Adventurous travel, culinary delights and endless Engadin views

Returning for its 128th summer season, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has reopened and is welcoming guests back with an array of Alpine activities. The St. Moritz icon will offer gastronomic delights, mountain adventures, and standout suites and experiences for an unforgettable summer.


St. Moritz in summer is a haven for adventurous travel and Badrutt’s Palace Hotel offers a range of outdoor activities that take advantage of its unparalleled location. You can enjoy a day on Lake St. Moritz aboard Badrutt’s own sailboat, kitesurf on Lake Silvaplana, or challenge yourself with stand-up paddleboarding. If you’re looking for a more exhilarating experience you can try your hand at river rafting down Giarsun Gorge or horseback riding through the picturesque Engadin Valley. Nature lovers can discover Switzerland’s most beautiful trails by bike or foot, exploring the quiet, secluded forests and wildflower meadows. Fitness fanatics can make use of the hotel’s expansive tennis courts, or, alternatively, perfect your drive on Switzerland’s oldest golf course. If you’re looking to explore the wider region, the hotel can arrange for private helicopter tours, showcasing a birds eye view of the dramatic valley, or scenic train rides on the Bernina Express, a UNESCO World Heritage line.


With sun-drenched days and crystal-clear lakes, the Swiss Alps provides the perfect antidote to Europe’s bustling beaches, and is fast becoming a go-to location for those seeking a shift from the norm. Here, you can soak in the Engadin Mountain peak surroundings at Paradiso Mountain Club & Restaurant, returning for its second summer season under Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s management. The restaurant sources local produce and focuses on quality and traceability, with a menu inspired by the invigorating aspects of the mountain lifestyle St. Moritz is best known for. New standout dishes to indulge in range from truffle croque fondue and champagne risotto, alongside lighter fresh panzanella salads with crisp rosé and local white wine on the side. The upper terrace comes complete with a pétanque lawn and instructor as well as the return of the esteemed Gucci lounge, featuring everything from maximalist armchairs to branded poker cards.


Away from the mountainside and new for the season, in honour of the cinematic cult classic The Birds 60th anniversary this year, Badrutt’s Palace will offer the chance to celebrate famed director and regular guest, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, in style. Arriving in the Palace’s Rolls Royce, dedicated fans can take up residence in the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Suite, featuring an oak-panelled bedroom and sitting room, original furniture, and a spacious balcony, guests can take in the unobstructed lake views paired with champagne and 1960s vintage cigars. Here, it is said that Hitchcock regularly observed the Alpine choughs over St. Moritz which inspired and contributed to the film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel The Birds. You can also raise a toast with two Hitch-Cocktails in the legendary Renaissance Bar – where the director himself once enjoyed them.


Back at the hotel after a day of adventure, Badrutt’s Palace Spa is the home of holistic well-being, meticulously designed to provide you with an unparalleled wellness experience. Combining traditional healing practices with modern therapies, the spa offers a comprehensive range of treatments and facilities to nurture both body and mind, such as a calming aromotherapy massage using a special blend of Alpine oils, or an enveloping wrap and massage treating jetlag and fatigue. Boasting indoor and outdoor heated pools, the spa’s hydrotherapy facilities reward guests with panoramic scenes of the lake and mountains beyond.