Need to know
39, including two suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $237.19 (CHF231), excluding tax at 3.7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of CHF4.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a buffet breakfast, which has been lavished with chef Gregory Marchand’s care and attention. Expect homemade granola, fresh pastries, sweet and savoury cakes, waffles, organic bacon and farm-fresh eggs.
The interiors are the work of Paris-based architect and interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi, whose previous commissions includes lavish Venetian apartments, Parisian boutiques and Hong Kong nightclubs. In his typical style, he hasn’t shied away from combining diverse styles: in the rooms, you’ll see Edelweiss carpets mingled with Twenties furniture and Sixties art.
The hotel will close from 22 April to 30 June, 2019, and reopen for the summer season from 1 July to 15 September.
The hotel usually closes from from mid-April to late-June.
At the hotel
Ski room; concierge service; free shuttle to the slopes; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: Samsung TV; signature Experimental minibar stocked with homemade cocktails; Geneva retro radio; Amici coffee machine; tea and a kettle; free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
If you’re happy to splash, it has to be the Panoramic Suite, which has a private Jacuzzi and no fewer than three private terraces, each with views over the rooftops and mountains beyond. If you’re a light sleeper, you might want to ask for a room on the higher floors – the hotel has been well soundproofed against any noise from the Farm Club, but it won’t do any harm being a little further away.
Experimental Chalet Spa is on the ground floor, and has three treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi, a hammam and a solarium. For their first ever spa, Experimental Group have collaborated with French skin specialists Biologique Recherche, who’ve been making cutting-edge cosmetics for more than 40 years. The treatments have been designed to make the most of their unique formulas, restoring skin that’s been tested by the Alpine elements.
With the Farm Club just downstairs, you won’t have to trudge through any snow to get there, meaning you can wear not-so-sensible shoes without risk to life and limb.
All of the common areas are wheelchair accessible, and there are three specially adapted rooms.
All ages are welcome, but the cocktail focus makes it more of an adult affair. Some rooms can be connected, and babysitting can be arranged for CHF40 an hour; four weeks’ notice is needed when booking.