When it comes to alpine spas, Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad has raised the bar. Covering a whopping 3,000 sqm Le Grand Spa is one of Europe’s largest. When you put this square meterage into the context of the hotel’s boutique 57 room offering then that’s a whole lot of space for your spa-goer.
Le Grand Bellevue clearly knows what it’s doing. With wellness tourism now a $494 billion industry it represents 14.6% of all travel dollars spent worldwide. Big business. Big spa.
Le Grand Spa houses a vast labyrinth of rooms and grottos – each using the healing effects of different temperature therapies to treat a range health issues. There are 11 spacious treatment rooms, a gym, yoga & Pilates studios, relaxation areas with water beds that overlook the mountains, a 15m swimming pool with hydro massage showers plus Jacuzzi opening up onto a massive lavender-clad terrace.
Obviously size matters, but isn’t it what’s inside that counts the most? ‘Content is king’ and all that. Le Grand Spa has got this covered too, offering a spa experience that goes the extra mile when it comes to a holistic wellness offering, encompassing physicality, mindfulness, behavior and nutrition. Expert-led retreats cover health coaching, diet, meditation, mindfulness, philosophy and psychology. Yoga is also a big deal here with a weekly programme led by well-known yogi Nicole Von Grunigen.
To ensure they have all bases covered the team behind Le Grand Spa has been rigorous when choosing the right partners. Proudly working with botanical wonder workers Bamford organic to offer organic, conscientiously sourced products and environmentally sustainable treatments. The spa has also partnered with Cellcosmet, one of Switzerland’s most advanced high-tech cosmetic ranges enabling them to give clients results-driven skin care therapies.