The heart of the Valais canton is home to a charming high-altitude establishment: the brand new Hotel Six Senses Crans-Montana, ideal for an immersive experience in the life of the Alps, with a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. A true temple of well-being where you can rejuvenate, Six Senses is the contemporary answer to the old Valais stone chalets.
An excellent example of sustainable architecture, this refined hospitality project gives the Percorsi Extra collection by Ceramiche Keope a key role, with 14,000 square metres of floor and wall coverings in common areas and private rooms.
The intention is to restore comfort and sophisticated elegance through the selection of natural finishes and colours. A tribute to the grey quartzite typical of the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, the Pietra di Vals chosen for this reference is also the optimal solution for a structure that lives much of the year in extreme climatic conditions.
From the entrance into the semi-secluded cave to the spacious sun terrace, the settings identify the various levels of a fascinating itinerary - designed by the French architectural firm AW² - that begins in the bowels of the mountain and continues all the way up to the coniferous peaks, in a gradual ascent from darkness to light.
Architecture firm: AW2 Architecture & Interiors Paris
Designer: Reda Amalou
Photo credits: Roberto Leoni