Designer Claudio Carbone reveals his €40m renovation of Grand Hotel Quellenhof

by Jane Kitchen | 11 Jul 2019

After five months of construction and an investment of CHF 45m (€40m), the completely renovated Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Switzerland has opened its doors.

For 150 years, the Quellenhof has served as the flagship of Europe’s wellbeing & medical health resort in Bad Ragaz.

Swiss interior designer Claudio Carbone has been responsible for the redesign and the development of a new concept which is centered around the hotel’s history and its thermal water.

The story of Bad Ragaz began with the discovery of the 36.5-degree thermal water in the Tamina gorge 777 years ago. In order to clearly depict the hotel’s connection to the thermal water, a total of three new thermal water fountains were installed throughout the resort during the renovations. These fountains feature a continuous flow of fresh thermal water, which can be consumed.

“We want to offer our guests a place of refuge that combines luxury and wellbeing in a hotel that also satisfies the demands of today,” said general manager Marco R. Zanolari. “We were able to create a perfect harmony between the history of the hotel and its modern, stylish interior.”

In addition to the comprehensive renovation work, the restaurants at the Grand Hotel Quellenhof have also undergone a complete transformation. Culinary director Sven Wassmer has steered the Quellenhof in a new culinary direction with two new restaurants: the signature Memories restaurant and verve by sven.

Whereas Memories will celebrate contemporary Alpine cuisine, verve by sven will focus on health and lifestyle. This is also reflected in the interior design of the restaurant, which is characterised by natural materials and a subtle color palette, as well as a living wall that serve to decorate and improve the air quality.

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz consists of two five-star establishments, the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz, as well as the Palais Bad Ragaz.

The ‘Blue Gold’ of Bad Ragaz – its thermal water – was discovered in the nearby Tamina gorge in 1242. Guests can choose spa experiences at either the thermal spa or Tamina Therme, the publicly accessible thermal spa.

The resort also offers evidence-based medical treatments at the Medical Health Center and at the Swiss Olympic Medical Center. In 2014, the outpatient medical facilities were expanded to include an inpatient rehabilitation clinic with 17 rooms.

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After five months of construction and an investment of CHF 45m (€40m), the completely renovated Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Switzerland has opened its doors. For 150 years, the Quellenhof has served as the flagship of Europe’s wellbeing & medical health resort in Bad Ragaz. Swiss interior designer Claudio Carbone has been responsible for the redesign and the development of a new concept which is centered around the hotel’s history and
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