Us | Portrait


A legendary story and many enthusiastic guests

"Bun di" to the gateway to nature.

Step into a hotel full of surprises and exciting contrasts. Experience a holiday in unique surroundings at the heart of the Engadine mountains. A place where nature is tangible at every turn. A place with a decades-long history of warm hospitality. You could say we are aging gracefully – expressed in a charming blend of old and new, past and present, history and vision.

A warm welcome, dear guest!

We look forward to your experience becoming a part of our history.

Read HERE the whole history of Hotel Saratz.

Facts & Figures

Management: Yvonne Urban and Martin Scherer | Open since: 1865 as a guesthouse; extended to a hotel in 1875 | Rooms: 91 rooms, 182 beds

In the family hotel it's all happening!

Lots of fun and lots of adventures await at the family hotel Saratz, that's a promise! Yes, sometimes children are our most demanding guests. During the family holidays, we also pay special attention to professional care. More Information

In the family hotel it's all happening!
In the family hotel it's all happening!

Our Team

Yvonne Urban und Martin Scherer

Hotel Manager

The husband-and-wife duo Yvonne Urban and Martin Scherer are passionate about running the Hotel Saratz at the helm of a highly motivated, well-trained and loyal team of some 85 employees from many different countries. The entire Saratz Team is proud to provide a memorable vacation experience for its numerous guests both regular and new.  

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Daniela Räbsamen

Deputy Managing Director & F&B Manager

Daniela Räbsamen joined the Hotel Saratz Team in September 2018.  After training as a chef, Daniela wanted to taste life on the other side of the kitchen pass and took an operational front-of-house post in a restaurant. She spent the last seven years before joining our team as restaurant manager of the Chesa Rosatsch. 
At the Saratz, Daniela Räbsamen is responsible for restaurant administration, the wine list, purchasing and controlling. She also represents the management during their absence. 

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Kari Walker


Born in Wales, she has been with us at Saratz as Sous Chef and Pastry Chef since 2018 and has been Head Chef since the end of 2020. As a young woman, she went to Germany as an au pair to learn the language and then turned her hobby into a profession. After her culinary training at the 16-point GM Romantik Restaurant Rottner, her passion for cooking was further sparked, especially for patisserie. This was followed by several years abroad in various well-known Gault-Millau and Michelin star restaurants in which she worked as Sous Chef & Pastry Chef, before she returned to Wales with her husband to raise their two children. They also ran their joint business "Symlog Foods" for 12 years. But in the end they are back in beautiful Switzerland and Kari is allowed to bring her extensive experience to our two restaurants. Welcome to the team!

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Christina La Grotta

Head of Reception

Christina La Grotta has been our Head of Reception since March 2019. At the Saratz, Christina has the opportunity to use her industry knowledge and skills at the helm of our friendly team at the reception desk, where she is responsible for all operational and administrative tasks.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Matthias Aeberhard

F&B Coordinator

Matthias, who comes from the region Bodensee, has been with us in the Saratz team since June 2020. As F&B coordinator, he supports our F&B manager and restaurant manager in all administrative and operational matters. Before that, Matthias worked for almost five years as a service team leader and assistant to the management at Bever Lodge, where he helped design the new opening. An all-rounder and therefore exactly right in the Saratz! In his spare time he enjoys windsurfing and mountain biking.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Myrta Damaso

Spa Manager

Myrta Damaso, our loyal soul, has been in the Saratz since 1997 and works as a medical masseuse. Together with your team, for which you are responsible, you enable our guests to enjoy relaxed moments of well-being in our wellness area with a lot of joy and empathy. Thanks to the variety of massage and cosmetic treatments, every guest will find something suitable. Myrta has already won many regular guests thanks to her professionalism, as she can help with many physical complaints with her hands. She values ​​the contact with the guests very much and we appreciate you all the more for it. She likes to spend her free time in the beautiful Engadine nature, be it on cross-country skis, on the bike or on foot. Do you need a tip? Ask Myrta.

Tel +41 81 839 46 19

Elda Aires

Restaurant Manager

Elda, born in Portugal, has steadily climbed the career ladder at the Hotel Saratz. You could almost say from dishwasher to millionaire when you hear their story. She started doing the dishwasher at the Saratz in 2008 and after a year she was employed as a breakfast helper. With a lot of diligence and patience, she has developed from clerk, demi-chef, chef de rang, supervisor, deputy restaurant manager and since April 2020 to chef de service. It wasn't quite enough to become a millionaire, but she is well on the way.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Patrick Falk

Head Barkeeper

A trained restaurant professional with roots on the Baltic coast, Patrick Falk joined the Saratz Team in 2011. Patrick's Saratz career started in our Art Nouveau Dining Room, where his excellent performance and interest in learning new things made him a natural fit for the hotel bar. This is where he discovered a special interest in cocktails and different gin varieties. He was promoted to Head Barkeeper in summer 2015 and leads a team of four.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Sandro Grazioli

Head of Technical Services

Italian-born Sandro Grazioli is a qualified plumber and sanitary engineer. In 2002, Sandro assumed responsibility for our four-man technical services team. Together they look after the entire infrastructure of the Hotel Saratz, including our 35,000-square-metre hotel park and two staff residences. 

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Amela Mustajbegovic

Head of Housekeeping

With many years of industry experience under her belt, Amela Mustajbegovic has been responsible for housekeeping at the Saratz since December 2019. Amela puts her heart and soul into motivating her team and creating a clean and pleasant environment throughout the hotel. 

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00