The Chedi Andermatt
What it is
An Asian-inspired 123-room ski lodge designed by starchitect Jean-Michel Gathy.
What it isn't
Hands-off. Guest pampering includes ski butlers who’ll carry your skis to the slopes (and offer expert powder intel).
What we think
Aesthetes and foodies alike beeline to this award-winning ski lodge in the charm-stocked village of Andermatt. For one thing, the generously sized rooms (starting at 570-square-feet) are as exquisite as anyone could imagine, with made-in-Sweden Hastens beds, flickering fireplaces, amenities by Acqua di Parma, and murals inspired by 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. And then there’s the food, helmed by executive chef Dietmar Sawyere: four restaurants—including a wine and cigar library and a sushi boite—and The Restaurant, which has garnered a Michelin star (don’t miss the 16-foot high glass walled wine and cheese cellar). Unsurprisingly, the lodge’s nearly 9,000-square-foot spa is equally exquisite, complete with a Tibetan relaxation lounge and Eurasian inflected treatments, such as Thai-Style foot massages and Hungarian moor mud scrubs.
You're here because
Unlike most alpine ski lodges, the Chedi has a pool—and what a pool it is, with infinity edges, an adjacent fireplace and bar, and glass walls along one side that look over deep pine forests.
As winter descends, The Chedi’s many repeat guests start to feel their hearts calling them back here—to ski, yes, but also to grab dinner in the Chalet, a traditionalist’s Swiss wood cabin complete with red and white checked tablecloths in the lodge’s courtyard. When your waiter sets a bowl of truffled fondue at your table alongside the air-dried sausage and sourdough, you smile as big as Heidi herself.
Restaurants & Bars
The Chedi Restaurant - Four open kitchens specializing in cold cuts, desserts, Western and Asian cuisine
The Japanese Restaurant - Serves authentic Japanese delicacies
The Wine & Cigar Library - Has its own walk in humidor and an impressive selection of fine wines
The Lobby - Acts as the focal point around which The Pool Area, The Cigar and Wine Library and The Spa all sit
The Bar & Living Room - The ideal meeting place for both guests and locals after a busy day on the slopes
The Pool - Serves light refreshments, fruit, classic cocktails and a selection of tapas style dishes
In the heart of the charming Alpine village of Andermatt, about an hour’s drive from Lucerne. Be sure to hop the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn—a railway straight out of a fairytale.