Grand Hotel Kronenhof (www.kronenhof.com) has found the perfect solution to ease all the anxiety generated by the Covid-19 pandemic: it has created outdoor spa platforms for the summer 2020 season that are perfect for socially-distanced yoga, Pilates and meditation classes.
The four wooden platforms, which have been assembled on slightly different levels on the slope that leads from the Grand Hotel Kronenhof gardens down to the Flaz river, add another level of seclusion for yogis while making the most of the calm-instilling Engadine Valley panorama: the glistening Val Roseg glacier is clearly visible to the south while the beautiful Staz forest lies directly in front, the other side of the Flaz.
This means classes, which are provided on a complimentary basis by the hotel as part of its daily wellness programme (that also includes aqua aerobics, TRX Workout and more), are accompanied by the gentle rumblings of the river below and the sweet fragrance of wildflowers, creating the most idyllic environment for a relaxing wellness session.
The yoga platforms build on Grand Hotel Kronenhof’s already well-established focus on wellness in the great outdoors. In addition to some of the more obvious activities on offer in the Swiss Alps, such as hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddling and wild swimming, the hotel has incorporated goat yoga, whey baths and forest bathing into its repertoire in recent years, making it the obvious choice for those who want to get out into the open, away from it all and simply switch off.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof summer rates start from CHF455 (approx. £390) for two people sharing a double room on a half-board basis. Alternatively, upgrade to a “Suite Summer Deal” from CHF599 (approx. £515) for two people sharing a Suite on a B&B basis. Both rates include unlimited access to the Kronenhof Spa, Kulm Golf and Kulm tennis courts, as well as unlimited use of all the mountain railways in the Engadine and St Moritz area. Book online at www.kronenhof.com or call +41 81 830 3030. Grand Hotel Kronenhof closes on 18 October 2020.