St. Moritz and Badrutt’s Palace Hotel are partnering with The Peninsula New York to launch Chalet de Ning, an immersive Swiss-inspired rooftop experience that brings the notorious winter glitz and spirit of St. Moritz, Switzerland to New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Open now until Dec. 31, 2022, the pop-up emulates an evening at Paradiso, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s 10th and newest restaurant and mountain club that is leading standard of luxurious après ski, 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps.
“St. Moritz is an Alpine resort in a class of its own, a special place for special people,” says Marijana Jakic, brand manager of St. Moritz. “We are delighted to partner with two iconic luxury hotels to bring our distinguished small-town character, personality and luxury experiences to New York City as we welcome a highly anticipated return to international winter sports season in Switzerland.”
The glamorous winter wonderland comprises two mountainside-chalet-inspired domes, furnished with stylish interiors, plus a freestanding chimenea on the west-side terrace of The Peninsula New York’s iconic rooftop bar, Salon de Ning. Transitioned for the season, décor for the rooftop lounge is reflective of an impeccably chic ski lodge in St. Moritz, with vintage posters and ski equipment, Swiss Alp essentials such as snow shoes and iconic cow bells, snow-topped trees and luxurious furs set against the twinkling backdrop of Manhattan’s skyline. The centerpiece of Chalet de Ning is a lighted St. Moritz sun, symbolizing the destination’s 322+ days of sunshine per year.
Guests of Chalet de Ning will be able to indulge in Alpine-inspired delicacies and a special menu developed by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s award-winning food & beverage team, with signature bites including a Truffle Fondue with Gruyère, Fresh Truffle, Kirsch and Sourdough, a Smoked Trout Rillete with Celery Stalk and Rye Cracker, and Swiss Chocolate Fondue. Two specialty cocktails include the St. Moritzino with Grey Goose, Cointreau, Orgeat Syrup and Fresh Lime, and the Winter Spritz with Aperol, White Wine, Apple Juice and Crème de Pêche.
“Chalet de Ning celebrates enchanting holiday festivities and celebratory travel experiences in one of the world’s most exhilarating destinations for food, drink and luxury hospitality,” says Rolf Buehlmann, general manager of Peninsula New York. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to reopen our doors this season in partnership with St. Moritz Tourism and the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel to experience European winter traditions and flavors with our dynamic community and travelers from all over the world.”
Chalet de Ning is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and is also available for private events. For additional information, inquiries, and to make reservations for large groups of eight people or more, please contact email@example.com.
Celebrations Here: New York City, New York
To kick off the holiday season in style, on Thursday, Dec. 1, The Peninsula New York will host its annual tree lighting ceremony at Chalet de Ning rooftop bar and terrace, with complimentary cocktails and light bites from 6-7 p.m., along with a special performance by Victorian carolers. Following the tree lighting, guests can indulge in holiday food and drink while taking in the lights of Fifth Avenue at Chalet de Ning. Fifty percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to The New York Center for Children.
To create unforgettable holiday memories, The Peninsula New York will offer guests a feast for the senses – including magnificently decorated lobbies and Christmas trees, lavish festive dining menus and sweet treats, delightful family activities and performances, and chances to share in the tradition of charitable giving. To discover more about The Peninsula New York’s festive events this year, please visit https://www.peninsula.com/en/new-york/festive.
Toast to 2023 at the Rooftop New Year’s Eve party – a glamorous event where Salon de Ning and Chalet de Ning will be transformed into a Studio54 inspired disco party with 70s-themed music with a live DJ, champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres.
Celebrations There: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel will reopen for winter on Dec. 1, 2022, with new developments and stylish holiday celebrations to kick off a highly anticipated return to the international ski and winter sports season.
Badrutt’s Palace decadent New Year’s Eve Gala, with this year’s theme announced as “A Night of Infinite Sparkle,” is nothing short of legendary and the most prestigious event of the season. The hotel also hosts an annual Holiday Tree Auction Charity Gala on Dec. 21, raising funds for four local charities through an auction of extravagantly designed trees by international luxury fashion houses, with participating brands including Bulgari, Moncler, Gucci, Cartier, and Dior.
Paradiso, accessible via ski trails and chairlift, also welcomes winter season with traditional Alpine comfort food, innovative cocktails, an extensive wine and champagne list, and a world-class lineup of DJ entertainment. Continuing its partnership with Gucci, Paradiso will unveil its iconic VIP membership lounge adorned in the fashion house’s latest interior designs for winter. Indoor and outdoor spaces offer luxurious après ski moments and are available for exclusive events and private functions. Paradiso is managed by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and is an extension on the slopes of the prestigious property’s one-of-a-kind culinary experience, iconic entertainment and renowned service.
“Badrutt’s Palace has been lauded for hosting the world’s most lavish celebrations and special events for more than 125 years,” says Richard Leuenberger, managing director for Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. “We are honored to be partnering with our friends at St. Moritz Tourism and the iconic Peninsula New York to usher in a luxurious ode to the season, and invite our friends both old and new to join us in New York City and St. Moritz to experience one-of-a-kind moments with our team.”
Continuing celebrations into the New Year, St. Moritz will once again play host to elite annual winter events. These include the 38th annual Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz tournament from Jan. 27-29, and the annual cultural and lifestyle automotive event, The I.C.E., a top-tier car show displayed on the glittering surface of frozen Lake St. Moritz from Feb. 25 – 26, 2023. White Turf St. Moritz is another acclaimed annual event hosted during the first three weekends in February, where noble thoroughbreds from all parts of Europe and international jockeys enthrall guests from all over the world for racing and programming on frozen Lake St. Moritz.
For more information about St. Moritz destination events, please visit StMoritz.com/en/. To make a reservation at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel for the winter 2022 and 2023 season, please visit BadruttsPalace.com.