THE CHEDI ANDERMATT – Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

The Chedi Andermatt is a hotel that was on my radar for a while. I love authentic travel with a bit of luxury so it was the perfect destination for me. On top of it, everyone was telling me that I need to visit The Chedi Andermatt. When I received the invitation I was very happy to accept it, explore this beautiful hotel and review it for you.

The Chedi Andermatt is a five-star deluxe hotel that opened in December 2013. Created by the Egyptian Businessman Mr Samih Sawiris and is part of a larger complex, that also includes a golf course and residences. The hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, a worldwide alliance of luxury hotels. Chedi Andermatt also won many awards. For example TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021,  Best of the Best. Forbes Travel Guide 2021: Best possible rating with 5 stars 2018 award for the Best Hotel in Switzerland, by Sunday Newspaper. Swiss Bar Award for Best Hotel bar in 2021. In 2017 – Hotel of the Year by  Gault Millau Switzerland. The list continues.

The concept of this beautiful hotel is authentic Alpine chalet-style combined with a Thai Temple. This fusion of Swiss and Asian architecture and atmosphere has created a unique place with a truly special ambience.

Location of The Chedi Andermatt

Andermatt is a beautiful yet small ski station. Known worldwide form the James Bond movie Goldfinger with Sean Connery. The movie was filmed in the 60s but still, its legend is still alive. Filming took place by the local petrol station and on the Furka Pass mountain.

Andermatt is a small town but with a charming main street, many little hotels and delicious food. It’s also a heaven for winter sports enthusiasts, with around 100 km of pistes. The Chedi Andermatt is located on the mountainside, next to the ski lifts and train station. Location is very easy and convenient for travellers to get by and get around in Andermatt.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

The Ambience and Impressive Hotel Lobby

Understated luxury is visible all over the place. To experience luxury without too much opulence is characteristic for Swiss chalets and Chedi too, as it’s a chalet-style resort. Everything in the hotel feels thoughtfully curated. That means every piece of furniture, decoration is considered in relation to the rest. It created a harmonious interior with plenty of wood, stone, leather, glass and crystal. A statement piece in the lobby is a massive chandelier designed by Swarovski, especially for the Chedi Hotel. It is around 35 m long and weighs 3,5 tons.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

The large lobby is full of sitting areas with chimneys, comfortable sofas or beds for a more relaxed time. Decoration elements are orchids, there are very few freshly cut flowers in the lobby. Bells, vases and apples (fruits or porcelain) as they are symbols of good health and future happiness.

On the arrival, guests are served The Chedi tea with homemade chocolate. So delicious. It was a very beautiful welcome. Each guest also receives a tour of the place, as it’s a large resort with many corners, corridors and spaces. In the lobby area, there is also a fashion boutique with luxury brands and another one with watches.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

During the hotel tour, which was very informative and interesting, PR Manager Philipp Hendelkes explained to us a lot of about the hotel. He said a story, that when the founder Mr Samih Sawiris was asked about his favourite room in the hotel. He replied it is the Ladies and Gents room located on the ground floor. It can be a surprise to many, but when I first entered the ladies’ room I was stunned. It’s a large powder room with a high ceiling, beautiful details and a large sofa in the middle.

Rooms and suites – State of the art

I was staying in the Deluxe Room that has:

52 to 55 square meters, traditional Alpine woods, a lovely fireplace, and natural-stone touches. Exquisite details elevate the space, with murals inspired by seventeenth-century European master Peter Paul Rubens, as well as gorgeous wood panelling and sunk-in bronze lamps. Large picture windows provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains, either of the Urseren Valley, Gemsstock Mountain, Nätschen Mountain, or Schöllenen Gorge.

The room was just perfect, spacious, beautifully designed with sophistication and many little touches that made stay very comfortable. There is an iPad for in-room control and the Internet. Coffee machine, large TV, well-equipped mini-bar. There was also delicious chocolate made in house that I couldn’t resist. The cherry on the top was a built-in fireplace that immediately added cosiness to the room. The balcony was spacious and offered a nice view of the mountains.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

The bathroom was incredibly stylish. With a dreamy bathtub in the middle and a table for the candles. So very thoughtful. As for toiletries, there were exclusive Acqua Di Parma products.

Wellness – Pool

The Chedi Andermatt Hotel features the longest pool in Swiss Hotels. It is 35 m long. There is also an outdoor heated pool, ideal for winter days. The whole area offers a lot of privacy to the guests, beds are nicely separated and comfortable.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.
THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

Wellness – Spa Area

The wellness area in the hotel has 2,400 square metres. There is everything for relaxation and revitalisation. I enjoyed a back and legs massage and I was very impressed with the interesting techniques that the masseuse was using. After the treatment, I stayed in a beautiful relaxation room with a Tibetan theme. In the spa therapeutics work with Tata Harper brand and Omorovicza.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

Gym

A gym is definitely a place where every sports enthusiast will find something for themselves. At first, it looks so beautiful like a living room. There is also a lot of wood and carpets. There is a large area with machines, weights and another room for classes, stretching or yoga.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

5 * Breakfast buffet at The Chedi Andermatt

Breakfast at The Chedi Andermatt should not be rushed, but savour. There is such a delicacy to try and I enjoyed it very much. The large buffet is filled with different specialities. There is also a card with eggs dishes that can be ordered. I chose scrambled eggs with caviar and it was a great choice.

What I liked during the breakfast was the cheese room. This room featured a great selection of cheese that we could try. There was also a gluten-free area at the buffet and many healthy options.

As a mother, I always look at children-friendly options in the hotel (even though I travel without my son a lot). There was a cute corner for our little ones. With special plates and food. Ideal for children, so they could choose their food.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.
THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

Restaurants and bar

There are many areas in The Chedi Andermatt where you can order delicious meals or snacks. Starting with a spacious lobby, bar, courtyard, The Cube, Chalet or restaurants. There is a restaurant The Japanese Restaurant that brings the highest level of authentic Japanese cuisine. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star and 17 GaultMillau points. There is also THE RESTAURANT, where I had my meals during the stay. Breakfast also is served in this restaurant.

Led by Chef de Cuisine Armin Egli, The Restaurant is celebrated for its excellent cuisine and unique ambience. The gorgeous dining room features four open studio kitchens, allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the culinary artistry on display. The menu showcases both Asian and European influences, with a tempting selection of classic favorites and creative dishes for you to sample. Cheese connoisseurs will be drawn to the The Wine and Cheese Cellar, housed in five-meter-high glass walls, where our knowledgeable staff can introduce you to some of Switzerland’s greatest culinary treasures.

Each time we spend hours during meals. Slowly discovering new dishes and flavours. Everything was delicious, with a twist and beautifully served. Apart from delicious food I also loved coffee over there, it was just perfection.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of dreamy Chedi Hotel in Andermatt.

Wine cellar, Cigar Lounge and Bar

The Wine Library has an exquisite wine selection and offers more privacy and also private events.

The Cigar Library offers the largest cigar selection of any hotel in the world.

The bar and Living Room is a very cosy space with a fireplace, comfy sofas and a fascinating cocktails list. In the menu you can read:

We would like to create memories & lock them mentally, unleash & feel
the harmony between the alpine tradition & Asian innovation. come on
an aromatic journey inspired by the mountains & the atmosphere of a
temple

During the evening I tried some nonalcoholic cocktails, for example:

  • Herbal one made with milk punch | non-alcoholic red vermouth homemade chai tea.

It was delicious.

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Dining on the peaks

If you would like to experience a unique dining experience then The Chedi Andermatt has something for you. They offer a Luxury Picnic on the slopes. Based in a dreamy scenery of white powder and blue skies. So beautiful and extraordinary. They serve delicious food from the restaurant that is based on the mountain. Waiters can serve chilled champagne or hot tea, anything you wish. I loved the Thai soup that was served as a first course, delicious sweets and a dreamy atmosphere. I will be more than happy to try again experience in the future. To finish this lovely lunch we took sledges down to the town. It was so much fun and I am sure that most of the hotel guests think the same.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a subject that is more and more important within the hospitality industry. Many Swiss hotels implement environmentally friendly practices. The Chedi Andermatt is one of the pioneers when it comes to social responsibility. The hotel was built with the incorporation of this practice:

Wood and natural stone predominate at the 5-star deluxe hotel in Andermatt. In the entire building, the emphasis is on natural materials, responsible treatment of resources, and sustainable business practices.

Moreover, they use local products in the restaurant’s kitchens, also reducing the waste of the food. They also incorporate these processes in the laundry system. Last but not least they have electric charging stations for the cars.

Having said this, Andermatt is the town that keeps responsibility as a high priority. They run Andermatt Responsible program. It is a:

campaign for sustainable, climate-friendly tourism in the Andermatt region. Our aim is to facilitate tourism operations in a way that preserves resources. This is because we are convinced that it is in the interest of all of us to protect Switzerland’s mountain environment.

You can find more information about The Andermatt Responsible campaign over here.

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

Summary

It’s not difficult to fall in love with The Chedi Andermatt Hotel. I had many Coup de cœur and there are many aspects that I love about this truly unique place. To name a few:

  • Architecture and Dessign
  • Fireplaces
  • Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Luxury Picnic on the mountain
  • Staff

The Chedi Andermatt Hotel is ideals for:

  • People who value comfort and luxury hotels
  • Winter and summer sports enthusiasts
  • Single travellers, couples and families
  • People who would like to unwind in a very relaxing atmosphere and use spa facilites
  • Foodies
  • Jetsetters
  • People who would like to pay with Bitcoins

I hope that you enjoyed my review of this wonderful hotel. Please let me know in the comments if you would also like to visit this place.

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THE CHEDI ANDERMATT - Understated Luxury in the Swiss Alps. Review of The Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, number 1 in Switzerland.

Useful Information

The Chedi Andermatt

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Address:

Gotthardstrasse 4  

CH-6490 Andermatt

Email:

[email protected]

Phone Number: +41 41 888 74 88 

P.S. A huge thank you to Compresso Agency for the organization of this wonderful stay, in particular to Stefanie, Suzanne, Chiara, and Philipp Hendelkes PR Manager from the hotel.


As always with love

Bella Zofia xx

Your Fashion, Beauty and Travel Blogger from Geneva

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