Hotels

Grand Hotel Kronenhof

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Grand Hotel Kronenhof, located in Pontresina, is the closest location to the Bernina Pass and the race. We have partnered up with this beautiful Hotel and and received premium prices for our guests. Please say that you are joining the Bernina Gran Turismo race when you make your Booking. Alternatively you are free to choose any other Hotel you like.

To Book please go to http://kronenhof.ch or call +41 81 830 30 30 and state the Booking Code ‘Bernina Gran Turismo’

Grand Hotel Kronenhof has a rich and interesting history, having first opened its doors in the first half of the 19th century as a guesthouse. However, the main part of the current building, which is a registered historical landmark, was built at the very end of the 19th century in Neo-Baroque style. The Kronenhof spa is certainly one of the hotel’s highlights and has been named “the best Alpine spa” (according to Tyler Brule writing in the FT, November 2009). Facilities include a 20m indoor infinity pool with counter-current system, a flotation pool with underwater music, a wide range of saunas and steam rooms, a luxurious private suite for couples to enjoy wraps and massages together, and – for the perfect final touch – a crackling log fire in the relaxation room.

Gourmet cuisine is also a specialty at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof. Awarded the title of GaultMillau Hotel of the Year in 2009, it has three restaurants (the formal Grand Restaurant in an elegant Neo-Baroque vaulted room, Gourmet Restaurant Kronenstübli awarded 15 GaultMillau Points serving Italian-Mediterranean cuisine and the informal rustic Le Pavillon for light lunches. In addition, the kids’ restaurant Rondelle guarantees a delightful dinner experience for the little guests: from pizzas and pastas to more healthy food options, all served under the supervision of our childminder. On top of that, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is renowned for its extensive children’s activities and facilities also offering family experiences including a horse carriage ride into the breathtaking Roseg Valley and surrounding areas or e-bike tours in the region.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof was the third Top Hotel in Switzerland in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards, having been named The World’s Top Hotel in the same awards in 2014, as well as being ranked Europe’s Top Hotel, Switzerland’s Top Hotel, the fifth best Luxury hotel in Europe, the second most Romantic hotel in Switzerland and the top Luxury hotel in Switzerland. Also this year, the hotel won a place in a list of the top 20 best holiday hotels in Switzerland compiled by renowned Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung and was named one of the top ten “Luxury Hotels” at the 2015 Switzerland Tourism PRIX BIENVENU awards. In 2014, Grand Hotel Kronenhof also won the Switzerland Tourism PRIX BIENVENU award as the most welcoming luxury hotel in Switzerland in 2014.

Albergo Ospizio Bernina

With pleasure we tell you about the 130 years story of our house. One touching sunrise or a romantic sunset in the mountains, or about the light of the full-moon or everything you can live at 2309 m.

Albergo Ospizio Bernina - Bernina Gran Turismo

ALBERGO OSPIZIO BERNINA

Hotel u. Restaurant
7710 Ospizio Bernina
Tel +41 (0) 81 844 03 03
Fax +41 (0) 81 844 10 39
info@bernina-hospiz.ch
http://bernina-hospiz.ch

Albergo Croce Bianca

The “Albergo Croce Bianca” is a refreshing oasis in the middle of the Puschlav Mountains. It’s an ideal place for those seeking a peaceful refuge away from the stress of everyday life. A place for rejuvenation and relaxation, a place for you.

ALBERGO CROCE BIANCA
Via da Mez 178
CH – 7742 Poschiavo
Tel +41 81 844 01 44
Fax +41 81 844 12 70
relax@croce-bianca.ch
www.croce-bianca.ch

Albergo Albrici

Experience history in a 17th Century Palace!

Our hotel on Poschiavo’s picturesque town square is the ideal place for people seeking a unique vacation experience. From the windows of our rooms you can watch the comings and goings of the village, at night the hours are marked by the bells from the neighbouring church. The delicious cuisine and mouth watering pizzas will make your visit unforgettable.

HOTEL ALBRICI
Plaza da Cumün 137
CH – 7742 Poschiavo
Tel +41 81 844 01 73
Fax +41 81 844 09 98
welcome@hotelalbrici.ch
www.hotelalbrici.ch
www.swiss-historic-hotels.com

Support Teams and Mechanics

Please send us your Picture and Information and we will make you part of this Event!

1er-equipoEWAN CAMERON
http://www.cameronracingengines.com/esite/home

Welcome to Cameron Racing Engines, we are a small precision engineering company and we specialise in Ministry of Defence work. To do this we’ve had to buy hugely expensive but very versatile Computer Numerically Controlled machines because there is no other way to achieve the required accuracy

The advantage of having these machines is that we can also make, to a standard not previously achievable and certainly not when they were in production, practically everything that might be needed for JAP engines (or anything similar) and the cars and bikes they powered. For example: Morgan, Cooper, Kieft, Emeryson, Brough Superior, Cotton, OK Supreme as well as most of the older Speedway and Grass track bikes.

We’ve probably cornered the World market! We can even make you a brand new Cooper, Morgan or Brough Superior SS100 if you’d like one and, because our family has been racing since them since 1958 we can guarantee that it will be stronger and more durable than the original.

To read all about us and these and the many other services we offer, please study our website carefully and get in contact with us if you have any questions, we enjoy helping any way we can and it’s great to make contact with other enthusiasts while we are at it.

Ladies

Kronenhof Spa

Back to nature, back to the crystal clear mountain air… You will experience a true sense of wellbeing when you first arrive at Pontresina’s Grand Hotel Kronenhof. This is in no small part due to the wide, peaceful yet breath-taking valley, its pristine Swiss stone pine and larch forests and the magnificent view of the wild Roseg glacier.

The Kronenhof Spa of more than 2,000 square metres brings that natural freshness and renewing spirit indoors. No wonder, guests seeking to relax and restore their natural body-soul balance in an exclusive setting consider the Grand Hotel their place of choice.

Our team of professional cosmeticians and therapists are ready to regale you with exquisite treatments and treatment products of the highest quality, directly retrieved from nature.

You will feel it deep inside: As your stay draws to a close, your mind and body are at one with our all-empowering nature.

You can download here the Kronenhof Spa info:

Weather

As the weather in September can change very quickly from sunny to cold we would like you to be prepared for all the eventualities. The Paddock area is 2330m above sea level and the conditions might be extremely changeable; as this event will be for the real “hard racers” and true aficionados, you no doubt will be fully ready in case of rain and wind (in the first Edition in October we even had snow)! Support teams will have a dedicated room in the Ospizio where hot drinks and food will be available. As the paddock area is not covered we would suggest for you to bring your own tent for you and your car to work under.

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Bernina in the Press

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