We are excited to announce our newest Collection Member, Giardino Group, as the JG Black Book Collection continues to bring you truly unique travel experiences and properties from around the world. And Giardino Group certainly fits the bill. Each of their four resorts and retreats combine the most attractive aspects of Switzerland with sunny hospitality.
Exuding a laid-back ambience, charismatic design and esteemed level of service, Giardino Ascona is a retreat for the soul in Ticino, the Italian region of Switzerland. Here, one can breathe, relax, stroll, move, marvel and enjoy the finer things in life, as well as Michelin-starred dining, mind and body Ayurvedic spa treatments and cures and the outdoor pursuits for which the area is known. It’s a place to step back and take a moment, to fully unwind and savor the Mediterranean joie de vivre. Nestled in verdant parkland close to Lake Maggiore, the lush grounds and large garden are scented by lavender, lemon trees and olives trees.
An urban retreat set in the mountainside city of Zurich, Atlantis by Giardino allows for a seamless stay for those seeking both cosmopolitan flair and nature’s majesty. Strikingly green Üetliberg Mountain stands sentry over the hotel, with its 95 decadent guest rooms and suites, multi-award-winning dining and raved-about spa. Recently renovated and reopened, the hotel recalls a glam age – and has played host to Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali, Freddie Mercury and many other notable guests. This superior city stay, just steps from the peaceful forest, is truly the best of both worlds.
Interrupt busy modern life at Giardino Lago, a heavenly waterside retreat on the shores of Lago Maggiore. Guests feel as if they have the entire lake to themselves, with the intimate hotel a veritable island of peace and tranquility. The center of lovely Locarno is not far, and Ticino’s mountains provide a stunning backdrop. More lakeside palazzo than hotel, Giardino Lago welcomes a fortunate few into its 15 individually designed accommodations, pampers them with Mediterranean cuisine and invites them to partake of the countless alpine and lake activities afforded by its pristine natural setting.
In a setting sublime as Engadine, in the soul of the Swiss Alps, it only seems fitting that one hotel would emerge as the pinnacle of luxury. Traditional 18th-century-style architecture and modern, extensively restored ambiance come together at create Giardino Mountain, an alpine-style retreat in picturesque Champfèr, the quintessential Swiss mountain village. Just 10 minutes from fashionable St. Moritz, the hotel is the perfect jumping-off point for impressive skiing opportunities, mountain biking and hiking – a perfect blend of Champfèr’s alpine beauty and the hustle and bustle of St. Moritz.