Hotel Vanessa – Verbier
A spa hotel like no other, with Art Deco glamour and a legendary nightclub
39 rooms and suites with panoramic views
Best time to visit
There are no wooden beams or tartan tablecloths here – true to its name, Experimental Chalet is unlike anything else in Verbier. Located in the heart of the Swiss village, the high-altitude hotel is a hot spot for extreme sports and après-ski lovers from across the globe, located just a few minutes from the slopes. The Alpine essence is all there, with a splash of excitement brought in from the Experimental Group’s various other outposts, from New York to Ibiza. There’s the iconic Farm Club nightclub on your doorstep, and in the place of a lobby, the bar has become the hotel’s social hub, proving a definitive spot for après-ski festivities. It’s not all about partying, though, as a hot tub, hammam and solarium in the stunning spa beckon after a day pounding the slopes. Indulge in modern French and Swiss classics by an acclaimed chef, and take a break from the gluhwein in the creative cocktail bar.
- Prime village location, with a private shuttle to take guests to the slopes nearby
- Funky and contemporary decor, with an international vibe inspired by 1950s jet-setting
- Boutique spa with yoga classes and massage facilities
The decor in this 4* hotel can be described as retro chic. With open spaces and natural light, it is inspired by mid-century resorts and Art Deco design. The comfortable, minimalist design by Milanese architect Fabrizio Casiraghi is all about deep jewel and sorbet tones, lacquered wood and velvet trimmings. We especially love the iconic navy blue and white tiled bathrooms.
Rooms and Suites
Experimental Chalet offers a selection of 39 rooms and suites, some with terraces, jacuzzies or panoramic views of the surrounding Alpines peaks and Mont Combin. The rooms have a Samsung TV, signature Experimental minibar stocked with homemade cocktails, Geneva retro radio and Amici coffee machine, among other goodies.
Cozy & pleasant 18m2 room perfect for one or two guests with a Queen size bed and a bathroom with a shower.
Calm & refined 21m2 room located on the upper floors of the chalet, with King size bed and a bathroom with a soaking tub.
SUPERIOR ROOMS TERRACE
Elegant & peculiar 21m2 room with King size bed and a terrace with view.
DELUXE ROOMS TERRACE
Ample & graceful 24m2 room with King size bed and a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Alps.
Spacious & comfortable 34m2 room with a cosy living-room.
JUNIOR SUITES TERRACE
Large & elegant 34m2 room with a cosy living-room and a beautiful terrace.
Luxurious & bright 46m2 room located on the top floor with a beautiful view from the terrace, a fireplace in the living room and a large and sunny bathroom.
The 60m2 suite is located on the top floor, and opens onto 3 panoramic terraces, an outdoor jacuzzi, a fireplace in the living room, a dressing room, a soaking tub and Italian shower.
Après ski and dining
Breakfasts are wholesome and filling, with homemade granola and freshly baked sourdough, and there’s a snack hour every afternoon. Much-loved Parisian chef Gregory Marchand runs Frenchie restaurant, which freshens up mountain food with contemporary flair in a casually elegant setting. There’s also a chef’s table and a fabulous selection of sharing plates. In the bar and Farm Club, enjoy signature craft cocktails and an expert selection of wines and spirits. The bar is ideal hideaway for après-ski get-togethers, pre- dinner drinks or as the launchpad for a late night in the legendary nightclub, a Verbier hot spot for over 45 years.
Spa and Wellness
Indulge in the jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and 50m2 Solarium, stretch out after skiing with tailor-made yoga and meditation classes, or opt for a massage in one of the three stunning treatment rooms. Experimental Chalet have collaborated with French skin specialists Biologique Recherche, who’ve been making cutting-edge cosmetics for more than 40 years. All treatments are made with biotechnical or natural active ingredients without added perfumes.
In a nutshell
Hotel Type: Design-led 4* hotel
Location: central village location, with its own shuttle service to take you to the lifts
Style: Cool and stylish, with Art Deco inspiration
Ideal For: Couples, party-goers and families of all ages
Rooms: 39 rooms and suites with panoramic views
Breakfast: wholesome breakfast with homemade granola, sourdough and goodies
Dining: Gregory Marchand restaurant, serving modern French & Swiss classics
Spa: Biologique Recherche spa with hammam, Jacuzzi and solarium
Children: various interconnecting room options, and babysitting can be arranged in advance
- On-site lounge bar and nightclub
- Iconic apres-ski destination Place Blanche
- Ski room
- Concierge service
- Free shuttle to the slopes
Sion (SIR): 45 mins / 55km
Geneva (GVA): 2h / 160km
Low season price from: POA
High season price from: XX