BDG Extends Summer Season
The BDG have extended the summer season in the Saanenland. They have announced that Rellerli will remain open until 15 October rather than closing 1 October, and as for the start of the season, Wispile will be open to guests from 1 July—rather than 15 July—onward.
Airport Renovation Back on Track
After nearly a year of delays and slightly revising their budget, the Saanen Airport renovation project is on track and set to break ground in April. Renewing the airport’s infrastructure amounts to CHF 30 million, with two-thirds of the construction project privately financed and the remaining ...
Armed Robbery Suspect Gets Four Year Sentence
Last week, the one of the two men responsible for the 1 May 2015 armed robbery in Gstaad was sentenced to four years imprisonment. The 35-year old Romanian national was convicted of robbery and theft, as well as breaking and entering and property damage, spanning several criminal events that ...
Parking Garage Toilets to Be Renovated
The renovation of the public toilets in Gstaad’s “Untergstaad” parking garage has been delayed while the cause of excess water is examined. Plans prepared and executed by specialists will include refurbishment of the flat roof above the toilet facilities and the adjacent rooms.
Ground Breaking on Sportzentrum Renovation Project
Construction has finally begun on the Spotzentrum Gstaad. In early March, the construction commission gathered for the ground breaking of the renovation and extension of the sports centre--which will total more than CHF 1 million of improvements.
Friends of Rellerli Group Created
On 17 March, Friends of the Rellerli, a new organisation aimed at saving the mountain railway and keeping it accessible to the public, was founded. The idea was thought up by Schönried homeowner Max Baur of Bremgarten, who made it his mission to defend the mountain—another victim of the ...
Les Arts Gstaad to Release Updated Dossier
A second version of the combined plans for Les Arts Gstaad will soon be released to the public. The revamped dossier comes after the Les Arts Gstaad council and the municipality of Saanen joined the projects’s three portions—construction of the centre, expansion of the station, and installation ...
Petition for a Ban on Fireworks
The group “Celebrations without Fireworks” has launched a petition for a moratorium on festive light shows featuring the explosive devices in the Saanenland.
News from Wasserngrat 2000 AG
Big news from the annual general meeting of Wasserngrat 2000 AG has just been released. Philippe Gudin—whose name is synonymous with Le Rosey— has succeeded Hans Ruedi Spillman as the chairman of the board of directors. Spillman had been with the company since it was founded in 1998.
Hotel Sanetsch in Gsteig
Gsteig’s Hotel Sanetsch was recently sold to Yago Soler de la Riva, the co-owner of John Taylor Real Estate in Gstaad. The property is currently being renovated and is set to open for the summer season.
"The Hotel Olden is like my own"
After 44 years of service, Hotel Olden’s Franco Stella is set to retire at the end of the season. The beloved maître d’hotel will pass the baton to another longtime employee, Massimo Nava.
Excellent Reviews for Hotels in Saanenland
TripAdvisor is probably one of the most extensively consulted travelling sites on the world wide web. Hotels from the Saanenland feature prominently in various categories of the Travelers' Choice Award, a ranking based on reviews from the TripAdvisor community.
Farewell Party at the Palace
The Scherz family gave a fabulous farewell party for their chefs Peter Wyss and Hugo Weibel. They both worked for the Gstaad Palace for several decades, showing a commitment and loyalty that is rare in this trade.
Successful World Ski Championships for Nathalie von Siebenthal
The cross country skiing athlete received a cordial welcome in her hometown Lauenen after an excellent performance in Lahti, Finland.
Ephemeral Shape for Eternal Beauty
It’s not the first time Graff uses the shape of the volatile butterfly to set their diamonds. This time, the butterfly takes a more central and dominant role than previously, though, and almost lets you forget what you are actually wearing.
After the warm weather of the last weeks, during which many hillsides had turned completely green and the promise of spring was lingering in the air more than once, the snow returned to Saanenland last night.
Legends Party for Innocence in Danger
This year the Swiss non-profit Innocence in Danger took their annual fundraiser up the mountain to the top of the Wasserngrat. The "Legends Party", co-sponsored by Crédit Suisse and three anonymous donors, kicked off with a rock’n’roll greeting at the bottom of the ski lift and carried ...
Four years ago a revised version of the spatial planning act took effect. Because the canton of Bern interpreted the new regulations too freely, the state issued an official admonition and has demanded for more rigourous enforcement of the law.
A Matter of Dedication
Sometimes things just fall into place; opportunities and solutions crop up without a masterplan. Is it destiny, luck, or maybe just coincidence? The story of Gerax, one of the oldest real estate businesses in the region, is the result of passion, dedication, and hard work, though it has never ...