Construction begins at Grace St. Moritz
September 30, 2016
Renovation and transformation work for the new Grace St. Moritz hotel has begun this month. The former La Margna hotel situated on Via Serlas in St Moritz will be completely refurbished, and a new wing will be added. Period features of the original building will be carefully preserved during building works.
Initial work has commenced and excavations for the new annex, comprising additional hotel rooms and suites, the spa area, and an underground car park, will begin in October. In the historic hotel building all new rooms and suites will be built on the upper floors, while on the lower floors, the legacy public spaces will be sensitively renovated.
A briefing was held on Friday 30th September at which the hotel's neighbours and the public were apprised of the upcoming work and the schedule. The careful project planning phase has resulted in a revised programme of works with completion of the hotel scheduled for autumn 2019.
Painstaking project planning has ensured that emissions, as well as disruption to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic, will be kept to a minimum during the construction phase. A new footbridge will be erected this coming winter and during the Ski World Championships alternative arrangements for pedestrian access between the village and the railway station during building works will be closely coordinated with the municipality of St Moritz.
The new Grace St. Moritz hotel will re-open as a luxury boutique hotel and will comprise 56 rooms and suites, bars, three restaurants, retail space and a spacious spa extending to over 800 square meters. The hotel will be open for ten months of the year.
The project also includes a rare opportunity for non-Swiss nationals to purchase serviced apartments within the hotel. The Grace St. Moritz Apartments will be arranged across the property’s two wings will benefit from access to all of the hotel’s services and amenities.