It’s finally arrived: the day the £8million spa is unveiled. The builders have been busy, working double shifts for months to make sure it’s ready in time and now it is. It is sure to be spectacular, not only in size (it covers 2000 square metres) but also on account of its stunning panoramic views over Lake St Moritz and the majestic Alpine mountains that surround it. The spa I’m talking about is, of course, the Kulm Spa St. Moritz.
St. Moritz may be famous as a winter ski destination, but the origins of its popularity lie in summer spa holidays and the legendary Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is delighted to be returning to its roots with the launch of its new spa. St. Moritz has been famous for its healing spas for almost 3,500 years and in the 19th century St. Moritz became popular among the Brits, who made the long journey over the high mountain passes to spend the summer enjoying a little bit of R&R in the crisp, therapeutic mountain air and glorious sunshine.
It was only in 1864 that St. Moritz became a popular winter destination, too. The then owner of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Johannes Badrutt, initiated winter holidays to the resort by laying a bet with his last departing summer guests that the local weather would be so good even in December that they could sun themselves on the hotel’s terrace; if not, he would cover the cost of their vacation himself. He won the bet and within two years, the hotel was fully booked with guests staying through the winter.
From today, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is able to combine the two factors that have made the resort famous over the years – well-being and skiing. To name just a few of the facilities on offer, there’s an outdoor heated pool with water jet features, from which to admire the panoramic views, a 20m-indoor pool area, Jacuzzi pool, relaxation room and 13 treatment rooms.
There will be a large private spa suite for two people seeking to enjoy quality time together, such as a newly-married couple or a mother and daughter; in addition to use of their own steam bath, bio sauna, double water-jet bathtub, heated waterbed and lounge, these guests will receive Champagne and healthy nibbles. Spa treatments designed specifically for both men and teenagers will also be available.
To see the first photos of the spa, watch this space! And to learn more about the Kulm Spa St Moritz, its facilities, products and philosophy, click here.
Room rates at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz start from CHF575 (approx £380) for two people sharing a double room on a half-board basis; for further information and to book, please visit the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz website: www.kulmhotel-stmoritz.ch.