Move To The Mountains – Luxe Properties In Switzerland
The Chedi Residences Andermatt and The Residences at The Hard Rock Hotel, Davos provide top-notch amenities and hotel-like services for its residents.
Many cantons in Switzerland are fast becoming holiday home destinations all thanks to its unique propositions; of course the allure of skiing in the alps!
Nestled between France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy, the landlocked country of Switzerland has always punched well above its weight compared to its much larger neighbours. A haven for the rich and known for its luxury watch industry, private banking, and beautiful countryside, Switzerland attracts people from around the world. It also happens to have a very unique property market. The incredibly low cost of borrowing in Switzerland has led to the demand levels we are now seeing for purchasing a home, with transaction prices up over the last two quarters. Rent yields remain low, while a strong Swiss Franc versus the Euro continue to make it more expensive for Europeans to buy properties within Switzerland as opposed to other countries with better exchange rates. This will not put off investors looking for a stable economy to park their hard-earned cash though. Although restrictions in place make some cantons difficult to purchase property in as a foreigner, all is not lost. As such, a holiday home destination, as opposed to the capital city, might be the right move for the right investor.
One such place attracting foreign investment is Davos. Situated in the canton of Graubünden, Davos offers a luxurious retreat outside of the country’s two major cities. Known for its beautiful countryside and home to the World Economic Forum, Davos hasn’t been on the global stage yet for its exquisite property market. Homes here don’t come cheap, with the median asking price of CHF 930,000 (approx. USD 939K). Prices are up 12 per cent on the previous year and as ever Switzerland remains a stable investment market especially in light of the current situation within the European Union.
Those looking to rent their property should also take into consideration the higher than average rental price within the town. Rents are up 5 per cent on last year and with an average price per month of CHF 1,548 (approx. USD 1,563), however, remains lower than the average in the canton of Graubünden.
The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos
Rock n’ roll finally made it to Switzerland thanks to The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos. The fully furnished luxurious residences offer fun for those looking at a full-year holiday destination. Located several thousand metres above sea level, Davos is excellent for those who love the mountainous outdoors with skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
Opened in 2018, the property provides residences with the typical Hard Rock experience. Rock n’ roll memorabilia throughout including a prize Elvis Presley silk shirt, a Hard Rock Cafe, and an upbeat party atmosphere – not your typical Swiss retreat. And with world-famous architects, Woods Bagot having given their expert touch throughout the development, it’s no wonder this is one of the most sought-after properties in the area.
The modern vibe of the hotel is expressed in the Residences. Each of the one-, two-, and three-bedroom units have a chic contemporary style that oozes rock n’ roll. Open plan layouts mean that each apartment is ideal for entertaining. While private parking and a secure ski room enable you to easily leave the resort either by car or ski.
The amenities featured at the hotel and residences set the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos even further above sea level. The Rock Spa allows guests and residents to access a unique experience where music is added into the treatment fold. It’s so good that it won the Silver Travvy Award for Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort this year. There’s also Rock Om yoga for all those yogis out there looking for an alternative yoga experience. Prices start at CHF 840,000 (approx. USD 848K) to CHF 2 million (approx. USD 2.02 million) for one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 646 to 1,378 sq ft.
The Chedi Residences Andermatt
For those looking for Asian style in the heart of Europe, look no further than The Chedi Residences Andermatt. A culmination of the work of architects Denniston International Architects and Planners and Jean-Michel Gathy, the five-star hotel and residences is truly a work of art. As they say, “it has to be seen to be believed”.
With 119 integrated residences, offering the perfect luxurious countryside retreat, you may never want to leave the idyllic Switzerland town. All residents get access to the hotel’s amenities which include an indoor pool, a fitness centre and spa, as well as a 24/7 concierge, and ski and sports butlers. There are also several fine restaurants and bars throughout the development. Price on application. Read more about this property here.