Imagined by the global architecture firm BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group designed Hôtel des Horlogers for architecture and nature to be one, complying with Minergie Eco Standards. Thanks to an avant-garde concept, visitors are immediately immersed in the natural environment of the Vallée de Joux, one of the cradles of Swiss complicated watches. BIG conceived the hotel so that all the rooms would offer a breath-taking view over the Risoud forest. Departing from the usual codes of hotel architecture, the building consists of slabs descending towards the valley and tilting slightly to embrace the topography while creating a continuous path into nature.
Inside AU*M breaks down boundaries, allowing harmony to arise between architecture and nature. The interior concept is inspired by a walk through the Risoud forest. An interior passageway follows the hotel’s atypical zigzagging structure and connects the 50 rooms, varying into different categories, from the Valley Guest Room to the Signature Suite. The hotel also encompasses two restaurants and a bar open to everybody, a wellness area with two treatment rooms, a hammam, a sauna, a relaxation space, one sensory shower and a fitness room as well as three seminar rooms. The two restaurants take their guests on an exclusive culinary journey and impress with the use of local products and ingredients, enhanced by a selection of regional wines as well as locally brewed beers. In addition, the hotel has its own fruit and vegetable garden.
As a meeting place for locals, mindful travellers in search of the power of nature, watch, architecture and food lovers, Hotel des Horlogers invites visitors to connect with nature, make time for yourself and the things that matter. Its sustainable approach encompasses local partnerships to reduce its carbon footprint, support local communities and participate in the region’s economy.
All 50 rooms have a large bay window which offers a breathtaking view over the Risoud Forest. The rooms and suites meet the highest standards of eco-responsible tourism and present a warm and welcoming decor with raw materials from the region. They are equipped with contemporary design furniture and sophisticated comfort.
La Vallée de Joux offers you different atmospheres and landscapes during each season. In winter, spring, summer or autumn, there is a wide range of possibilities to live a unique and unforgettable stay. With its lake, vast forests and mountains, La Vallée de Joux is the perfect destination for summer and winter activities.
Dent de Vaulion
Emblematic mountain, its breath-taking panoramic views from the summit makes the Dent de Vaulion a well sought after excursion destination. During the warmer season, the Dent de Vaulion is a popular excursion destination for numerous hikers with its breath-taking 360°panoramic view from the summit. In winter you will find the best conditions for skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or touring.
Risoud forest (Forêt du Risoud)
Fascinating by its vast expanses, the Risoud forest is well known for its resonance wood and its encounter with history. A peaceful haven in summer as well as in winter. Endless networks of walking paths are available for exploring the calm of the Risoud and its many huts.
Lac de Joux
The lake with a surface area of 9.5 km², stretches from southwest to northeast and occupies the lower part of the Vallée de Joux. It is thus the largest lake in Switzerland lying above 1,000 metres located in the Jura mountains. Known for its favourable wind conditions, the lake attracts sailors and windsurfers, but is also suitable for rowing, water skiing and wakeboarding. In winter, the frozen lake becomes a huge ice rink and a paradise for skaters and ice hikers.
50 rooms and suites
Price CHF 350 – CHF 2,250
A place of harmony inspired by the Vallée de Joux