Along with a passion for hospitality and gastronomy, art is also a theme close to the heart of the Krone. You will find works by contemporary artists throughout the hotel, as well as pictures and photographs of some of the greats of the art world such as Not Vital and Albert Steiner in the hotel rooms, restaurant area and lounges.
A unique collection
The ground floor and hotel rooms are home to works predominantly by the world-famous Engadine artist Not Vital. Works by Matias Spescha, Bryan Cyril Thurston and Lukas Rohner and photographs by Gaudenz Signorell can be found in the suites. Guests can also admire works by Thomas Zindel on the top floor.
Photographs by Albert Steiner, who characterised the picture-postcard scenery of the Upper Engadine and is regarded as one of Switzerland’s most prominent photographers of the early 20th century, can be seen in the guest lounges.
Matias Spescha, Bryan Cyril Thurston, Lukas Rohner and Gaudenz Signorell.
Redesign of Gasthaus Krone
Modern, straight-line design in natural wood
The renowned architect Hans-Jörg Ruch was commissioned for the redesign in 2002 as well as for the conversion and extension in 2008. In collaboration with the Zurich creative studio «Kessler Kessler» he created a tailor-made, unique design in the Gasthaus Krone.
Ruch is an expert in traditional Engadine architecture and thus a specialist in the conversion of centuries-old Engadine farmhouses and patrician houses. His claim is respect for tradition. For the architecture of the Krone, he relied on contemporary, straight-line design and modern technology in combination with a lot of local solid woods such as Swiss stone pine, larch and maple.