The Cervo Mountain Resort enters into a new decade. Following further development of the concept and structural extensions, the new season for the Zermatt hotel begins on the 27 November 2020. During the summer, the buildings were renovated, converted and extended. With the new Mountain Ashram Spa, three restaurants, additional rooms and suites, an offer has been worked out which can be flexibly adapted to the needs and preferences of the guests.
Three room categories
The chalets have now been divided into three categories: the “Huntsman” is luxurious, but subtle; the “Alpinist” is slightly more rustic, with both featuring a bar so that skiers can mix their own drinks at the end of the day. The “Nomad” is an ideal base for families and adventurous spirits. If you don't want to take the stairs or the lift, try the climbing wall.
With the new Mountain Ashram Spa, the Cervo is taking a decelerated and considerate approach. The treatments and facilities combine the best from different parts of the world: Meditation, coaching and yoga sessions in a ritual room or on the mountain meadow, steam bath and onsen bath. The spa menu features selected massages and treatments inspired by international influences. In the tea yurt, the guests can select and pick their own herbs for the soothing tea.
Indulgence from near and far
Culinary art connects cultures – the Cervo Mountain Resort takes up this principle with its three restaurants Madre Nostra, Bazaar and Ferdinand and offers places to be together and enjoy. Best products, sustainably produced and processed with care and respect, are the basis for this. The Madre Nostra (formerly Cervo Puro) celebrates Italian culinary tradition in all its delightfulness, with modern creations and refined classics. The ingredients are sourced directly from local farms and fishermen.
Inspired by the lively markets of the Orient, the Bazaar forms the heart of the Cervo. Most of the oriental dishes are vegetarian, are offered throughout the day and table service is available for some dishes. Everything in the bazaar is also available to purchase. There are no prices, however, you have to haggle with the service staff. In the evening there is something special to discover: an inconspicuous door leads into the vaults of the wine cellar, where the hidden Grapes & Juniper Bar with its 40 types of gin is waiting.
At the Ferdinand, only Swiss products, most of them even from the Valais itself, are served. The fondue and raclette variations are well known and the multi-faceted Valaisan specialities are surprising. The contemporary interior of the chalet underlines the modern side of the Zermatt mountain aesthetics.
Going the extra mile
Since the Cervo was founded in 2009, ecological and social responsibility have always been a core principle. In the current renovation and construction work, great importance was given to working with local materials, suppliers and service providers wherever possible and planning with foresight. The energy concept has thus been oriented even more towards more sustainable self-sufficiency. With its own geothermal heat pump, a modern heat recovery system and photovoltaics, the Cervo can cover up to 95 percent of its energy requirements for hot water and heating itself. For example, a large part of the hot water consumed is returned and used to regenerate energy.