Suvretta House Hotel, St Moritz

Suvretta House Hotel, St Moritz

stone’s throw away from St Moritz, Suvretta House Hotel is a
revamped 20s hotel overlooking the Engadine Valley. It’s a must for
lovers of outdoor pursuits, fine Alpine dining and understated

With the slew of on-trend, uber-cool, micro-boutique hotels, it
is refreshing to stay in a place that’s grand, spacious, serene and
doesn’t feel like it has got something to prove. In the Engadine
Valley, 1,850m above sea level and a stone’s throw from the bustle
and bling of St Moritz, the historic Suvretta House Hotel serves as
a year-round breath of fresh mountain air. As if coaxing guests
outside, nature pours in through each of the enormous windows of
this Swiss hotel.

Through the panes, lakes and valleys are prime territory for
outdoor pursuits, be it kite-surfing, fishing, paragliding,
trekking, skiing or more. Inside, Suvretta offers all the warmth
and glamour you’d expect from an Alpine retreat. After days
exploring the mountains, be welcomed back with a drink or two at
Anton’s bar and dine in style at Le Grand restaurant before
retreating to your spacious, peaceful room.


The majority of the 171 rooms and 10 suites face the
sun-drenched valley of Engadine. Suvretta has been through several
renovations since it was built in 1912, the most recent being in
2017 when British designer Sue Freeman updated the space with an
elegant palette, bespoke furniture and luxurious fabrics. Ask for
one of the eaved rooms on upper floors.

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast here has to be ranked as one of the main features of
your stay. Unless incapacitated by your sporting exertions, there
can be little reason not to make it to the bright breakfast room
Salon Venise. Indulge in an Italo-Swiss smorgasbord of delights, or
order à la carte. Don’t miss out on the soft-boiled egg in a
martini glass with mascarpone, spinach and shaved truffle.

How about lunch and dinner?

Take lunch on the Sun Terrace or head to one of Suvretta’s two
off-site restaurants – they’re the best local spots for lunch. Try
Trutz for its casual lodge atmosphere overlooking Upper Engadine
lake, or Chasellas for classic lunchtime staples. Alternatively,
ask the hotel to prepare a picnic and tuck in while gazing over a
dreamy vista after a steep climb. Come evening, many guests choose
to stay in the hotel for dinner, so good is the selection of food
on offer. Dine on cheese-led Swiss dishes at the easygoing Suvretta
Stube, where young chef Isaac Briceño Obando adds a Costa Rican
twist to classic recipes. Alternatively, don your finest and head
to the Grand Restaurant for chef Fabrizio Zanetti’s acclaimed
French fare. For a more relaxed evening, take the five-minute walk
to Chasellas for a modern take on Alpine cuisine. There’s also a
Teddy Club restaurant dedicated to children.

Is there a bar?

Wrap up your day with live jazz music at the 20s-style Anton’s
Bar – named after the founder of Suvretta House Hotel – where
around 40 gins are on offer alongside digestifs, cocktails and
cigars. Pick up a drink in the Club or Lobby bars and you can enjoy
your tipple just about anywhere in the hotel – whether that be on
the terrace, by the outdoor pool or as you learn curling. Make a
point of trying the hotel’s signature “6-o’clocker” cocktail, a
heady mix of vodka, vermouth, cassis liqueur and premium


There’s no shortage of entertainment here: guests can busy
themselves on tennis courts, in the pool,
the outdoor jacuzzi, at the gym or in the spa. There is also a
video games room, private curling lanes and dedicated play areas
for children. Lovers of the slopes will be pleased to find an
in-house ski room, a ski shop, and Suvretta Snowsports School – the
best of its kind in the valley.

Things you should know.

A complimentary vintage bus service runs between the hotel and
St Moritz, departing every 30 minutes.

Within a short walk you will find…

… a wonderful world of outdoor pursuits – especially during
The hotel offers ski-in and ski out, and nearby you can sledge or
find the start of endless hiking trails. St Moritz can be reached
within a brisk 20-minute walk.

Alessandro Tomé is a contributing editor at Spear’s

Discover More
Badrutt’s Palace, St Moritz, Switzerland