The OMNIA, with its one-of-a-kind location, interior design, fine cuisine and comprehensive wellness programme, strives to create an environment for complete moments of peace, in harmony with nature. The OMNIA is the fusion of many different elements and influences that results in a cohesive harmony.
Perched on a granite rock 148ft above the roofs of the mountain resort of Zermatt, The OMNIA is overshadowed only by the iconic Matterhorn that towers majestically above it. Guests arrive from the village via an underground tunnel before entering an elevator that rises up through the rock to reach the hotel’s lobby — this is located a lofty 5,410ft above sea level.
A member of Design Hotels, the property is a cool and contemporary take on the traditional mountain lodge. Sunlight floods in through supersized glass windows, logs burn in the stone fireplace, and leather couches and custom-made wooden furniture echo the Alpine surroundings. For a better view of the Matterhorn’s jutting peaks, guests can head outdoors and linger over coffee on the south-facing sundeck.
All the hotel’s 30 rooms — including 12 elegant suites — open out onto balconies offering breath- taking views of the snow-dusted peaks. The two most luxurious suites come with a telescope, sauna, living room and fireplace.
The hotel’s accommodation is made up of 30 rooms including 12 suites, while guests also have access to a library and a restaurant with fireplaces, a lounge bar, a boardroom, a cavern and two sun decks high above the roofs of Zermatt — with the Matterhorn practically next door.
Rooms have no numbers; the rooms and suites couldn’t be more diverse. They vary in their layout and sizes, ranging from the Queen Size room to the Double Deluxe rooms, the Suites, the Tower Suites and, finally, the OMNIA Suite.
All rooms and suites include private balconies, and most rooms enjoy a unique panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, including the Rothorn, Stockhorn, Gornergrat, Monte Rosa and, last but not least, the Matterhorn. Some of the amenities offered include fireplaces, elegant baths with bay
windows, Jacuzzis and even saunas. All rooms and suites include a minibar, LCD screen TV, a sound system, safe and telephone. DVD players, movies and music are available upon request.
An elaborate breakfast buffet awaits hotel guests in the OMNIA’s spacious restaurant, which has seating for 60. Later in the day and for dinner, the restaurant is open to outside guests as well as guests of the hotel. The OMNIA experience
is complemented by modern, uncomplicated cuisine. Head chef Hauke Pohl places quality above all else. Clear, pure flavours distinguish his seasonal dishes, which can be enjoyed on the sun terrace, in the lobby, in the boardroom, or in the guests’ own rooms, of course.
THE CAVERN CLUB
The OMNIA is nestled high atop a rock, with its cavern hidden deep within. The cavern has been adapted to become a multifunctional glass and steel space, surrounded by granite, floating over a sea of water in a man-made cave. Black stone, steel, glass and warm wood tones define this space. Light gives texture to the rock and plays in the water.
A spectacular space within a space, deep in the cliff, isolated from the outside world. This is a place for creativity, tranquillity and concentration — as well as pleasure and enjoyment.
The cavern is a unique environment for meetings and video conferencing, dinners, movies, music, relaxing — with state-of-the-art technology: an electronic projection screen; projector; BOSE surround sound system; and DJ system. There’s also a fully equipped bar serving premium drinks and cocktails.
The wellness centre, with its otherworldly atmos- phere, offers pure relaxation.
It includes an in/outdoor pool, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, caldarium, flower steam room, a relaxation room and an outdoor Jacuzzi with superb views of both the village and the Matterhorn. Finally, a fitness room — which has state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym
— and two massage rooms complete the lodge’s wide range of amenities.
The idyllic village of Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn and is surrounded by no less than 38 peaks taller than 13,100ft. The resort town lies in southwestern Switzerland, in the German-speak- ing portion of Canton Valais. This traditional win- ter sports resort, with its international ambience, has always been an automobile-free zone — a place where visitors get around by foot, by horse- drawn sleigh or by electric car.
Thanks to guaranteed snowfall, the winter season in Zermatt begins in mid- November and continues through the beginning of May. Nearly 200 miles of prepared runs can be reached from three starting points through a network of 70 tramways, chair lifts and ski lifts.
In the summer, Zermatt’s adventure and themed hiking trails, with their spectacular panoramic views, the new Swiss Nordic Park for Nordic walkers and a glacier garden provide plenty of opportunities for exercise. Golfers will enjoy the Golf Club Matterhorn’s courses, perched in the valleys between the villages of Randa and Täsch.
After a day’s skiing or hiking, soothe aching muscles in the al fresco whirlpool bath overlooking the formidable Matterhorn
NEED TO KNOW
• Gourmet restaurant
• 30 rooms with balconies
• Spa facilities with indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool bath, sauna and steambaths
• Fitness room with Technogym equipment
• Massage rooms
• Fitness area
• Bar and boardroom
• Lobby with library and a selection of single malts
• Cavern Club carved into granite rock
• Ski room
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T: +41 279 667 171
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