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Chic interior revisited

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The rooms and other rooms of this lodge at the foot of the Matterhorn have been redone with contrasts of cold and warm materials. A success to visit ...

Perched on a rocky slope, the imposing glass and timber façade of Hotel Omnia overlooks the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Its brilliantly revisited interior, a contemporary "mountain lodge" version, enjoys a stunning view of the surrounding nature. A new alpine stopover, chic and warm. A surprise welcomes the visitor from the entrance of the hotel, a large tunnel lit by candles. This curious sensation does not stop there: to reach the hall, it is necessary to take an elevator, dug in the rock, to climb forty-five meters higher. Arrived at the "summit", the pleasant impression of weightlessness makes forget the animation of the street that we just left! From here, a circular glance is enough to envelop the roofs of Zermatt located below and, in the distance, the snow-capped mountains. Welcome to Omnia Hotel! Open since the summer of 2006, it took almost six years of work to receive guests again. Its rehabilitation was entirely entrusted to the Turkish-New York interior designer Ali Tayar, in cooperation with Maryana Bilski.

Contrasts of cold and hot materials

The idea was to imagine a contemporary version of an American mountain lodge. The hotel was to accommodate thirty rooms including twelve suites, a library, a restaurant, a lounge bar, a conference room and a wellness center. Inspired by the spirit of modernist designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Raymond Loewy, Vladimir Kagan and Eero Saarinen, this spectacular six-storey project has filled all the fantasies of its architects. They have created, in all spaces, a set of lines and horizontal volumes as vanishing lines to the outside, inviting the natural decoration inside. Ali Tayar also worked the contrasts of cold materials? metal and glass for the staircase and the central elevator, real vertebral columns of the hotel? and hot? white oak, leather and felt? for an interior with a very warm atmosphere. All these elements that he wished to have realized by local companies. Each room is imbued with this modern and luxurious spirit of modernity, privileging fluid spaces, equipped with ultramodern accessories and a very studied comfort. Nothing is left to chance ... so that the traveler immediately appropriates the place, in an obvious well-being. To relax after a long day of skiing, simply relax on the comfortable chaise lounges by Vladimir Kagan, or enjoy the warmth of a fire.

Panoramic view from his bed or ... his bathtub

In all rooms, glass doors allow to enjoy a corner of the horizon from his bathtub or his bed. The most spectacular, located on the top floor of the hotel tower, enjoys a panoramic view over Zermatt thanks to a huge circular bay. In the basement, the health center and the restaurant do not take advantage of these views, but the places are dedicated to the pleasure of the senses. It's hard to resist a few relaxing loads in the beautiful pool, whose pool continues outside and overlooks the Matterhorn! This very mineral haven, entirely covered with slates, illuminated in the evening in the light of torches, contrasts voluntarily with the other spaces of the hotel. Another pleasure is to finish your day at the hotel restaurant. With its long communal tables, its large fireplace always lit and its kitchen completely open, this place exudes an atmosphere of chic canteen! Chef Michael Oelleti offers a menu inspired by local cuisine, with Mediterranean touches, and is already a popular address in the resort. In the end, the Omnia is one of those new contemporary mountain hotels, very warm, where we like to laze from morning to night for the luxury of doing good.

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