The small, pretty, alpine town of Andermatt finds itself firmly on the map as The Chedi takes up residence here. A cavernous space punctuated by subtle lighting and log fires, this is a straightforwardly luxurious mountain retreat that caters for every whim.
TREATMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
With the Alps on the doorstep there is no shortage of mountain sports activities and The Chedi will provide all the equipment you require, whether hiking, biking or skiing. There's even a gorgeous vintage Morgan you can hire to whisk your beloved off for a romantic drive and picnic. Nearby, golfers may take advantage of the 18-hole, par-72 course set against the stunning backdrop of the Urseren Valley.
Back at the hotel, 10 extremely private treatment rooms facilitate muscle-soothing massages and pampering facials while the heated, 35-metre indoor pool is a great place to relax after a strenuous day in the mountains. Even the 12-metre outdoor pool is heated year-round and, in winter, guests can also skate on the frozen pond just a few steps away. There's an excellent gym with personal trainers available and a small studio for yoga and mat Pilates.
The Chedi honestly has some of the most comfortable beds we have ever encountered. The 123 spacious rooms and suites (the smallest of which is 50sqm) are furnished with smooth leathers, warm woods and soft velvets. Each is a perfect cocoon of unashamed luxury.
A further five buildings provide private residences for larger groups and families and are linked to the public areas by underground passageways.
The Restaurant has four open kitchens serving a European and Asian menu for lunch and dinner. There is also a small and intimate Japanese Restaurant which is open in the winter season only. The vast lobby bar has several open fires and deep sofas for serious lounging and just off this is a smaller bar with DJ, cigar lounge and living room with ski butler service.
SLIMMING LIFESTYLE RETREATS (29th October to 12th November 2017)
In October 2017 The Chedi Andermatt introduces the first of its Lifestyle Programs in association with Les Thermes De Brides-les-Bains. Run by dedicated professionals the retreats are designed to inspire you to make lasting changes to your lifestyle, health and therefore longevity. Over seven nights the results-driven programme includes: two private consultations with a dietician, six algae wraps, four slimming therapeutic massages, two Chedi Signature massages, two traditional Thai foot reflexology sessions, two head, neck & shoulder massages, two Sublime Aquaflores Rituals, five group workshops with the dietician, one cooking lesson and access to a daily physical activity schedule. Retreats run for seven or 14 nights.