarantee leisure and pleasure for our young ones. The Gstaad Palace also has a playroom and an outdoor playground, which are at the children's disposal.
The destination of Gstaad has children at its heart. Children up to the age of nine do not pay for any of the cable cars belonging to the Gstaad Mountain Rides.
Family offers: Gstaad Easyaccess Card – free for under-nine-year-olds
Apart from our weekly children's program there is a lot to discover - here are some examples:
Swiss breakfast buffet and dinner at "Le Grand Restaurant" and use of the Palace Spa with indoor swiming pool, saunas, steam baths and outdoor pool with jacuzzi.
The concierge desk is our local information point for every guest and at your disposal 24 hours. Our concierge team is keen to fulfil all of your wishes.
One of their principal functions is organising transfers to and from an event.
Are you looking for tickets to a concert or a sightseeing tour? The concierge team would be delighted to organise them for you.
Do you need directions, restaurant recommendations or simply a wake-up call?
Our concierge team will provide you with all the necessary information you require.