Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet entered the world of hospitality with an impressively designed hotel. Hôtel des Horlogers is situated in the Swiss village of Le Brassus the home of the watchmaker. Previously known as Hôtel de France, which opened in 1857, AP reimagines the space with the help of Bjarke Ingels Groupe (BIG) and Swiss design firm, CCHE.
The luxury hotel is hidden away from the street. It is next to the spiral-shaped Musee Atelier Audemars Piguet. The 4-star hotel has a spa, bar, meeting spaces, and two locally-focused restaurants led by Michelin-starred Chef Emmanuel Renaut. Featuring a zigzagging exterior design featuring layers of long ramps. Interiors were designed with sustainability in mind and inspired by the hotel’s natural surroundings, using locally sourced wood and stone, with every room incorporating warm, welcoming decor and promising stellar views of the Risoud forest.
Soft pastel colours dominate the interiors, helping enhance the sleekness of the design and highlighting the luxury it offers. Light fittings are designed like truffles and white elephant ears. The most important attraction of Hôtel des Horlogers is perhaps the three dining establishments it houses, and all of them are headed by three-Michelin-star French chef Emmanuel Renaut. Restaurant La Table des Horlogers and Bar des Horlogers, which serves signature cocktails and has an à la carte menu. The most significant of the three is Le Gogant, located downstairs from the lobby. The restaurant has large bay windows which allow diners to soak in the view outside while they relish some of the finest cuisines on offer.
Hôtel des Horlogers has 50 rooms, including 12 suites, which are connected to restaurants, seminar room, lobby and spa by an internal walkway. Discover Opulent Club on Apple news.
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