Faern, a collection of lifestyle alpine resorts in Switzerland, is set to open two new properties; Faern Arosa Altein and Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia in December. Each guest will have the chance to explore both captivating elements of the properties, including a variety of wellness concepts, destination dining outlets and ski-to-door access to unrivaled Swiss slopes.
Both properties will house many common areas, fostering a communal and festive atmosphere throughout. Relaxation areas will include various game rooms, where guests can play board games, cards and use the pool tables. Guests will also have access to the movie theater, where you can enjoy bags of popcorn while watching a selection of classic movies.
Faern will provide curated experiences for hotel guests, inciting exploration and memorable moments. These will include picnics for the slopes, running and skiing routes organized by Strava, kite making and flying workshops and a variety of holistic wellness routines. Guests staying at Faern Arosa and Faern Crans-Montana, as well as visitors will also have the opportunity to celebrate the season with DJ Apres Ski sets, accompanied by craft beers and cheese boards, as well as the opportunity to savor from the selection of homemade cakes. and herbal teas.
Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia is an idyllic ski-in ski-out resort, which is in unbeatable proximity to the ski lifts, with 140 kilometers of ski slopes on the doorstep. Located just two hours from Geneva, the resort will offer a wide range of activities throughout the year. During the winter season (December to April), guests will have access to on-site ski storage with heated boot racks to make the process of getting to the slopes even easier. Guests can take advantage of renowned ski and snowboard routes, take advantage of tobogganing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails and, for the more daring, snow parks. Throughout the summer season (June through October), guests can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skydiving, and golf, including hosting the PGA Tour, all among scenic mountain scenery.
Offering postcard perfection, Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia will house 134 rooms and suites, many with balconies overlooking the Swiss mountains. Those traveling with children under the age of 6 will be able to stay for free and those traveling with dogs are also actively welcome to stay at the resort with specific dog packages. Hotel facilities will also include all-day half-board and an a la carte restaurant, Eteila Brasserie specializing in local cuisine led by Executive Chef, Lionel Mathier. Patrons will also be encouraged to explore the speakeasy Sewi Bar & Social Club – Sewi spin-off from “Cave” is where visitors and guests can sip bespoke cocktails and enjoy the extensive wine list and selection artisan snacks. For the summer season, the Sewi Pool Kitchen will also be available to guests, serving poolside drinks and snacks for those residing on the pool deck.
The resort was designed by award-winning interior design studio Run For The Hills, whose previous projects include designing for Hilton Worldwide, Kricket and Bondi. Together with Faern, they expertly imagined and created a hotel with modern mountain charm. With accents of urban vintage, the pantones were inspired by the Swiss mountain seasons with autumnal ochres, forest greens and knotted woods, elegantly paired with retro artwork to create an environment conducive to contemporary living. The property is also home to the largest spa in town, offering an indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, relaxation room and access to massages and other treatments needed after a tiring day on the slopes.
Faern Arosa Altein is a charming resort with 126 rooms and suites located in the natural paradise of Switzerland, preserved in the Grisons National Park. The property is ideally located for access to 225 kilometers of ski slopes in the winter, as well as hundreds of cycling and hiking trails in the summer. Faern Arosa Altein will also house an exclusive rooftop bar and restaurant with stunning views of the Swiss Alps and a luxury spa destination; all of which will be available to non-hotel guests.
Like Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia, this establishment will also be open all year round. During the winter season, guests can practice skiing, snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing and enjoy the snowparks. During the summer season, guests will have access to a range of outdoor facilities, including two tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, mini-golf, table tennis and electric bike hire for those wishing to explore the impressive landscapes of the Swiss Alps.
Rooms and suites at the property range from double rooms to family suites, offering stunning mountain or village views; ideal for couples, groups and families looking as well as those traveling with dogs. Also designed by Run For The Hills, these spaces will showcase a sense of ‘grandeur’, showcasing the high-altitude location with characterful curves inspired by boutique hotel concepts. Anxious to be in harmony with the natural environment, the design is minimalist and sober, but festive and bespoke. The decorative palette is organic and rich with timeless tones accentuated by the comfortable, cool, textured upholstery and Swiss-designed throws and rugs. Working with the founders, Romain Semmel and Thibault Catala, and design specialists Runs For The Hills, a design language has been created for the suites that will allow them to blend effortlessly into the hotel spaces to maximize guest comfort in every size room. .
Set in a pristine alpine paradise, the hotel is also set to unveil its half-board restaurant, Zus Brasserie serving breakfast and dinner offering hearty and wholesome dishes, as well as its cozy library cocktail bar, Alchemilla Parlor where you can try their creative drinks and delicious small plate menu. Arosa Altein will also be home to its Alpensand Panoramic Social Club, overseen by Executive Chef Daniel Manzoni, offering uninterrupted views and unparalleled sunsets dotted with artwork from Aaron Slims’ vintage collection. The top-floor hangout will serve an à la carte menu that features a selection of daily specials and sharing plates inspired by traditional Swiss dishes with a modern twist. During dinner, guests can also listen to the beats of organized DJ sets. Guests will also have the option of dining in the private dining room upon specific request.
For those seeking tranquility and well-being, Faern Arosa Altein will house a dedicated wellness area, including a heated indoor pool with water rapids, massages and cervical showers, as well as a hammam, a river current, two saunas, a relaxation room, infra-red cabin, and a fitness room. Various spa treatments such as massages will also be available.