Epic Europe



Gstaad's famously grand – and best-positioned hotel – in its own park in the centre of town. New owners Daniel Koetser and his interior-designer wife Davia bought and transformed the historic landmark, reopening in December 2013 with a unique style that feels like a luxury country-house, filled with bespoke furniture from Scandinavia, London, Antwerp and beyond. Original features such as parquet floors and vaulted ceilings have been retained, while adding a fresh and modern edge. A 2500m2 spa, and Michelin-starred dining round out this unique and refined property.


The 57 elegant rooms and suites, with panoramic views across the mountains or private parklands, are decorated in a fresh interpretation of alpine style. Neutral tones are accented with an occasional contrast of Hermés orange or hot pink. The light-flooded suites are spacious, and include balconies and palatial bathrooms stocked with Bamford bath products.


SPA & WELLNESS: “Le Grand Spa” Measuring 2,500m2, Le Grand SPA provides the ultimate sanctuary. Its facilities include an indoor swimming pool, aromatic sauna, Himalayan salt room, ice grotto and Turkish bath, among others. Personalized spa and fitness programs can be tailored to your individual needs.


FOOD & DRINK: Le Grand Bellevue’s flagship restaurant "Leonard’s" has one Michelin star; chef Urs Gschwend delivers exquisite bistro-style cuisine blending Swiss generosity with international gastro-trends. A combination of gastro-pub and fine dining.


"Le Petit Chalet" serves classic local specialties such as raclette or fondue in a cozy chalet within the grounds of the Bellevue. And Le Grand Bellevue Bar is a convivial space that’s as quirky as it is cool. Relax on the longest leather Chesterfield sofa in Switzerland, and enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail fixed at the central zinc-topped bar.


LOCATION: Located in the center of Gstaad, at the end of the famed “Promenade”.



  • Luxury 5 star Gstaad Hotel, located on the “Promenade”
  • Quite possibly the best Reuben sandwich this side of the Atlantic, best eaten while relaxing on the bar’s Chesterfield Sofa, or in the private 18-seat movie cinema
  • The “Suite Chalet”, is like a private residence with 5* hotel amenities, relax in your living room by the log fireplace, or enjoy meals in the privacy of your own dining area
  • Yoga Retreats: Le Grand Spa teams up with Europe’s most renowned yogis to host an annual program of yoga retreats. Overlooking the mystical mountain scenery bestowed with the rejuvenating energy of the Alps
  • World class shopping and dining opportunities minutes away.The pedestrian shopping area of Gstaad is impressive for such a small town, international luxury boutiques, local artisan shops and specialty food stores
  • Kids camp: During the winter season, the Lovell Camps organises a full programme of fun with activities in the morning and ski sessions in the afternoon. Babysitting is available on request
  • Combining contemporary cool with eco-conscious credentials, the Bellevue’s fleet includes two gleaming Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrids
Le Grand Bellevue 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


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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