The Heinz Julen Loft, Zermatt
Highlights : Catered And Serviced | Sleeps 6 | Sauna | Fire | Views
The Loft was selected by the London Times as one of the 20 coolest chalets in the Alps for a second year in a row this year.
This is without doubt the most spectacular property in Zermatt, if not the Alps. A huge 300m2 Manhattan style loft set in a wooden chalet in the Swiss Alps; it combines acres of glass, steel, textured concrete and wood in a unique symphony of fusion architecture created by local star designer Heinz Julen. The Loft was Heinz's private home where he hosted many rock-star parties. We are honoured that it is now exclusively available for rental through Mountain Exposure.
Access is a 2 minute walk from the top of the Omnia Hotel lifts, for which you will have a special key. The village end of the lift delivers you to the heart of Zermatt, in the main street close to the church.
The sense of space, light and closeness to nature that the Loft provides is unparalleled: there are no barriers between the nature outside and the home space inside - all is fluid and free. On the two sides overlooking the village, the walls consist of floor to ceiling glass, with French windows 6 metres high leading to a large terrace. (There is a white electric exterior curtain that can wrap itself around all that glass if need be). The ceiling is supported by seven columns, while the glass walls have an inset fireplace and three alcoves.
The main loft living area has a suspended and illuminated table which can be raised and lowered from coffee table, to dining table, to ceiling height; the latter creating a large party space. In one corner you can play on a baby grand Steinway piano, while in another you can sink into a large sofa and gaze simultaneously at the stunning view over the village and at the crackling fireplace set into the glass wall. Around you: two desks, jack-in-the-box armchairs, a wall of art, and a signature Heinz Julen chandelier. In fact, all the sought-after furniture in the Loft is designed by Heinz.
From this level a metal staircase leads up to the mezzanine, which has another sofa chill-out area with TV; a free standing jacuzzi bath, a cozy dining alcove, a galley kitchen (with cupboard handles made out of bent soup spoons), a cantilevered bar area and a guest toilet. As you walk on this floor you will notice that the floating feeling it creates is due to it being made entirely of opaque glass with subtle inset lighting.
Overlooking the main loft area, there are two double en-suite bedrooms, one above the other. Each bedroom has its own small bathroom with shower and WC, and a balcony. The third, master bedroom is very private with its own landing. It is an exact replica of the famous Into the Hotel suites created by Heinz Julen, featuring a free-standing bath with wood-slatted massage cover, an island bed on a rotating floor, his and her bedroom sinks, a separate shower room and WC, a walk-in wardrobe, a sofa, and a TV set into the glass window.
Both levels of the Loft are served by a private lift (elevator).
All guests of the Heinz Julen Loft have half-price access between 1 pm and 5 pm to the Backstage Hotel Genesis Spa. Please see our Health and Beauty page for full details.
• Sleeps 6 with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
• Professional chef (with our half board catering service only)
• Experienced chalet host (with our half board catering service only)
• Full MX concierge service/assistance
• Choice of either continental or a delicious cooked breakfast (with our half board catering service only)
• Afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, gourmet dinner (with our half board catering service only)
• Champagne, selected wines and open bar (with our half board catering service only)
• Daily cleaning as part of our catered service
• Wood-fireplace in living room
• PC and wireless broadband internet
• Chalet laptop/PC provided
• TV and DVD in each bedroom
• Large modern flat screen TV with DVD and satellite/cable TV
• Laundry and dry cleaning service
• 8 min to ski lifts
• Very central location
• Designer furniture and special architectural features
• Grand piano
• Granit Jacuzzi bath on living room mezzanine floor
• Sel-standing granit Jacuzzi bath in master bedroom
• B&O music system
• Unique views of the village and mountains
This is our most stunning and spacious 6 person chalet. It of course includes all modern comforts such as a large TV with DVD and cable, sound system, free wireless broadband internet access, a well appointed kitchen and a sauna. Created as designer Heinz Julen's private home, it is full of his unique touches. Its location perched high on a hill gives it spectacular views, yet access to the heart of the village is easy. Our top pick!
Very airy in feel, due to the extensive use of glass, the Loft has a unique bird's nest view of the village and the Mischabel mountains. Access is a 2 minute walk from the top of the Omnia Hotel lifts, for which you will have a special key. The village end of the lift delivers you to the heart of Zermatt, in the main street close to the church. There is no property more jaw-dropping in the Alps!
All guests of the Heinz Julen Loft have half-price access between 1 pm and 5 pm to the SPA of the Backstage Hotel.