The Gstaad Palace, the Spitzhorn and the Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad are amongst the hotels of the region to receive kudos.
For the ninth time, hotel expert Karl Wild presented the the winter hotel ranking in the SonntagsZeitung. No less than eight Saanenland hotels impressed Wild and made it onto his list of the best winter hotels in Switzerland.
The five-star category
With five hotels among the top 25 five-star winter hotels, the Saanenland occupies a significant position. The Gstaad Palace climbed two places compared to last year. Now in third place, it impressed with its status as a majestic landmark in Gstaad and its new suites.
Wild awarded the title of luxury hotel with room for improvement to The Alpina Gstaad. It climbed one place to 10th position. The Park Gstaad and the Wellness & Spa Hotel Ermitage in Schönried each climbed three places and are now ranked 12th and 22nd.
The Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad comes in 7th, the same as last year. However, the hotel expert confirmed that the hotel was better than ever before. He described it as a cool, fresh lifestyle hotel with an ingenious cuisine. The increase in overnight stays there also goes a long way to confirming its status.
Hotel Spitzhorn at the top
Among the three-star hotels, the Hotel Spitzhorn in Saanen hasn’t lost its top place for some time. According to Wild, inquisitive guests who were first accommodated in the newly opened hotel six years ago have now become regulars. Wild calls the Hotel Kernen in Schönried a jewel in the Bernese Oberland, confirming its 8th position this year. The Hotel Hornberg in Saanenmöser represents the Saanenland’s four-star winter hotels, coming in 11th place.
Based on AvS / Jenny Sterchi
Translated by Justine Hewson