Epic Europe


Pontresina - St. Moritz

In the authentic Engadin village of Pontresina, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is an opulent mountain retreat, with an imposing mountain panorama of the Roseg Glacier and Corviglia range. The restored neo-Baroque interiors are indicative of the hotel's long and illustrious history.


The original structure of the Kronenhöf dates from 1848, and is recognized as one of the most beautiful and best-maintained historical hotel buildings in Switzerland. The rooms and suites are decorated in various styles, from the cozy wood-paneled Engadin style, to the opulent decor of a patrician dwelling, with lavish furnishings.


During the daytime, when sunlight touches the baroque splendor of elaborate stucco, original ceiling paintings and the dark pine panels, the magnificence of past epochs evoke the warm hospitality of bygone days. And when the sun sets, time seems to stand still. Soft piano music, the warm crackling of the fireplace and animated conversation underscore the hotel’s special, neo-baroque elegance.


The Kronenhöf is a hotel that has solid confidence in its tradition of service and how it delivers to guests, doing so in a warm and discreet manner, and that is why their refined clientele choose Pontresina and the Kronenhöf over the glitz and glamour of St. Moritz.


SPA & WELLNESS: Where the past meets the present, the elegant and modern Kronenhöf Spa, with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Finish sauna steam room, salt water grotto and fitness area. Beauty and massage treatments are offered in 13 therapy rooms using the finest beauty products by Alpienne and Pharmos Natur with bioactive ingredients.


FOOD & DRINK: Kronenstübli: 16 points Gault Millau, international dishes enriched with regional specialties. The bar and lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink or snack and live piano music in the evening. Thanks to the “Dine Around” formula, hotel guests with half board meal plan can also enjoy dinner in the sister establishment, Kulm Hotel – St Moritz.


LOCATION: "Laret” the old village area of Pontresina, a picture-book village tucked just around the mountain from St Moritz (5km).




  • “The Worlds Top Hotel” 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards.
  • Gault Millau Hotel of the Year: 2008
  • Kronenstübli: International dishes enriched with regional specialties (16 points Gault Millau)
  • More than just a hotel, the Kronenhöf is an experience that captures an era of elegant hospitality
  • Neo-Baroque interiors include wood paneling, chandeliers, and original ceiling paintings
  • Elegant and modern Kronenhöf Spa, with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Finish sauna steam room, salt water grotto and full range of treatments using bioactive ingredients
  • Private night skiing on Corvatsch Mountain in St Moritz with sister hotel the Kulm is arranged during the winter season
  • The hotel’s own historic bowling alley is the perfect place for parties, events and celebrations.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof 5*


Destination: st-moritz
Experience options in: St-Moritz


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