The five-star Grand Hotel Quellenhof at the Resort Bad Ragaz has been a crown jewel of Switzerland for 150 years. It is one of the most luxurious health resorts in Europe with its enriching thermal waters and stunning views of the Alps. The beautiful suites have been visited by statesmen, movie stars and members of royalty.
This year the famous hotel celebrates its 150th anniversary. After five months of construction and restoration work – and an impressive 45 million Swiss francs investment – the completely renovated Grand Hotel reopened its doors once again earlier this year on the 1st of July.
The star Swiss architect Claudio Carbonet has transformed this elegant hotel into one of the most luxurious health spas of Europe while still preserving all its noble traditions. Improvements have affected literally all rooms inside the Quellenhof, and this includes furniture, curtains and especially lighting. A 16-meter chandelier made of 2,500 spheres of different sizes like a smooth waterfall dominates the 4-storey lobby. The play of light and reflections in the whole ground floor breathes life into the skilful interior of the Grand Hotel.
Classically decorated, the rooms are also beautifully furnished and offer a masterful blend of modern and historic design elements. The elegant living rooms feature carpet or parquet floors and balconies overlooking the surrounding mountain scenery. The bathrooms are decorated with noble granite.
On the culinary level there is some exciting news. Verve By Sven offers à la carte breakfasts featuring delicious and healthy dishes in the pleasant ambience of a lounge filled with soft morning light. There is also a bar with creative cocktails and modern bar snacks, as well as a majestic glassed wine cellar for 4,000 bottles. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Another masterpiece by the Swiss chef Sven Wassmer is Memories Restaurant which serves modern cuisine from the Swiss Alps. Gourmets will find the most exquisite culinary experience here. Dinner is 9 or 12 gorgeously crafted dishes combined with the best wines from the author’s collection.
The renovated Grand Hotel Quellenhof fascinates by a perfect blend of rich historical traditions and innovative modernity, while always managing to impress you with its luxury and elegance.
Photos: Grand Hotel Quellenhof and Darya von Bergen