erbier is likely one of the most famous Swiss Alps ski stations. Known to be a very chic and luxury destination, Verbier is located in the heart of Valais canton and gives access to the most extensive alpine ski domain in Switzerland. The 4 Valleys, with 450km of slopes, are highly coveted and enough to explore the beauty and wonders of the Swiss Alpes. The 4 Valleys domain is open ten months out of 12 to let you enjoy the mountain air in summer or winter.
My top pick in Verbier? The Experimental Chalet, nestled at 1500m of altitude in the heart beating of the old town, opened its door in 1936. The hotel is ideally located to explore this Swiss gem, only 5 minutes walking from the ski lifts. Still, no worries, everything at the Experimental Chalet is thinking of making your stay memorable.
If you come to Verbier for a chic and relaxed atmosphere, the Experimental Chalet is the place to be. The hotel offers 39 rooms; some have a private jacuzzi on the terrace, including two suites with a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps. The rooms and hotel decoration have been refurbished by the architect Fabrizio Casiraghi and recall a charming vintage style inspired by the 50s, well-combined with modern touches. But you’re not done with your surprises. The Experimental Chalet is an absolute institution in Verbier and offers lovely experiences on-site. The chalet has a pretty bar with a fireplace and a terrace facing south to bathe in the sun’s rays where mixology and cocktails are waiting for you.
The restaurant of the hotel, named The Frenchie, is led by Gregory Marchand, a Michelin starred chef that brought his concept “Frenchie” from London and Paris to Verbier. His cuisine is very delicate and refined, a must for food lovers. Very generous and subtle, this unique culinary experience will make your taste buds salivate. The added bonus? Delicious and comforting veggie options are available on the menu.
Now, take a moment for yourself and get pampered at the Spa signed Biologique Recherche. The wellness area got a makeover in early 2022 and offers cutting-edge treatments from Biologique Recherche, exclusively in Verbier, with immediate lifting effects. So restful! A pure relaxing time where you’ll also enjoy the jacuzzi under the veranda, facing the splendid Swiss mountains.
But who says mountain says nightlife. In 2022, The Farm Club celebrates its 50th anniversary! The legendary nightclub of the Experimental Chalet is an institution that has always brought together princesses, tennis players, and ski instructors from the Valais resort to gather there to make parties after days of skiing. The Farm Club is known for its excellent and relaxed atmosphere and its ultra-trendy playlist. As at the Experimental Chalet Hotel, the mood is joyful and friendly. The surprise? The Farm Club has a high-flying device of sounds and lights designed by the famous Ibiza clubbing «Ushuaia» teams. After the Caves du Roy in St. Tropez, the prominent DJ moved to the Farm Club. At the turntables, Tony Alones.
More surprise? To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this mythic place, The Farm Club, in collaboration with Label Noir, the Genevan luxury brand specializing in personalized watchmaking, releases a special series: FARM CLUB «50th Anniversary» based on Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
Five numbered and engraved pieces are available on pre-order only.
Price CHF 18’500. –
Thus, the Experimental Chalet is definitively the perfect place to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature as a couple or family during the summer to enjoy the gorgeous hikes in the Val de Bagnes and many activities. Minigolf, swimming pools, mountain biking, photo lessons, golf initiation, yoga classes, cooking classes, or even workshops for children. You won’t be bored at the Experimental Chalet.
Behind this concept? Four friends, Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros and Xavier Padovani. They desired to form in the mountain village of Verbier an intimate place offering the authentic art of living with refreshing simplicity. Extend the experience and visit one of the Experimental Group’s bars, restaurants, and hotels spread over Paris, New York, London, Minorca, Ibiza, Venice & Verbier.
Opening: December to April and July till September.
Special Thanks to Anouk Julien and the whole team at the Experimental Chalet for the warm welcome!
More info www.experimentalchalet.com