How to make the most of your stay at the Chedi Andermatt by A Stylish Story
The Swiss Alps are a breathtaking destination for a summer getaway, and there’s no better place to stay than the luxurious Chedi Andermatt. This five-star hotel, designed by minimalist architect Jean-Michel Gathy, is part of the elite GHM group and offers an unforgettable hospitality experience.
The Chedi Andermatt is known for its Asian simplicity in the Alps, with Asian-inspired decor and an excellent Japanese restaurant. Located in the Urseren Valley and surrounded by natural beauty, the hotel is a haven for travelers looking to recharge their batteries. It’s no surprise that the Chedi Andermatt is a proud member of General Hotel Management, Leading Hotels of the World, and Swiss Deluxe Hotels.
The rooms at the Chedi Andermatt are spacious and beautifully decorated, with large balconies overlooking the outdoor pool and the stunning Swiss mountains. The bathrooms are fully equipped with top-quality amenities and the beds are comfortable and inviting.
But the Chedi Andermatt isn’t just about the luxurious accommodations. The hotel also offers a variety of activities and amenities for guests to enjoy. The outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day, and the hotel’s spa offers a variety of treatments to help guests relax and rejuvenate.
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors at the Chedi Andermatt. The hotel is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, making it the perfect base for hiking and mountain picnics. And for those looking for a more leisurely pace, the hotel offers guided tours of the surrounding area.
When it comes to dining, the Chedi Andermatt doesn’t disappoint. The hotel’s Japanese restaurant serves delicious, authentic cuisine, and there are also a variety of other dining options to choose from.
Overall, the Chedi Andermatt is the perfect place to spend a summer getaway in the Swiss Alps. With luxurious accommodations, a variety of activities and amenities, and excellent dining options, it’s an unforgettable experience that should not be missed.
But what are the top 10 reasons to visit the Chedi Andermatt in the summer? Here are just a few:
- 1. The stunning location in the Swiss Alps: The Chedi Andermatt is located in the heart of the breathtaking Urseren Valley, surrounded by natural beauty.
- 2. Luxurious accommodations: The rooms at the Chedi Andermatt are spacious, beautifully decorated, and equipped with top-quality amenities.
- 3. A variety of activities and amenities: From the outdoor pool to the spa to guided tours of the surrounding area, there’s something for everyone at the Chedi Andermatt.
- 4. Excellent dining options: The hotel’s Japanese restaurant serves authentic cuisine, and there are also a variety of other dining options to choose from.
- 5. A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere: The Chedi Andermatt is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and escape the stresses of everyday life.
- 6. The opportunity to explore the great outdoors: The Swiss Alps are a paradise for hikers and race car drivers, and the Chedi Andermatt is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area.
- 7. A unique and unforgettable experience: The Chedi Andermatt is unlike any other hotel, with its Asian simplicity in the Alps and luxurious amenities.
- 8. The chance to indulge in a luxury wellness retreat: The hotel’s spa offers a variety of treatments to help guests relax and rejuvenate.
- 9. The opportunity to experience Swiss culture: Andermatt has been a popular destination for the bourgeoisie since the early 19th century, and the Chedi Andermatt is the perfect place to experience Swiss culture and luxury.
- 10. The chance to make lasting memories: Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or relaxing at the hotel, the Chedi Andermatt is the perfect place to create lasting memories of your summer getaway.
Why the Chedi Andermatt is the best luxury hotel in Switzerland.
How to enjoy the Swiss Alps as a luxury traveler.
Spending the summer in the Swiss Alps is an unexpected yet extremely peaceful way of recharging one’s batteries. This is why the Hôtel Chedi Andermatt is a hidden gem for those looking for a unique and peaceful ambiance. The luxury 5-star deluxe resort oozes Asian zen with alpine chic.
This summer, I was invited to one of the most luxurious hotels in Switzerland, the legendary Chedi Hotel in Andermatt. Along with Bella, we enjoyed a summer Swiss alpine experience at their stunning resort.
About Andermatt & The Chedi Andermatt Hotel
The Chedi Andermatt was designed by the minimalist architect: Jean-Michel Gathy. This luxury five-star hotel is part of the elite GHM group of hotels and is one of the most carefully curated hospitality experiences I have had. Indeed, the Swiss Alps is certainly an unexpected destination for the summer one might say – given that it is such a hot spot in the winter months. However, with the heatwave that ran through all of Europe this summer, it was the perfect place to get away from the city swelter and reconnect with nature. What is more, did you know that the enchanting winter wonderland of Andermatt has been the chosen destination for the bourgeoisie since the early 19th century? Today it is most known for The Chedi Andermatt Hotel. This luxurious hotel draws in a flurry of international visitors regardless of the season. Every year Andermatt shrugs off its snowy white coat and the sun streams down the picturesque village. In the summer months, the Chedi Andermatt becomes a playground for exotic car tours, and hiking enthusiasts with a penchant for delicious dining experiences as well as being the ideal place for a luxury wellness retreat.
The hospitality of the Chedi Andermatt revolves around the following statement: Asian Simplicity in the Alps. The Chedi is in fact an alternative term for a Buddhist stupa, mainly used in Thailand. The name underlines the Asian influence that is omnipresent throughout the hotel. With the dark paneled wood, excellent Japanese restaurant, and Asian-inspired decor.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Urseren Valley, situated in the Swiss Alps, dark panels of wood soar up to the sky and form a huge complex known as the Chedi Andermatt. It is a captivating five-star escape in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. The hotel’s Egyptian owner, Samih Sawiris, has created world-class accommodations, services, and amenities for his hotel guests. This architectural gem and prestigious hotel are one of the most ideal destinations in Switzerland for travelers who want to recharge their batteries.
The Chedi Andermatt opened in December 2013 and is part of the General Hotel Management Group (GHM). It is the group’s first resort in Europe and is situated in the Urseren Valley in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
This was a truly magical experience in terms of wellness and gastronomy. I highly recommend the Chedi Andermatt as a hotel to stay in if you are looking for a little rest and relaxation, and are in search of an exceptional level of Swiss luxury hospitality. As the Chedi Andermatt is a proud member of General Hotel Management, Leading Hotels of the World, and Swiss Deluxe Hotels.
About the Hotel Rooms at the Chedi Andermatt
The room we got was beautifully decorated, very spacious, and had a large balcony overlooking the outdoor pool, set against a beautiful backdrop of the Swiss mountains. I loved the huge bathroom which was fully equipped with my favorite Acqua di parma beauty lotions and potions. I really liked the rain shower and deep soaking bathtub. Indeed, each of the hotel rooms comes with a balcony, a Bose surround sound system, and a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies (we watched Crazy Rich Asians to keep in theme with the hotel).
There are serval types of Room Categories available at the Chedi Andermatt, including:
- Deluxe Room
- Grand Deluxe Room
- Junior Deluxe Suite
- Deluxe Suite
- Grand Deluxe Suite
- Gemsstock Suite
- Furka Suite
- Gotthard Suite (which is the most prestigious category at The Chedi Andermatt. It stretches across 330 square meters and includes its own Private Spa with a Steam bath, Jacuzzi, and Sauna as well as a private wine cabinet)
The whole room that we stayed in at the Chedi Andermatt Hotel was “connected” and you could program the lighting, the fireplace, room temperature, etc all from a single iPad. What’s more, a little welcome package was waiting in the room along with a handwritten note (which always makes it so much more special). The gifts were carefully placed on the low table which was decorated with super soft floor pillows – adding an Asian aesthetic to the dark wooden chalet. This was one of my favorite spots in the room. I also loved the walk-in wardrobe which I immediately filled with my chalet chic attire. We freshened up after unpacking and headed down to the hotel lobby for the Chedi Afternoon Tea experience.
The Chedi Afternoon Tea at the Chedi Andermatt
We had the traditional Afternoon Tea on the ground floor of the Chedi Hotel. It was such a cozy setting, despite the size of the hotel. We selected a soft plush daybed and settled into the ambient space to enjoy the Chedi’s signature afternoon tea. It arrived on a beautiful silver 3-tier cake stand which was laden with stacks of sandwiches, delicious pastries, as well as an array of local delicacies. Depending on the guest’s preferences, the hotel’s afternoon tea can also be swapped for champagne as the bar is stocked with a range of Taittinger champagnes to choose from. I enjoyed a glass of Champagne Taittinger Rosé as well as a fragrant pot of tea from Dammann Frères. If Afternoon Tea is not your scene, there is also a cigar room for gentlemen to enjoy. It is also an ideal location if one is looking for a more private area to conduct their business exchanges, for example. Indeed, The Cigar Library at the Chedi Andermatt Hotel holds the world’s largest variety of cigars in the hotel industry (with over 800 different types of cigars from sixteen countries).
About the Chedi Andermatt Luxury Spa, Hydrotherapy & Pools
Our next stop in the hotel was The Spa and Health Club. I must say, this was one of my favorite aspects of the Chedi Hotel. It is based on a holistic concept and is spread over two floors. There is a beautiful 34-meter interior pool which I did serval laps of before dipping into the heated outdoor pool. I loved the 12-meter outdoor pool as I could gently relax whilst listening to the twittering of birds that swirled around the stunning alpine valley, punctuated by helicopters flying overhead. It was pure bliss and really allowed me to feel replenished and renewed.
The Spa is also equipped with a Tibetan Relaxation Lounge that offers an assortment of Far Eastern treatments customized to suit your personal needs. The Chedi Andermatt also has its own private Health Club filled with the latest TechnoGym equipment. Personal trainers are also available for individual coaching. They also offer both private and group classes including yoga and Pilates.
The Chedi Cocktail Bar & Tasting Experience
In the evening I slipped into a long slinky dress and a pair of heels before heading down to the Chedi cocktail bar. This bar actually won the Best Hotel Bar at the SWISS BAR AWARDS 2021. With around 500 different spirit items, including limited liquid editions, regional gins, and fruit brandies from renowned Swiss distilleries, you are sure to find the perfect beverage adapted to your palette. What is more, they offer both signature drinks and non-alcoholic drinks, and this includes non-alcoholic cocktails as well as wine. I loved how relaxing yet luxurious the setting was. With several circular fireplaces, soft leather sofas dotted with soft pillows, and a full-service bar in dark wood. We then enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal complete with a wine flight selection best suited to each dish.
The Luxury Pit Stop Experience in a Morgan 4/4 and a Scenic Picnic in Andermatt Valley with The Chedi Hotel.
A true 007 Bond Girl adventure: during my stay at the Chedi Andermatt Hotel I really had the feeling of being on set for a James Bond film. Indeed, if you are a fan of James Bond, fast cars, fine wine, and dining, then this is the hotel for you. Why James Bond, you ask? Well, the iconic car chase from the James Bond Goldfinger was filmed in Andermatt itself. Indeed, the Chedi Andermatt Hotel pays tribute to this historic moment in cinema in the summer months by offering its guests a unique 007 experience known as the Luxury Pit Stop. The Chedi hotel organized a fantastic Luxury Pit Stop experience for me and Bella, and we had the most marvelous time. We tucked ourselves into the beautiful Vintage 4×4 Morgan and rode up into the mountains. It was truly like being on the set of an old movie and I adored every second of it! This experience is only available during the summer months, and I really recommend it. Indeed, you can also have the option at the hotel to have a picnic with the experience as well. This is what we did, we drove up and then set up our little picnic that was previously prepared by the hotel staff beforehand. Then once we had found the perfect spot, we took the little wicker picnic basket and blanket up with us and set up the picnic, and enjoyed a delicious late lunch against the stunning backdrop of the Urseren Valley. Complete with delicious spring rolls, fresh sandwiches, and delicious desserts.
In total at the Chedi Andermatt, there are 123 elegant rooms and suites, five outstanding restaurants and bars, a modern Health Club, and an exceptional spa area. You really are spoilt for choice and pampered in terms of culinary experiences. This said, my personal favorite aspects of the Chedi Andermatt were:
⁃ The exceedingly professional, helpful, and polite staff (especially Chris who helped us set up the picnic in the perfect spot tucked away on a hillside that overlooked the valley).
⁃ The tranquility of the outdoor heated pool area. Possibly the most serene and connected to nature that I have felt in a long time.
⁃ The balcony area with a stunning view from the 6th floor.
⁃ The Morgan 4/4 Luxury pit stop experience, was truly unforgettable.
⁃ The gastronomical aspect: from the wine flight to the Asian delights, the endless choices in the morning at the breakfast buffets to the cheese room, it was a real strong point of the hotel stay.
As you can see, the Chedi Andermatt is the perfect place to visit in the summer. With its stunning location in the Swiss Alps, luxurious accommodations, and variety of activities and amenities, it’s an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss. So why not book your stay at the Chedi Andermatt today and start planning your summer getaway in the Swiss Alps?
The other Chedi Hotels in the world are:
- The Chedi Hotel & Residences, Luštica Bay, Montenegro
- The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE
- The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Chedi Andermatt
6490 Andermatt, Switzerland
125km/80mi from Zurich Airport
200km/120mi from Malpensa Airport
184km/114mi from Milan Airport
0.1km from Rail Station.
The Chedi Andermatt: An unforgettable experience and a must-visit holiday mountain resort in the Alps by Anna Blachut from A Stylish Story