Winter adventures at the Carlton Hotel
Enjoy the Engadine with our outdoor butler – Sparkling outdoor experiences
A VIP skiing trip
Dominic Bachofen, Hotel Manager of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz:
“Our outdoor butler Urs will show our guests the Engadine’s secret spots and be on hand as our winter adventures get hearts racing. Our name for this service: sparkling outdoor experiences!”
St. Moritz (17 October 2016) Winter season at the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz kicks off on 16 December 2016. In addition to the VIP packages for the Polo World Cup and the White Turf horse race, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships between 6 and 19 February 2017 will be one of the major sporting highlights. Having recently been named Switzerland’s Leading Hotel 2016 at the World Travel Awards, the Carlton Hotel will be offering an outdoor butler service for the first time, and thus a winter programme that is full of surprises.
Urs Wiederkehr (51) has lived in St. Moritz for more than 30 years. As former ski instructor, he knows the Engadine like the back of his hand. During the coming winter season, he will be the latest addition to the Carlton’s existing butler service. Willing to cater to whatever your heart desires and ready for anything – as outdoor butler, Urs will anticipate hotel guests’ every wish and act as outstanding hosts. “Urs really does know everything and everyone here. Therefore our guests will always be in good company”, says Hotel Manager Dominic Bachofen. This extraordinary service is based on the local knowledge and social network of the “native”. He will offer insider tips on the culture, architecture and history of St. Moritz and the Engadine high valley. Bachofen explains that the emphasis will always be placed on providing a personal and individual service – and every effort will be made to meet even unusual or more outlandish requests. “These might include skating on the black ice followed by a picnic, a run down the St. Moritz ice track – something people might otherwise not dare to do – or a joint excursion to feed the local birds.”
By providing this service, the Carlton Hotel hopes to cater to guests who already know the area, but have not yet discovered some of St. Moritz’s hidden gems, as well as those who want to explore the Engadine together with locals.
Would you like to know where you can experience St. Moritz’s most beautiful sunrise, the best place to listen to stories from days gone by, or where you can enjoy the most delicious aperitif?
The service can be booked directly via the concierge.
Skiing fun with a VIP feel
Multiple World Cup Champion Marc Girardelli and Downhill World Champion Daniel Mahrer can be booked as exclusive ski guides. Regardless of whether you are a true expert or an average skier – the two professionals are sure to show how to perfect the form and offer a few good tips. There will also be plenty of time to hear stories from their professional careers – whether on the slopes or in the evening over a glass of wine. Image rights for selfies are included in the price. VIP packages for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships can also be booked directly from the Carlton Hotel.
High speed on ice
You have not done it all until you have tackled the St. Moritz ice track. On 15 January 2017, guests can look forward to a real adrenaline rush! Together with the ice track pro Gregor Stähli, you will be able to complete your own runs as the pilot of a one-man bobsleigh. The Olympic bobsleigh run has been in operation since 1904 and is the oldest bobsleigh track still in use worldwide. The ice track between St. Moritz and Celerina is the last remaining natural ice bobsleigh run and, thanks to its 5000 cubic metres of packed snow, is also the world’s largest snow sculpture.
You can find further information and details on all of our winter adventures at: www.carlton-stmoritz.ch
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1+2) Sparkling outdoor experiences - Urs is available as outdoor butler in the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz Image: Daniel Martinek
3) The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, as Switzerland’s Leading Hotel 2016, is thoroughly prepared for the upcoming winter season.
Image: Tschuggen Hotel Group
Text and images approved for use by Tschuggen Hotel Group, 17 October 2016
100 years of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz – the history
The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz opened during the Christmas season of 1913 and was the fifth luxury hotel in the village of St. Moritz in the Engadine region. It experienced a golden age during the 1930s, with guests arriving from across the world. In 2007, the Kipp-Bechtolsheimer family, owners of the hotel, succeeded in bringing back the glamour and charm of this era following a complete renovation that lasted 18 months. Today, the Carlton Hotel is among the most spectacular hotels in Switzerland with its fantastic location at around 2000 metres above sea level and the breathtaking views out across Lake St. Moritz.
“We strive to offer our guests a truly unique and wonderful experience – an escape from everyday life and a change of scenery with the very highest quality of service”, explains Dominic Bachofen, Hotel Manager, who has been running the hotel together with his wife, Laurence, since 2009. “When you run a luxury hotel, you have to be a passionate host.” By combining historical and modern elements and incorporating elaborate details of superior quality, interior designer Carlo Rampazzi succeeded in creating an atmosphere that not only allows guests to experience the luxury of a five-star hotel, but also invites them to explore a magical world of luxury, beauty and well-being.
Further information can be found at www.carlton-stmoritz.ch.
About the Tschuggen Hotel Group AG – exclusive getaways at the most beautiful locations in Switzerland
The private Tschuggen Hotel Group has been committed to providing exceptional hospitality, award-winning cuisine, luxurious spa experiences and breathtaking views in some of Switzerland’s most beautiful spots for over 30 years. With their exclusive offers and discreet service, the family-owned five-star hotels offer guests superior luxury holiday experiences. The hotels of Tschuggen Hotel Group AG are the Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona and the Albergo Carcani in Ascona (three stars). The Hotel Valsana is currently under construction. It opens its doors in the autumn of 2017 and will be an attractive eye-catcher at the entrance to Arosa.
Further information can be found at www.tschuggenhotelgroup.ch.
Tschuggen Hotel Group
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