Winter in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is going to be a hot one with a palette of fascinating, high class events. While the successful British label Hed Kandi gets the ›King’s Club‹ dance floor vibrating to the their famous Deep House sound, stars such as Umberto Tozzi, Dita von Teese and Ornella Vanoni guarantee a night to remember during »In Concert@Badrutt’s Palace«. The annual charity »Christmas Tree Auction« promises magic and sparkle with its creatively decorated Christmas trees and the legendary »Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz« and »White Turf« events provide racy fun and thrilling entertainment on snow and ice.
This year the legendary ›King’s Club‹ is supported by the famous »Glitz and Glamour Label« Hed Kandi. The British remixer has been responsible for no end of top hits over the past 15 years, bringing us long party nights with their inimitable house vibes from the beaches of Ibiza to the St. Moritz Alps. A winter season of first rate music kicks off with the great opening party on 6 December 2015 in ‹King’s Club› together with Hed Kandi. Every weekend the new resident DJs provide a unique club sound, the likes of which have never been heard before in St. Moritz. On special occasions such as »Russian Christmas« or »Chinese New Year« ›King’s Club‹ guests can party with Hed Kandi to a musical experience and atmosphere created especially for the occasion.
The annual charity »Christmas Tree Auction«, already in its 17th year, takes place on 22 December 2015 in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. Numerous well-known luxury brands such as Gübelin or Bulgari have taken part every year as sponsors of the event and support this traditional hotel with a donation of festively decorated Christmas trees whose creativity knows no bounds. The trees are auctioned off during the gala dinner in the ›Embassy Ballroom‹ by an official auctioneer from Christie’s London. All donations are divided equally between the local charitable organisations Avegnir, Ufficina, Kinderkrippe Engadin and the Blind Ski School of St. Moritz.
Umberto Tozzi and Ornella Vanoni, top Italian pop musicians are guest performers at this year’s series of successful music concerts, »In Concert@Badrutt’s Palace«. Dita von Teese, the world famous burlesque artist rounds off the stage performances with high class erotica.
On Monday 4 January 2016 Umberto Tozzi’s soft voice fills the hall in the ›Embassy Ballroom‹. The now 63 year old singer achieved fame in the 70s with his greatest hits »Ti amo«, »Tu« and »Gloria«. The rather shy musician performs a wide repertoire of songs at his concerts, ranging from sentimental ballads through catchy Italian pop songs to upbeat rock numbers. The focus is always his sensitive voice which animates millions to sing along and thrills people of all generations.
The second installment of »In Concert@Badrutt’s Palace« on Tuesday 8 March 2016, with Dita von Teese and Ornella Vanoni, offers the very best in sensual entertainment. Dita von Teese, who is barely known by anybody by her name at birth Heather Renée Sweet, gives a convincing performance with her exceptional style and artistic perfection. The image of the scantily clad star sprawled provocatively in an overflowing champagne glass has reached cult status. The exceptional star is supported by Italian singer Ornella Vanoni, who monopolises the stage with her impressive voice. The now 82 year old musician’s rise to fame began in the 60s when she took part in various music festivals and gained success with hits such as »Io ti darò di più«, »Un’ora sola ti vorrei« and »L’appuntamento«. The two artists not only share a unique stage presence but also turning their passion into their profession and that they both used the famous men’s magazine »Playboy« as a spring board for their career.
From show biz stars and starlets to the classic historical sounds of the »Musikfestival Badrutt’s Palace«. The »Sinfonia Amadei« orchestra led by conductor Lukas Reinitzer is once again invited to play at the St. Moritz grand hotel from 22 to 24 January 2016. In winter 2016 the musicians are focusing on Beethoven’s famous symphonies, just as in the concert series last winter. What makes it stand out is that the orchestra play all the pieces authentically and with great passion on historical 18th century instruments. For three evenings, an absolutely top musical treat awaits local residents as well as guests of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
No sooner have the first snowflakes fallen in St. Moritz and the lake has started to freeze, than preparations begin for the event highlights »Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz« and »White Turf«. Guests have watched how the trained polo players and their ponies battle it out with a red ball for the winning trophy every winter since 1985. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is once again sponsoring the beloved winter sport event as well as participating in the tournament with its own team from 29 to 31 January 2016.
The excitement races on at a fast pace on the following three Sundays with »White Turf«, the thrilling horse races on the frozen lake. Since last year, the series of races kicks off with the spectacular »Night Turf«, a floodlit race by night. Each day of the event Badrutt’s Palace Hotel welcomes its guests and visitors to its own hospitality tent, offering first class service and winter specialties right next to the polo ground and racetrack.
As a fine finale to the season, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel presents »Music Summit St. Moritz«, together with various other locations. The best known DJs of the electronic dance floor scene play in the lofty heights of St. Moritz alpine huts again by day and in the legendary ›King’s Club‹ by night from 16 to 20 March 2016. Visitors can look forward to the very special guest appearance every night of a successful star DJ and to celebrating the grand finale on 20 March with Hed Kandi in ›King’s Club‹.