On my hiking trip to Graubünden I got to check out the famous Alpine Spa at the InterContinental in Davos and immediately fell in love. The magic of Davos is finding new expression in the InterContinental Davos Resort and Spa. Set on the site of a former high-altitude sanatorium a few hundred meters apart from and above the town, the resort emerges from the alpine cliff. Crowned by the spectacular appearance of the brass-colored facade of the main building with its 216 rooms, the resort has a south-westerly aspect facing towards Davos. Set in front of the hotel, and connected to it by an underground passageway, are the 38 residences that combine the best of both worlds – the individuality of your own apartment with the high-class service of an international hotel.
The unique, oval shaped building is enveloped by 790 gold-coloured steel elements, resulting in an impressive futuristic façade, which has been designed to blend into the native landscape and integrate accents of the Swiss Alpine world. This is reflected in the interior of the hotel, which conveys a modern warm Chalet feel, extending across its 216 rooms and suites. The local environment has also been integrated into the design of the hotel’s InterContinental Alpine spa. The spa’s decor is based on natural rocks and herbs and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool. The spectacular Graubunden mountainscape offers a breathtaking panorama for guests and residents of the resort as well as a spectacular backdrop to the resort itself.
Relaxation and wellness for body, mind and soul awaits you in the 1200 sqm Alpine Spa featuring inside and outside pools, saunas, steam room, gym and yoga room as well as 14 treatment rooms including two alpine spa suites for couples with private sauna and jacuzzi. The use of the spa is free of charge for guests, visitors pay a daily fee.
Pure relaxation is provided at the spa where you can indulge in the two pools, sauna (one separate sauna for women only), steam room and treatment rooms. The hotel provides complimentary towels and water. Using only the most prestigious products and brands, its no wonder that the spa use the luxury Swiss skincare brand, La Prairie. The extensive treatment list allows you to be ultimately pampered from head to toe.
I myself used the sauna and steam room, which felt really good after our long hiking trips. What I liked most, that you have a women only sauna and steam room so that I could fully relax. The service was excellent: very cordial and polite, everything was state-of-the art, luxurious and you could easily find your inner peace without being disturbed by anyone or anything.
Afterwards, I had a 50-minute sports massage, which was alright. My masseur was a bit nervous and seemed a bit stressed out so that I could not fully relax. However, since the staff was busy getting ready for the season and they only opened for us, I am pretty sure, this was an exception and I would surely try another treatment when I am back in Davos – someday.
All in all, the combination of the breathtaking panorama, excellent service and cuisine and the relaxing spa, I can strongly recommend this resort for a long weekend. They don’t exaggerate when they invite you to experience their alpine golden moments! Prices start at 161 EUR per night (superior king for one person), which, I think, is more than fair – especially for a luxury resort in Switzerland.
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