| Wine&Backstage | Hotel Olden, Gstaad, Switzerland, behind the scenes of a myth

Published : 09/16/2016 16:39:49
Categories : WINE&BACKSTAGE , WINE&STYLE

| Wine&Backstage | Hotel Olden, Gstaad, Switzerland, behind the scenes of a myth

HOTEL OLDEN
Behind the scenes of a myth...

Looking for a romantic weekend getaway?

Wine&Style, the lifestyle magazine by EuroCave invites you to discover the Hotel Olden, one of the oldest establishments in Gstaad, the famous swiss resort.

It is a highly prized destination, whose intimate atmosphere has attracted an international clientele.

Find out more…

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD - LA GASTRONOMIE

THE GASTRONOMY

Chef Francesco de Bartolomeis has run the Olden’s restaurants for over two years, offering Italian-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. His team of 22 cooks in winter and a dozen in summer serves 450 covers each day in high season, between all the hotel’s restaurants.

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD - LA CAVE À VIN

THE CELLAR

The Olden has one of the finest cellars in Gstaad. It contains around 350 different wines and some 14,000 bottles, including gems such as Petrus and Château Lafite Rothschild wines.
The most expensive vintage is worth at least 5,500 euros.
The wine list draws from vineyards all over the world,
with a predominance of French, Italian and Swiss wines.

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD - LES CÉLÉBRITÉS

THE CELEBRITIES

Gstaad became fashionable after the Second World War, particularly among Hollywood stars. Elizabeth Taylor owned a chalet there and was a regular visitor to the Olden, where she would drink Beaujolais with Richard Burton. Roger Moore, the third James Bond and a great fan of Gstaad, also fell for the Olden’s charms.

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD - L'ÉQUIPE

THE TEAM

Hotel guests are cared for by a staff of 74 in winter and 33 in the summer season. The team represents five nationalities, including many Italian and Portuguese, and all have worked at the hotel for many years. The sommelier Franco Stella is the longest-serving employee, with 44 years of service!

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD - LA GASTRONOMIE

THE ROOMS

The Olden is a luxuriously cosy refuge with a family atmosphere and, with only 12 rooms, is Gstaad’s smallest hotel. Its decor is inspired by the region’s traditional chalets, with authentic materials such as wood and stone, together with fabrics in a range of warm, natural shades.

VIEW THE HOTEL OLDEN WEBSITE

by Odile Habel
photos e621gmbh/Hotel Olden

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