The Chedi Residences Andermatt offer a rare luxury ownership opportunity in the Swiss Alps, writes Arun Kakar
In a Swiss Alpine village once used as a filming location for Goldfinger, a new breed of luxury hotel has come to Europe, boasting a style that James Bond himself would admire.
The Chedi Andermatt Hotel & Residences opened in 2013 and sets a new standard of design and hospitality in Switzerland. The Chedi Andermatt is in perfect harmony with the village’s architecture.
The building, design, materials and colours are very much inspired by the architecture and materials of the surrounding region. Designer Jean-Michel Gathy gave his own personal touch by creating the symmetrical lines and the balanced design he’s well known for, where he mixes tradition and modernity.
The front of the five-star hotel mirrors a traditional wooden chalet, complete with subtle injections of modern features.Within this stunning mountainside fusion of Asian and Swiss themes, situated just an hour from Zurich and two hours from Milan, The Chedi Andermatt features four outstanding restaurants and bars, a modern health club and exceptional spa area.
‘We are a year-round destination,’ says Melanie Thiel, who’s responsible for the sale of The Chedi Residences. ‘It’s the perfect luxury pit stop for when you want to explore one of the most beautiful areas in Europe.’
In the summer months, Andermatt is a paradise for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Those seeking car adventures are spotted on the weekends driving on the famous passes around Andermatt.
The 25 sparkling Alpine lakes provide the perfect place to escape the heat and relax. And the award-winning championship golf course offers a welcome challenge. The surrounding mountains ensure ideal conditions for wintersports enthusiasts: the 180km of slopes from Andermatt to Disentis leave nothing to be desired.
Down in the resort, there’s an outdoor rink for curling and ice-skating. If all this sounds particularly appealing, The Chedi Andermatt offers the opportunity to own a residence within the luxury hotel for permanent use. Owners can decide whether to keep this for themselves or participate in the hotel rental programme.
There are no restrictions against non-Swiss buying property freehold or using it as a holiday home. Either way, it provides owners with the chance to gain a permanent foothold in this gorgeous environment.
The Chedi Andermatt comprises 50 hotel rooms and 119 residences for sale, of which 13 are penthouses. The luxurious one- and two-bedroom residences, ranging from 95 to 240 square metres living space, are fully furnished. Penthouses range from 189 to 616 square metres and come unfurnished, allowing buyers to create their dream property in the Swiss Alps.
Prices start from CHF 1.69 million (around £1.4 million) for a one-bedroom residence, from CHF 3.29 million (£2.7 million) for a two-bedroom residence and from CHF 4.12 million (£3.35 million) for a penthouse residence.