The British way of life is flourishing in the Suvretta House in St. Moritz. Full English Afternoon Tea, vehicles in British racing green, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing, the British Classic Car Meeting and as managers the married couple Esther and Peter Egli, who have spent many years as hoteliers in England: the Suvretta House has its own unique style and is very British.
Esther and Peter Egli have provided fresh impetus to the old English tradition and culture in the Suvretta House with great attention to detail. With many years of experience as hoteliers in the UK, managing Suvretta House since 2014 is like a home fixture for them. Even the founding of the Suvretta House was based on a great deal of British flair. It was Englishman Charles Sydney Goldman, a member of the British Parliament, who owned the Villa Suvretta and 4.5 hectares of land in unspoiled, idyllic countryside on Chasellas, about two kilometres outside of St. Moritz. An agreement was quickly reached with Swiss hotel pioneer Anton Bon and the Suvretta House was built in the record time of barely two years before its opening on 21 December 1912. The iconic luxury hotel in a unique and peaceful setting on the famous Suvretta hillside of St. Moritz is owned to this day by the Candrian-Bon family. With its 181 rooms, junior suites and suites, the Suvretta House is an oasis of recovery and relaxation; an icon of the Swiss luxury hotel industry.
Under the patronage of Her Majesty, the Queen of England
Even in winter, the enthusiasm for sport and British influence is ubiquitous, and the Suvretta House is also characterised by innovation and sportsmanship. In 1935, for instance, the first ski lift in Switzerland was built behind the Suvretta House, which still provides direct access to the Corviglia ski resort. Even for non-skiers, the Suvretta House offers the best in entertainment. The hotel’s own ice rink right in front of the house is perfect for an enjoyable time spent ice skating and pirouetting. A truly royal pleasure is found in the form of curling on the private natural ice curling field, located 1,856 metres above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Upper Engadine mountains. The sport, which originated in Scotland and is now an Olympic discipline, has a long tradition at Suvretta House. Suvretta House is the only hotel in the world to host a Curling Guest Club. It was founded in 1912 and incorporated into the Royal Caledonian Curling Club two years later. Today, this umbrella organisation bears the name World Curling Association and is under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Relaxation through arven oil
After the sport it’s either time to relax in the 1,700 m² wellness and spa area including 25-metre swimming pool or to go to the bar. Revitalisation and beauty care are not overlooked in the Suvretta wellness concept. For the large variety of massages and therapies as well as facial and body treatments exclusive “ilā” products are used, among other things, which are beyond organic and make use of the healing properties of Pinus Cembra oil, which is supposed to have a calming effect on the heart’s activity.