The Carina has been awarded with the classifications of “Swiss Lodge” and “Design & Lifestyle”

“Anything but ordinary”. This is how Hotelleriesuisse describes their portfolio of Design & Lifestyle hotels. This classification is awarded exclusively to hotels that “showcase innovative architecture, visionary interior decor and the skillful integration of design, art and culture”. Furthermore, such hotels need to cultivate a set of values that cover every aspect – from accommodations to gastronomy and from leisure to business. Always functional, the design is supposed to dictate the way in which shapes, materials, colours, light and space are used.


While most Design & Lifestyle hotels are rated four or five stars, the Carina offers a refined experience rooted in simplicity. For this reason, the Carina has also been awarded the Swiss Lodge classification. The latter stands for hotels that overlooks certain amenities in order to privilege access to the greatest number of people.


Whit this unique combination of classifications, the Carina shows that it is possible for a Design & Lifestyle hotel to also be simple like a Swiss Lodge. It’s luxury – redefined: high-quality products take centerstage, and authenticity prevails over the superflous.


As the only hotel in Zermatt with this unique double classification, the Hotel Carina is officially “a special place to stay”.



The Carina believes in local industry, favours short supply chains and is committed to a sustainable and responsible hotel industry. For this reason, we collaborate as much as possible with local craftsmen and producers. Get to know some of them

The bay windows with Matterhorn views are characteristic of the Carina. They were carpentered from fir wood by Partl in Zermatt
Our rooms’ furniture was designed by Geneva-based GM Architectes Associés and custom-made in oak at Nicolas Devantéry’s workshop in Valais
Our bed linen is from Élite, a Swiss mattress manufacturer

Borella of Geneva have designed our blinds and curtains, the latter being a nod to the iconic Swiss military blanket
The rugs by designer Pierre Bonnard were manufactured by Chic Cham Rugs

The rooms are equipped with “Sonar” sinks from the Swiss brand Laufen; designed by Tomas Kral, our stools were made by Soren Henrichsen
Jörg Boner has designed tables and chairs for the alpine brand Stattman Furniture. Some jewels from “Ligne Roset” by Togo adorn our loft apartments
Our chairs were made in the Swiss factories of Horgenglarus and Röthlisberger

Wenger Fenster manufactured our windows encased in brushed fir frames
Our stone floors and tiles were supplied by opla out of Täsch
Parquet floors and carpets are the work of Philipp Truffer in Zermatt
Kitchens and lights come from Pollinger in Visp

At the Carina,
you can refresh yourself at any time after check-out

We will be closed from May 1st, but we look forward to seeing you on June 3rd! See you soon!

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