Waldhaus Flims first opened in 1877, a belle-époque masterpiece that today remains the grand dame of the Alps. In 2017, the historic property was relaunched with a modernized new look that upgraded the existing architecture and added 21st-century charms like new technology, contemporary furnishings, and, most impressively, a sleek glass-and-stone spa.
This 30,000-square-foot spa comes with the requisite European indulgences: saunas and steam rooms, hot springs and hammams. But the environment is hardly that of the traditional spa house: Minimalist Japanese-inspired design informs the hot and cold rooms, with vibrant colored walls and soothing stone floors adding to the mellow and austere atmosphere. An all-white relaxation room features slivers of windowed walls for meditative moments among the nature just beyond. A glass-enclosed swimming pool (fed by hot springs, of course) is perhaps the spa’s most futuristic feature, a magnificent cube resting atop a stone façade with 180-degrees of the distant Alps.