Why Davos really could be the ‘golden egg’ of the Swiss Alps

Posted on 24 January 2014

Views of Davos in the Swiss Alps will never be quite the same, thanks to the recent completion and December opening of the eye-catching new InterContinental hotel, regarded as an architectural icon thanks to golden egg shape.

Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel looks over the shores of Lake Davos, offering magnificent views of the Grison Alps and featuring stunning, contemporary design.

The unique, oval shaped building is enveloped by 790 gold-coloured steel elements, resulting in an impressive futuristic façade, which has been designed to blend into the native landscape and integrate accents of the Swiss Alpine world. This is reflected in the interior of the hotel, which conveys a modern warm chalet feel, extending across its 216 rooms and suites.

The local environment has also been integrated into the design of the hotel’s InterContinental Alpine spa. The spa’s decor is based on natural rocks and herbs and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool, while the hotel’s four restaurants offer a wide range of local, regional and international cuisines.

Peter Pedersen, InterContinental Davos General Manager said: “As Davos is considered to be the pioneer of Alpine tourism, we are proud to bring InterContinental Davos to this beautiful location. Whether for business or pleasure, we look forward to sharing our unique hotel and stunning surroundings with our guests.”

As host to numerous major sporting events and one of Switzerland’s largest ski resorts, Davos offers sporting and recreational activities throughout the year. The city annually hosts the World Economic Forum, a meeting of global political and business leaders and has become the congress centre of the Alps.

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