The Valsana is an eco-friendly boutique hotel located a few minutes's walk from the ski lift in Arosa. It offers stylish rooms, an open-plan area combining the lobby, lounge and restaurant with a lakeside terrace. There is also a spa with swimming pool, and a bike and ski shop.
• 40 rooms
• Hotel opened: December 2017
• Architecture: Roman Mooser
• Interior Design: Carlo Rampazzi
The DNA: Owned by the Tschuggen Hotel Group (Tschuggen Grand Arosa, Carlton Hotel St Moritz), the Valsana is the first hotel in Switzerland powered by an ice vault, an underground thermal energy storage system that allows excess energy to be stored. The three buildings are constructed to the highest environmental and energy standards and are characterised by state-of-the-art architecture in wood and stone. Drawing inspiration from the area’s natural surroundings, Roman Mooser uses eco-friendly materials for the architecture, while interior designer and Ascona native Carlo Rampazzi selected furnishings and décor that match the hotel’s eco-conscious ethos.