Every cloud has a silver
lining! This is possibly the saying that best sums up the origins of the
Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Its creation dates back to the distant year of 1883,
when the German Otto Herwig went to Arosa, in Switzerland, to treat a lung
condition. Convinced of the therapeutic effects of the Arosa mountain air, he
founded the Berghilf Sanatorium together with his sister Marie, who took control
of the institution until 1922. In the winter of 1929/30, the sanatorium was however
transformed into the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, welcoming winter sports
After a fire in 1966, the Hotel was rebuilt, before reopening in 1970. In 1980, it was sold to the Kipp-Bechtolsheimer family, the current owners. An additional milestone in the hotel’s history came in the form of investments that began in 2004 under the guidance of internationally renowned Swiss architects Mario Botta and Carlo Rampazzi, responsible for the Tschuggen Bergoase Spa project and the renovation of all the facilities. The commissioning of the hotel’s mountain railway, the Tschuggen Express, is something unique around the world.
There is something magical about this place, a sense of grandeur coupled with the unwavering commitment to quality and hospitality.
Today the Tschuggen Grand Hotel is a unique retreat in a destination like no other. The mountainous landscape of Graubünden is breathtaking, and genuine attention to detail and discreet elegance accompany guests throughout their stay. There’s something magical about this place. Perhaps it is the sense of grandeur that it evokes, coupled with the unwavering commitment to quality and hospitality. These are certainly some of the reasons why the Tschuggen Grand Hotel belongs to the Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World groups and is among the 450 best luxury hotels in the world. The interior of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel boasts the distinctive features of architect Carlo Rampazzi: luxury and use of the finest materials. The spacious rooms and suites combine light and space, shapes and colours, timeless and contemporary flair, and unparalleled panoramic views to create the perfect setting for a memorable stay.
While the five restaurants offer genuine gastronomic pleasures, based on sustainability and seasonality of products and made by renowned chefs, the Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, the 5000 sqm of which were designed by Mario Botta, is a balm for all the senses, a place of wellness and inner peace, provided by a new approach to space, comfort, nature, geometry, warmth, stones, light and water. In addition to personalised on-demand activities, the hotel also offers 24-hour room service, a Kids Club and its own mountain train, as well as physical training programmes at the R1 Sportsclub.
If it’s winter, guests have exclusive access to the ski slopes. As they glide over the snow, the hotel staff is preparing a cheese fondue of cheese and mulled wine for a snack. And that’s why, among so many other attributes, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel is a year-round attraction for active travellers, mountain lovers and fans of fine food.