The beautiful Swiss village of Gstaad is one of Europe’s most exclusive ski resorts; no place epitomises its glamour quite like The Alpina Hotel. This chic hotel has been a firm favourite since it opened in December 2012, attracting a steady stream of discerning holidaymakers and skiers who appreciate its luxurious and discreet surroundings. In fact, the distinctive newcomer has already made quite an impression and distinguished itself from its peers by winning a host of awards including the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2016.
Gstaad has long been the home and playground of the international glitterati thanks to its understated glamour and picture postcard surroundings. Numerous artists and celebrities such as Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews and Roger Moore have enjoyed the alpine village’s refined yet unpretentious atmosphere. The Alpina blends in perfectly since its classic chalet style was built in keeping with 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 features are underground and out of sight, including the opulent Six Senses Spa, an exclusive fitness centre, and a private 25-seat cinema that can be rented nightly. 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. Likewise, the 56 deluxe rooms provide the perfect apres-ski retreat, sumptuously furnished and decorated with unique artefacts designed by local artisans. The classic yet contemporary style is highlighted by genuine period woodwork which works in harmony with modern touches such as automatic fireplaces, heated floors and huge walk-in rain showers.
Another of the Alpina’s points of pride is its one Michelin-starred Sommet Restaurant, which serves exceptional gourmet cuisine prepared by the renowned chef Marcus G. Lindner and his team. The restaurant also offers a hand-picked selection of wines, including over 400 rare vintage bottles from across the world, to satisfy even the most discerning palate. In addition, the two-level lobby includes a branch of New York’s Japanese eatery Megu, a lobby bar, a traditional Swiss restaurant and a cigar lounge with an innovative ventilation system.
If you wish to breathe the refined air of Gstaad and sample the delights of the Alpina, there is no better way of travelling to the resort than by helicopter transfer. Gstaad has something to offer everyone from skiing and cultural events to fine dining. A luxury helicopter transfer to Gstaad can only enhance the experience. The journey from Courchevel to Gstaad by car takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. By comparison, the same trip by helicopter takes just 45 minutes and provides some of the most stunning views of the Alps you’ll ever experience. Travelling by helicopter transfer between resorts is the most convenient, not to mention magical, ways of enjoying your journey.
Please contact a member of the Heli Securite team to discuss your transfer requirements.