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Swiss resorts and spas – A self-care destination

Why not take some me-time while you explore a new destination—in Switzerland? With its endless breathtaking views, this land of many peaks is the ideal destination to recharge and discover new horizons. LUXE has selected three of the country’s most beautiful spa resorts.



Gstaad Palace (Gstaad)

Perched on a hill overlooking the town centre, Gstaad Palace provides a stunning view of the Bernese and Valaisian Alps. Founded 1913, this luxury establishment has a stellar reputation that attracts royalty and jet-setters from around the world, year after year. Moreover, it is considered one of the most beautiful establishments in Switzerland because of its enchanting surroundings and unique atmosphere that seamlessly combine glamour and alpine wellness. The unforgettable treatments in its magnificent 1,800 m2 spa offers are not to be missed.





  • 90 rooms and suites including two Tower Suites (two bedrooms and lounge) and one Penthouse Suite (three bedrooms and lounge) on the hotel roof
  • The Walig Hut, a luxury cabin located at an altitude of 1,700 m, a true haven in the heart of nature with all of the hotel’s comfort and services
  • Several luxury restaurants and bars
  • A famous nightclub

Spa (1,800 m2)

  • Eight treatment rooms
  • Sauna, steam baths and outdoor relaxation area
  • Private spa suite with sauna
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Jacuzzi, hammam, massages
  • Tennis and squash courts

We love

  • The impeccable service
  • The outdoor Olympic pool in the summer
  • The private spa suite with sauna, hammam, lounge, shower and dressing room—ideal for perfectly private relaxation
  • The elegance and beauty of the surroundings: many films were shot on-site, including The Return of the Pink Panther in 1975
  • Anecdotes that add to the mystique: apparently Michael Jackson wanted to buy the palace, but for once, he didn’t get what he wanted

Le Mirador, Resort & Spa (Mont Pèlerin)

Just 45 minutes from Geneva, overlooking Lake Geneva from the heart of the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards, Le Mirador Resort & Spa has one of the most magnificent panoramic views in Switzerland. This oasis of calm is a boutique hotel with 63 luxurious rooms and suites, a Givenchy Spa, a fitness centre and a health and wellness centre. The spa specialists will help you recover from your workout with treatments or massages while the medical centre experts provide healing and preventive treatments for deep revitalization.


  • 57 suites and six rooms
  • Two restaurants
  • Lounge bar and terrace

Givenchy Spa

  • Indoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Sauna and hammam
  • Group classes and private coaching
  • Tennis court

Le Mirador Medical Centre

  • Preventive and regenerative remedies
  • Anti-aging and detox programs
  • Dermatology, nutrition, cardiology and dentistry

We love

  • The incredible view of Lake Geneva and the Alps above the clouds
  • The know-how of an establishment founded 114 years ago
  • The relaxing atmosphere of this high-end hotel
  • The proximity of the vineyards of Lavaux and Chillon Castle, a true architectural gem

Dolder Grand (Zurich)

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Dolder Grand is one of the best vacation spots in Europe. High in the hills, halfway between the bustling city and fresh calm of nature, this luxurious castle offers magnificent views of Zurich, its lake and the Alps. It has 175 magnificent suites and rooms as well an expansive 4,000 m2 spa. Its two restaurants (one with 14 Gault Millau points, the other 19 Gault Millau points and two Michelin stars) serve delicious gourmet cuisine.


  • 175 rooms and suites
  • Two award-winning restaurants
  • Pool and mini golf (in summer), skating rink (in winter)
  • Nine-hole golf course
  • Club house
  • Five tennis courts

Spa (4,000 m2)

  • Separate gentlemen’s and ladies’ spas
  • Comprehensive Aqua Zone: pools, whirlpool terrace, steam bath, sanarium, mixed sauna, spa library, two private spa suites and relaxation areas
  • Fitness room
  • 20 treatment rooms

We love

  • The hotel’s central location, ideal for numerous unforgettable excursions—don’t miss the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls, and the breathtaking views of Pilatus Mountain
  • The shopping in Zurich
  • The Kids Room for children aged three to 12 years
  • The private art collection with more than 100 works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Henry Moore and Salvador Dalí


Text: Diane Stehle
Photos: Gstaad Palace © Gstaad Palace – Le Mirador, Resort & Spa © Le Mirador, Resort & Spa – Dolder Grand © Zelijko Gataric, Heinz Unger

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