Palais – a jewel of BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE

Abbot Benedikt Boxler had the opulent Palais Hof Ragaz, which was also called the Althof, built in 1774. Before the impressive building with its late-baroque flourishes became an exclusive hotel, it served as the governor’s offices of the Pfäfers monastery until the monastery was closed in 1838.

 

THE EMERGENCE OF A SPA RESORT

The history of Ragaz as a health resort began in 1840, when the thermal water was diverted to the abbot’s building at the Hof Ragaz, which was four kilometres from the spring. After 1868, thanks to the initiative and foresight of the architect and former railway director Bernhard Simon, the health resort quickly gained international importance.

THE EMERGENCE OF A SPA RESORT

FROM GOVERNOR’S OFFICES TO LUXURY HOTEL

In 1841, Felix Wilhelm Kubly transformed the governor’s offices into an exclusive hotel. Later renovations, on the ground floor in particular, resulted in lasting changes to the original structure; for example, the dining room that Kubly created was replaced by a modern hall. From the outside, however, the building seems practically untouched. The Palais was fully restored by Thermalbäder und Grand-Hotels AG in 1976.

FROM GOVERNOR’S OFFICES TO LUXURY HOTEL

BREATHTAKING SPLENDOUR IN THE MUSIC SALON

With its truly princely atmosphere, the dazzling restored music salon offers visitors to the Palais a glimpse into all its earlier splendour and luxury. The wide room, which is suffused with natural light, is dominated by the yellow stucco marble wall panels, which draw the eye up to the intricately decorated ceilings.

BREATHTAKING SPLENDOUR IN THE MUSIC SALON

Now part of the GRAND RESORT

The Palais has borne witness as Bad Ragaz has evolved into a world-renowned spa resort. A stylish, traditional atmosphere awaits you here, in keeping with the hotel’s rich history and following meticulous, extensive restoration work which was concluded in 2009. Today, the Palais is part of Europe’s Leading Wellbeing & Medical Health Resort – the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

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