Epic Europe



Built in 1913, the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality over the years, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking the beautiful town of Gstaad, with a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps.


Classic elegance reigns throughout, from the lobby with its hand-painted ceiling to the wood paneled Le Grill dining room, and the state-of-the-art spas. The exception being the GreenGo nightclub where disco lives on in the 70’s inspired cellar, where countless celebrities have partied the night away.


Building of the Gstaad Palace began in 1911, and in 1913 the grand opening of the Royal Hotel, Winter & Gstaad Palace was celebrated. Very modern for the period, its 150 rooms included 50 private bathrooms, electrical lighting throughout, and 6 telephone booths.


The 104 well-appointed bedrooms, including 23 suites and the spectacular three bedroom Penthouse Suite, all have views of the surrounding mountains. The decor is characterized by a harmonious composition of alpine elegance and luxurious understatement, blending perfectly into the sophisticated environment.


SPA & WELLNESS: The exclusive Palace spa facilities are spread over 1800 m² and include eight treatment rooms, a private spa suite, saunas and steam baths, relaxation areas with incredible views, an indoor pool and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art gym, a Pilates Studio and a unique hammam experience with seven rooms.


FOOD & DRINK: Le Grand Restaurant & Terrace, elegant gastronomic restaurant blending creativity and haute cuisine, in the summer dine on the terrace in the Palace gardens


Le Grill, Rôtisserie restaurant serves international cuisine with on-the-spot preparation. Chefs prepare your meals in the show kitchen of the restaurant, which is rated with 16 Gault Millau points.


“La Fromagerie” with its warm wood-paneled walls, bright blue-and-white checked tablecloths and fanciful art, is a welcoming place to sample a traditional Swiss menu. Try the delicious truffle champagne cheese fondue or tempting Swiss raclette.


LOCATION: The Palace is located in the prestigious Oberbort in Gstaad, giving views onto the glistening village and breath-taking panorama. 10 minutes walking to the Promenade, 2 minutes drive.



  • Luxury 5-star Gstaad Hotel
  • The Gstaad Palace is a grand resort hotel like no other, a place to unwind, savor, dress well, dine, and socialize with the world’s elite
  • Intimate bar settings offer live music entertainment and dj’s spin contemporary music and disco at the world famous GreenGo nightclub
  • “Rent a Palace”: Privatization of Gstaad Palace, 100 bedrooms, 5 restaurants, 5 meeting rooms, up to 300 persons
  • The Walig Hut - a hideaway in the mountains, charming chalet available for overnight stays or private parties is located above Gsteig at 1700 meters
  • Truffle champagne cheese fondue at La Fromagerie
Gstaad Palace 5*


Destination: gstaad
Experience options in: Gstaad


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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