Under the motto “Rock the Slope (and the City)” by Design Hotels, avid skiers, shoppers, design-fans, gourmets and spa-enthusiasts are invited to find delight in first-rate hospitality and cutting-edge design at seven exceptional Swiss hotels. www.designhotels.com/specials/rock_the_slope
When the cold sets in and the first snowflakes fall, where better to escape to than a winter wonderland like Switzerland. From the staggering beauty of the Alps and world class ski-runs, to quaint Alpine towns and family-run restaurants, this cozy and enchanting country has so much to offer.
If you want to discover untouched nature, this winter « rock the slopes » with Design Hotels is offering a discounted rate, each hotel has provided special tips and a complimentary neighborhood benefit, to help you discover their area like a local.
Lets start to rock the slopes at Rocksresort!
Switzerland’s Romansh cantons contain some of the country’s (and the world’s) best skiing, and are now host to a hotel to attract design aficionados as well: Rocksresort
Rocksresort is situated adjacent to the base station in Laax, Switzerland’s leading freestyle winter resort. Rocksresort takes its name and identity from the surrounding landscape.
Finished in rough-hewn stone, the cubic exterior of this hotel complex from architects Domenig and Domenig, succeeds at blending-in with its environment, whilst also standing as a bold design statement. The exciting self-contained complex of architecturally minimalist cube-shaped buildings will house furnished holiday apartments, shops, restaurants and bars – all arranged around a central square. The interiors of the two and four bedroom apartments echo the clean lines of the consciously minimalist exteriors. Natural materials from the local region are used throughout the apartments to create a warm and inviting atmosphere and light colours create a pleasant contrast.
Interiors reflect the cubic format of the buildings and feature lighter materials to contrast with the awe-inspiring landscape; bedrooms feature untreated, light-finished wood along with complementary textiles, creating a calm, intimate ambiance. The overall effect is both primitive and progressive, a ski-land getaway that calms the mind and spirit.
Rocksresort is one of the most unique and spectacular ski resorts in the world, guaranteeing a satisfying and fuss-free holiday in winter!
• includes buffet breakfast at the Signina hotel
• An introductory curling course as per weekly programme
• A minimum stay of 7 nights is required
• For arrivals on Sundays only
• Excludes city tax
• Valid from December 2, 2011 to April 15, 2012
• Upon availability
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