Badrutt's Palace Hotel The Badrutt's Palace Hotel is an historic, internationally renown luxury hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The hotel opened in 1896 and it has 157 rooms of which are 37 suites. The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is one of the certified The Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels. The majority shareholders are Hansjürg and Anikó Badrutt.
An exclusive atmosphere is offered in the seven different restaurants. The ‹Le Restaurant› which serves French cuisine and international cuisine, the ‹Renaissance Bar›, the restaurant ‹La Diala› which offers a light Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant ‹La Coupole/Matsuhisa@Badrutt’s Palace› is an exclusive venue in belle epoque style and the ‹Chesa Veglia›, the oldest farmhouse in St. Moritz, built in 1658, with three restaurants and two bars.
The history of the hotel and the family Badrutt started in 1856, when Johannes Badrutt bought a small guesthouse in St. Moritz and started to rebuild it to the Hotel Engadiner Kulm, which is today known as the Kulm Hotel St.Moritz. He had built an artificial coasting slide and a curling ground for his guests. In 1864, the son of Casper Badrutt bought the Hotel Beau Rivage in St. Moritz and alter it to the today’s Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. The official opening was in 1896 and two years later the son of Casper Badrutt, Hans Badrutt took over the management.
The historical house, Chesa Veglia, was purchased and converted in 1935/36. With the death of Hans Badrutt in 1953, the directorship was passed on to his wife Helen and her son Andrea Badrutt, who later, together with his brother Hansjürg Badrutt, took over.
The historical tower and symbol of St. Moritz was rebuilt and refurbished after a fire in 1967. In 1969/70 was built a swimming pool and a fitness center. After the extension of the Suot-Mulin-Complex between 1981 and 1984, which housed new suites and privately owned apartments, the management of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel was transferred to the luxury hotel chain of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. During this period many renovations, extensions and technical installations were made that added to the substance and development of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. In the year 2000 were a spa area and a fitness center opened. In 2002 opened the shopping mile “Serletta” with international stores, which was afterwards renamed to the «Palace Galerie». The popular 280 m² large Hans Badrutt suite was completed in 2003 and the 250 m² large Helen Badrutt suite with marble bathrooms. The suites cost between 8’000 and 25’000 swiss franc per night.
Since the retreat of the Rosewood group in April 2003 is the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel leaded as a private hotel again. In 2004, the distinguished hotelier, Hans Wiedemann took over as Managing Director together with Yves Gardiol as General Manager. The childless owners Hansjürg and Anikó Badrutt (* 1930) bequeath Hans Wiedemann 2006 (notarially 2008) in their will two-thirds share of the hotel. The annual revenue of the hotel totals 50 million swiss franc.