The Omnia: A designer Swiss chalet in the Alps

Far from the stress of city life, The Omnia is a luxurious, contemporary alpine retreat. In a setting of wood and granite, it’s time to relax. While the saunas and steam rooms of the spa invite our bodies to play with temperatures, plants reveal all their benefits during wellness treatments. Fine cuisine, a magnificent, rejuvenating spa and breathtaking, ever-changing views all year round – it’s a delightful program. And don’t forget skiing… with 300 km of pistes and over 70 lifts. A must-have in summer and winter alike!

View of the Matterhorn (Photo: The Omnia)

A contemporary alpine chalet

With its original mountainside architecture, The Omnia is a contemporary interpretation of traditional alpine accommodation. Renowned architect Ali Tayar has fused the American concept of lodges with the architecture of the Swiss Alps. The Omnia is a large chalet combining wood, steel and mirrored bay windows. The hotel is a member of the independent hotel chain Design Hotels, famous for its repertoire of hotels, each more exceptional than the last.

Cosy corner by the fire (Photo: The Omnia)

Art plays an important role. Many well-known artists were involved in the project, including the USM modular furniture company (exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York), which has become a major player in Swiss contemporary design.

The hotel has been recognized as Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel by the World Travel Awards for the past three years, and is ranked number one among luxury hotels in Switzerland by TripAdvisor.

The spacious Village Suite (Photo: The Omnia)

The hotel is located in Zermatt, in the very south of Switzerland, close to the Italian border. The nearest airport is Sion, 1.5 hours away by car or 2 hours by train. Alternatively, we recommend landing in Geneva (2h40 by car, or 3h50 by train).

30 unique rooms

Always a balcony to breathe deeply (Photo: The Omnia)

What makes The Omnia so special is its small repertoire of 30 unique rooms. From each one, you can admire the exceptional destination of Zermatt, from a balcony overlooking the mountains or the village of Zermatt. Some rooms (the Double Mountain Bath) feature an elegant freestanding bathtub, ideal for enjoying the scenery during an intimate cocooning break.

Cosy bathroom (Photo: The Omnia)

Thanks to the different spaces in the hotel’s suites, you’ll feel like you’re in a beautiful contemporary apartment. With a magnificent open fireplace, staying in the mountains takes on a whole new meaning. And if you want to warm up after a day in the snow, some suites feature a private sauna. The telescope in the hotel’s two largest suites is undoubtedly the accessory of choice. We love to watch the summit of the Matterhorn from every angle, from the warmth of our large picture windows. We can’t get enough of it!

Contemplating nature from the Tower Suite (Photo: The Omnia)

A game of temperatures at the spa

The Omnia boasts a wellness center accessible only to hotel guests.

Night bath (Photo: The Omnia)

The hotel’s superb spa includes several saunas and hammams (Finnish, with floral waters, caldarium) as well as an indoor pool with an outdoor area. It occupies a majestic position at the heart of the spa, just in front of the large, mirrored bay windows. Just dive under the wall to be outside, breathing in the fresh mountain air. It is heated to 30°C and equipped with six massage jets. Next door, a jaccuzzi heated to 38°C, again with a sublime view of the village of Zermatt and the summit of the Matterhorn. A great way to relax not only your body, but your eyes too!

Heat “bath” in the Finnish sauna (Photo: The Omnia)

The hotel recommends guests take a break in the Turkish hammam (called caldarium). Going from cold to warm (40 to 50°C), in a humid environment scented with natural herbal essences, helps purify the skin and respiratory system. Just 20 minutes per session also allows muscles to relax and tendons to release pressure. A good way to de-stress…

To move from one bath to another, you can head for the Relax Room. With loungers heated to 39°C, it’s specially designed for a restorative siesta.

The indoor pool (Photo: The Omnia)

The Omnia also boasts a gym equipped with the latest Technogym machines, and the hotel has areas dedicated to the practice of Yoga and Pilates.

Plants as the foundation of well-being

The spa’s treatment menu is relatively succinct, but effective to say the least. All massages and treatments are high-quality and personalized. The practitioners are experienced and the products used are of the highest quality. In fact, as in the bedrooms, top-of-the-range products by Australian brand Aesop are used. The spa also benefits from the properties of natural products from Farfalla, a brand with remarkable ethics and expertise.

Outdoor Jacuzzi (Photo: The Omnia)

After a careful reading of the treatment menu, it’s easy to see why The Omnia chose to work with Farfalla. Many skincare products place the power of plants at the heart of their massage and skin treatment practices. Particularly with the nourishing Rohini ritual. The plants are specially selected for their adaptogenic effects. In other words, they are plants that increase the body’s ability to adapt to the different types of stress that the body and mind undergo. The best-known are ginseng and Rhodiola.

Note also that a special rejuvenation treatment uses the same concept, in three steps. After deep moisturizing and relaxing the nervous system, the symbiosis between the renewal of the body’s cells and a regenerating massage, muscles are soothed and firmed.

Refined cuisine by the fireplace

At the hotel, quality is paramount, right down to the heart of the plate. Regional and seasonal products are prepared by Chef Hauke Pohl, trained at the French school.

All day long, the “Terrace” restaurant serves simple, light menus. And let’s face it, the view of the Matterhorn is a real feast for the eyes.

Lunch on the terrace (Photo: The Omnia)

At THE OMNIA restaurant, aromas influenced by local Alpine cuisine meet trendy flavors. The restaurant’s small menu is up to date, offering dishes for vegetarians as well as meat and fish lovers. THE OMNIA invites guests to enjoy gourmet cuisine in a sober, softly lit setting, with the crackling of the fireplace in the background. After dinner, you can enjoy a coffee or grappa on the couches by the fire.

Food as beautiful as it is good (Photo: The Omnia)

The Board Room and Lounge Bar also offer the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a treat, while gazing out over the panorama. The Board Room is distinguished by Balthasar Burkhard’s sublime landscape photography. If you’re more interested in art publications, the Lounge Bar could well become your Alibaba cave: its library houses hundreds of them.

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Take advantage of our expertise in wellness breaks and contact us for a personalized quote for The Omnia.

Rates : From around 410 euros per night in low season.

Call us for France: + 33 1 85 73 22 14 or for Switzerland: +41 22 501 75 16 to discuss your holiday plans.

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