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JUN 2013

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SPA HOPPING BADRUTT'S PALACE, BADRUTTSPALACE.COM/EN 28 DAYSPA | JUNE 2013 From its elegant entryway to its extraordinary grotto, Badrutt's Palace provides a true Swiss experience. wife of managing director Hans. Originally from India, Wiedemann believes that the chief difference between Switzerland's spa culture and what Americans are accustomed to is the interpretation of the word "spa." "In Switzerland, 'spa' relates to a therapeutic experience, whereas in America, it often has a broader meaning, such as 'day spa,' 'beauty spa,' 'nail spa,' and even 'dog spa,'" she says. But both cultures, she adds, "aim at delivering the 'feel good experience,' and stress the prevention of ailments via systems that COURTESY BADRUTT'S PALACE Located at ritzy St. Moritz in the Engadin Valley near the Italian border, Badrutt's Palace, which opened at its present site in 1896, boasts chateaustyle design and old-world chivalry. Its cutting-edge Palace Wellness was devised as part of a $47 million makeover in 2009. Here, guests access the spa via an elevator descending into a grotto. A large indoor pool features a granite faux waterfall obscuring a Jacuzzi, all surrounded by picture windows with unobstructed views of Lake St. Moritz. Adjacent is the Wet Zone, the area's epicenter, which encompasses the Ice Room, Mist Room, Aroma and Salt Steam Rooms, and a variety of ladies-only and mixed saunas. A relaxation room offers plush leather lounge chairs, headphones and stunning vistas of the lake and Alps. Two spa suites stand ready to accommodate couples. And the Treatment Center offers an Alpine Garden encircled by 10 rooms named after flowers growing in the surrounding Engadin valley. Just outside awaits a small outdoor pool, and a tennis court that doubles as an ice-skating rink during winter. Palace Spa's wellness advisor is Martha Wiedemann,

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