Gstaad Palace, a 5-star hotel in the Bernese Alps, unveils new experiences, events and programming for its upcoming summer season. The hotel reopens June 18, as summer is the perfect time to visit the chalet-village of Gstaad.
Summer highlights include:
Gstaad Palace Challenge
Aug. 27–29, Gstaad Palace hosts the most exclusive vintage car rally in Switzerland, with the weekend featuring racing classic cars.
This season brings a renovated pool area and the addition of <<BAR PISCINE>>, an outdoor bar serving seasonal specialties. On the weekends, DJ Greengo performs. The bar opens July 2.
New Culinary Experiences
Culinary experiences on offer this summer include Heli Lunch, when the concierge team whisks travelers to the top of the Matterhorn via helicopter for a gourmet picnic; and Table for Two, a specially curated lunch experience for two at a table under an Alpine tree. Mountainside picnics, a signature lunch at Walig Hut Lunch, Gildo’s Cooking Class and Alpine Indian are also on offer this season.
Explore the Swiss Alps via mountain bike or e-bike, play tennis with legendary Roy Emerson or golf in the Bernese Oberland this summer.
Treatments and offers available at Palace Spa this season include CBD Oil Body Scrub with ID Botanicals; the Intimate Private Spa Suite; Jardin du Monts Signature Treatment; Master Kambly Ritual; and a two-hour Hammam Experience.
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