Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa Switzerland
Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa
Via dil Parc 3, 7018 Films
Z Capital, Private Equity
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Burkhard Wolter benefits from over 22 years of management experience in leading hotel groups in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Most recently, he was general manager of the “Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah ,” a five-star luxury hotel and resort in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. There, he oversaw the opening of the hotel and led a team of 170 employees. During his career, he also worked as a general manager at several companies managed by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. There, he focused on individual customer service and operational excellence. He also demonstrated his expertise in management positions at renowned hotel groups such as Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Orient Express.
5 star superior luxury resort, LHW Member
WALDHAUS FLIMS ALPINE GRAND HOTEL & SPA
History & Story
In 1877, the Grand Hotel was built to welcome guests to cure their lung illnesses. In 1891, Villa Silvana was added to the complex in the Art Nouveau style to welcome her Majesty, the Queen Regent Emma of the Netherlands, with Queen Wilhelmina and entourage. In 1904, the hotel director commissions artist Giovanni Giacometti with the decoration of the casino. The “Flimser Panorama” located in the today’s Art Nouveau pavilion. In 1947, the hotel opens for the first time in the winter season. In 1972, the covered walkways connecting the buildings are supplemented with underground corridors. In 1991, a tennis court is built. In 1992, the «Belle Epoque» hotel museum is opened, boasting a selection of objects documenting more than a century of the hotel´s history. In 2015, the hotel is taken over by the director and Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino for the shooting of his film “The Youth”. In 2016, all buildings, including the Waldhaus Spa, undergo a full refurbishment. The brand new Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa» opens its doors on the 9th of December, 2016. In 2017, the Waldhaus Flims celebrated its 140th-year anniversary.
Full refurbishment in 2016 by German hotel designer Peter Silling
Date added extensions
1891: construction of the Villa Silvana
1972: underground corridors connecting the 4 buildings are created.
1991: construction of the 2 outdoor tennis courts
December 2018 – opening of the new Thai restaurant Siam
Main Strengths, Special Touch
– Daily fitness classes
– Complimentary kids club
– Complimentary shuttle to the local bus station as well as to the starting point to the ski lifts
– Complimentary shuttle to the international airport of Zurich for stays of 5 nights and more
– Complimentary outdoor parking slots
– Complimentary late check out upon availability
Since its reopening, guests choose the Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa as the ultimate alpine retreat. Breathing in the pine-scented air, guests rejuvenate in a surreal mountain scenery. The breathtaking views over 10´000 years old rocky cliff amidst wide open meadows, trees and green enchantment is the perfect way to elope.
Key sites/activities in the area
1. Outdoor pond with natural source water
2. Utimate alpine retreat where guests breath in the pine-scented air and rejuvenate in a surreal mountain scenery amidst 20000 sqm of private outdoor park.
3. 1h30 car drive from the Zurich International Airport and 2 hours car drive from the International Airport of Milan
4. Summer camps for children from 6 to 16 all-inclusive combining a set of intellectual and physical activities.
5. Ski-in resort with access to 220 km of ski slopes in Winter, sledging, snow shoe walking, country skiing network
6. Multitude of hiking possibilities or free leisure activities including onsite tennis, 18-hole & 27-hole golf course, (mountain) (e) biking network, via ferrata, river rafting, climbing.
In 2015, the resort was taken over by movie director Paolo Sorrentino to become the stage to the Hollywood movie the Youth.
– European Health & Spa Award as the best Hotel Spa in Europe
– Top three at the Swiss Wedding Award in the category Hotels & Restaurant
– Fine Dining restaurant Epoca awarded with 14 points Gault & Millau
Your little ones will be in their element – and in the safe hands of our trained childcare professionals. The Kids’ Club offers daily childcare for kids from the age of two from 8 am to 6.30 pm in a separate playroom full of toys and a cyber room with Wii and PlayStation. Crafting, singing and reading are also part of the programme! Childcare is free.
– Kids catering
The Kids’ Restaurant is located right next door to the Kid’s Club and serves delicious, healthy food and drinks.
Lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm
Dinner from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Please sign in by 11 am at the Kids’ Club.
• Number of suites: 43 suites
• Number of Luxury rooms: 108 rooms
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 143 keys
Restaurants & Bars
Epoca: 14 points Gault-Millau, international fine dining cuisine
Siam: modern Thai cuisine, opened in December 2018
Pomodoro: Italian restaurant, family friendly
Il Tschaller: specialities from the Swiss Alps, open in winter only
Chadafö: with its smoking lounge by Davidoff, ideal for a pre- or post-dinner drink in Epoca
Summit Bar: gin bar
3000 sqm Wellness including, Indoor/outdoor pool, natural outdoor pond, 13 treatment room, infrared cabine, relaxing room, hamam & saunas, 24h fitness room, weekly schedule of training classes, 2 outdoor tennis courts
Award: Top one at the European Health & Spa Award as the best Hotel Spa in Europe .
Stage to the movie Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino starring Jane Fonda & Mickael Cane amongst others.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Surrounded by an extensive park, the hotel´s premises set the romance with an alpine flair. The hotel´s signature ballroom, the Belle Epoque Pavilion, features the essence of the 19th Century style. Yet, our guests may prefer one of the other 11 venues available for a fairytale event. Our onsite wedding and events planers are dedicated to make dreams come true. For up to 500 guests, exclusive experiences are also available, courtesy of an ultimate take over.
Further to its reopening in December 2016, the hotel ranked 3rd at the Swiss Wedding Award in the category Hotels & Restaurant. There is plenty of room to take the most of the daily light available in all our meeting rooms and the stunning views of the surrounding Alps.
Extra Notable Features
Ski-in resort with access to 220 km of ski slopes
2 golf courses (1x 18 holes, 1x 24 holes) within 5 minutes driving distance
Via Ferrata, river rafting, gorge walking
E-biking trails, mountain biking
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Turquoise water mountain lakes
Culinary trails, summer children camps
Hotel and restaurant Awards
European Health & Spa Award as the best Hotel Spa in Europe
Top three at the Swiss Wedding Award in the category Hotels & Restaurant
Fine Dining restaurant Epoca awarded with 14 points Gault & Millau
Number of employees