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The Heinz Julen Loft

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Zermatt | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6 + 1

Rates: Rates available on request.

The Heinz Julen Loft is without doubt the most spectacular property in Zermatt, if not the Alps. A huge 300m² Manhattan style loft set in a wooden chalet in the Swiss Alps; it combines acres of glass, steel, textured concrete and wood in a unique symphony of fusion architecture created by local star designer Heinz Julen. The Loft was Heinz's private home where he hosted many rock-star parties.

Access to this luxury ski chalet is a 2 minute walk from the top of the Omnia Hotel lifts, for which you will have a special key. The village end of the lift delivers you to the heart of Zermatt, in the main street close to the church. Very airy in feel, due to the extensive use of glass, the Loft has a unique bird's nest view of the village and the Mischabel Mountains. The sense of space, light and closeness to nature that the Loft provides is unparalleled. On the two sides overlooking the village, the walls consist of floor to ceiling glass, with French windows 6 meters high leading to a large terrace. (There is an electric exterior curtain that can wrap itself around all that glass if need be).The ceiling is supported by seven columns, while the glass walls have an inset fireplace and three alcoves. The main loft living area has a suspended and illuminated table as its centre piece. In one corner you can play on a baby grand Steinway piano, while in another you can sink into a large sofa and gaze simultaneously at the stunning view over the village and at the crackling fireplace set into the glass wall. Around you: two desks, jack-in-the-box armchairs, a wall of art, and a signature Heinz Julen chandelier. In fact, all the sought-after furniture in the Loft is designed by Heinz. The Heinz Julen Loft and the Penthouse (sleeps 8) combined will sleep up to 14 guests in total.

loft accommodation

  • Main Loft area:
    Large living area with fireplace set into glass wall
    Private sauna
     
  • Mezzanine Floor (made entirely of opaque glass with inset lighting):
    Chill out area with TV
    Cosy dining alcove
    Galley kitchen
    Jacuzzi hot tub
    A cantilevered bar area
  • Floors above main loft area:
    Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower/WC and a balcony
    Master bedroom (on its own landing) features a free standing bath with wood slatted massage cover, an island bed on a rotating floor plus a separate shower room and WC

Both levels of the Loft are served by a private lift (elevator)

December

  • Snow shoe hike near the Matterhorn
  • Moonlight descent

January

  • Horu Trophy – winter sports competition

April

  • Zermatt Unplugged – winter music festival

ACTIVITIES IN ZERMATT

  • Winter walking trails
  • Extensive Cross country skiing
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Curling
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice climbing
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Helicopter Tours & Heli-Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Indoor Swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • 6 Indoor Tennis courts
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Igloo Village

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CURRENCY INFORMATION
CHF (Swiss Francs)

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Zermatt are:

  • Geneva (236km)
  • Zurich (237km)
  • Sion (82km)
  • Milan (197km)

WEATHER
Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.



DRIVING INFORMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

loft location

Distance to lifts / slopes: 8 minutes walk
Distance to resort centre: 2 minute walk (from lift entry)

LOCATION TO AIRPORTS:

Sion Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes / 80km
Geneva Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi / 240km
Zurich Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi / 260km

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Available Booked On request

Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.
  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205

Inclusions

  • SELF-CATERED:
  • Full concierge service.
  • Complimentary arrival and departure pickup from Zermatt train station.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.

  • CATERED:
  • All of above.
  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance.
  • Champagne Reception.
  • Tea and coffee in bed each morning.
  • Daily breakfast and afternoon tea (6 x cooked breakfasts & 1 x continental on staff day off).
  • Children's supper as requested.
  • An open spirits bar and range of soft drinks.
  • Champagne and canapés each night.
  • Evening meal on six nights.
  • Housekeeping on 6 days per week.
  • Carefully selected house wines.
  • Mid week towel change.
  • Pre arrival menu consultation.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Newspapers on request.

Extra Services

  • For Self-catered bookings Maid service can be arranged for CHF 350/ day.
  • Extra Maid service available at CHF 45/ hour (for catered bookings).

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

Ski runs:

Beginner

22%

Intermediate

56%

Advanced

22%

Features:

  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Sauna
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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