The Waldhotel Davos is not just a hotel. The Waldhotel Davos is a myth. It is like a father and a mother who lovingly embrace their children. The Waldhotel Davos is a place of power.
The hotel lies slightly elevated above the lively town centre of Davos. Its white facade shines from afar for visitors to notice. The numerous large window surfaces and the frosted glass balcony railing reinforce the bright impression. Light is literally drawn into the building, flows through the rooms and halls and flows out again.
The Waldhotel Davos has its own aura – a factor that is certainly also due to its eventful history. It was built as a sanatorium in 1911, a place that saw illness, suffering and death in the time of tuberculosis, a healing and recreation centre for Katja Mann, a source of inspiration for her husband Thomas Mann ("The Magic Mountain"), a meeting place for many well-known artists, writers, and personalities. In 1957, it reopened as a hotel, continuously expanded, and was carefully modernised.
For us, it was imperative to give this special hotel a new and holistic concept: "for body & soul" – body, mind and soul should be addressed and included.
This is also reflected in our rooms and their names:
Our bar & lobby is called "Ignis" – fire, the seminar rooms are called "Aura" – air. The people – guests and employees – meet in the "Atrium" restaurant – just like the centre of Roman houses in times past. The "Atrium's" adjacent, smaller sister, "Eon", is reserved for small and elegant occasions, private celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and banquets. These celebrations should be special moments to always be remembered. "Eon" means eternity.
Our walk-in wine cellar should be cheerful, lively, and bubbly. In the so-called "Palavrium", people can and should chat and talk away. The name of the roof terrace on the 5th floor is obvious – "Visio" - the view/scenery. The views are, in a word, breathtaking. Our wellness centre is simply called "SPA". As you may know, "SPA" is a coinage, a backronym from the Latin terms "sanus per aquam" – health through water.
The rooms convey peace and security and have a calm, relaxed aesthetic. With us, you don't just go on holiday, but get to know yourself again.
See you soon, your hosts, Marietta and Jürg Zürcher and the Waldhotel team.
People are our passion