Celebrating 175 years at Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina – Evolving a timeless classic

  • 5 September 2023

Grand Hotel Kronenhof

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The historic Grand Hotel Kronenhof is celebrating 175 years in its home of Pontresina, Switzerland. Commemorating this milestone, the elegant grand dame, continues to evolve as it enters a new era; with interior design renovations overseen by world-famous French designer Pierre – Yves Rochon including the new Kronenhof suite and a further ten rooms and suites, elevating the timeless classic with lighter, fresh colour palettes.

The evolution of a timeless classic

Designer Pierre- Yves Rochon began the renovations in 2016 combining contemporary touches with the traditional aspects of the hotel, adding modern finishes such as green granite bathrooms and stainless-steel accents coexisting with a historic restoration of the main spaces of the hotel including the reception, lobby and billiards room. The timeless colour scheme of black and white complemented with taupe and blue perfectly marries tradition with modernity. This is further enhanced in the third and current stage with geometric motifs and fabrics chosen to modernise this classic colour palette. Amongst the additional rooms and suites added during this renovation, the two-bedroom Kronenhof suite is flooded with natural light with all the facilities of a private apartment within the hotel. With an “experiential” bar inspired by a leather travel trunk and contemporary furniture connecting its public spaces.

With a scattering of art throughout the hotel, local artists have their work showcased in a curated collection with Galerie Durst exemplifying the talent of the locals who have had such a close connection with the hotel over its 175-year history.

The award-winning Grand Hotel Kronenhof allows guests to be transported through its 175-year history to experience exquisite 19th century architecture skilfully updated under the design eye of Pierre-Yves Rochon, all while surrounded by the same alps admired by its first guests in 1848. The journey to this milestone is one to be celebrated as it has maintained the standards of sophistication while modernising to fit the needs of a 21st century guest. Praised for its privacy and comfortability, guests enjoy an immersive Alpine experience while maintaining discretion and elegance.

Prices for a standard classic double room start from £486 (excluding breakfast).