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A Look Inside the Grand Hotel Belvedere’s Luxurious Rebirth, Opening Summer 2024

Offering stunning views of the Jungfrau region, the hotel provides seasonal outdoor activities, luxurious spa treatments, and gourmet dining, all set in a car-free zone ideal for skiing and hiking. Share

In the Bernese Oberland, hidden from the world’s clamor, the Lauterbrunnen Valley lies secluded. Nearby, Wengen, a resort that moves in harmony with the mountain’s rhythm, shares this tranquil isolation. Here, the joys of the peaks are embraced throughout the seasons, undisturbed by the outside world, in a place where no cars disrupt the peace, making it an ideal retreat for skiing and hiking enthusiasts. The scene is set with the Wengernalp Railway’s quiet activity and the simple pleasure of enjoying a Brienz donut and a cup on the platform, capturing the essence of simplicity—at the one and only Grand Hotel Belvedere.

A Look Inside the Grand Hotel Belvedere’s Luxurious Rebirth, Opening Summer 2024

The Grand Hotel Belvedere is experiencing a rebirth. Having undergone a complete renovation, its two iconic buildings now embrace the valley with new vigour. From the 90 rooms and suites to the spa, the hotel offers panoramic views of the region, all designed with a minimalist approach that honours local traditions. This redesign invites guests to immerse themselves in an environment crafted for contemplation and to relish in the vibrant energy that flows through Wengen and beyond.

The Jungfrau region is a breathtaking spectacle, especially in the winter with its 200 km of ski slopes, including the site of the longest downhill race in World Cup history, and the Big Pintenfritz, known for its 15 km sledge run. The summer months are equally engaging with opportunities for hiking between Männlichen and Petite Scheidegg, sailing on Lakes Thun or Brienz, and zip-lining from Grindelwald-First. Each season brings its own array of experiences, with the hotel rooms providing a front-row seat to the stunning views of the peaks, creating a hypnotic allure.

A Look Inside the Grand Hotel Belvedere’s Luxurious Rebirth, Opening Summer 2024

The hotel’s 90 rooms and suites respond with decor that respects their natural surroundings, fostering a harmony between indoor comfort and the rugged outdoors. The interiors, designed by the architect Arnaud Christin, are a study in understatement and luxury, featuring sumptuous parquet floors, natural limestone walls, and textiles made from thick wool, all contributing to a cosy, cocoon-like atmosphere that reflects the heritage of the mountains.

Each room category at the hotel offers a unique perspective and set of amenities. The Superior Rooms, whether looking out onto the garden or facing the majestic Jungfrau, are designed for ultimate relaxation with stunning views and elegantly appointed bathrooms. The Deluxe Rooms expand on this comfort with additional space and local artisanal touches, while the Junior and Family Suites provide expansive settings ideal for families or groups seeking an immersive experience in Wengen.

A Look Inside the Grand Hotel Belvedere’s Luxurious Rebirth, Opening Summer 2024

The hotel’s culinary offerings are just as thoughtfully curated, with several dining options that celebrate regional and seasonal ingredients. Brasserie Belvedere offers a traditional menu with modern influences, while Restaurant Waldrand focuses on Alpine cuisine set against a backdrop of nature. The Sonnenbad terrace buzzes with activity, offering everything from fondues to seasonal pizzas, all complemented by occasional live music performances.

The two bars at the hotel, each with its distinct character, offer intimate settings for evening drinks, featuring local wines, spirits, and bespoke cocktails. The spa at Grand Hotel Belvedere is a minimalist haven designed to provide guests with a serene escape, offering treatments and relaxation spaces that promise rejuvenation.

A Look Inside the Grand Hotel Belvedere’s Luxurious Rebirth, Opening Summer 2024

For those looking to stay active, the hotel provides a range of seasonal sports and outdoor activities. From skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, yoga, and mountain biking in the summer, the hotel’s programs are designed to enhance guests’ connection with the stunning natural landscape of the Bernese Oberland.

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