Chetzeron Hotel, a hotel in the Alps


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A hotel in the Alps, 2112 metres above sea level, which can be reached only on foot, on skis or by snowmobile. Actescollectifs has converted an old cableway station in the heart of the Swiss Alps into a hotel with sixteen rooms, a restaurant and the peace that can only be found at the top of a mountain.

Chetzeron Hotel, a hotel in the Alps

It used to be just an abandoned cableway station in Crans-Montana, at an altitude of 2112 metres in the Alps. Then Swiss architectural studio Actescollectifs was commissioned to convert the building into a hotel in the Alps that could exist independently for six months a year.

The hotel in the Alps can only be reached on foot, on skis or by snowmobile, like a very large and unusual Alpine mountain shelter. The concrete pillars that served its previous function have been preserved in the hotel building.
The pillars are separated by oak plywood shapes, and above all big windows that bring the landscape right into the building.

Outside the hotel, a series of patios wraps right around the building, which is entirely clad in local stone. It took six years and a lot of hard work to build the hotel in the Alps, especially because of the extreme weather conditions, but the hotel finally opened this January, with sixteen rooms and a restaurant.

Francesco Cibati

Year: 2008 - 2014
Location: Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Photos: Actescollectifs, Daniela Tonatiuh



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