Gstaad, Spitzhorn, Hotel, Saanen, Saanenland, ski, travel, Alps, Switzerland

The Light Alpinist

Humble, simply wonderful, original and grounded - that's how to best place this modern alpine den which has been created to be light and chilled without breaking the bank balance.


Just below the mountainous spectacle of the majestic Spitzhorn (Gstaad, Saanenland), this modern Alpine hotel opts for chalet-chic lodge appeal.

Hotel Spitzhorn in the village of Saanen is dressed in sober luxury with an boutique and unfussy, smart urbane tone. Whilst the outside design dons the familiar chalet style of Gstaad and the customary tenets of Swiss construction, the hotel concept is anything but traditional or stuffy, with a mantra of easy-living & cheerful informality echoing the signatures of Bon Vivants.

An ecological project that fosters local field-stone with enormous beams framing blond indigenous wooden clad walls. In keeping with the lightness of mind and spirit - soft oatmeal, buttermilk and earthy tones play host to the textures of cardinal reds, slate greys, verdant grassy greens and velvety chocolate browns.

New, contemporary and decidedly chilled, the sleek new Hotel Spitzhorn Saanen, complete with fabulous spa, has the warming charisma of the Alps no doubt; it is comfortable, cosy and rooted, all of course drenched in the coveted essence of Swiss service excellence. 

Uncomplicated, easy and light hearted; the Spitzhorn redefines luxury with simplicity, sheer good taste and a delicious laidback prose. 



In the style of the hotel - dining options at here are chilled & relaxed, offering bistro cuisine in the restaurant with healthy portions of alpine classics.

The breakfast is substantial with a nice Swiss influence, offering both continental and egg menus with special dishes for the little ones of the family. The hotel also has a large bar and lounge, complete with, weather permitting, a sundeck looking out towards the mountains. 

Great little spa and fab indoor pool add to the hotel's appeal factor - perfect for your aching aprés-ski muscles or just as a chill session that you deserve.


Centred around the large modern pool framed in natural bamboo with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Spitzhorn offers guests a mini-spa experience with sauna, Kneipp foot baths, tropical rain showers, relaxation rooms and a newly equipped gym. 

The design is in cool graphite grey stone, backlit marble and natural woods. Treatments and massages are available in one of the alpine-inspired treatment suites. 


Michel, Ilse and son Moritz are the Wichmans, a lovely salt-of-the-earth type of family at home in the Alps and the warmest of hosts at Hotel Spitzhorn, in the popular ski resort of Saanen/Gstaad.  

Michel is a pleasantly gentle entrepreneur, passionate hotelier and nature lover while his wife, Ilse, is the heart of the hotel and loves everything Alpine.

The Wichman’s formula: “We wanted to bring the true earthy sense of pleasure you get from the alps into the hotel paired with the absolute lightness of being.”


Close to the centre of the Alpine village of Saanen on the southern slopes in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland region, the Spitzhorn's location is a short walk from Saanen train station and just 3km from neighbouring Gstaad. 

A great base for reaching Adelboden, Gstaad Mountain Rides, Villars - Gryon and Kandersteg and other ski resorts are all within reach for a days skiing or hiking in summer.

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