“With the nights beginning to creep in and the great British summer continuing to evade most of the country, what better time to start thinking about the 2011/2012 winter ski season ahead?”
One destination that is already turning heads and setting snow aficionados a flutter is the brand new Andermatt Swiss Alps found in a steep alpine valley at the crossroads of Switzerland.
Destined to become one of Europe’s most stylish luxury destinations to rival even the very best existing resorts, Andermatt Swiss Alps is being developed to deliver a range of architectural masterpieces in the form of chalets, apartments and hotels serviced by every conceivable on-site amenity from spas to restaurants, boutiques to bustling bars.
According to Samih Sawiris, Founder and Chairman of Orascom Development Holding, also responsible for El Gouna in Egypt, the vision for Andermatt Swiss Alps is…
“to create a leading sustainable destination that will become a benchmark for luxury resorts in Europe offering the finest array of luxury facilities and accommodation in one of Switzerland’s most spectacular valleys”.
Andermatt Swiss Alps is also currently in negotiation with SkiStar to transform Andermatt into one of the most modern ski arenas in Europe. SkiStar are owners and operators of alpine destinations in Sweden and Norway whose vision it is “to create memorable winter experiences as the leading operator of European alpine destinations” Andermatt plans to work with them to link existing village pistes, renowned for their powder, with neighbouring resort Sedrun to deliver 130km of both challenging and family terrain. These pistes will be serviced by a state of the art lift system and will promise visitors and owners an exhilarating ski experience. Investments amounting to approximately CHF 140.8 million are planned.
Veteran Olympic, World Cup, and World champion downhill skier Bernhard Russi was born in Andermatt and is an avid advocate of its pistes. He explains “the ski slopes of Andermatt are where I first learned to ski and where I perfected my downhill technique. They are perfect for both beginners and experienced skiers to enjoy and are surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. The expansion with Sedrun will serve to enhance the already exemplary skiing and will turn Andermatt Swiss Alps into a leading international ski destination”.
For those less allured by the snow, Andermatt Swiss Alps will offer a host of other year-round activities to tempt owners to return every single season including 35,000m² of retail space, diverse sports and leisure facilities, a concert hall for up to 700 people, an 18 hole golf course as well as cycling, climbing, canoeing and white water rafting opportunities close at hand.
The first properties and impressive hotel The Chedi Andermatt will be delivered in time for the 2013 winter season whilst the 18 hole golf course will be finished for summer 2013. Pre-completion prices are currently available for the first 4 apartment houses as well as residences within the spectacular The Chedi Andermatt. This is the perfect opportunity to secure a slice of Swiss Alps’ history that will offer an aspirational lifestyle and prime real estate that is expected to appreciate rapidly over the coming years.
Prices in residential buildings Hirsch, Steinadler, Murmeltier and Steinbock are currently available from CHF 15,500 per sqm (approximately £11,700). Residences at the inaugural hotel The Chedi Andermatt are available from approximately CHF 1.8 million (approximately £1.4m).
For further details visit: www.andermatt-swissalps.ch
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