Nested in the exclusive Swiss village of Gstaad, ULTIMA is a 5 star superior hotel that exemplifies a luxurious outlook in design, service, and privacy.
By Julia Blanche Hristova
The 3 ultra-lux wood chalets extend majestically on Gsteistgrasse road, very close to ski slopes and only 10 minutes walk to the famous designer Promenade. The boutique-hotel has an unpretentious entrance, but once guests are inside Ultima’s luxury leathers, designer furs, velvets and silks custom-made by Louis Vuitton & Hermes, lure the senses. White tea with subtle peach flavour is served upon welcoming at the bar, near a hearty fireplace. Playful lighting by the Baccarat crystal chandelier oozes above the opulence of the lobby.
Taking centre stage, the Schimmel glass piano entirely customised by Alec Monopoly is there to entertain eyes and ears on any occasion. There are only 2 grand pianos of such kind in the world; the other one is owned by Alicia Keys, an R&B singer and multiple Grammy award winner. Within only 2 years of opening, ULTIMA is proud to be nominated 10 times and awarded as Trend Setter Hotel of the Year by GQ Travel in April, 2018.
Congratulations to the visionaries Max-Hervé George and Byron Baciocchi as they have raised the barre.
In the ancient wood chalets there are 11 suites from 50 m2 to 130 m2; and 6 residencies from 160 m2 to 250 m2 with large, marble kitchens. Having a family dinner in the Presidential Suite is an extra joy. Chef and butlers are available to custom-made your Ultima experience.
Feeling like stepping out for a romantic dinner or perhaps live music, located on the first floor, Duchessa is a cozy restaurant with a fusion of Italian and French cuisine. The dining saloon is tastefully arranged with unique crafted tables, velvet seats, and sensuous modern art hanged discreetly on the far back walls.
Truffle, selected wines, champagne, and melt-your-heart mozeralla are generously served. Michelin-stars’ chefs such as George Blanc and Ryuji Teshima, a.k.a. Teshi, are invited over high-season weekends to delight guests.
The excellence of desserts, created by champion-winner chef Yazid Ichemrahen, wrap up the ambrosial experience. Care for a shisha after dinner? An enticing shisha bar with signature cocktails and sultry lighting is there for you to enjoy. For movie lovers, there is a private cinema saloon next door.
ULTIMA gives the impression of a celebrity home. Guests enthusiastically share how they feel like family here; immersing in a world of privacy, comfort, youthful taste in art and design mixed with traditional flavour in food and wines.
State of the art spa centre and aesthetic clinic excel luxury standards. Courteous staff who tip-toe to make every request possible quickly. Children are happy here as well, expressing joy around the giant fluffy toys part of the colourful art decorations and having fun with Santa Clause who visits, to their surprise, on Christmas holidays. Baby sitting is available. Pets are welcomed.
A boutique hotel of unparalleled beauty that has a high – end aesthetic clinic with the latest treatments science has to offer. Impressive ULTIMA! There isn’t another hotel in the prestigious village of GSTAAD that offers the most innovative treatments such as DNA testing and stem-cell therapy in addition to traditional spa rituals.
Surrounded by orchids and in perfect harmony guests can recharge body, mind, and spirit. The 800 m2 spa space, by La Prairie, invites like an asiatic court garden. The indoor black marble pool is filled with water that oscillates between emerald and violet-blue whirling the imagination. For the bravest, there is also a heated jacuzzi outside. Extensive spa menu is carefully designed to uplift and rejuvenate. Choices such as Tibetan bowl massage or Caviar facial are on the list. For the ladies, excellent long-lasting manicure and pedicure with rich selection of colours and estheticians that pay attention to the smallest detail are available. There is also a hair salon.
ULTIMA is a collection of the very best in design, food, art, spa and medical treatments. The highly-trained staff are proud to tailor your experience to your needs while privacy is strictly guarded and your well-being guaranteed. Designed for royalties and comfortable for families, ULTIMA Gstaad is a vision that goes beyond luxury. It is a refined creativity transformed into a unique property collection. ULTIMA group will extend their state-of-art concept building with properties in Courchevel and the lake of Geneva by 2019-2020.