Rooms 77 /Architecture Hinzer Architektur AG /Interior Design Bofor Design /The Original Daniela Frutiger, Philippe Frutiger
Giardino Mountain couldn't exist anywhere but Champfèr, the Swiss Alpine village a five-minute stroll away from St. Moritz. From the hotel's exclusive mountain lounge, which offers views some 2,128 meters above sea level, to the inspiring sgraffito by local artist Steivan Könz, the hotel has been renovated and designed with an innate respect for its mountain setting. Hands-on hoteliers Daniela and Philippe Frutiger used local stone and fine parquets throughout the hotel, which was restored and remodeled to provide soul-nourishing spaces, including a tranquil, state-of-the-art wellness spa. Earthy tones give the 77 rooms and suites a feeling of warmth and coziness. In the restaurants, one of which is run by Rolf Fliegauf, regional products are combined with flair and imagination. The hotel's ethos is to offer a relaxed atmosphere with attentive service. And thanks to the point-to-point connections offered by Giardino Group's private airline, this often begins before check-in.
Note: From May 29 to November 1, 2020, when many Alpine hotels close down, Giardino Mountain transforms into a casual bed-and-breakfast, offering its normal five-star ambience, but without its restaurant and spa—perfect for those who seek a high-style luxury setting in the Alps during summer.
Spanning from the 18-square-meter Double Room Small to the 60-square-meter Mountain Suite, each of the 78 guestrooms offers mountain views and either a king-size bed or twin beds. All rooms offer a shower or a bathtub—apart from the 32-square-meter Small Suite South, the 50-square-meter Suite, and the 60-square-meter Mountain Suite, which offer both—while some also boast a lounge or balcony. The Mountain Suite also plays host to a fireplace, promising a perfect post-piste relaxation spot.
The lives of Daniela and Philippe Frutiger have been connected to the Giardino Hotel Group ever since they met at its first property in Ascona in 1994. Together they repositioned and expanded the Swiss hotel brand into a successful business encompassing three hotels and a beauty and cosmetics line, dipìù. Philippe trained as a cook before learning the ropes of the hotel business in his native Switzerland and abroad. His wife Daniela, originally from southern Germany, is a trained beautician and pharmacist, and presides over interior design and spa operations. The Frutigers' key values - quality of life, sustainability and service leadership - are exhibited throughout their properties in a fresh interpretation of luxury for the modern traveler.