If you’re planning on heading to St. Moritz for the festive season, you must think about staying at Giardino Mountain. It is located in the Swiss Alps’ most breath-taking setting, The Engadine.
Nestled in the quaint village of Champfèr, the retreat is hidden from the hustle-bustle of St. Moritz’s busy streets yet it is a few minutes away from the town’s luxury shopping district. Travellers looking for a magical Christmas experience can explore the town twinkling with Christmas lights or simply sip hot chocolate in any of the hotel’s 78 luxurious Alpine-style rooms and suites.
With access to over 80 slopes, Giardino Mountain is a haven for adventure-seekers. Guests can also revitalise their senses with warm relaxing massages at the retreat’s signature dipiù Spa. Alongside, the hotel provides a therapeutic and non-medical health programme for guests, called Ayurveda by Giardino. The concept focuses on holistic well-being for the body and mind achieved through consultations, treatments, nutrition and exercise.
Room rates start at CHF 465 per night. For more information or bookings, visit www.giardino-mountain.ch or call +41 (0)800 333 313.
If you’re looking at the details of their Festive highlights and activities, see below:
Festive season highlights:
19th December, Snowshoe tour – Guests can discover the unparalleled beauty of the Engadine with snowshoes strapped to their feet. Both beginners and intermediates can explore the beautiful spots at their own pace with a pit stop for tea, punch and cookies. Alternatively, they can also opt for Nordic Walking.
20th December, Engadine flight – Guests can book a helicopter ride to soak in breathtaking views of the Piz Palu and Piz Bernina peaks, lake and glaciers. The unforgettable experience is priced at CHF 210 per person.
23rd December, Gospel Concert – The festivities at Giardino Mountain begin with soulful international melodies on the terrace. The gospel band will also play pop, funky and R&B tunes. The winter evening will be complete with warm drinks and scrumptious dishes available at the Christmas market stands.
24th December, Christmas Eve Dinner – Diners celebrating Christmas Eve at the rustic Stüva can savour specials such as Marinated salmon served with beetroot, apricot mustard and granola, Potato leek soup with truffle, Whole Duck roast served with bread dumplings and red cabbage along with the indulgent Kaiserschmarren with plum compote and cinnamon ice cream. The menu is priced at CHF 98 per person. Children will also get a chance to meet Santa Claus while he is visiting the hotel’s restaurants.
25th December, Christmas Gala Dinner- The retreat’s casual dining restaurant, Hide & Seek will offer an exclusive Christmas menu created by Executive Chef Michel Hojac. The gala dinner will include dishes such as Epoisses cheese crème brûlée, Octopus Massaman curry and Duo of deer served with pear, brussels sprouts and Tasmanian pepper. Priced at CHF 130 per person.
26th December, Snow Fight – The hotel’s Kids Club will host a fun snowball fight for all little guests in the garden.