Spa hotels perfectly complement the ski resorts of the Alps, and no skiing holiday would be complete without at least one trip to a spa. It’s even better when the spa is located within your own hotel. These spas are devoted to the well-being of the body and mind, and hotels offer the most prestigious brands, sometimes on an exclusive basis. There’s nothing better to soothe your aching joints after a long day on the slopes. Along with luxury helicopter transfers and personal chefs, spas are one of the most indulgent ways to treat yourself on your ski trip. We’ve selected three of our favourite spa hotels in the Alps.
1. The Alpina Gstaad
The lovely village of Gstaad in the Swiss Alps is a perennial favourite among the international jet set who appreciate its luxurious and picturesque surroundings. The Alpina Hotel has distinguished itself from its peers since it opened in December 2012 by winning a host of awards including the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2016. The Alpina’s chalet style blends in perfectly the town’s strict preservation zoning, yet its interior features all the modern facilities you would expect from a five-star hotel. Most of the Alpina’s amenities are underground and out of sight, including the opulent Six Senses Spa and its exclusive fitness centre. The zero-entry pool is Olympic in more than just size, since its domed structure is supported by classical columns, hot tubs and waterfall massage stations all sunlit from the oculus window above. It really is the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes, and if a spa isn’t enough, a private 25-seat cinema that can be rented nightly before retiring to one of the 56 deluxe rooms luxuriously furnished and decorated with locally crafted and sourced artefacts.
2. Suvretta House, St Moritz
Suvretta House is a St Moritz institution, presiding over the Upper Engadine like a fairy tale castle. It is set in its own beautiful grounds at the foot of the Corviglia ski area. The five-star hotel is over a century old and is still owned by the same family, giving it a continuing sense of pride and prestige. It offers a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, and ski-in/ski-out access. Each of the 181 rooms and suites offers spectacular views of the Swiss Alps and lakes. The generously appointed Suvretta Sports & Pleasure Wellness Club offers 1,700m² of spa facilities and boasts a 25m swimming pool. Aside from a multitude of different massages and therapies, face and body treatments are given with ilā and Clarins products. The outdoor is heated to 36°C, and there are a solarium and sauna with Finnarium, Sanarium, Vaporium or Caldarium as well as fitness rooms for strength training and cardiovascular exercise. It has its own private lift and ski school, in addition to three mountain restaurants that are ideally situated throughout the ski area.
3. L’Apogée, Courchevel
Naturally, Courchevel boasts a number of spas, particularly in the luxurious surroundings of the ultra-exclusive Rue le Jardin Alpin. Le Spa de L’Apogée is one shining example of these relaxing retreats that can be found at the top of the resort. The spa features Sisley products and consists of five cabins, a blue mosaic pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and salt sauna. The bespoke massages break down the lactic acid in the body to limit any aches and pains from your first days on the slopes and reduce the risk of injury. The wellness area also features a fitness room with state-of-the-art facilities and guests can benefit from the watchful supervision of professional trainers. After you have been pampered or need rewarding for a good workout, visit the hair salon and beauty room where expert stylists can enhance your new-found radiance.
If you would like a luxury helicopter transfer to one of these remarkable spa hotels, please contact us. An indulgent break in the Alps is merely a few clicks away.