Located in the Swiss Alps Village of Vale is one of Europe’s finest wellness retreats – 7132.A quarter o a century ago local architect Peter Zumthor created the retreat’s iconic thermal baths designed to stimulate long-lasting health and wellness benefits. Since then the retreat that have become a bit of a mecca.
Today the company has launched a series of new nature-forward wellness experiences in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its thermal baths.
The thermal baths pay homage to the surrounding area’s dramatic mountain landscape, combining 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite stone with highly mineralised healing waters from the nearby St. Peter’s spring.
There are two adjacent hotels – the Swiss designated ‘five-star superior’ 7132 Hotel, which is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, and the House of Architects design hotel; a private chalet in the village – 7132 Glenner; a range of seven restaurants and bars offering varied cuisine including the two-Michelin Star 7132 Silver Restaurant; a kid’s club; and the iconic thermal baths.
The new wellness experiences launching this year include:
7132 Alpine Ritual Forest Bathing Spa Treatment
What: To be fully immersed in the property’s breathtaking natural landscapes, guests can experience high altitude Alpine therapy encompassing personalised massage treatments in the heart of a nearby forest surrounded by fir trees and lush ferns. The wellness experience utilises local ingredients such as mountain herb-infused oils and is rooted in the belief that embracing the sights, scents, and sounds of the forest can improve physical and mental wellbeing.
How much: The new 7132 Alpine Ritual package starts from CHF 11,230 (£9,244) per person, including a three-night stay at 7132 Hotel in the Penthouse Suite with breakfast, a round trip transfer via helicopter within Switzerland, a one-hour forest bathing wellness treatment including transfer, a 90-minute Valser hot stone massage in the spa, a healthy welcome cocktail created by the 7132 mixologist, and free admission to the Thermal Baths.
7132 Swimming In Darkness:
What: French novelist Lucas Harari was inspired to write a thrilling graphic novel, titled Swimming in Darkness, which tells the story of Pierre, a young architecture student who becomes obsessed with the thermal baths while writing his thesis and then travels to the resort to experience its mysterious energy. Guests can follow in his footsteps and read a complimentary copy of the novel before enjoying a rejuvenating nighttime dip in the baths.
How much: The new 7132 Swimming in Darkness package starts from CHF 775 (£634) for two people, including a two-night stay at 7132 House of Architects with breakfast, a gifted copy of the graphic novel, free admission to the Thermal Baths including evening bathing on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11pm – 1am (nighttime swimming open to all guests staying at the hotels).
7132 Thermal Cinema:
What: Arts and culture enthusiasts can don their swimsuits and float in the healing thermal waters of the large outside pool or relax on the surrounding loungers whilst watching projections of immersive art-house style movies on the slabs of Vals quartzite stone. The screenings will include a mix of architecture and art house-themed documentaries, spotlighting the life of Peter Zumthor, the history of the baths, and Hollywood classics.
How much: The new 7132 Thermal Cinema screenings will take place on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 8pm – 11pm from June 15 – 17, 2022. The experience (complimentary for hotel guests) can be followed by a nighttime swim.
7132 Once In A Lifetime Experience:
What: Couples seeking a truly exclusive experience will have the opportunity to book an ultra-luxe, once-in-a-lifetime experience, which includes the opportunity to enjoy access to the thermal baths for an extraordinary evening exploring the spa’s cathedral-setting and various indoor and outdoor pools in complete privacy. Additional highlights to ensure it is truly memorable include taking the 7132 Helicopter to a remote glacier for a romantic Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne tasting followed by a nine-course tasting menu at the two Michelin-star 7132 Silver Restaurant.
How much: The new 7132 Once In A Lifetime Experience package starts from CHF 7,770 (£6,359) for two people, including a two-night stay in 7132 Hotel’s Penthouse Suite with breakfast, helicopter and Champagne tasting experience on the glacier, nine-course tasting dinner at 7132 Silver Restaurant, exclusive privatisation of the thermal baths for 90 minutes by night, and free admission to the thermal baths from arrival to departure.
For more information and to book, visit www.7132.com.