Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps in central Valais, a brand new luxury lodge has opened for bookings today. Named after Bhutan's iconic temple, Tiger's Nest is a contemporary alpine lodge situated at an altitude of 1550m in the east of Les 4 Vall¨¦es.
Owned by a Hong Kong-based British family, the four storey lodge is furnished in a luxurious East meets West contemporary style in collaboration with a leading interior designer.
Tiger¡¯s Nest features five beautifully appointed double bedrooms including the master suite, which is located on the entire top floor of the lodge, enjoying spectacular views of the Matterhorn range of mountains. The lodge is perfectly suited for two families, travelling with or without a nanny, or up to 10 adults.
A dedicated in house team ¨C including a host, chef, driver and ski concierge ¨C will provide the highest levels of service, anticipating guest needs, understanding the importance of discretion and customising each guest¡¯s stay according to their specific tastes and preferences.
Diana Footit, owner of Tiger¡¯s Nest, said ¡°We are thrilled to open our lodge as a home from home in the Swiss Alps. The design of the lodge reflects our family¡¯s time spent in Asia, our love of architecture and of Asian and European food and art. The house was born out of a desire to find somewhere to stay in the mountains as luxurious as the very best hotels in Asia, with the levels of service renowned in the Far East combined with the comforts of our own home.¡±
The area offers superb and reliable snow conditions with six ski lifts within a 12 minute drive of the house. Skiers can also easily access other parts of Les 4 Vall¨¦es ¨C Nendaz, La Tzoumaz and Verbier. Further afield in the Valais region are nine resorts that reach over 3000m altitude, including Arolla, Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee and Zermatt.
As well as offering access to some of Europe's best skiing, Tiger¡¯s Nest is also an idyllic summer base for sightseeing, hiking, mountain biking, shopping, golf, tennis and other pursuits.
Facilities at the lodge include a spa treatment room, a study with iMac computer, a host of indoor and outdoor games including tennis and badminton, basic fitness equipment, mountain bikes and a yoga deck during the summer season. Guests can also take advantage of the fully enabled Wi-Fi and double garage.
The lodge is situated less than two hours by car from Geneva airport and three hours from Zurich and Milan's Malpensa airports. In addition, private jets can fly into Sion airport during daylight hours which is a 20 minute drive from the lodge.
Prices start from CHF 2,900 per person (approx. HKD 24,000), based on 10 adults sharing on a one week basis. Price includes daily chef-prepared breakfast and afternoon tea, a light lunch for non-skiing guests and dinner on 6 of the 7 nights, high quality house wines with dinner, pre-dinner canap¨¦s and house cocktails, one decanter of whisky and one decanter of brandy, all soft drinks and a local area driver service.
Tiger¡¯s Nest is now open for direct bookings.