Champalimaud Design has recently completed work for the historic Swiss hotel Badrutt’s Palace. The legendary hotel is known for its discerning clientele seeking the best hospitality experience in both Summer and Winter seasons. 

The room re-design celebrates the much loved classical elements of the hotel, whilst incorporating contemporary elements expected by the modern luxury traveller. The refurbished 31 guestrooms and 9 suites will be ready for guests this winter.

Champalimaud Design Partner and CEO Ed Bakos comments on the projects’ inspiration, “We thought about all the reasons people come to St Moritz and designed around that mindset.  Badrutt’s guests have always sought adventure, comfort, and great experiences that are both social and private.  The rooms were designed to facilitate long stays, and recognise that guests will arrive with outdoor gear as well as evening wear, so we developed great closets and intimate personal spaces.  One of the great features guests will appreciate are the new bathrooms, which are elegant with references to the old world detail one expects at Badrutt’s Palace with contemporary touches.”

The design for the rooms is a continuation of hotelier Hans Badrutt’s passion for collections.  Each of the colour stories for the suites were built around and inspired by the Persian carpets from the Hotel’s collection of rare carpets.  The design is layered with a mixture of other antiques from the Hotel’s collection as well as more contemporary furnishings and lighting to give the rooms a curated residential feeling that speaks to the property’s history in a modern way. The team integrated modern conveniences and technology, which created spaces that combine old and new.  Each of the suites has its own personality which is expressed through bespoke fabric and colour selections. 

Ed continues, “One of the most spectacular aspects of St Moritz is the quality of the light, and we designed the rooms with that in mind. The subtle texture is made rich by the reflected daylight, and we crafted great lighting to bring it alive at night.”

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