In the breathtaking Engadin region of Switzerland, Cresta Palace is an elegant retreat that harks back to a gloriously stylish bygone era. Carefully restored, and with Art Nouveau touches throughout, the hotel has been welcoming guests since 1907. Conveniently located, Cresta Palace provides easy access to the region's extraordinary landscape, and outdoor adventures from skiing to the famous Cresta Run luge track. Rejuvenate at the huge on-site spa, and spend your evening dining in high style with a gourmet dinner at the Grand Restaurant.
- Sleep peacefully at an altitude of more than 5,500 ft in one of 100 guestrooms and suites
- Try summer sports including climbing, and sailing on Lake St. Moritz with the hotel's Staziun da Basa activities program
- De-stress in the sauna and jump into the plunge pool's ice-cold spring water
- Sink into sumptuous leather sofas with a drink in the Cresta Palace Bar and Fumoir
- Sample delicious Italian cuisine at Giacomo’s Ristorante
- Tee off at the nearby Engadin Golf Club, home to one of the most popular courses in Switzerland
For outdoor adventure combined with classic Swiss elegance, Cresta Palace is the perfect destination. Push yourself with altitude training, driven by an expert coach, or explore the mountains at your leisure, all the while benefiting from over a century of hospitality excellence.
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Stay amid incomparable mountain scenery in one of 100 guestrooms and suites, all with a free minibar, and luxury touches such as Molton Brown bathroom products. Choose from 10 categories, from Single Standard to the Master Suite, which can sleep six adults, with underfloor heating, and an open fireplace. South-facing guestrooms and suites have clear views to Pontresina along the Engadin valley, and north-facing guestrooms look onto the Trais Fluors plateau.
Cresta Palace can accommodate meetings, events, and occasions, with several spaces available. Select from a range of treatments at the Vita Pura spa, with hot stone massages available, or simply head for the sauna. The accompanying fitness center includes an indoor pool and state-of-the-art equipment. The hotel's team are experts on the region, so ask them for their favorite walking routes and other top tips.
With relaxed fine-dining in the Grand Restaurant and traditional Italian flavors in Giacomo’s Ristorante, Cresta Palace suits a range of tastes, from delightful afternoon tea in the Art Nouveau Hall to the finest cognacs in the Cresta Palace Bar and Fumoir.
Grand Restaurant – With the glamorous feel of a bygone era — complete with Swarovski chandeliers and a plush carpet — the restaurant has a refined air, matched by a menu of classic dishes. Expert sommeliers are on hand to recommend the best wines to pair with your meal.
Giacomo’s Ristorante – This relaxed and romantic restaurant, with wood-lined walls and a crackling open fire in winter, features a menu full of reinvented Italian classics. Try pasta with a rabbit stew, or veal cheek risotto followed by a deliciously indulgent dessert.
Winter Garden and Art Nouveau Hall – The pretty Winter Garden is perfect for a morning coffee, or a light lunch, while the light-filled Art Nouveau Hall is home to a luxurious cake buffet every afternoon — just what you need after a morning on the slopes.
Cresta Palace Bar and Fumoir – Choose from fruit brandies, fine cognacs, classic cocktails, and ice-cold beers at the hotel's bar. The cozy drinking den is the perfect spot to compare adventures with your fellow guests.
The hotel’s spacious Vita Spa is a serene space, ideal for recharging after your journey, or after a day taking in the region’s stunning landscape. Book a reviving sports massage, or a moisturizing facial, swim in the pool, or revive in the ice pool. Warm up in the Finnish sauna and solarium, or work off breakfast at the state-of-the-art gym. In summer, the hotel's Staziun da Basa sports center runs a weekly program of activities, including climbing, sailing, and more.
Cresta Palace has partnered with Crystal Events, St. Moritz for a summer full of activities. Packages include e-biking along the Upper Engadine lakes, a goat experience and picnics where you can learn about animal husbandry and enjoy an alfresco meal, and adrenaline-pumping mountain bike rides hosted by the Suvretta Sports Bike Centre Ovaverva. Many activity packages include transfers, equipment rentals, and experienced guides. Register for as many as you like at the front desk the day before; activities are scheduled every day of the week except Thursdays and Sundays.
In winter, Cresta Palace gives access to a huge area that is ideal not just for downhill skiing, but also for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Try the famous Cresta Run, the region’s exhilarating bobsled track. In summer there is even more to experience, including hiking, cycling, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, and swimming. Visit nearby St. Moritz for sailing on its lake, and a pleasant stroll around another chic, idyllic Alpine resort town.
Cresta Palace is in the center of Celerina, in the Engadin region of Switzerland, and is easily accessible both by public transport and by car. The beautiful town of St. Moritz is just 2 mi / 3 km away.
Zurich Airport is 132 mi / 213 km away.
Milan-Malpensa Airport is 118 mi / 190 km away.
The train station of Celerina, on the Glacier Express, is a short walk from the hotel.