Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Europe’s leading wellbeing and medical health resort, is delighted to announce the re-opening of Grand Hotel Quellenhof, following an extensive refurbishment costing over 35 million pounds (CHF 45,000,000). After a five-month renovation and just in time for the hotel’s 150th anniversary, the transformation of this Grande Dame is now complete.
Whilst maintaining the property’s history and grandeur, the five-star hotel has proudly entered a new era, offering new innovative restaurants and bars, ultra-luxurious accommodation and head-turning interior design throughout.
Restaurants & Bars – Memories and verve by sven – Sven Wassmer
As part of the renovation, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has unveiled two new restaurants – Memories and verve by sven – both headed up by award-winning and previously Michelin-star chef Sven Wassmer. The chef’s signature and fine-dining restaurant, Memories, celebrates contemporary Alpine cuisine and takes inspiration from the forests, mountains and fields of the Swiss Alps. Notably, Memories will also offer non-alcoholic pairing menus – one of only a few restaurants to have such an offering and tapping into the rising trend of health-conscious dining and drinking. verve by sven offers guests a vibrant and healthy pitstop for those wanting to maintain their wellness journey during mealtimes. Guests can expect to enjoy carefully curated menus offering a selection of nutritious, sustainable dishes.
These restaurants are an exciting addition to Grand Resort Bad Ragaz’s already impressive F&B outlets which offer everything from Michelin-star dining at IGNIV and Swiss fare at Zollstube, to Asian fusion at Namun and Mediterranean at Olive D’Or. With eight restaurants now on site, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has truly become the culinary destination in Switzerland. ￼
Main Areas – Public spaces, lighting
The ground floor of Grand Hotel Quellenhof is the heart of the hotel and verve by sven blends harmoniously into the property’s public areas with an impressive destination bar and sleek glass wine cellar making the focal point of the lobby. Guests can also come together around the open fireplace which is illuminated by hundreds of Swarovski crystals and boasts plush and comfortable seating to relax and unwind in.
Interior designer Claudio Carbone has centred the redesign around the hotel’s connection to the town’s thermal waters which were discovered in Bad Ragaz’s Tamina Gorge 777 years ago. Carbone has erected three thermal water fountains throughout the property which will offer a continuous flow of fresh thermal water for guests to enjoy and consume at will. The largest and perhaps most impressive homage to the thermal waters is the 16-metre-high chandelier which hangs in the lobby’s grand staircase and presides over all four floors. Each glass fragment of the 2,5000-piece chandelier has been handmade by Czech glassblowers and is reminiscent of a flowing waterfall. ￼
Accommodation – King Suite
Those wanting to enjoy ultimate exclusivity can now book the new King Suite – an oasis in Grand Hotel Quellenhof boasting features such as walnut and marble flooring, hand-blown crystal chandeliers and furniture designed and crafted exclusively for the suite. With a private fitness and spa area the King Suite offers unparalleled privacy. Guests wanting to go all out can extend the King Suite into the King Floor, transforming the space into a 600 square metre, seven-bedroom hideaway – luxury at the highest level.
After 150 years of welcoming countless statesmen, celebrities and royal family members, Grand Hotel Quellenhof’s refurbishment ensures the wellness destination continues to be the crowning glory of the Swiss luxury hotel industry. Speaking of the changes, Patrick Vogler, CEO of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, has said: “We had a vision to bring our hotel into a new era of luxury hospitality, and we have succeeded.”
Nightly rates at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz start from CHF 690 / £557 per night, based on double occupancy. Rates include breakfast, welcome aperitif, use of the Thermal Spa area and Tamina Therme, fresh fruit and Ragaz water each day and daily fitness and relaxation lessons. Inclusive of VAT.
Nightly rates in the King Suite start from CHF 8,000/ £6,466 per night, based on double occupancy. Rates include Rates include butler service, breakfast, welcome aperitif, use of the Thermal Spa area and Tamina Therme, fresh fruit, soft drinks and Ragaz water each day and daily fitness and relaxation lessons. Inclusive of VAT.