The Chedi Andermatt designed by world-renowned architect-designer Jean Michel Gathy. It’s one of the world’s most unique alpine resorts infused with Asian design ethos. This is a refreshing approach as most hotels in the European Alps embody a more traditional design. Below, is an exclusive look into one of the world’s top alpine retreats.
What particularly stands out with this property is that guests from all over the world will visit Switzerland to experience the Chedi Andermatt, like me. I built my entire trip around visiting this property, which has been on my list for years. Additionally, the hotel offers a completely different experience when visiting the property in the winter versus the summer. Regardless, both seasons are equally dreamy.
Location & Setting
The Chedi is located in Andermatt, Switzerland (a tiny town with a population of about 1,000 in the Swiss Alps).
The resort is easily accessible. The property can arrange a private car transfer from Zurich (which takes about 90 mins). Or you can take a train ride from either Zurich (1.5 hours), Milan (2 hours), or Munich (4 hours).
The rooms feel like you’re in your own mini, luxe chalet. The rooms are incredibly spacious and are adorned with a plush, king-sized bed, and alpine glamour furnishings, with an Asian touch. The bathroom has a luxurious feel to it. There’s a large freestanding bathtub situated in the middle, a rainfall shower, and Acqua Di Parma toiletries.
The Chedi Andermatt is renowned for its focus on health and wellness. The Spa boasts a gorgeous indoor infinity pool; a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment (this was one of the best hotel gyms I’ve ever seen); hydrotherapy facilities like wet and dry saunas, cold plunges, and steam showers; and, of course, fabulous Eastern-inspired treatments.
The Spa’s luxe facilities, particularly the indoor pool, boast scenic views of the mountains. It’s so relaxing that you’ll want to lounge here all day.
I think staying at the Chedi Andermatt without experiencing the spa would be incomplete. I recommend booking the Chedi Alpine Massage and to get the full experience. Remember to visit the wet/dry saunas and steam showers before your treatment.
As the resort is located in the Alps, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from hiking and biking to skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. Yoga, pilates, and private gym lessons are also available upon request.
The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers delicious European and Asian cuisine. Upon entering the Restaurant, you’ll encounter the Chedi Andermatt’s impressive glass-housed Cheese Cellar, boasting an array of mouthwatering Swiss cheeses changed daily.
This alpine wonder takes Japanese cuisine seriously: high at the top of the mountains, guests can also experience The Japanese By The Chedi Andermatt, which is Switzerland’s highest Japanese restaurant, and a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant located on the hotel grounds.