Kulm Hotel St Moritz, Switzerland

Over 3,000 years ago, people started coming to the picturesque Swiss Alps to bathe in St Moritz’s healing waters — and they never stopped Monday, 20 March 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Over 3,000 years ago, people started coming to the picturesque Swiss Alps to bathe in St Moritz’s healing waters — and they never stopped. The draw of the mountain air, thermal baths and hot springs persisted, leading to the arrival of the Kulm Hotel St Moritz in 1856 — the first hotel in the Upper Engadine Valley.

The five-star hotel still lures travellers, and offers an unforgettable escape in the heart of one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring landscapes.

Marked with a grand portico entrance, the illustrious hotel maintains all the elegance of its heyday, with opulent furniture and furnishings, dashed with the flavour of contemporary hospitality. The 172 rooms and suites are inspired by the local Engadine architecture, while Italian architect Lorenzo Mongiardino has reinvigorated the lobby with his trompe l’oeil artwork.

Completely redesigned in 2012, the state-of-the-art 2,000sq metre Kulm Spa offers views of Lake St Moritz and, beyond, the glistening Alps — either directly from the outdoor pool or through the floor-length windows inside — all the views, minus the chill. Indoors, spa-goers will discover a 20-metre indoor pool with underwater music, a relaxation room with fireplace, salt grotto and sauna circuit, as well as a gym and hair and beauty salon. There are also 12 therapy rooms, including a private spa suite, for a range of professional treatments, from traditional facials and massages to body wraps and peels. The Lipomassage by Endermologie followed by a stimulating hydrojet massage is not to be missed — expect to leave radiant and glowing.

Away from the spa, guests can relax in a number of luxurious spots. Afternoon tea in the lavish lobby is a must, served with epic mountain views. Diners are spoilt for choice, with six restaurants, including the K — a gourmet venue gilded with an impressive 16 Gault Millau points. Elsewhere, Swiss specialities are dished up at Chesa al Parc, while a sundowner
at the Altitude Bar is the ideal way to round of the evening.

Burn off excesses the following morning on the on-site nine-hole golf course, or via e-bike or paddleboard. Alternatively, go skiing, hiking and climbing in the beautiful countryside.

Don’t miss

An early-morning swim in the outdoor pool, with views of glistening glaciers, mountains and swathes of forest

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Spa Ritual Signature Massage
• Lipomassage by Endermologie
• Hydrojet massage bath
• Rohini by Pharmos Facial with fresh aloe vera

Key Facilities

• 172 rooms and suites
• 6 restaurants and 3 bars
• Marmotta Kids’ Club
• Babysitting service
• 2 Kulm Spa, with 11 treatment rooms and 1 private suite
• Outdoor pool
• Hair and beauty salon
• 9-hole Kulm Golf Course
• Ski school/equipment rental
• E-bike hire
• Stand-up paddleboarding

Contact Information

kulm.com
T: +41 (0)81 836 80 00
E: info@kulm.com

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