The latest chapter in the Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina renovation

The newly-renovated guestrooms and Kronenhof Suite by designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, represent the latest chapter of a multi-year renovation process which has seen the reimagination and restoration of this historic hotel…

double bed in hotel guestroom alongside window with textiles and wallcovering in contemporary neutrals

Grand Hotel Kronenhof has recently unveiled a collection of newly-designed guestrooms and suites, including its largest suite, the Kronenhof Suite. The renowned interior design firm, Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR), known for their award-winning work, was once again responsible for this project, which included ten rooms.

a gallery of square wall niches in front of brown corner couch and cream chair in suite of swiss hotel Grand Hotel Kronenhof

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PYR has been spearheading this redesign since 2016, with the aim of integrating solid modernity into the existing historical surroundings. Starting with just 13 guestrooms and suites, the combination of classic elements with contemporary accents now creates a uniquely inviting atmosphere.

In 2019, the design studio built the Fumoir, renovated the Salon Julier and introduced new colour harmonies: a black and white theme complemented by taupe and blue tones. In the third phase which lasted until the end of 2020, the firm redesigned another 16 rooms in a timeless style, introducing new geometric motifs that blended perfectly with the black and white colour scheme.

round table and chairs in a sunlit dining corner of suite at Grand Hotel Kronenhof

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As the 2021 summer came around, the magnificent lobby, the fireplace room, the Kronenhof Bar and the reception received new, elegant elements, while preserving the original ceiling and its frescoes. In keeping with the location, different shades of blue were used to harmonise the spaces and reflect the colour of the Engadin sky at different times of the day – complemented by the building’s panoramic windows.

Today, strong blue and red tones dominate in the Kronenhof Bar alongside leather covers and velvet coverings lining the walls and bar counters. The art seen throughout the hotel was carefully selected in collaboration with the Parisian Galerie Durst and Swiss artists in particular were invited to create exclusive pieces that add a touch of elegance and local flair to the Kronenhof’s luxurious ambience.

view from floor to ceiling windows framed with cream curtains in the guestroom out onto swiss mountains

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The completed guestrooms and suites have been redesigned with residential sensibilities in mind from the spacious walk-in closets to the warm and inviting fabrics and tones. The largest suite is set on the fifth-floor and has been transformed into a two-bedroom apartment-feel space. Sliding doors in the living room open up to direct outdoor views and the facade is now equipped with three French windows allowing sunlight to beam through. The modern reimagining continues into the primary bedrooms with statement art pieces behind the bed and touches of gray in the contemporary furniture and a synthetic pattern rug.

abstract painting in soft blues and beige above bed upholstered in natural tones and textiles over white linen

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The character of the Kronenhof has always been shaped by its location in the middle of a natural paradise, and PYR’s choice of soft materials further enhances the overall sense of timeless living within the hotel. The result is an inviting and comfortable ambiance that appeals to all the senses, providing guests with a genuine feel-good environment where they can unwind and appreciate the beauty of both the surroundings and the carefully curated interior design. The firm’s attention to detail and their ability to infuse the spirit of the Engadine region into the hotel’s aesthetic make the Grand Hotel Kronenhof a truly exceptional destination for travelers seeking both luxury and an authentic connection to nature.

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