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The Cresta Palace Team

Many hands - one common vision

We telephone. Mow the lawn. Make the beds. Stir the soup. Check the bookings. Serve the coffee. Polish the cutlery. Organise excursions. Massage calf muscles. Play with the children. We welcome you. Look after you. Pamper you. Delight you. And leave you in peace.

We are the Cresta Palace Hotel. And we are here for you. With passion, expertise and a whole lot of soul.

MARIO AZZATO

Restaurant Manager Giacomo's

Mario's tip: Would you like to find something new to suit your taste? Then it’s time to pay a visit to the small but exquisite wine shop run by Emerita and Dani Matter in Samedan. Sample new dicoveries or rarities from Italy, Austria, Spain and Switzerland while chatting with the the wine-savvy shop owners. You can also browse through the selection of fine foodstuffs – as gifts for your friends or for your own enjoyment.

EVIN DILMEN

Human Resources & Accounting

Evin's excursion tip: Would you like to enjoy a little Italianità despite your holidays in Switzerland? Then I recommend a day trip to Chiavenna (Italy). In the car-free village centre you can visit one of the many gelaterias or a typical Italian pizzeria. Chiavenna is not far from Lake Como and therefore offers many possibilities to extend your day trip.

FRANZISKA FELIX

Assistant Manager & Marketing

Franziska's excursion tip: The beautiful nature trail "La Senda" runs along the sunny hillside of Samedan. The path is marked with stones, on which small information boards name the relevant post. The walking time is about 2.5 hours. You can start at different places, but you can also interrupt the tour at any time. Perfect for young and old!

FABRIZIO GIANONCELLI

Sous Chef

Fabrizio's excursion tip: Shortly after the Hotel/Restaurant Morteratsch (near Pontresina) the hiking trail branches off to the right. Partly on and behind the glacier moraine you walk towards the glacier. The path now leads steeply over rocks and meadows up to the Boval Hut. The view from the terrace to the magnificent Bernina massif is overwhelming.

NINA HEUKAMP

Frontoffice Manager

Nina's excursion trip: This well-marked, but in places steep, route will take surefooted hikers from the Muottas Muragl mountain station up to the place where Giovanni Segantini died. From the Segantini hut, there is a breathtaking view of the incomparable Engadin lake plateau and the Bernina Massif.

LYDIA PAWLIK

SPA Manager

Lydia's excursion tip: From Bever station, you can hike into Val Bever on well-marked paths - always along the river. For the nature lover, the valley offers a fantastic variety of animals, plants and of course a fantastic mountain scenery. Absolutely recommendable is the Gasthaus Spinas with alpine delicacies and South Tyrolean hospitality.

KEVIN SALT

F&B Manager

Kevin's excursion tip: Brunch in the Alpine cheese dairy Morteratsch, where you enjoy local specialties and delicacies. At the same time, watch the cheesemaker manufacture fresh cheese on the spot! The nice walk on stroller-friendly paths to Pontresina rounds off a beautiful time out with the family.

ROLF SCHMITZ

Chef Executive

Rolf's excursion tip: The clear moor lake Lej Marsch is hidden in a small wood near St. Moritz-Bad. 5 minutes on foot from parking lot Olympiaschanze. Access by bike is also possible! A wonderful place to barbecue (fireplaces incl. firewood available), relax or swim (at your own risk)!

ANDREA SOLINGER

Activity Coach

Andrea's excursion tip: A short walk from Sils Maria to Isola (approx. 45 min. walking time): From Isola you walk towards the shore of Lake Sils Maria, where there are two small peninsulas. These cannot be overlooked, as they are surrounded by trees. Between the two islands there is a small beach where you can lie in the sun or take a bath as you please.

DIANA STEGEMANN

Housekeeper Executive

Diana's excursion tip: Run up the Muottas Muragl with the Nordic Walking poles early in the morning - start from the valley station. The tranquillity and the changing vegetation with a variety of viewpoints is an experience in itself. The backpack can be taken up comfortably and free of charge with the funicular and picked up at the hotel reception. A small breakfast on the terrace with a wonderful view completes the excursion. 
 

MICHEL ZARDIN

Chef de Service

Michel's exursion tip: The picturesque walk to Lej da Staz has much to offer for the whole family. Relax over a picnic at one of the many fireplaces and even enjoy a swim in the lake!