Giardino Mountain Switzerland
Via Maistra 3, 7512 Champfèr-St.Moritz,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr Philippe Frutiger
“Hospitality has become a part of my life, and it never gets boring”. Philippe Frutiger – co-CEO of the Swiss group Giardino Hotels along with his wife Daniela – was never short on conviction when it came to his career. After an initial training as a cook, he attended the hotel management school in Thun and started as an intern at Giardino Ascona, at that time under the lead of the legendary hotelier Hans Leu. Since the start of 2010, Philippe Frutiger has shared the role of CEO of the Giardino Group with Daniela Frutiger. Before that, Philippe, had already held the position of General Manager and Delegate of the Board of Directors of the Giardino Ascona hotel since the end of 2006.
5 Star Superior Luxury, Design Hotel
Giardino Mountain is part of a small, fine collection of 5 stars hotels in Switzerland. The hotels are niche products for people who look for relaxation and laid-back luxury.
History & Story
The hotel has been opened in 2011 as the mountain retreat of Giardino Hotels. Before it used to be a boarding school for girls. The building reflects the story of the place Champfèr with its architecture and charme. Today, the Giardino Mountain is known as one of Europe’s most beautiful mountain hotels with contemporary style. The mountain retreat combines casual luxury and Alpine lifestyle. It is a place where the old is exalted by the new. The fireplace in the lounge, for example, resembles one that you might expect to find in a farmhouse. Directly next door, the modern bar welcomes guests with its soft lighting. Rough-plastered stone walls and exquisite wooden panels provide a natural and warm contrast.
New hotel since 2011.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The hotel brings together local architecture and modern lifestyle. The hotel comprises seven Engadine properties with historic foundations, natural and elegant materials. Contemporary comfort defines the individually designed rooms.
The ultimate winter wonderland, this boutique mountain retreat is located in the picturesque village of Champfèr, near St. Moritz, overlooking the breathtaking panorama of the Upper Engadine and Lake Silvaplana. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the local ski slopes station of Corviglia to all guests.
Key sites/activities in the area
Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledging, ice-skating, shopping
Private aprés-ski at the most beautiful spot in the Swiss Alps (El Paradiso)
Mountain sports such as hiking, cycling, e-biking, paragliding
Watersports on the famous Engadine lakes like windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing or stand-up paddling
The historical building of the Giardino Mountain used to be a boarding school for girls in the 18th century.
The restaurant manager Mauro is a true multi-talent. He is a passionate opera singer for our guests during the wine tasting in our “Enoteca” wine cellar and acts as well as a pilot for our Giardino air plane.
Chef Concierge Claudio is a true icon in the history of Switzerland hotels scene. Named best concierge of the year by the renowned association “Clefs d’Or” for many years in a row.
Mountain Kids Club
Kids are the life and soul of Giardino. The Mountain kids club is a real highlight for children, and it even has its own restaurant where kids spend mealtimes together. For children aged 3 to 11.
Number of suites: 18
• Number of Luxury rooms: 54
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 72
With mountain or lake view, Dipiù Spa amenities, balcony or terrace in almost every room.
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant Ecco St. Moritz: 2 Michelin Stars & 18 Gault Millau points by Chef Rolf Fliegauf
The restaurant Ecco is one of Switerland’s most exclusive fine-dining venues.
• Restaurant Stüva St.Moritz: local, hearty and authentic Engadine cuisine
Delicious local dishes including capuns, pizzoccheri and delicious pan-fried specialities are served up in the building’s historic former reception area. If you don’t eat here, you haven’t experienced the real Engadine.
• Restaurant Hide & Seek: 15 Gault Millau points by chef Adrian Bührer
The Hide & Seek restaurant in St. Moritz transforms local and seasonal cuisine into contemporary dishes with a modern flair.
• RSRV Cheese & Champagne: legendary cheese fondue and exclusive champagne under the stars of the Swiss Alpine panorama.
• Indoor pool
• Sauna zone, jacuzzi, fitness, solarium
• Spa & beauty treatments, massages
• Ayurvedic treatments with Ayurveda by Giardino
Corporate & Celebration Events
• From 4 to 50 people
• Salon Hide & Seek: 74m2, max. 53 people
• Event types : corporate events, incentives, private dinners, weddings
• all equipped with the latest « state-of-art technology » and daylight
Extra Notable Features
• Mindfulness at our Ayurveda competence centre (Ayurveda by Giardino)
• Yoga sessions
• Giardino Coach Service
• Winter sports in the Upper Engadine winter paradise
• Water activities on the Engadine lakes
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
GEO Best Mountain Hotel Award
Number of employees