Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina, Switzerland

Writer Joyce Yip | December 21, 2015

Nested in the luscious forests of the Upper Engadine valley, southeast of the high Swiss Alps, Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina opens up to picturesque landscapes that attract hikers, outdoor-loving travellers and artists who come to take in the valley that 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche described to be “the cradle of all silver tones”.     

At 1,800m above sea level and only six kilometres away from St. Moritz, the five-star property of more than 150 years old comprises 112 rooms and suites, the 2,000sqm Kronenhof Spa, five restaurants – one thoughtfully designed for families with supervision for children from age three and above – as well as a Bar & Lounge.

But aside from the luxurious hotel amenities and million-dollar views, the area is also popular among foodies with its annual delicious events like the La Tavolata Music & Food Festival in July, the October Bergell Chestnut Festival, and of course, the St Moritz Gourmet Festival. Themed ‘Yokoso Nippon’ (Welcome Japan) and set to take place from January 25 to 29, 2016, Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina is again a partner of the annual event. Advance ticket booking commences on December 1.