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Visit the lifestyle hotel created by Heinz Julen and run by his wife Evelyne, at the very heart of Zermatt. This designer jewel, the small, but beautiful BACKSTAGE Boutique HOTEL is opening on the 20th anniversary of the legendary "Vernissage" cultural centre.

Quality and design

The hotel bears Heinz Julen's signature, and each piece of furniture has been hand-made in his Zermatt studio. The six cube lofts are for enthusiasts, while the elegant deluxe double rooms and the cosy double rooms allow for wonderful relaxation. The rooms consist of:  


Relax and meet

After a hard day of sporting activity, the rooms provide a calm space in which to relax. Get your nose into a good book in the library, get to know like-minded people or study the design of our wellness landscape. If you want to chat with Zermatt locals or other guests, the z'Abund Bar, with tea and homemade cake, is just the place.


In our theme-based outdoor & indoor wellness world, it’s not a matter of perspiring until the hourglass shows that 15 minutes have passed; here, you bring together body, mind, art, music and nature. A different kind of spa.

Art gallery and design shop

You can reach the Vernissage cultural centre from your room by the lift. Come and join us for a private view, or simply admire the gallery.
Discover the latest pieces of furniture in Heinz Julen's shop, and maybe order a lamp made specially for you.


Movie fans get their money's worth in the hotel's own public cinema, where you can enjoy both a movie and a delicious meal at our Ciné-Dinners.

Bar and clubbing

The Vernissage Bar crew look forward to welcoming you with an aperitif or a night cap, or to mixing you one of our seductive cocktails. Selected concerts also take place in the Vernissage Club.

Sports shop

If you want to rent skis, or to take off on a spontaneous sledge ride, you can arrange this in the hotel’s sports shop – and off you go to the slopes, or to our legendary sister restaurant "Chez Vrony" in Findeln.

Zermatt unplugged

The Backstage Hotel @ Vernissage is the centre of the legendary Zermatt Unplugged festival, www.zermatt-unplugged.ch. Musicians, artists and members of the Friends of Zermatt Unplugged Club all stay here. The candelabra that decorates the large festival marquee is the centrepiece of the hotel lobby during the rest of the year.

We look forward to welcoming you to Zermatt.
Your host,  Heinz Julen

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