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Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland: refreshingly sophisticated

Hotel Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel cuddles up at the foot of the most beautiful Alpine peak in an invigoratingly sophisticated style.

In summer, the Matterhorn offers the chance for some great hiking or biking in the idyllic high-Alpine mountainous landscape. And of course to go Alpine skiing and snowboarding in one of the greatest ski arenas in the world – in summer and winter. The perfect base camp for all mountain adventurers is at the edge of the romantic location of Zermatt: Matterhorn FOCUS combines pure luxury with mountain action of the highest standard.

Sophisticated Design

The architect Heinz Julen is responsible for the sophisticated design. The Zermatt native is also an artist, and his dual talent is reflected very clearly in the design of the Garni Hotel: The 30 rooms and suites are generously flooded with light. Glass fronts bring nature into the hotel – the en chanting Zermatt as well as his majesty, the Matterhorn. The spectacular view can best be enjoyed not only within your own four (room) walls but also in the mystical spa, which provides all that you need to reinvigorate tired muscles and revive exhausted minds. Together with Julen’s artistic spirit, colours, light and select materials bring lasting energy to the body and mind.

Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel - Exterior


Directly next to the Matterhorn Focus, the 8-seater cable cars of the Matterhorn Express take off: a direttissima to paradise. After a delicious deluxe breakfast, the way up is enjoyable and spectacular – gently floating over the legendary alpine flora of the Swiss Alps and sparkling mountain lakes at over 3,800 metres on the Klein Matterhorn. This is where the Matterhorn glacier paradise is located. At a breath taking height, the view over 38 4,000- metres peaks is simply incredible.

For Sports Lovers

Sports lovers are spoilt for choice here – a relaxed hike or, even better, climbing?
Alpine biking or gliding with smooth curves over a glacier down to the valley? Attractive summer packages can help you with your decision: The hiking package “RELAX ’n’ LUXE”, for example, contains a 3-day peak pass including entry into the glacier palace, a 50-minute whole body massage after a day of hiking and fresh fruit in your room. In turn, “Fit for Fun – Kurzurlaub mal anders” offers 2 nights in the skylight double room with a roof window and a direct view of the stars, as well as a 2-hour dirt scooter ride including a single journey to lake Schwarzsee with bike transport. But the biggest challenges await you in the “Mountain Package”. Alongside a bike pass to Sunnegga and Schwarzsee including bike transport and proper sustenance over 100 km of signposted mountain bike trails, it also comprises a laundry service for biking clothing.


An active day on the mountain is followed by a relaxing stop for some nourishment. The Matterhorn FOCUS spa with outdoor jacuzzi, indoor pool, Finnish sauna, caldarium, brine bath, massages and body treatments offers you many opportunities to soothe strained muscles. In a more contem plative manner you can relax in the fashionable lounge with a fireplace, in the cosy library or in the hotel’s own bar with an exquisite drink. Back in your suite or in your room, the day is rounded off perfectly with a magical view of the Matterhorn shining in the moonlight or of the quiet town of Zermatt.

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