Europe’s leading well being and medical health resort
Do you dream of travelling to a place which is nestled amid mountain scenery? I am talking about something Illusionary yet real. How about a stay in the heart of the Alps and in a five-star surrounding, where guests can enjoy ultimate relaxation, medical treatments of the highest order and a broad and diverse range of summer and winter sports, cuisine and cultural activities. I am talking about a beautiful resort at Heidi land,The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.
This is situated in the Heidi-land holiday region of Eastern Switzerland, just an hour’s drive from Zurich. The resort, which dates back to the middle ages when a body-temperature thermal source was discovered, is known as Europe’s leading Well-being & Medical Health Resort. The success story of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is situated in the Eastern Switzerland & began in 1242 with the discovery of a thermal source in the wild and romantic Tamina gorge. The therapeutic and healing effects of Bad Ragaz’s thermal water are till date, the foundation upon which Europe’s leading Well-being & Medical Health Resort is built.
So, this can be explored by you too, whenever you plan a trip to Alps & stay at this beautiful resort. This will not leave a single stone turned with it’s divine beauty!
Because it’s great to ‘Be’ here
At the Member of Leading Hotels of the World and Healing Hotels of the World, guests will find a rich and varied combination of luxury hotels, gastronomy, health, wellbeing, business and golf. The resort consists of two five-star establishments, the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites (member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Virtuoso) and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz with a total of 267 rooms and suites. “Because it’s great to ‘BE’ here”, was the poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke’s impression, and it was here in Bad Ragaz that Johanna Spyri was inspired to write her world-famous Heidi story. The ever-popular character lives on not just throughout the region, but also in the resort’s own Children’s Villa, where children from the age of three are lovingly looked after.
Europe’s most abundant thermal source originates in the Tamina gorge near Bad Ragaz at a temperature of 36.5°C. In the sixteenth century, the physician and alchemist Paracelsus praised the healing effects of the water. In the early days, the first spa guests were lowered into the gorge on ropes. Since 1840, however, a pipe four kilometres in length has brought the “Blue Gold” to Bad Ragaz and into the spa area of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, which today encompasses a total of 12,800 square metres, making it one of the largest in Europe. “Switzerland’s Best Wellness Hotel” (SonntagsZeitung, 2016) and “Resort Spa of the Year: Western Europe & Scandinavia” (World Spa & Wellness Awards 2016) offers an extraordinary and authentic spa experience. For massages and beauty treatments, the resort offers a wide variety of top-quality and nourishing products from world-renowned luxury brands such as La Prairie, Sensai, Sisley, Niance, Altearah, Carita, Ericson Laboratoire, Thalgo, Soglio and Molton Brown.
More than Medical Wellness
Complementing the well-being and recreational facilities is the internationally renowned Medical Health Center, a byword for diagnostics, preventive care, therapy and rehabilitation of the highest order. More than 70 doctors and therapists offer treatments from check-ups, weight loss, detox, sleep diagnostics, medical skin care or even plastic surgery. In 2014, the outpatient medical facilities were expanded with an inpatient clinic for rehabilitation. No wonder the resort has also been awarded “Medical Master” at the Tatler Spa Awards 2016 in London. The list can go on about The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz..There is much more to explore & experience once you visit here.
Overnight stays at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz from USD 245* per person, per night, in a double room including breakfast.
Information and reservations via www.resortragaz.ch.
Tip for getting here: start your holiday in a relaxed manner with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). Tickets and information at www.sbb.ch and www.swisstravelsystem.com. (* Prices in USD according to the current exchange rate.)
P.S. Pics courtesy The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz