Monday, February 25, 2013

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE AT BADRUTT'S PALACE HOTEL IN ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
YES, I KNOW NOT ALL MY READERS HAVE MILLIONS OF RINGGIT IN SPARE CASH AND CANNOT EVEN DREAM OF PAYING RM 19,000 A NIGHT FOR THE SUITE I STAYED AT BADRUTT'S PALACE HOTEL.
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The owners of Badrutt's Palace hotel; Hansjurg Badrutt and wife Aniko who are now in their 80s. His grandfather Johannes Badrutt opened Palace Hotel in 1896 and added his name later.
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Summer is low season at St Moritz with rock-bottom hotel rates!
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Postcard perfect in summer
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Golfing is surreal


So it is quite miraculous that Badrutt's Palace hotel offers a room as low as RM 740 a night! Yes this is not a typing error! 

You can live like a lord for a mere 225 Swiss Francs which is RM 740!

And enjoy all the perks and privileges afforded to all guests regardless whether you stay in the cheapest room of RM 740 or the most expensive Hans Badrutt Suite at RM 64,000 a night! 

From 10 March to 1 April 2013, a Standard Room is 285 Swiss Francs (RM  930) but from 21 June to 4 July and again from 18 August till 8 September 2013 it is 225 Swiss Francs or RM 740 a night!

From 5 July till 17 August 2013 it is High Season so the rate is 285 Swiss Francs or RM 930 a night which is still considered cheap! Well, compared to the cheapest Superior Suite at 2,305 Swiss Francs (RM 7,500) from 10 March till 1 April 2013 and 1,370 Swiss Francs (RM 4,500) during the low season from 21 June to 4 July and 18 August to 8 Sept 2013!

The cheapest suite is the Junior Suite at 1,720 (RM 5,600) and 1,055 Swiss Francs (RM 3,440) during the low season which is very reasonable!

All rooms include buffet breakfast, refreshment bar, movie channels, Wifi, service charge, tax and VAT. I love the fact there are NO hidden charges so common with hotels! I have stayed in hotels which charge for Wifi, service and tax. 

In St Moritz, the low season is summer with no or limited skiing which is fine for Malaysians as we are not famous for skiing and most  can do without freezing!

Summer in Switzerland is gorgeously stunning and we can wear normal clothes and the scenery is just as spectacularly and green instead of white.

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Princess Dr Becky Leogardo in her RM 25,000, 2-room suite

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Looking good in Louis Vuitton mink scarf in her suite
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A harpist plays at breakfast! How extravagant is that?
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A harpist plays at breakfast---very de nice
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Daniel Mantz
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Daniel Mantz is the world's most good looking 5 year old just as Dedione Kee is the universe's most good looking dog
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Breakfast at Le Restaurant
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Daniel Mantz, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Linda and Kee Hua Chee at breakfast in Badrutt's Palace

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Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Albers from the billionaire Albers family from Germany and Linda
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Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Albers and Linda
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Couples from Canada and Holland
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Gorgeous couple; top architect Erick van Egeraat and his beauty queen Czech wife 
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Mr and Mrs Erick van Egeraat
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Wealthy (aren't they all?) couple from Canada but live in Germany
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This is low season at Badrutt's Palace hotel in summer where a room costs a mere RM 740 a night including breakfast!
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Badrutt's Palace looks good 365 days
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Alfred Hitchcock and Mrs Badrutt whose husband owns Badrutt's Palace hotel. St Moritz and Badrutt's Palace hotel were featured in Hitchcock's 1934 thriller 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
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The Grand Hall
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Renaissance Bar
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Le Restaurant
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Grand Hall
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Le Bistro
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Le Bistro

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Grand Hall

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La Diala
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Chesa Veglia
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Chesa Veglia
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Chesa Veglia
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Chesa Veglia restaurant
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Chesa Veglia in summer
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Chesa Veglia
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Yummy! At Le Restaurant
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From Le Restaurant
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King's Club
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British Classic Car Meeting
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Superior Double Room
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Superior Double room
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Living room in St Moritz Suite
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Bedroom in St Moritz Suite
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Bedroom in St Moritz Suite
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Living room in suite
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Living room in Helen Badrutt Suite
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Private foyer of Hans Badrutt Suite
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Bathroom in Hans Badrutt Suite
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Deluxe double room
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Bedroom in Beau Rivage suite
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Ski shop
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Designer shops on via Serlas adjoining Badrutt's Palace hotel
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Palace Gallery across the road from Badrutt's Palace hotel which owns it
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Glitzy via Serlas
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Top shops
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Rolls-Roycing is the only way to travel
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Take your pick of the Roller
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Sailing on Lake St Moritz
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Swimming and spa complex
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Badrutt's Palace hotel in summer
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In winter
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Horse racing in winter
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St Moritz in winter
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St Moritz in winter
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Skiing
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