St. Moritz is located in the heart of the Upper Engadin in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, 1,800 meters above sea level. It can be reached via car or train as well as private jet via Engadine Airport in Samedan. St. Moritz is one of the world’s most upmarket mountain resorts. It is chic and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance.
Experience the delightful blend of Alpine climate and luxurious lifestyle at St. Moritz, a prime destination with over 300 days of sunshine. Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this gem boasts a mild, dry climate with remarkable variations in temperatures between summer and winter, day and night. The refreshing Maloja wind, a unique midday phenomenon, makes this location a paradise for windsurfers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The local currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), with its minor unit ‘Rappen’. Locals also refer to it as ‘Stutz’.
There are three official languages in Graubünden, German being the most common, followed by Italian and Romansh, the traditional Engadine language that is still taught in school.
When packing for St. Moritz, bear in mind the unique Alpine weather conditions. In winter, a warm jacket, gloves, and a hat are essentials, whereas in summer, a light jacket and sunglasses are recommended. For the evenings, the mantra is ‘dress to impress’. While not all events require formal attire, high fashion is part of the exclusive St. Moritz lifestyle.
While staying with us, enjoy a variety of dining experiences, each with its own unique dress code to match its ambience. For an elegant meal at our European cuisine restaurant, Les Saisons, we encourage smart casual attire. If you choose to dine at our Gourmet Cuisine Cà d'Oro, the atmosphere is more formal, matching the sophistication of the cuisine. Our charming Italian Ristorante Da Adriano asks for smart casual attire during dinner, creating a relaxed yet stylish environment. The Kempinski Bar & Lobby is a great place to unwind, where smart casual wear fits right in. And for a laid-back, cosy experience, casual attire is perfectly suited for Sunnestübli. Each of our dining venues is designed to create a unique atmosphere, and the dress code contributes to making each experience a memorable one.
St. Moritz offers a culinary journey around the world, while simultaneously giving you a taste of Switzerland's rich traditional food culture. From classic Swiss fare to international cuisine, the food scene here is as diverse as it is delightful. In the heart of the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz offers an array of local dishes that are deeply connected to its mountainous surroundings.
The Swiss cheese fondue, a communal pot of melted cheese served alongside chunks of crusty bread, is a quintessential Swiss experience not to be missed. The cheese used in this dish is locally sourced, bringing a touch of Alpine flavour to your plate.
Another local favourite is Pizzoccheri, a hearty pasta dish from the neighboring Italian region of Lombardy. The dish features flat ribbon pasta, layered with potatoes, Swiss chard, and a generous amount of melted cheese - perfect after a day on the slopes or exploring the scenic landscape.
For meat lovers, Engadine Stüvetta, a regional speciality featuring tender, slow-cooked beef in a rich red wine sauce, is a must-try. The dish encapsulates the hearty and comforting essence of Swiss cuisine. St. Moritz is also known for its game dishes, with venison, rabbit, and mountain goat featuring prominently on menus, often served with traditional sides like rosti or red cabbage.
For dessert, a local delicacy that stands out is the Engadine nut tart, filled with caramel, cream and walnuts, which adds a sweet finish to any meal. The fine dining scene in St. Moritz is equally impressive, with several Michelin-starred restaurants offering gastronomic experiences that bring together Swiss ingredients and global flavours.
Whether you're indulging in a cosy, casual meal or dressing up for a fine dining experience, the food in St. Moritz is sure to create unforgettable culinary memories. Our expert concierge team is always on hand to help you discover the best that the St. Moritz food scene has to offer, tailoring recommendations to your tastes and securing reservations at your chosen destinations.
Good To Know:
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Currency: CHF - Swiss Franc (CHF)
Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
Time Zone: GMT +2 hour(s)
Check-in 15:00 - Check-out 12:00
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski offers complimentary transfers for hotel guests to and from St. Moritz train station.
Please contact our concierges at
T +41 81 838 30 58
M [email protected]
Parking of cars:
Private parking is available on site, charges apply as per below:
Summer season prices: outdoor parking CHF 20 per day, indoor parking CHF 30 per day
Winter season prices: outdoor parking CHF 30 per day, indoor parking CHF 40 per day
Charging of electric cars: CHF 25 per charge
Parking in the Kempinski Residence underground garage: CHF 50 per day