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in the charming location, Celerina

Our opening times
Summerseason27.06.2014 - 12.10.2014
Winter saeason28.11. 2014 - 12.04.2015



Charm and nostalgia enchant every moment

Cresta Palace is in a magnificent location in the charming village of Celerina. Here, our regular guests of many years enjoy the tranquillity and at the same time the close proximity to St. Moritz – one of the most dazzling winter resorts. In the middle of the Engadin; that inspires with its mountains and archaic glaciers. Here you can expect all the amenities of a luxury 4 Star hotel. Our house was opened in 1906. The modern comforts and ambiance of traditional Art Deco gives our house a very personal touch. The nostalgic lobby, the bright winter garden, the comfortable reading room, the sunny panoramic terraces and picturesque hotel gardens testify to a place, that meets the highest of demands.



Since 1820, even in Graubünden “modern” roads were being built. In 1882 the Gotthard-rail began to take significant traffic over the mountain and away from our canton. This made them turn more and more to tourism, which began to increase after the German-French war.

In the year 1903 the Albula-rail to Celerina opened. It brought to the Engadin the awaited upswing of visitors, especially in winter. The gentlemen Meng, Piderman, and Gyr formed an Initiative committee with the aim, to build also in Celerina a large hotel. In February 1905, the proposal for the Limited Company to be formed and the project were presented and on 15 April 1905 the founding of the company occurred. Fourteen months later the Cresta Palace Hotel could already be opened.

Both World Wars almost drove the company into bankruptcy.  It was only in the fifties, things began to go uphill again for the hotel. Thanks to constant renovations and the expansion of services, the Cresta Palace Hotel was adapted to the high expectations of its international clientele. What it has to offer makes it one of the most attractive among the four-star houses in the Engadin today.

Facts and Figures

100 roomsSmokingWellness facilitiesTennis courts
170 bedsCrècheSaunaDogs
Wi-FiSun terraceTelephoneMini bar
RestaurantGarageTV in all roomsIce-rink
BarIndoor poolElevatorsHairdresser
Garden parkingGolf hotelGymnasticsHotelerie Suisse

Who to contact in Cresta Palace Hotel:


Mr and Mrs

Hanspeter and Elisabeth Herren


Personally, warm and charming. That is how Elisabeth and Hans-Peter Herren welcome every guest to the Cresta Palace Hotel. For over 28 years, the family Herren have lead this traditionally ran house and over the years have turned it into a mountain gem, which has already been visited over generations by numerous guests.
“Our guests should feel at home. In Cresta Palace there is a unique family atmosphere which our guests appreciate.  We personally see to the concerns and desires of our guests and together with our team we create relaxing and unforgettable moments!”
The personal greeting, the short individual small talk over dinner or even the little word of farewell shortly before departure are an integral part of a Cresta- Holiday.
Genuine interest in the guests, their needs and well-being is central to the philosophy of the Directors, which they carry out consistently and from the heart. Elisabeth and Hans-Peter Herren rejoice in welcoming you sometime soon (again) at the Cresta Palace Hotel!

Assistant Manager

Mrs Christin Schwabe

Assistant Manager / Personnel Officer


Mr Marcel Schulz

F&B / Assistant Manager

Head chef

Mr Rüdiger König

Head chef

Maître d'hôtel

Mr Gianluca Zaggia

Head waiter