Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland
A Spectacular Location
Experience legendary service and an enchanting atmosphere in the heart of St Moritz. Unrivalled and unexpected eating and drinking, meet a unique sense of belonging in a historic and iconic mountain resort. A celebration of style, sports, culinary and wellness adventures 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps. In winter, explore one of the world’s most exciting ski regions. In summer, alpine and spa activities abound in the sun-soaked Engadine Valley.
Not only is St. Moritz one of the most famous and prestigious wellness destinations in the world, but also one of the oldest: The larch wood, which has been used to build the tapping of the prehistoric Saint Mauritius spring dates back to the bronze age. Furthermore, St. Moritz is considered as a legendary pioneer among the European winter sports resorts.
An Incredible Story
It all started in September 1864 when the Swiss grand seigneur of hoteliers, Johannes Badrutt, talked 4 Englishmen into a bizarre bet: They were about to flee back to their home country, before the supposedly freezing winter was coming, and Johannes Badrutt raved about all those sunny days to come that allowed him to stroll around shirtsleeved in the middle of December. They should come and see for themselves! If they would not like it, he would reimburse their travel expenses. The Englishmen accepted the bet – and were so overwhelmed by the beautiful Engadine winter that they stayed until Easter.
Last but not least, St. Moritz is a true trailblazer when it comes to technical innovations: Pioneering the first electric light in Switzerland (Christmas 1878) and the first motor flight in Switzerland (1910), as well as offering the first ski lift (1935). It also has a gift for new sports: In 1985 the first Snow Polo Tournament took place on the frozen Lake St. Moritz, and five years later the first Ice Cricket Tournament premiered on its icy surface.
The beehive of St Moritz
Famed as the oldest nightclub in Switzerland, King’s Club at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has enjoyed a distinguished reputation as a legendary night spot for generations of St. Moritz jetsetters. This winter sees it re-born as King’s Social House in collaboration with celebrated British chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton.
Mountain comfort food, fun cocktails, urban beats – get ready to eat, dance and drink on top of the world. From tasty snacks to traditional alpine classics (with a twist) to world culinary favourites, from decadent cocktails to hot drinks to big bottle champagne, Paradiso always sets the bar high. Our resident DJs get people vibing and dancing every day, along with special visits from guest DJs from Kings Social House and across the globe.