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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
Friday morning

I woke up at 8am and was still so  tired but they needed me for minyan.  It was rosh chodesh Av so I decided to join the minyan. I came down at 8:30 everyone was sitting and waiting for me.

The concierge said that about 1pm it will start raining so if we want to do anything we should do it in the morning.

So after davening we had a good breakfast. We bought some nosh from the little market and went out for a few hours.
Right outside of our hotel was a chairlift. We took that up to a mountain then walked 25 minutes over to a funicular. You get off on top and take another chairlift even higher up.

We spent some time up there enjoying the beautiful views. The way down we took a different route, we ended up in the town of St Moritz. We walked around some nice shops a nice little lake, we walked back till the hotel.
We met some yidden on our walk who were staying in different places, many rented apartments.

We got back to the hotel around 2pm it was raining. So we decided to get some rest. When we woke up it was sunny again. We got ready for Shabbos.

Pictures of the day

View of our window in the morning

 

Part of the store they have of kosher product

 

First chair lift up

 


 

 

The hiking trail

 

The funicular all the way up

 

 

Our hotel from up the hill

 

Some snow

 

 

Our way down

 

Town of St Moritz

 

 


Shabbos was late, around 9pm. But we davened about 7:30.

By 8:40 we were done davening and went to a nice ballroom to eat the seudah. Everyone got their own table with a name card and in the center was a huge table with all kinds of salads, fruits, nuts, drinks and some wine. They served a full meal it was good and the ambiance was very nice.

Shabbos morning, we davened at 9am. After davening theres a big Kiddush outside the shul in the lobby then there was a break till 1pm.

Most people take that time to go out for a walk. It was 70 degrees sunny. We walked around the lake for about 2 hours and then came back to the seudah.

The meal by day was a full 6 coarse meal. The food was good. Then we went for a long nap. When we woke up was still light outside so we went for a walk in a different direction for different views. Then was davening, shalesh seudahs and maariv. After havdala was almost 11pm so we spent some time in the hotel and called it a night.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2020, 05:41:27 PM »

Sunday our flight to London was at 3:30pm. The way to ZRH takes about 3 hours so we didnít have much time to do anything.

We got up at 8, davened had a good breakfast and we were checked out by 9:45am. When we left we still wanted to check out the beautiful lake nearby. So we made a stop took pictures, took in the view once more and left to the airport.

Some picture of the day

 

 

 

 

The way to the airport was very enjoyable. The views of the mountains were gorgeous. Overall I would say Switzerland cannot be described in words. Iíve been there before and will be back IYH!

Some pictures of the way to the airport

 



 

 

My experience from this kosher program: The man in charge is MR Wagner from London. He is a very nice guy! I spoke to him a lot throughout the time I was there. He tries very hard for you to have a nice stay and good food. But for some reason I felt $870.00 a night for what you get is overpriced. It was a great experience since I was only there for the weekend.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2020, 04:02:15 PM »
Great TR!!

Although I've already been to Switzerland a number of times both winter and summer, every time I see a TR it makes me dream of going all over again.  And at this point it's really a dream...  Have not traveled international in close to a year :(.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2020, 05:20:08 PM »
Great TR!!

Although I've already been to Switzerland a number of times both winter and summer, every time I see a TR it makes me dream of going all over again.  And at this point it's really a dream...  Have not traveled international in close to a year :(.

Thanks . i feel the same way .

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2020, 08:37:58 AM »

My experience from this kosher program: The man in charge is MR Wagner from London. He is a very nice guy! I spoke to him a lot throughout the time I was there. He tries very hard for you to have a nice stay and good food. But for some reason I felt $870.00 a night for what you get is overpriced. It was a great experience since I was only there for the weekend.
I know Wagner quite well. He's from Switzerland but has been living in London for a few decades.

He is very busy, does a lot of weddings, fancy kidush catering, has his own boutique hotel in Hendon (The Pillar) and runs a few programs (Pessah, Summer)

He's now trying to tap the whole kosher Dubai / Bahrain opportunity.

My personal takeaway is that he has small group of very wealthy clients who basically follow him whenever he goes, so he can afford to charge whatever prices he wants.