Matterhorn Focus



Patrick Thorne

11 Oct 22

Modern Luxury Meets Alpine Cosiness in Zermatt

Patrick Thorne

11 Oct 22

Swiss skiing is famous for its high-quality and seamless service, but many ski area hotels are of the long-established “classic” variety rather than something created especially for the 21st-century skier and snowboarder.

So visitors to Zermatt quickly realise there’s a hotel that’s different, with a cool design merging lifestyle and architecture with nature, when they first see the Hotel Matterhorn FOCUS … either as a guest or just passing by on their way to or from the slopes, looking enviously in.

The 4★ Superior Hotel offers modern luxury while still presenting that touch of Alpine cosiness we all love on our ski holidays. What’s more, it has been designed to present spectacular views of what many consider the planet’s most remarkable mountain, the Matterhorn.


It’s also in the perfect location for skiers, one of the best in the skiing world, right by the “Matterhorn glacier paradise” valley station, where lifts are ready to whisk you up to the year-round ski area, linked across the border to the slopes of Cervinia in Italy.

Hotel guests enjoy an indulgent balanced breakfast to fuel up for the day. Once back in the embrace of the hotel, the luxurious spa area boasts warm loungers, a sauna, a steam bath and a heated indoor swimming pool with an outdoor hot tub to fully relax in.

Everything in the hotel has been shaped by the creative design of renowned Zermatt-based architect Heinz Julen. Not just the building itself either, but the 30 individually furnished suites, family rooms and doubles, as well as the public areas of the hotel, saw Heinz Julen design interior fittings like sofas, lighting, beds and other furniture. Children up to 9 years of age can stay free of charge in their parent’s room.

The hotel’s cosy lounge has a warm fire, and if you ever get weary of looking at those stunning Matterhorn views (unlikely), or just want to share them digitally, the fast free wi-fi is ready when you are. In the meantime perhaps an afternoon tea or straight to an aperitif? 

Given the superb location, stunning design, fabulous mountain views, that amazing spa and luxurious individually styled rooms, it’s no surprise that the Matterhorn FOCUS has quickly established itself as one of the ski world’s great hotels and that many guests return year after year to enjoy its modern luxury with warm Alpine hospitality.