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The Chedi, Andermatt – Switzerland’s Most Luxurious Ski Hotel

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The Chedi, Andermatt – Switzerland’s Most Luxurious Ski Hotel.

Exactly? Perched high up in the mountains at 1447 ft above sea level, The Chedi, Andermatt- Switzerland’s most luxurious ski hotel, has won hundreds of awards, including Switzerland’s best bar, best spa and is renowned as one of the best hotels in Europe.

I was so lucky to be invited for a few days of skiing, dining and being pampered at this incredible resort. #press trip.

How to get there? We flew direct from London, UK to Zurich, Switzerland, then travelled by luxury train, through epic mountain views, up to Goschenen, the nearest station to Andermatt.

Upon arriving at Goschenen train station, approx. 1 hour 45 mins from Zurich, we were picked up and whisked away by the hotels, blacked out chauffeur driven SUV. The luxury starts from the moment they pick you up.

The Hotel

The Chedi is a unique and beautiful hotel. Its interiors and ethos are based around a Japanese zen ideal, merged with Swiss warmth and impeccable European service and hospitality.

As you walk into the spectacular spaces, every angle has been aesthetically designed and every minute detail taken into account. The furnishings are soft, tactile and inviting. The roaring fireplaces situated throughout the lounges, as well as in every single one of the 119 elegant rooms, lulled me into a gentle sense of somnambulance.

Walking through The Chedi has a totally dreamlike quality. It’s as though the building is cocooning you and giving you hug from the moment you enter. It’s all about making the guest feel at home, totally relaxed and warm.

One of 119 beautiful suites, note the interior architectures soft organic shapes

The Suites

The rooms and suites are a beautiful extension of the tranquility of the reception areas. Each room is extremely spacious with expansive seating areas, roll top baths, separate walk-in rain shower rooms, and ginormous, comfortable beds.

All the rooms amenities are controlled by a central i-pad, with intelligent lighting, different levels of window blinds and touch button fireplaces.

It goes without saying the cosiest bath robes and comfy, luxury slippers match the rooms neutral, hazel and chocolate colour palette. Which is the flavour of the exceptional Swiss chocolates you get on your pillow at turn down service. Everything works together in symbiosis. Everything makes sense.

Living room area in the bedroom suite
The indoor olympic sized pool

The Chedi Spa and Health Club

The award winning spa at the Chedi was perhaps one of the most exceptional spas I’ve ever been lucky enough to immerse myself in. The epic olympic sized pool, runs along side luxurious day beds with roaring fireplaces next to each one. The indoor pool leads out onto an outdoor heated pool with impressive panoramic alpine views.

And head downstairs to the most incredible, zen, hall of hydra pools heated to different temperatures with jets, saunas, and a state of the art spa circuit. The quality and range of beauty treatments at the spa is award winning.

Me posing by the outdoor hydra pool with Alpine views
Absolute tranquility at the Chedi Spa, each day bed is next to a fireplace.
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Chedi Skiing and Ski Butler Service

One of the main reasons to visit Andermatt is for the skiing. And wow, the slopes and ranges on offer in this area are faultless. On the day we arrived at the hotel, the concierge booked us in for an appointment with the hotels lovely, ski butlers.

Their huge room was kitted out, floor to ceiling with the best ski equipment and gear, for hotel guests to hire. And I have to say, considering my ski boots weren’t my own they were super comfortable. I hired skis, poles, boots and helmet.

The following morning we were so lucky to be taken up to slopes by the Chedi’s in-house ski instructor/guide. Our guide was the lovely Pipi, who managed to turn my fearfulness into fun, on the slopes. I highly recommend hiring a guide, at least for some of the time, to help navigate the area.

Winter Village at The Chedi

A lovely bonus of staying at the Chedi is the magical Winter Village, which is housed in the hotels outdoor courtyard. A super quaint array of traditional, Alpine wooden huts, housing a bar, dining options, raclette barrel, hot tub and wooden outdoor sauna.

When it’s snowing and the fairy lights are switched on, it’s a perfectly magical winter wonderland. Ideal for cosy dinners or apres ski gluwein, alike.

Dining at The Chedi

There are sensational dining options at the Chedi. From the epicurean delicacies at The Restaurant, which has both European and Japanese fine dining tasting menus, complete with wine flights to the healthy and delicious lunch menu in the informal lobby restaurant.

One of my favourites was the cheese and wine tasting in the 5 metre high, Cheese Tower. Housing some of the rarest cheese from across Europe, this truly was an amazing experience.

And as you’d expect from a 5 star hotel in the mountains, the dining options are also 5 star. But in the case of The Chedi’s Japanese Restaurant at the hotel and its other location in the mountains, they also have the accolade of a Michelin star.

I have to say, the set menu at The Chedi’s Japanese Restaurant was in fact one of the most exceptional meals I’ve ever had. Including ceremonial sushi, signature sake flight, magnificent black cod in miso through to succulent, lobster tempura, the meal was flawless. And completely deserving of it’s Michelin star award.

The Japanese at the Chedi Michelin star restaurant in Andermatt Switzerland
The Japanese at the Chedi, Michelin star restaurant in the mountains, Andermatt.

I hope you enjoyed my guide to The Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland’s Most Luxurious Ski Hotel.

That brings my incredible trip to the chedi to a close. I have to say, The Chedi is without doubt one of my favourite hotels in Europe, if not the world.

I’d like to say a huge, huge thank you to The Chedi team who hosted me on this trip. Every inch of this hotels interiors, service, food and experiences are exceptional. I highly recommend a trip to this incredible property.

For more information on The Chedi, please click here.

And for more of my trips to Switzerland click here. If you have any questions or comments about this or any of the other trips on the blog, please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

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Bon voyage,

Bonnie x

The Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland’s Most Luxurious Ski Hotel.

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