Art at The Alpina Gstaad

Aiming to go beyond the expected, The Alpina Gstaad combines passion and an innovative vision to offer a unique platform for art, beauty and freedom of expression.

Beauty is first and foremost related to the senses. All art, whether in the form of paintings, film or music, is part of a continuous search for the meaning of life. Lascaux’s paintings, Constable’s landscapes, Tchaikovsky’s waltzes, Keats’s poems and Oscar Wilde’s writings all strive to define life’s purpose, a process which occurs through experiencing art.

Art should always have an emotional effect, whether negative or positive, on those experiencing it. There is no right or wrong in art, only opinions. It allows humans to express their deepest emotions and thoughts without barriers or judgement.

In modern day society, we are constantly bombarded with information. With such fast-paced lifestyles, humans are slowly losing contact with nature and with their inner-self. Art provides a chance to reconnect, all the while giving us a chance to understand and accept change.




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Ancient wood ceiling

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

The ceiling above the main stair case was bought from a Swiss dealer of antique wood pieces. Unfortunately, neither the dealer nor the restoration experts could exactly trace back the origin of the ceiling. According to the experts, it most likely...


05.11.2014

Ancient wood ceiling

The ceiling above the main stair case was bought from a Swiss dealer of antique wood pieces. Unfortunately, neither the dealer nor the restoration experts could exactly trace back the origin of the ceiling. According to the experts, it most likely origins from Southern Europe and it dates back from the late baroque period around 1780. It was painted with glue-bound distemper. When Chaletbau Matti bought the ceiling, it was in a very bad shape. Thereupon, it was restored by Swiss restoration experts in an extensive process. Since the opening of the Hotel The Alpina Gstaad, the ceiling, which consists of 32 single pieces, can be admired by the guests.

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Innovative garden concept

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

The garden plays a key role in the hotel. In creating The Alpina Gstaad, architects Jaggi & Partner AG and interior designers HBA wanted the new structure to fit in with the architecture and residences of Gstaad and give the impression of always...


Leading French landscape architect Jean Mus has created a unique garden design for The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

The garden plays a key role in the hotel. In creating The Alpina Gstaad, architects Jaggi & Partner AG and interior designers HBA wanted the new structure to fit in with the architecture and residences of Gstaad and give the impression of always having been there. They viewed the garden not only as a beautiful extension of the building but also as a natural complement to the surrounding alpine landscape.

An inveterate traveler with a keen sense of curiosity, Jean Mus has worked with prestigious partners throughout the world. He is part of a tradition of great 20th and 21st-century landscape designers who have injected a new spirit into the most prominent gardens of the Riviera in France. A graduate of the National School of Landscape Architecture in Versailles, Jean Mus hails from Grasse in Provence. Inspired by the splendor of the Mediterranean basin, he has created the gardens of the Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, those of the Hôtel Casadelmar in Corsica, the public gardens in Monaco, and many others.

Given the many geological and climatic constraints, creating a garden for a luxury hotel in the mountains has been a considerable challenge. For the gardens of The Alpina Gstaad, Jean Mus proposed innovations in terms of concept and materials used, as well the choice of indigenous alpine plants, such as juniper, boxwood and heather that flourish in the mountain climate.

Mus's design brings out the garden's natural beauty and heightens its sensuality. The play of light and colours, the views and fragrances, and the music created by the breeze in the branches will be central to the experience.