In 1910, Hans and Rosalie Reuteler were intelligent visionaries. In 1904, when they heard that the railway was coming to Gstaad, they understood that their village would become one of the most desired resorts in the world. The Park Hotel opened its doors in 1910, offering 53 rooms and rare equipment: an elevator, central heating and electricity. With the addition of exemplary service, they soon attracted a clientele of international celebrities.
From the Aga Khan to Marshall Montgomery, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Sir Peter Ustinov, the elite of society met at the Park Hotel, owned by the Reuteler family until 1987. After two years of work, Jean Nussbaumer, the new owner, presented the rebuilt and enlarged Grand Hotel Park – its new name –. Theo Gerlach took over in 1999 before giving his place in 2003 to Dona Bertarelli, who was attracted to the region and who had great ambitions for the establishment.
After restoring the Grand Hotel Park to the real level of a luxury 5 star hotel with respect to service, Dona Bertarelli has undertaken an initial work plan, completely renovating the Spa in 2006. Four years later, making the 100th anniversary of the hotel, all of its bedrooms and the decor of its restaurants were redesigned making them definitively one of the “classics” of the resort.
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A village in the political municipality of Saanen, Gstaad has existed since the Middle Ages at the intersection of mule tracks leading to the Valais and the Pays de Vaud. The village prospered on livestock farming and the alpine economy until a huge fire in 1898. Then, it developed thanks to the MOB railway line in 1905 and the beginning of ski tourism.
In a short time, the region counted more than 1000 beds to host visitors. The careful development and establishment of the area and its infrastructure was responsible for reputation. Wood is the main accessory of architecture. Even the convention center, the swimming pool, or the tennis hall follow the style of the traditional or modern chalet.
A five minute walk from the Grand Hotel Park, in the center of the village of Gstaad, the Promenade is a group of shops that fits its name perfectly. People come here for a stroll and to enjoy the elegant fashion boutiques, jewelers, art galleries, and busy restaurants, not to forget the shops offering regional products. The Promenade, transformed into a pedestrian area in 1996, gives everyone a moment of peace and pleasure.
Golf, hiking, summer luge, scooters, bicycling, horseback riding, hang gliding, carriage rides, rock climbing, hot air balloons, rafting...there is a great list of activities in Gstaad and the Gstaad region. The surrounding mountain summits are points of departure for great adventures or simply for moments of total relaxation
Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, heliskiing, skating, dog sledding, snow golf, hot air balloon...winter is always the right time for many activities. The 250 km area of slopes can be explored without limits, with stops at cozy restaurants and bars.
Facing the sunrise, the Deluxe Suites, the Promenade and the Park, offer lots of luxurious living room to enjoy memorable moments with family and friends.
The Park & The Promenade
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