History Waldhaus Flims

Welcome to Switzerland's largest hotel park, combining the Grand Hotel Waldhaus, Grand Chalet Belmont and Villa Silvana.

Waldhaus Flims

Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort + Spa is the full name of the hotel today. The historical Pavillon, the lively heart of the hotel resort, is the meeting point for a relaxing and social get-together. All three guesthouses and the Pavillon are connected by covered walkways and underground passages - a system unique to Switzerland's hotel industry.

As an establishment with a long history the hotel collected a great number of historical artefacts along the way. The Waldhaus Flims has been fortunate enough that there are some veritable discoveries among them; one of them being, without a doubt, the original drafts of a new entertainment and accommodation building that were entered for an architectural competition held in 1902, and were rediscovered in 1986. Furthermore, a long-lost triptych by Giovanni Giacometti was uncovered in one of the attics of the Waldhaus Flims. History of art and architecture at its best.


Database: 1869 Founding of a company for the construction of a spa hotel in Flims 1877 Opening of the spa hotel, with running water in the kitchen and office Board and lodging Fr. 6., a candle on the night table 10 cts 1879 Introduction of a visitors tax 1881 Opening of the Villa Belmont, appointment of a spa doctor. 1884 Purchase of the Caumasee Island 1889 Opening of the Villa Silvana; Construction of a special enclosure for marmots; electrifi cation of the hotel; largest private generating station in Switzerland (60 horsepower). 1893 Arrival of Her Majesty the Regent Emma of The Netherlands with her daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, and entourage 1894 Hotel constructs its own bakery; and its own open-air swimming pool (fitness centre), with men and women separated. Instead of Table d'Hôtes Service, guests can now have single tables for a surcharge 1900 Purchase of Hotel Segnes & Post in Flims Waldhaus

Hotelmuseum ”Belle Epoque“

Image1901 First telephone installation in Flims, in a small hut in the hotel park. For fear of lightning, fi re and similar risks, such installations in those days were not constructed in the hotel. 1904 Opening of the Casino (now the Pavillon) as a centre for social events, with 40 serving girls. Giovanni Giacometti is commissioned to paint the Flims Panorama 1910 The telephone exchange is moved into the hotel and extended; Baths are installed in the rooms 1920 First postbus route to Flims 1925 Cars are permitted on the roads of Canton Graubunden 20 garages are built; a golf course is opened 1945 Construction of fi rst chairlift 1947/48 First winter season at the Park Hotels Waldhaus 1948 The first Saunas are installed 1960 The era of the White Arena begins 1967 Opening of new swimming pools (indoor and outdoor); The new curling hall attracts great interest 1971 Renovation of the art nouveau banqueting hall at the Casino 1972 Construction of underground connection between the buildings 1975/76 The Casino is rebuilt and renamed the Pavillon 1976/77 Construction of the first indoor tennis centre in Switzerland belonging to a hotel (2 courts) 1982 Opening of Runca and Miramunt apartment annexes 1984 Opening of the new Belmont with seminar centre 1986 Rediscovery of Giacomettis three-part Flims Panorama. Opera dinner premiere of La cena pronta 1990 Opening of Pavillon Ost communications centre, and art gallery; First Peter Burwash International (PBI) tennisweeks in Switzerland 1992 Opening of the hotel museum Belle Epoque. 1994 Re-installation and renovation of the original art nouveau ceilings and fl oors in the Pavillon 1995 Opening of the Olgiati Museum, featuring the famous architects antique collection 1997 Opening of the rock crystal collection in a historic vault 2001 Opening of a Zoo for small animals in the hotel park 2002 The 125th Hotel anniversary with festivities to commemorate this event in the summer 2003 Renovation of all rooms in the Villa Silvana and reopening in summer 2003; Opening of the Wald Park apartment annexe in December 2003; Opening of the Bistro-Caf & Bar, The Lounge in the Pavillon with restored art nouveau vault 2004 Opening of the new wellness center delight - spa & beauty in July 2004; Opening of the new Pavillon terrace; Integration of the Gefühlskulisse exhibition into the hotel museum 2004 Prizes and awards: GaultMillau hotel of the year 2005 Inspiration award 2004 of the Alpine Arena An honour 2005 of the Graubnden Association for Culture and Tourism A special award 2005 from ICOMOS (Intern. Council on Monuments and Sites) and a Special price 2005 awarded by the Mobiliar for the Giacometti triptych.

The Grand Hotel Waldhaus, built in 1877 was the first of four guesthouses. Its rooms and suites were continually renovated - most recently in 2004. The grandezza of days gone by still sparkles and glitters even today. The old Villa Belmont, built in 1881, became the Hotel Belmont in 1984 (today: Grand Chalet Belmont), and was built in the style of a large chalet. There are rooms, superior rooms, junior suites and duplex suites in a rustic and elegant chalet style. All rooms are comfortably furbished and feature fantastic views of the Flims alpine world. Rustic stylish features, lots of timber - a very special ambiance.

Pavillon at night

The turn of the century Villa Silvana, built in 1889 is the bijou of the Park Hotel Waldhaus when it comes to families. After extensive renovation, it was reopened in summer 2003 and has had tremendous response because its room combinations are highly suitable for families. Two new penthouse suites were inaugurated in June 2005, one of which has a floor space of 200 square metres. Loads of light and plenty of space for that special holiday feeling. The rooms and suites in the Villa Silvana are in a colourful and casual summerhouse style.

Historic photograph of the pavillon foyer

The Pavillion - an entertainment area, dating back to the turn of the century - was carefully restored on the occasion of its centenary, surprising everyone today with its chic bars and restaurants, the hotel museum and kids area. Its stylish Belle Epoque ballroom provides the backdrop for any kind of festive event. The Pavillon has an irresistible turn of the century charm and mystic power that has not lost any of its original magic.

Christoph Schlosser
Sabina Schlosser, Co-Direktorin

150 Rooms

Clerezza Suite


Senior Suite - Grandhotel Stil



Superior Zimmer - Designer Stil

One of the most famous resort hotels in the Swiss Alps.

Ristorante La Cena (award-winning gourmet temple, 15 Gault Millau points - 2006- situated above the hotel park, beautiful view)

Gourmetrestaurant Epoca

The Lounge, a bistro-cafe & bar (situated in the "Fin de Siecle" Pavillon, offers light dishes, snacks and cakes, tea)

The Lounge - Bistro Café & Bar

Epoca Gourmet Restaurant Panorama Restaurant ( excellent view, classic and modern dishes) Little China (only Chinese Restaurant in Flims, Chinese chefs) Pomodoro ( finest of Italian food) Mungga Stuba (rustic and cosy restaurant, the place to enjoy an informal evening with fondue and other Swiss and Graubuenden speciatilies) Wow (kids restaurant) Chadafö Grand Bar (classic Grand Bar with live music, separate cigar lounge with large selection of Dominican and Cuban cigars)

Chadafö Grand Bar

Lounge Bar (open from morning to evening, serving almost everything) Segnes Wine Bar (choose a bttle of wine from the Segnes wine cellar, casual ambiance) Bellavista Bar (trendy bar open every evening, inviting locals and hotel guests to an informal get-together) Pool Bar

The Park Hotel Waldhaus has many cultural aspects. The hotel's architecture dating back to the last quarter of the 19th century was an ambitious cultural project even then. Today, the Park Hotel Waldhaus owns a distinguished collection of historical cultural artefacts; it is however also involved in current cultural projects, e.g. in the field of video art. You should try the culinary delights and use the spa facilities.

Golfplatz Sagogn-Schluein

Children have a great time at the Park Hotel Waldhaus, all their wishes are fulfilled, kicking off with a ‘discovery trip’ through the vast and magical hotel park. In summer, they very quickly come across the small animal and petting zoo, and the awesome ‘waterfalls’. The hotel’s kindergarten nannies, the summer youth camp programme, cyber room, games room (supervised games rooms for the smaller ones), table football and a whole lot make sure that no one gets bored. Eating in our own kids restaurant, the 5-star ‘KidsHotel’ lives up to its name. The restaurant is called Wow, offers a buffet, for older kids and toddlers and smaller ones are looked after. A supervisor is always on duty. In summer we offer a kid’s summer camp with all sorts of adventures.

An extravagant world of well-being spread over 2500 m2. Indoor and outdoor pools (with hydromassage beds, massage jets), hydromassage tub, neck massage cascades, natural garden pool (Bioteich), children's paddling pool and brook course flowing with soft, skin-sensitive Flims alpine spring water, large sunbathing area, pool bar, aroma and steam baths, Finnish sauna, a separate ladies saunaarea, relaxingation rooms,Hamam, earth sauna, experienced wellness team offers massages and various wellness treatments. Additional we offer two wellness suites, La Cauma and La Cresta with a special treatment programme. Beauty programmes with high quality products from the Carribean by Ligne St Barth, from Paris by Sisley and by Swiss perfection. For men we have the care product Nickel for men. We also offer Thalasso therapy. Fitness Center: Nine Life Fitness cardio machines, power training station | gym area with spinning bikes, steppers, therapy balls | daily fitness, gymnastic and relaxation classes | personal coaching | basic fit test and medical fit test performed by specialist sports physician Dr. med. Vaclav Dvorak | personal consultation for home fitness, life style and nutrition. The Medical Beauty Center: Cosmeceutical dermatology is a gentle and effective way of counteracting the ageing process without the use of surgery. Dr. Harald Gerny's credo: immediate results without any downtime. An overview: cosmeceutical treatments | amino clay peelings | skin analysis | filling wrinkles | relaxing wrinkles | acne treatment | body contouring | Softpeels | removal of starbust varices and varicose veins | collagen treatment | permanent make-up. Spa a la carte: spa guests for a day or even on a regular membership basis are also welcome.

State-of-the-art seminar technology, a professional event management team. Large Belle Epoque Ballroom for up to 300 pax, various rooms in different sizes and locations, technical equipment available. A multifunctional event hall is especially suitable for product presentations, exhibitions and large congresses of up to 800 people, public events such as fairs and general assemblies. The hotel's own event hall has a surface area of 1300 m2 and a height of 8.5 m, allows flexible distribution of space, therefore providing a park-like environment for fairs and exhibitions


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Waldhaus Flims
Country: Switzerland
City: Flims Waldhaus
Opening date: 1877

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Urs Grimm

Hotel Manager: Yasmin Cachemaille Grimm, Co-Direktorin


7018 Switzerland, Flims Waldhaus
Tel: +41 (0) 81 928 48 48
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