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Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni wins Swiss Wine List Award 2021

Vinum - the European wine magazine gives the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni the Swiss Wine List Award 2021. With 5 stars, it is chosen as the winner, category Gourmet with a focus on Valais.

Octobre 2021

The Zermatterhof is now am member of Historic Hotels Worldwide

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is now a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide. As one of the first hotels in Zermatt, the Grand Hotel has a long and exciting history. The management is very happy about this membership, which brings many new opportunities.

September 2021

The Zermatterhof is Hotel of the Year 2021

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been named Hotel of the Year by Karl Wild, author of the renowned Swiss hotel ranking. It's a great honour for the management of the five-star hotel, who want to share their excitement over this recognition with the guests this summer.

May 2021

The Zermatterhof receives positive hotel and food critic reviews

The Zermatterhof is one of the world's most exclusive hotels. And this has now been confirmed by hotel and food critics. The Karl Wild hotel ratings in the SonntagsZeitung named the Grand Hotel as one of Switzerland's 15 best winter hotels. The excellent reputation of the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni was also confirmed when it was awarded 16 GaultMillau points. The Lusi Brasserie & Lounge now also appears in the GaultMillau guide, having been awarded 13 points.

December 2020

Champion honours at the Zermatterhof

At the 5-star Hotel Zermatterhof, two employees with very special awards look after the guests. Peter Zimmermann can call himself "Sommelier of the Year 2020" and Heinz Rufi-bach "Chef of the Year 2020".

October 2020

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof jumps seven places

The SonntagsZeitung has published its list of Switzerland's best hotels for 2019 – the 18th instalment of the newspaper's largest survey of Swiss hotels, which ranks hotels in one of five different categories: holidays, budget, spa breaks, city breaks and families. The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof was rated 19th in the list of top Swiss holiday hotels, climbing an impressive seven places from the position it held last year.

May 2019

Zermatterhof receives I Prefer prize voted for by members

The Zermatterhof is one of the world's most exclusive hotels. And this is not only the opinion of hotel and food critics. Members of the world's biggest reward programme in the independent luxury hotel sector have honoured the service provided by the Grand Hotel with the I Prefer Members' Choice Award.

March 2019

Heinz Rufibach, Chef de Cuisine at the Zermatterhof, is awarded a Michelin star

In Zermatt, five Michelin stars are sparkling in the restaurant scene in 2019 – and effective immediately, Heinz Rufibach, Chef de Cuisine at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, figures among the circle of chefs who have been honoured by the Michelin Guide.

February 2019:

The Matterhorn Group is committed to sustainability

The offers and the success of the Matterhorn Group are based on an intact environment. As a regionally leading hotel and catering company, the Matterhorn Group, which is certified under ISO 14001:2015, is committed to environmental protection and implements measures in a targeted manner aimed at improving levels of sustainability in environmentally relevant subareas, namely energy use, the preservation of natural resources, waste prevention and recycling, climate protection and the reduction of emissions.

January 2019

Rufibach & Friends: celebrity guest chefs in the kitchen of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

The continuation of the Rufibach & Friends event series once again brings celebrities to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in 2019. Heinz Rufibach, Chef de Cuisine at the Grand Hotel in Zermatt, invites world-famous big names of five- star cuisine into his kitchen and restaurant and spoils the guests in the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni with exceptional creations.

January 2019

Rufibach & Friends: successful guest chef events at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

At the end of January, Heinz Rufibach, Chef de Cuisine at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, began holding a series of events with an exclusive offer for lovers of fine food and drink. On the first evening, he was joined in the kitchen of Prato Borni by the Three Musketeers of five-star gastronomy: Hans Nussbaumer, Othmar Schlegel and Peter Wyss.

March 2018

Heinz Rufibach, Chef de Cuisine at the Zermatterhof, wants to make guests happy

Heinz Rufibach's return as Chef de Cuisine attracted many new guests to the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni in the Zermatterhof during the 2017 summer season. It also prompted a visit from the GaultMillau restaurant testers, who heaped praise on his dishes and awarded the restaurant 15 points. Rufibach's comeback at the Grand Hotel in Zermatt was thus nothing short of a triumph.

November 2017

Heinz Rufibach to take over from Ralph Busch

Leadership change in the kitchen at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof: the new winter season will see Heinz Rufibach take over as the new Executive Chef at the traditional Zermatt five-star hotel.

October 2017

Heinz Rufibach returns to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Bern native Heinz Rufibach, 55, is the new Chef de Cuisine at our fine-dining restaurant, Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni. Locals and regular guests have fond memories of Heinz Rufibach's cuisine from his time as Chef de Cuisine at the Zermatterhof from 1996 to 2002.

May 2017

How is the 2015 Pinot Noir from Salgesch?

The extremely hot summer of 2015 yielded a fantastic wine. In Switzerland, new red wines usually come onto the market around Christmas time. In Zermatt, on Friday, 5 August 2016, from 4.45 p.m., there will be a preview tasting of this outstanding vintage. Diego Mathier, the prominent spokesman of the Salgesch vintners, will be bringing a barrique of the 2015 Pinot Noir to the Matterhorn Plaza by horse-drawn carriage.

July 2016

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