A beautiful history
The story of our house
Over the course of time, the Relais & Châteaux Chasa Montana Hotel & Spa has developed into the leading hotel in Samnaun/Engadin through continuous renovations like having the first big indoor pool in Engadin or the Montana SPA (1500m²) for example.
Until the big reconstruction and renovation works in 1994, our house was called Hotel Montana. The building dates back to 1965 and the hotel was opened in February 1966. At the start, the hotel had 30 rooms, a hotel kitchen in the cellar, a small dining room with restaurant and a small wood-panelled Stube room.
Eliane and Hubert Zegg were a young couple who focused on the personal atmosphere, the care for detail, comfort, service and excellent cuisine.
In 1969, the indoor pool (9 x 18 m) and a large sunbathing lawn were added. At the time, this was the first large hotel pool in the Engadin region in a very modern and spacious style (glass fronts with a view of the mountains). Furthermore, a spacious dining room for hotel guests and the fondue and speciality restaurant "la Ferme" were added. On the ground floor, the "Montana" boutique was first opened as a perfumery, and later also jewellery shop.
In 1994, Hotel Montana was completely renovated and a new east and north wing were added with a total of 54 new guest rooms and suites. The indoor pool was moved to a lower level and a wellness area with saunas and steam room, a beauty department, and a large gym were added. Instead of the former hotel kitchen in the cellar, a traditional and cosy après-ski and nightclub was realised. The new hotel has been called "Hotel Chasa Montana" since 1994.
In 2006/2007 the perfume and jewellery shop on the ground floor was replaced by the "Natioli" lounge and the "La Miranda" gourmet restaurant, and the après-ski was replaced by the cosy Fondue and Raclette restaurant. The perfumery was moved to Hotel Silvretta as "Haute Perfumery" and the jewellery turned into "Zegg Watches & Jewellery" in a spacious new adjacent building with an elegant design.
In 2009, the large sun terrace with three huge parasols and glazed sidewalls was realised. A new spacious and air-conditioned wine cellar with over a thousand different wines from all over the world, a new playroom and a new gym were realised in the basement.
2012: Renovation of the wellness area
The "Montana SPA" wellness area was fully renovated in summer 2012 and extended to 1,500 m². The adventure pool with waterfall and underwater massage features pillars and mosaics. Adjacent to the pool there are relaxation areas and a pool bar offering vitamin juices and small snacks. A new wellness lounge with tea and vitamin bar, the heated outdoor brine pool, the panoramic relaxation room, a relaxation oasis, and a grotto with jacuzzi were realised during the course of the renovation works. A Lady Spa with steam room, sauna and separate showers was realised for women only. A Finnish sauna, Saunarium, aromatic steam room, brine steam room, and an infrared cabin are placed around the Atrium.
The beauty area now has a new reception and eight new treatment rooms where five beauty experts spoil guests with medical and wellness massages, facial and body treatments, packs and baths. Exclusive plant-based care products by St. Barth and Sisley are used for the treatments. Precious ethereal oils and natural plant extracts in combination with massage and care rituals promote beauty and wellbeing. Also new is the Floating SPA, where you can fully relax. In the giant warm salt-water tub surrounded by colour effects and underwater music, you can float almost weightlessly. A wellness coach awaits guests in the new, 100 m² large gym offering the newest strength and endurance machines by "Life Fitness. The hairdressers' beside the beauty reception has also been renovated.
The rooms are characterised by a quiet and clear room concept to relax your senses. White with natural contrast colours from stone and wood dominate the rooms, while effective accents like niches with an antique statue or a flower arrangement further underline the style. It was a deliberate decision not to use too many decorative details. After all, which decorations could compete with the splendid mountain panorama outside the large window front of the indoor pool and the relaxation areas?