Newsletter Winter 2012/2013
The legendary winter sport resort of St. Moritz is the only place in the world where thoroughbred horses race one another pulling a skier behind them, where famous people and sports enthusiasts from all over the world throng together on a frozen lake to be thrilled, be on show and drink champagne “Cüpli,” and where people hurtle headfirst on a bobsled down the world’s only remaining natural ice bob run at speeds of up to 130km per hour. Welcome “home”- welcome to St. Moritz!
We look forward to present to you a very exciting events calendar in and around Badrutt’s Palace Hotel which will provide an entertaining winter season and fabulous prospects for 2013.
Managing Director & Delegate of the Board
EVENTS IN WINTER 2012/2013
“In Concert@Badrutt’s Palace,” the new series of events this winter season in the glitzy Grand Hotel in St. Moritz, brings exclusive stars to the stage where Marlene Dietrich once performed. The legendary Percy Sledge (“When a man loves a woman”) wows his fans in Switzerland with his soft yet insistent voice on 17th February 2013. On 8th December 2012 Massimiliano Finazzer Flory and the performers from Milan’s “Teatro alla Scala” set the tempo with “I Promessi Sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, before the famous opera singers from the Mariinskiy Theatre in St. Petersburg present the most beautiful arias from “La Traviata”, “Carmen” and more on 5th January 2013.
Just in time for the winter season the trendy «NOBU@Badrutt’s Palace» comes back to life after its summer siesta to treat NOBU fans from all over the world with its innovative Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine from 20th December 2012 to 10th March 2013. In an equally unconventional vein, the legendary «King’s Club» kranks up a gear as of 7th December 2012 with its new theme parties reviving the free feelings of the 80s with Fluo, Big in Japan, Disco, Master Blaster and Rock. This series of hot party nights is called “Club Haus 80’s” which was the brain child of seven Milanese creatives and has since blazed a trail with “Fluo Party” and “Disco” through Europe’s capitals in London, Paris and Budapest.
The Grand Hotel is heading for “The Golden Twenties” for the brilliant highlight of the year on 31st December, reminiscent of strings of pearls, feather boas, bobs and stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker. Guests travel back in time to enjoy a four course gala dinner in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. Alternatively there is a five course in «Chesa Veglia», before «Le Grand Hall» and «King’s Club» become the party strongholds at the stroke of midnight. Even the children can celebrate the New Year with others their age in «Kids’ Club Palazzino» with a fun, child-friendly party and entertaining evening without their parents.
At the start of the year the chefs set off a firework extravaganza of delights at the "St. Moritz Gourmet Festival” which celebrates its 20th year from 28th January to 1st February 2013. In the elegant traditional «Le Restaurant» Badrutt’s Palace Hotel brings heaven on a plate at the Gourmet Dinner with Guest Chef Massimo Bottura. This exceptional Italian talent has been awarded three Michelin stars and learned from the likes of Alain Ducasse and Ferran Adrià. In addition to numerous other awards, he is currently proving himself with Osteria Francescana, his home from home, ranked No.4 among the “World’s best restaurants.” Bottura describes his own cuisine as “traditional seen from 10 miles away” and wins everyone over with his spectacular creations in which his unique aromas and textures give the impression of a walk through nature in. Chef Pâtissier Stefan Gerber then creates a vast array of sweet creations for the “Chocolate Cult” from 29th to 31st January 2013. On 30th January 2013 at the legendary “Kitchen Party” guests are up-close with the festival chefs in a fascinating ambience in the kitchen, eating informally between the protagonists of the show and their sizzling pans on the hobs.
At the other new event-series, called “Table des Connaisseurs”, experts in their particular culinary field invite guests to dine and provide an insight into their world of indulgence.It all starts on 16th January 2013 with caviar specialist Thomas Josi of Glattfelder AG and guest star chef Stefano Baiocco (1 Michelin star) of Villa Feltrinelli with the motto "Les oeufs du Caviar” (caviar eggs). Thomas Josi presents eight different types of caviar which the Italian top chef serves in a creative five course tasting menu.
Information and reservation at +41 (0) 81 837 2662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LICENCE TO SKI: A FREE SKI PASS FOR STAYS OF TWO OR MORE NIGHTS
Long before 25th December there’s an early Christmas present at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel: From the start of the 2012/13 winter season the legendary luxury hotel is offering its guests the gift of a ski pass for stays from two nights. The pass covers a total of 350km of perfectly groomed pistes, 57 lifts or mountain railways and three snow parks in the Engadin St. Moritz region. For the ski lovers there are also special packages available: „Ski Break“ and „Ski Sensation“ include two or seven nights including half board, ski passes for the entire region and vouchers for «Palace Wellness». From CHF 1‘110 and CHF 3‘430 per person based on double-occupancy.
For more information and reservation please visit www.badruttspalace.com.
28 ROOMS SHINE IN A NEW LIGHT
The legendary traditional hotel has invested some 145 million Swiss Francs in the last 10 years. All the rooms on the sixth and eighth floors have now been renovated exclusively by local companies and updated to the latest in technology and lifestyle, at a cost of some seven million Swiss Francs.
The priority in renovating the 28 or so rooms in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has been maintaining the traditional character and simultaneously using contemporary interior design and the latest technology. High quality materials and classically styled fine textiles guarantee the comfort and luxury synonymous with this prestigious superior five star hotel. Elegant walnut parquet flooring is subtly combined with cleverly inlaid pieces of carpet, giving a fabulous eye- catching visual effect. The colours in the newly appointed rooms run through a palette of green and beige hues, providing a wonderfully calming atmosphere in each room.
If guests on the eighth floor were to wake during the night they would be guided by practical little night lights from their bed to their ultra-modern bathroom. On the top floors the modern Geberit WCs are integrated with shower function and warm air-dryer. Additional highlights in some of the rooms are an inbuilt Ad Notam mirror TV and an innovative bathroom appliance for the hotel industry – a wet room style shower with the glass door flush with the floor, so guests can quite happily splash about like in a standard bath tub.
The newly renovated rooms are also at the forefront in terms of technology. Guests can recharge all their electronic gadgets with ease at the media hub and can even connect from the TV to an iPhone. Films can be easily downloaded from the internet using the free WiFi service and then watched on the LED flat screen. In addition to this, all the newly appointed rooms have a PlayStation 3 to entertain the young guests.
For more information and reservation please visit www.badruttspalace.com.
HIKING PASS INCLUSIVE
REACH FOR MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS WITH BADRUTTʼS PALACE HOTEL
Stay two consecutive nights or more and you will receive a free ticket for all mountain railways and cable cars in St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin for the duration of your stay!