The Rapunzel feeling at the Gstaad Palace

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Above- view of the hotel from the Promenade in Gstaad. Opened in 1913, the Palace has mock-fortified corner towers  and a neomedieval facade . Perfect setting for the Rapunzel fairy tale! That was the determining factor in the choice of hotel of course.

The hotel hosted characters such as  Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sophia Loren, Roger Moore, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and  the return of the Pink Panther (1975) with Peter Sellers was also filmed here. The designer, Valentino, called the architecture a ‘brutal Sleeping Beauty castle’. It really is a fairy tale. One of the nicest hotels I have stayed at.  Really. It is managed now by the third generation of the Scherz Family, the initial and only owners of the hotel. This is what gives the hotel  special touch and makes it very authentic-there is a feeling of tradition, heritage but of a very warm and homey feeling as well. I felt like I was back Swiss boarding school. Back in the little bubble that it was.

Doing the purple Rapunzel vibe on the terrace (it’s freezing) whilst waiting for my hair to grow a touch more.

Stay true to oneself- still blogging at 1050 metres above sea level. Falke beanie, Toujouri jumpsuit, Brunello Cuccinelli sweater, Zara shoes

And having a VERY important conversation. Are those Milan shows going well? They are looking great on

Rag & Bone hat, Toujouri jumsuit, Zara shoes, Amanda Wakeley fur gilet, Brunello Cuccinelli sweater

The lovely room and check out the 80′s snow leopard vibe of this Bogner ski helmet.

Loving the black and white images in the lobby- here are a couple from back in the day.

One thing that was missing…is this Each X Other T shirt. Next time I might make it my Palace outfit per excellence.

T shirt: Each X Other

  1. Hello Sara
    We love your blog and what you say about Palace is truly relevant, much better than many other coverage.
    Case you are still in Gstaad, try our Lodge on the slopes. It’s really still imperfect but it has a soul.
    Best regards,
    Paul & Roula

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