Long-known as a center for relaxation, wellness and exquisite service, the Gstaad Palace is cementing its position as a health destination with the launch of a new “Health Retreat.” The program, which will be held from August 27-September 3, 2017, is an opportunity for guests to meet with highly-acclaimed Dr. Steven Lamm, the medical director of NYU Langone’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, and author of multiple books including No Guts, No Glory and Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life.
The Health Retreat is a sign of the hotel’s commitment to good health and living well. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dr. Lamm to Gstaad as part of our Health Retreat,” said General Manager Andrea Scherz. “Our guests will receive the best possible care and attention from this celebrated physician, coupled with the outstanding service and hospitality that they have come to expect from Gstaad Palace.”
Dr. Steven Lamm is a practicing internist and clinical professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine who believes that wellness is not simply the absence of illness. “This is a fantastic opportunity to really connect with patients in one of the world’s most beautiful settings: the famous Gstaad Palace,” said Dr. Lamm. “As a physician my goal is connect with the patient, and to improve my patients’ lives from all angles – after all, my purpose is to treat each person, not only to manage the illness.” He regularly offers commentary on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View.
Located in the Alps, the 104-year-old, family-owned Gstaad Palace is one of the most recognized luxury hotels in Europe, and a long-time member of Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel offers a number of activities for health-minded travelers, including the 20,000-square-foot Palace Spa, with 8 treatment rooms, pool and a Hammam. During the summer months, visitors enjoy the property’s Olympic-size heated outdoor pool, four tennis courts, bike rides and access to the many Alpine mountain trails.
The goal of the Health Retreat is to improve all aspects of health, including physical and emotional. Health Retreat participants will receive: accommodation for seven nights, daily breakfast buffet, daily lunch and dinner, two consultations with Dr. Lamm, Welcome cocktail party, guided hikes, one cooking class with one of the Palace’s chefs, two group activities a day (stretching, Nordic Walking or Yoga), a 50-minute massage at the Palace Spa and an outing to the hotel’s famous Walig Hut in the mountains with a traditional Swiss picnic. Pricing starts at $6,115 and includes taxes, service and VAT.