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Switzerland’s first “Heidi” family spa


The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz further develops its three-generation concept with a separate new family spa. The bathing area for children up to the age of 16 will be around 550 square metres in size and is scheduled to open in April 2018. A guaranteed wow feeling will be created by the renowned interior designer Claudio Carbone with a representation of the Tamina gorge and the use of multimedia effects. He has chosen the Heidi story as the key theme for this future family hot spot.


For decades, the story of the popular orphan from Eastern Switzerland has been fascinating young and old both within and beyond the borders of Switzerland. Always at home in the Alps, writer Johanna Spyri was a regular visitor to the Grand Hotel Quellenhof, where she enjoyed the beneficial effects of the thermal water. What came to be known as the Heidiland region not only helped to improve her health, however, but also provided the idea for a world-renowned children’s book: “The story of the Swiss girl who cured sick Klara with her vitality still fits us perfectly as Europe’s Leading Wellbeing & Medical Health Resort,” says Patrick Vogler, CEO of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. 

In November 2017, NZZ am Sonntag praised the wide range of facilities on offer at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and rated it as one of the three best hotels in Switzerland. Marco R. Zanolari, General Manager of the Grand Hotels, is continuing to build on this success: with the exclusive five-star family spa, he and his team aim to offer an even more tailored response to the varying needs of different age groups and expand on the concept of a three-generation resort. 

The aim is to provide both children and their parents with plenty of space to have fun and enjoy the wellness experience. While the older water lovers test their diving goggles in the swimming pool, the little ones can splash around with mum and dad in the thermal water of the baby pool. From spring 2018, the focus at the hotel’s Helena pool will be on providing time and space for tranquillity. The 36.5°C thermal pool, which is popular with regular visitors, will be accessible only to those aged 16 and above. 

The creative endeavours of interior designer Claudio Carbone are in full flow in the development of the new children’s wonderland. Carbone has already completed a range of projects at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, including the Spa Suites Tower, which opened in 2009. With his feel for shapes and materials and his innovative ideas, the world-renowned creative mind from Appenzell never fails to inspire and fascinate. The resort’s youngest guests are sure to be captivated by Claudio Carbone’s fantastic family wonderland with its playful features. Alongside hydro massage showers, water pumps and the like, the interior designer has added highlights such as a rustic Alpine hut and rock formations that are reminiscent of the Heidi story and the Tamina gorge. Carbone would not be Carbone without his conviction that the bathing experience should also be a delight for the eyes, hence the addition of a multimedia production in the wellness area. 

Children will also be inspired by the trips they can enjoy in the surrounding Heidiland region. Skiing or sledging in winter, whizzing down the “Floomzer” toboggan run on Flumserberg in summer, exploring the Heidi Route, trying out the playground in the nearby Giessenpark or conquering the 100 or so climbing stations on the “CLiiMBER” (alternatively the “miniCLiiMBER“ for four years and above) on Prodalp – the wide range of options will be sure to keep everyone busy.  

For visitors wishing to explore the region, the concierge team at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will be happy to provide bicycles free of charge for the whole family. Minigolf and boccia sets are also available for use at the resort’s own facilities. Classes are on offer on the tennis courts and at the golf course, and children’s swimming classes are available at the public Tamina Therme thermal spa. At the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa, the resort’s younger guests can also choose between a “Bling Bling Fingers” manicure, a “Funny Choco” massage and other treatments. Children of all ages will love the redesigned “Children’s Villa” and other facilities, which will offer an exciting programme of events from April 2018.

Four new family suites will also be on offer from April 2018 to guarantee a restful night after a day of thrilling activities. The suites, around 75 square metres in size, contain two bedrooms and provide space for up to two adults and three children. The family rooms can be booked from April 2018 at



Anna Kristina Bichsel, Director of PR & Corporate Communications
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