Arosa is a paradise for skiers in winter and for hikers in summer. And as of late, it is one for bears, as well: Four of them live in “Arosa Bärenland”, a preserve that was established at the middle station of the Weisshorn aerial lift in 2018. The park is the latest of Arosa’s many great summer attractions.
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is an excellent place to start becoming acquainted with and enjoy the Arosa region. Its distinctive architecture and beautiful location goes hand in hand with its many extra services. Guests feel immediately welcome when they step into the warm atmosphere of the beautifully designed entrance hall and lobby. The service and features of the hotel effortlessly combine tradition and modernness and emanate elegant Swissness. “Both local and international guests appreciate the cosy atmosphere at our hotel and consider its Swissness a sign of quality,” explains Stefan Noll, Tschuggen Grand Hotel General Manger. This aspect is reflected in the composition of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel team: A large majority of the members of staff speak Swiss-German und convey a feeling of secureness characteristic to Swiss mountain regions.
Tschuggen Express» – a unique VIP service
The «Tschuggen Express», the hotel’s very own funicular railway provides a truly unique VIP service taking guests up steep mountainsides throughout the year. The funicular railway conquers 535m and a 154m difference in altitude. The journey to Tschuggenhütte takes a mere three and a half minutes and involves neither local transfer nor any standing in queues. Once at the top, skiers, sledders, and hikers have a sprawling region with hundreds of kilometres in trails, slopes, and routes at their disposal. Modernised and put into service again in 2018, the Tschuggen Express seats up to 12 guests per ride, and it provides a truly unique VIP service and an extraordinary hotel experience.
Wellness between Alpine rocks
The ideal place to relax after skiing, a long hike, or a challenging mountain bike ride is the Tschuggen Bergoase. The 5000m2 architectural masterpiece created by celebrity architect Mario Botta is a spa providing an entirely new sense of space and a new dimension of comfort. Mario Botta’s sources of inspiration for the oasis included the geometry of nature, warmth, rock formations, light, and water. The pools mirror the Alpine granite of the walls and invite guests to bathe, swim, and tread water. Guests who would like to feel the clear Arosa air on their skin will enjoy the outdoor pool and its waterfall.
Enticing, extraordinary, easy-going
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers a wide range of culinary delights: During the day, guests enjoy the excellent Tschuggen service at the hotel’s Alpenblick mountain restaurant. Superb views and exquisite meals reward visitors after the relaxed hike it takes to reach the restaurant. There is even the opportunity to book a coach ride to the restaurant’s sun terrace. The rustic Alpenblick cosiness and stylish Alpine chic will always delights guests regardless of the weather or season, however.
Back at the main hotel building, guests are spoilt for choice again: The La Vetta restaurant lures with a modern multifaceted, and artful cuisine. Executive chef Uwe Seegert and his team treat diners to the art of haute cuisine and welcome them in a relaxed, yet elegant ambience. The Grand Restaurant, serves traditional dishes in a traditional setting, and The Basement offers an easy-going, cool setting with its après-ski and beer bar, a bowling alley, and dishes that are inspired by New York, London, and Berlin food trends. The menu boasts Arosa’s best burgers, steaks, fresh salads, and local specialties.
Flow trail for bikers
Arosa and the Tschuggen Grand Hotel attract sportspeople and gourmets, particularly in summer: The “Tour de Tschuggen” from Arosa to Ascona (Ticino), initiated by Stefan Noll, for instance, is legendary among for cycling fans. In addition, the new Hörnly trail has turned Arosa into a mecca for mountain bikers. The 6.8-kilometre course features unique topographical challenges – a flow trail suitable for mountain bike whizzes and families. The trail has been designed for mountain bikers and is therefore closed for hikers.
A relaxing mountain summer includes all sorts of highlights. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers everything its guests’ hearts could wish for, including sports activities, small breaks, cultural events, and culinary treats – and memorable Arosa moments.