Fans of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz are in for a surprise the next time they check into the five-star hotel in the tony Swiss ski hamlet.
Following the largest room remodel in its long history, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has unveiled 40 new rooms and suites that were redesigned by acclaimed French architect and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. (Click here to see our recent article on the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz that recently took place there.)
Rochon, whose portfolio includes numerous luxury hotels and restaurants, used local materials which resulted in a beautiful juxtaposition between old grandeur and modern Alpine.
Focusing primarily on guests’ needs without compromising the hotel’s existing classic architecture, the designer remodeled the rooms to resemble apartments and studios. Rochon arranged the space in a way that creates more practical, expansive areas including comfortable bathrooms with separate, large glass showers and toilets, onyx and gold bathroom accents, a large dressing space and noise-reducing carpets.
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Rochon used tranquil, elegant colors with hints of deep indigo and red, premium, locally-sourced wood and comfortable furnishings, while discreetly incorporating the latest technology.
“After partnering with Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in the 2015/16 winter season, I was honored to return to the hotel for renovations this season,” says Rochon. “My focus this year were the rooms within the Mittelkulm, which has a storied history at the hotel.”
Many of the rooms were remodeled to incorporate locally sourced wood ceilings while white paneling and plush furniture was also added. “This year we worked with a deeper blue and a Bordeaux red, giving the rooms a warm and comfortable feel,” says Rochon. No one room is exactly alike, he adds, “but it‘s easy to see a cohesive theme throughout.”
Rochon is also responsible for the redesigned rooms at Kulm Hotel’s sister hotel property, Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina. Its renovation was completed in 2017.
A Ski Special package at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is available now for stays during certain dates during this winter season. The Ski Package, which is for stays that are two or more nights, includes a breakfast buffet and daily Gourmet-Dine-Around (half board). It also includes a “Hotel Ski Pass inclusive,” which is valid on all open mountain railways and public transportation in the Upper Engadine throughout the entire stay. Ski transfer from the hotel to and from Corviglia ski lift station is also included as is unlimited access to the Kulm Spa St. Moritz.
For stays seven nights or longer, a 25-minute Partial Body Massage is also included as well as unlimited access to the Kulm Spa St. Moritz. The package is valid from now until February 8, 2019; February 24 to March 26, 2019 and March 31 to April 7, 2019. Winter prices start at CHF 1,530 (approximately $1,560) for a two-day Ski Special in a double room.
There is also a “four for three” special package in which you pay for three nights and get the fourth night for free” special that starts at CHF 1,238 for a standard double room. The special rate includes the breakfast buffet and unlimited access to the Kulm Spa St. Moritz. Subject to availability, this package is offered between the dates of March 17 2019 and April 7 2019.
All reservations can be made through the hotel’s reservations department via email at email@example.com
For more information, visit www.kulm.com
Carrie Coolidge is a luxury travel and real estate contributor to Forbes Life. You can follow her on Twitter at @carriecoolidge