Now I’ve bragged about the InterContinental Berchtesgaden, (which is InterContinental’s other mountain resort), also in the alps. But the hotel is lacking in a few ways which this hotel goes above and beyond.
This hotel deserves an entire post later, but I grabbed some photos off of my friend Daniel’s camera and wanted to give an idea of the hotel now, since it’s so new.
Honestly, I won’t say a lot here, as I’ve decided to wait until we get all the photos off our camera and do a full post after we leave the hotel. But I wanted to share three things for now…
1) It’s expensive but worth the points for a visit.
If you think 50,000 points is a lot, then think about the cash price. 650 Swiss Francs + tax as an opening rate! That’s $725 USD + tax, which is insane. But, it’s their peak season. So it goes down to 360 Francs or so after snow/ski season… but how in the world will they fill their rooms even then?
On the other hand, the hotel is a mountain resort in Davos, Switzerland. Which, if it’s not obvious, is an expensive place. Food at the restaurant is like 50+ Francs. I thought it was insane until we went to town.
2) Their Royal Ambassador benefits don’t suck!
Yes, a rare thing with IHG! Crazy, that a hotel in Europe gave lounge access and a suite. Even the extremely crappy hotels like the IC Athens and IC Bucharest (although I love the view there) don’t do that. Maybe especially the crappy ones don’t…
We are with friends so the hotel doubly impressed me by giving us one suite and one club room. But both had club lounge access and the club rooms are really large anyways. We insisted on letting Daniel and Chelsea have the suite… since we’ve seen more than our fair share, but we spent a sufficient amount of time hanging out in their room. And as you can see, it’s pretty awesome.
The club lounge is super nice and modern, but a little light on the “canapés”, (FYI).
3) Switzerland is beautiful.
I’ve never seen so much snow as I did in one of the mountains we crossed on our drive here. I mean, piled waaaaay above the car. Insane. But it’s also insane that the roads were in fantastic condition.
The one down side of the country is the price of pretty much everything. So, the Swiss alps may be the tallest, but I prefer Austria’s prices (it’s not often I say that!).
More coming soon. I really can’t wait to share more about this new hotel!