Set on the high street of St Moritz, with panoramic views over the lake, the iconic St Moritz hotel La Margna, has been a local institution for generations. Built in 1906 by Nikolaus Hartmann, the landmark is charged with a tremendous amount of architectural and emotional value for St Moritz’s community. The new owners, Grace Hotel, has entrusted us with the meticulous refurbishment of the historical hotel and the extension of a new wing.
Blending old and new influences, our design brings a contemporary take on the local vernacular architecture through a dynamic dialogue between the hotel and the new building. The different typologies of space and sequences of time, and the synergy between the two buildings set forth an incredible journey through time. From the cinematic views from the Art Deco windows to the openness of floor-to-ceiling windows in the new building, the memory of the Hartmann Era weaves seamlessly into the contemporary and sophisticated 21st century alpine resort.
Introducing a contemporary voice whilst celebrating the memory of the legacy, the boutique hotel will feature 74-spacious rooms and suites and a state-of-the-art Grace Penthouse Suite, comprising three bedrooms, a private roof terrace and jacuzzi. The food concept will range from restaurants with a show kitchen and pizza oven, to fine dining, along with a lobby bar which can accommodate live music and theatrical performances.