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Backstage Loft

Zermatt

Chalet Capacity

10 Adults

2 Children

Property Highlights

Architectural masterclass
500 year old wooden 'Stadel'
Hot tub, Sauna, Hamam & gym
Private cinema

Average Cost

High Season FROM 118,750 CHF
Mid Season FROM 47,500 CHF
Low Season FROM 69,900 CHF
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Overview

Talent Works, Genius Creates

You’re a natural born leader. Always the first to try out a new style; hair cut, fashion - ski chalet. So the Backstage Loft is a breath of fresh air. Gone are the days of the square, Swiss chocolate box chalet, small windows, stained wood interior. They had their charm, sure, but you’re seeking cutting edge modern design, and as you draw up outside the magnificent exterior with its intricate panelling casting dramatic shadows you know you’ve found it at the Backstage Loft for sure.

This is the latest creation of legendary Zermatt designer Heinz Julen, who is never afraid to push the envelope and pioneer new ideas. Here he was challenged by a 700-year-old wooden Stubli on the site; criminal to tear it down, but what to do? Build it into the chalet of course. So it was raised upon stilts to the second floor, where it now sits proudly gazing out over the river Vispa as the most unique bedroom you are ever likely to find in the Alps. Yours, naturally – you found the chalet after all.

No-one else need feel to left out though as this whole property is unique and special from top to bottom. In one bedroom a wall of glass sits before the bed promising jaw dropping views out across the mountainsides – the flat screen TV hangs in the middle of this glass wall so you needn’t miss a single second of the sky line as it changes colour, even if you are catching your favourite show.

The Backstage Loft is an instantly iconic part of the Zermatt skyline, nestled into the shadows of her gatekeeper, the Matterhorn. The blend of the ancient Stubli with the modern industrial chic of the rest of the Loft is inspiring. An exposed metal flu sits against the polished concrete walls and pillars of the vast open plan dining room and kitchen. The extravagant dining table and suspended light fittings contrast appealingly with the exposed concrete walls, the impact of the double height ceiling is powerful and resembles a converted warehouse, fun and playful.

Technology is all around you, from the lights which retract into the ceiling when you choose to lose the dining table for a party one night, to the magic button opening the glass wall next to your large jet pool, bringing the out-doors indoors for a unique ambiance. The whirl pool is lit an electric blue and will simultaneously ease your aching ski legs and create a party atmosphere, music streaming from the state of the art sound system, glass of chilled champagne constantly topped up by the attentive staff team. Wow.

For quieter moments the cosy sitting room is waiting with luxurious fur throws to snuggle under on the Heinz Julen designed sofas. A softer side to the chalet here, with antique cabinets sitting comfortably inside the contemporary shell. A well equipped gym and sauna are here to be used at your leisure, and more leisurely still is the Cinema and games room. Sit back and catch a flick, chef can bring you some popcorn.

Your chef is as spectacular as the Loft itself, whipping up imaginative canapés and serving decadent dinners. On his night off you are treated like Zermatt royalty with the centre table at Heinz Julen’s Michelin starred ‘After 7’ restaurant, reserved with your name on it. A table in the VIP section of his glamorous Vernissage nightclub, too; if you have the staying power. If you’re flagging, though, not to worry. The Loft is just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of town so you have total freedom and independence to explore the iconic ski town at your leisure.

With such an incredible property you may well struggle to find the time to ski – but with views of the iconic mountains all around you from the extravagantly sized windows you are reminded that this was the purpose of your holiday… wasn’t it?

The Backstage Loft master bedroom.
Dining room with the wow factor at the Backstage Loft.
The 700 year old Stubli at the Backstage Loft.

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Early morning tea/coffee served
  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Afternoon tea
  • Champagne & canapés served on arrival day
  • Complimentary spirits bar
  • Children's high tea - 6 nights
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 6 nights
  • Can cater for special dietary requests

Features

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Indoor jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre / gym
  • Cinema room
  • Open fireplace
  • Ski room with boot warmers
  • Office/study

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Concierge
  • Chalet Host
  • Chef
  • Housekeeping

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Music system
  • WiFi throughout
  • Plasma TV

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Fresh flowers

Floorplans

BEDROOOM

Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 3  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 4  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 5 - Master double built in 700 yr old Swiss stadel encased in glass cube with en-suite bathroom

Additionally - Cinema room can be made up as twin/double with en-suite bathroom

 

 

Reviews

FROM THE PRESS

“Just a short walk from Heinz Julens’ luxury hotel in Zermatt lies the architect’s newest project - an arty 5-bedroom loft with breath taking views of the Matterhorn. Backstage Luxury Loft’s interiors are a sophisticated blend of alpine chic and contemporary comfort, with striking designer furnishings, plush fabrics, and original artwork”

Luxury Accommodations

"Hero & Leander couldn’t be more in love with The Backstage Loft if we tried. This may not be the typical ‘couples’ trip away but gather a group of like-minded couples and you will be sure to have a blast. To kick-off an adrenaline-pumping adventure, guests at The Backstage Loft will be met by helicopter at Zurich or Geneva international airport and whisked away to the ultra-contemporary designed chalet in Zermatt. Once settled into the luxurious five-bedroom property that boasts glorious views of the iconic Matterhorn, which can be admired from the comfort of the indoor or outdoor hot-tub."

Emily Georgiou - Hero and Leander.com

WHAT WE THINK

A very special property - there genuinely isn't anything remotely like the Backstage Loft in the entire Alps. This is a true one-off and totally unique chalet. Brilliant central location and interiors to make you say wow.

DANNY FRITH, CO-FOUNDER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Location

Chalet Location

Piste 2 min walk
Ski Lifts 2 min walk
Resort Centre 3 min walk

Nearest Airports

Sion (SIR): 1h 30m / 80km
Milan (MXP): 3h / 175km
Geneva (GVA): 3h 15m / 240km
Zurich (ZHR): 3h 40m / 260km

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Property location
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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? Full breakfast is served every morning. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.

 

Celebrate with Canapés 

When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen. 

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. 

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides beer, house wines, a drinks tray of 3 bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.

 

 

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.

Availability

Winter 2016/2017 - THIS SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
February 2017 26 Feb 2017 CHF 47,500
March 2017 05 Mar 2017 CHF 39,500
12 Mar 2017 CHF 39,500 Unavailable
19 Mar 2017 POA Unavailable
26 Mar 2017 CHF 39,500
April 2017 02 Apr 2017 CHF 39,500
09 Apr 2017 CHF 33,000
16 Apr 2017 CHF 33,000
23 Apr 2017 POA Unavailable

Winter 2017/2018 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2017 09 Dec 2017 CHF 33,000
16 Dec 2017 CHF 42,429
23 Dec 2017 CHF 73,700
30 Dec 2017 CHF 107,200
January 2018 07 Jan 2018 CHF 69,900
14 Jan 2018 CHF 39,500
21 Jan 2018 CHF 39,500
28 Jan 2018 CHF 39,500
February 2018 04 Feb 2018 CHF 42,500
11 Feb 2018 CHF 68,700
18 Feb 2018 CHF 47,500
25 Feb 2018 CHF 47,500
March 2018 04 Mar 2018 CHF 39,500
11 Mar 2018 CHF 39,500
18 Mar 2018 CHF 39,500
25 Mar 2018 CHF 39,500
April 2018 01 Apr 2018 CHF 39,500
08 Apr 2018 CHF 33,000
15 Apr 2018 CHF 33,000
22 Apr 2018 POA Unavailable
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