After a long, hot UAE summer, where better to head to for chilled R&R than the Tschuggen Grand Hotel and its brand new spa, which you’ll find tucked away in the secluded Arosa region in the Swiss Alps.
The beautiful spot, designed by Swiss ‘starchitect’ Mario Botta, is built into the side of a mountain and features breathtaking glass sails that channel light into the hotel’s rooms.
Like the look of it? Until October 28, try the Mountain Hideaway package, which includes three nights in the hotel on a half-board basis, one massage of your choice, one super-luxurious Clarins aromatic facial and a Thelselbath bathing experience.
The package also includes full access to the Tschuggen Express, a stunning private mountain railway, and the perfect trip to take in order to drink in the area’s stunning mountain surroundings (the Mountain Hideaway package costs from Dh4,077 per person).
And when staying at the hotel there’s no shortage of places to dine; book a table at the contemporary Grand Restaurant or at the modern and informal La Vetta, but definitely make sure you don’t leave without dining at Bündnerstube.
The regional restaurant is an absolute must where authentic Swiss specialities are served up and the produce is all locally sourced, so you’ll enjoy the best that Arosa has to offer, from local cheeses to crisp wines.
Post-dinner, you can hit the buzzing Tschuggen Bar and enjoy a few cocktails and live music, or just sit back and relax in the classic Cigar Lounge, tiring yourself out so you’re ready for another day of total relaxation in the spa.