Hotel Saratz

Hotel SaratzAbout

A hotel full of surprises and contrasts

Our Hotel will be open from June 1, 2018 untli March 31, 2019, we are looking forward to welcoming you.

Situated in the centre of Pontresina and at the heart of the holiday region Engadine St. Moritz, Hotel Saratz (4-star superior) is full of surprises and contrasts.
Spa, golf, tennis, two sun terraces, a large 35,000-square-metres hotel park and a variety of culinary delights are waiting to be discovered by its guests.

Hotel Saratz is elegant yet cosy, contemporary yet charming - and its blend of old and new exudes one thing above all: atmosphere.  The modern way of living merges with the Engadine hotel tradition, grandeur with design, nature with architecture. True values for a holiday adventure in a magnificent setting.

By the way: According to the latest rating of the "Sonntags Zeitung" of 27th  May 2018, Hotel Saratz has been ranked the sixth best family hotel in Switzerland.

Everything at a glanceData & Facts

Director: Yvonne Urban and Martin Scherer
Opening: 1865 as a pension, 1875 extension to the hotel business; Reopening after renovation and expansion: 1996
Rooms: 93 rooms, 186 beds
GDS CODE:
Saber: YX58578
Amadeus: YXZJVSAR
Galileo / Apollo: YXC1688
Worldspan: YXSMVSH

Quality - our passion

This motto of the Swiss Tourism Association is also the guiding principle of the Hotel Saratz.

Every day we do our best for our guests and try to improve ourselves constantly. We were therefore have been awarded the Q3 seal by the Swiss Tourism Association.

Since July 2010, we have also been certified ISO 9001: 2015.

Restaurants

 

  • elegant Art Nouveau restaurant
  • Scene bar Pitschna Scena with sun terrace
  • Fondue and Raclette Restaurant La Cuort
  • Fireplace bar with sun terrace

Indoor and outdoor spaces

 

  • Hotel hall (150 people)
  • Salon Rouge (30 people)
  • Belle Epoque (40 people)
  • Sela Roseg (30 people)
  • 35'000 sqm hotel park
  • 2 sun terraces (40 and 60 people)
  • Richard Strauss Pavillion
  • Café Bagnera at the heated outdoor pool (100 people)

Seminar rooms

 

  • Sela Morteratsch (51 sqm)
  • Sela Languard (38 sqm)
  • Sela Niculò (60 sqm)

Sports & Leisure

 

  • Golf practice, chipping green, sand bunker, net driving range, putting green
  • Tennis (clay court, outdoor)
  • Boccia, chess, table tennis
  • Gym
  • Heated outdoor pool with children's pool (200 sqm) - summer
  • Indoor pool with whirlpool (70 sqm) and bright lounge
  • Wellness (hammam, steam bath, sauna, relaxation room, massage and cosmetics)
  • 3 playgrounds, kindergarten, Teeny Corner
  • Free mountain bike rental
  • Stromer e-bikes (for a fee)

Parking / garage

Parking is available in the hotel's own underground car park and directly in front of the hotel at the price of CHF 17 .- / night (on the day of departure until 11 am). We gladly accept advance reservations.

Transfer

We gladly pick you up by appointment from Pontresina train station for free.

Environment, Occupational safety and health protection

In October 2012, the Hotel Saratz was certified according to the OHSAS 18001: 2007 Health and Safety standard.

Since July 2010 the Hotel Saratz has been certified according to the environmental standard 14001: 2004. Awarded by Hotelleriesuisse as "Green Living Hotel".

 

 

 

We succeed togetherOur cooperations

Swiss Wellness Hotels

Swiss Wellness Hotels and Destinations have relaxation down to a fine art – with their exceptional mix of thermal baths, well-balanced health concepts and active relaxation ethos, all set against Switzerland’s spectacular natural backdrop, you’ll notice the stress just slip away.

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Private Selection Hotels

Private Selection Hotels is the seal of approval for 59 privately run, charming first-class and luxury hotels in touristically interesting regions of Europe. A family environment, highest service quality as well as an attractive offer for in- and outdoor leisure activities and regional product utilization characterize the hotels.

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Engadin Golf Hotels

The Engadine is a paradise for golf lovers. In Samedan (5 km), Zuoz (15 km) and St. Moritz (6 km), you will find great golf courses in the immediate area.

As a Saratz guest, you receive a 20% green fee discount at the above mentioned golf courses.

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Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & GentlemenOur Saratz Team

Yvonne Urban und Martin Scherer

Hosts 

The host couple is passionate about running the Hotel Saratz and dedicating themselves enthusiastically to the management of a motivated, trained and loyal team of approx. 85 employees from numerous nations.

The entire team is proud to provide unforgettable holidays for all regulars and new guests.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Daniela Räbsamen

F&B Manager

Daniela Räbsamen has been part of the Hotel Saratz team since September 2018.
After an apprenticeship as a chef, Daniela looked for closeness to her guests and decided to work in the service area of a restaurant. For the last 7 years she has worked at Chesa Rosatsch as a restaurant manager.

After a short break abroad we welcome Daniela Räbsamen as F&B Manager in Saratz. She is primarily responsible for individual guest care, the optimisation of all service processes and purchasing.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00 
d.raebsamen@saratz.ch

 

 

Johannes Schneider

Human Resources & Quality Manager 

Johannes Schneider started working for the Hotel Saratz in 2011 as a receptionist. Since June 2017, he has been working as a management assistant and as of July 2018 as Human Resources & Quality Manager, where he now fully cares for the interests of the employees and the compliance with hotel standards.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00 
j.schneider@saratz.ch 

Giovanni Caruso

Chef

Giovanni Caruso was given responsibility as Chef during the winter months of 2018. His German-Italian roots influence the prepared dishes - a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and traditional dishes combined with local products of the Engadine.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
g.caruso@saratz.ch  

Christian Linger

Chef de Réception

Christian Linger has been our Chef de Réception since summer 2017. In the Hotel Saratz he proves his expertise and ability being responsible for all operational and administrative work at the reception of our hotel.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
c.linger@saratz.ch

Gianluca Zaggia

Restaurant manager

Gianluca Zaggia was Chef de Service for a long time in another Engadine hotel before deciding to come to the Hotel Saratz this summer. Since then, he leads a service brigade of about 10 employees and sets new standards in our Art Nouveau restaurant.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
restaurant@saratz.ch

Isabel Teixeira

Governess

Isabel Teixeira started her career in housekeeping in the Engadine in 2000. She gained experience in various 4 star hotels and took care of apartments and villas. In May 2014, she took over responsibility for the 14-member housekeeping team.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
i.teixera@saratz.ch

Jessica Hilsenbeck

Head of Banquet & Event

In 2013, Jessica applied at the Hotel Saratz and supported the reception team. Since December 2016, she has been responsible for operative as well as administrative matters at banquets and events. Her area of responsibility also include the organization of major events in the "Rondo" Congress and Cultural Center.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
j.hilsenbeck@saratz.ch

Patrick Falk

Chef de Bar

Patrick Falk, a trained restaurant expert, with roots from the Baltic Sea, became part of the Saratz team in 2011. Working at the hotel bar he discovered his love for cocktails and gin variations. In the summer of 2015 he was promoted to Chef de Bar and proudly leads a four-man bar team.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
hotelbar@saratz.ch

Sandro Grazioli

Technical Manager

In 2002, the native Italian took over the responsibility and direction of a 4-person engineering team. Together they take care of the entire infrastructure of the Hotel Saratz including the 35,000m2 hotel park and two staff houses.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00
s.grazioli@saratz.ch

 

Arrival &Location

Pontresina is located in the Upper Engadine, in the middle of a triangle formed by Zurich, Milan and Munich. You can easily reach your holiday destination using the Rhaetian Railway, the excellent road network, or by plane.

By Car

You can reach the Engadine easily and safely by road from anywhere in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria. Examples of distances and travelling times:

  • Zurich - Pontresina: 200 km, 3 hours
  • Milan - Pontresina: 175 km, 3 hours
  • Munich - Pontresina: 300 km, 4 hours
  • Basel - Pontresina: 250 km, 4 hours


In times of snowfall, the drive over the passes is only permitted with snow chains or a 4x4 vehicle. Get more information about the current road conditions.

By Train

The journey by Rhaetian Railway (RhB) from Chur - Tiefencastel – Engadine, with its loop tunnels and dizzyingly high viaducts, is among Europe’s most picturesque and interesting rides in terms of railway technology. Another option is to travel to the Engadine from Landquart via Klosters – Vereina Tunnel and thus reach Pontresina from Zurich HB (main station) in 3 hrs 19 min.

Online timetable at: www.sbb.ch
More information about the Rhaetian Railway: www.rhb.ch

By Plane

Engadine Airport provides flight connections to the international airports of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich. Air Taxi connections are also available to many other national and international destinations.

For more information go to www.engadin-airport.ch

 

Art &Design

Never complacent, always exciting

Art plays an important role at Hotel Saratz. Seasonal exhibitions by artists – renowned or newcomers – create an attractive contrast to the Saratz rooms and amenities. The ubiquitous, each season changing art is to be an asset for your stay and at the same time provides a platform for the artists. Immerse yourself in a creative world made from a variety of shapes, colours, techniques and materials.

Müller Tauscher and Children of Bedouins at the Hotel Saratz

Winter 2018/19
From November 2018 to the end of March 2019, Müller Tauscher will show works of her 20-year-old work. Garda Alexander, Kind & Kunst operates several child care places and schools on Sinai, thus promotes education and creativity

The exhibition is public and can be visited at any time during the opening hours of the hotel and the restaurants.

Müller Tauscher
The appreciation of things and at the same time the destructive behavior
the modern age. Invention meets contamination. Technology
Overpopulation. "Man clean up your room!" We start with the
Clearance action, looking for the meaning of life and are in the middle of it. The
forty-two thousand unanswered questions of modern times are stuck in
our painting, in collages and objects.

Garda Alexander
Garda Alexander developed a relationship with Bedouins during her stays on Sinai. These natives have a strong relationship with nature and environment. Tourism confronts the Bedouins and their children with the modern western world. Child & Art organises together with the natives art workshops at their homes. Local women accompany the children.

Curator: Mrs. Erika Saratz

Guided tours are taking place every Monday morning at 11:00 AM with previous appointment the day before, min. pax of 4.

Müller Tauscher
Children of Bedouins