Andrea Scherz has been awarded the Hotelier of the Year 2019 accolade by renowned journalist Karl Wild.
"Many well-heeled guests only stay at one place when in the Bernese Oberland: The Gstaad Palace," writes hotel critic Karl Wild. The reasons come in droves “This fairy-tale castle with battlements, bay windows and turrets is unique and one of a kind. The facilities and services are world class.” That’s not all. The hotel has character, charm and history into the bargain. Not all of the five luxury hotels in the town hold so many aces. Then, of course, we come to the family that owns the hotel, the Scherz family. "Andrea Scherz manages the dream hotel, now into its third generation, with as much passion as his father and grandfather before him."
Hotels from the region
As in every year, the hotel rankings list contains a number of the region’s hotels: In the best holiday hotels category, the Gstaad Palace was 4th. Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad was 7th, the Ultima Gstaad 9th, the Alpina Gstaad 13th and the Park Gstaad in 15th place. In the Nice Price Hotels category, as in previous years, the Hotel Spitzhorn in Saanen scooped a podium place, coming in 3rd. The Hotel Rougemont was 7th, Huus Gstaad 8th and the Romantik Hotel Hornberg in 13th place. The Wellness & Spa Hotel, Ermitage was listed in the Wellness Hotels category as in every year. This year, it came in 7th place.
Full coverage of the topic will follow in our summer print issues, starting on 21 June.
Based on AvS/Blanca Burri
Translated by Justine Hewson