Switzerland’s Badrutt Palace has revealed that Maxime Luvara will become its Executive Chef from August.

Luvara brings with him experience at prestigious addresses such as Troigros in Roanne and Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, while he also worked with French chef Alain Ducasse for over 10 years at Le Louis XV, and more recently has held the position of Executive Chef at both Burj Al Arab in Dubai and InterContinental Hong Kong.

“I am really looking forward to becoming the new Executive Chef at such a legendary hotel as Badrutt’s Palace. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with a dynamic team and to enhance and develop the culinary experience with progressive, new ideas,” says Luvara. “It is important for me to work with seasonal products and to allow them to speak for themselves. Even in the kitchen, sometimes less is more.”

Richard Leuenberger, Managing Director of Badrutt’s Palace, comments: “It is very exciting for us to have Maxime Luvara join the team as Executive Chef and we know that we have found in him a chef who brings an innovative spirit to the hotel, along with his international experience.”

Badrutt’s Palace is home to nine on-site restaurants and three bars: King’s Social House is a restaurant-cum-nightclub in collaboration with British chef and restauranteur Jason Atherton, while in the wood-ceilinged Grand Hall, guests can enjoy afternoon tea and imaginative creations from acclaimed pastry chefs.

Elsewhere, Andreas Caminada’s Michelin-starred IGNIV promises inspired sharing dishes and contemporary interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola; Le Restaurant presents timeless fine dining and a rare opportunity to experience a Gueridon-style of service; and La Coupole restaurant – formerly Europe’s first indoor tennis hall – is home to a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant from Nobu Matsuhisa.

There’s also a Renaissance Bar – the first vintage cigar lounge in continental Europe – where guest can retreat for a nightcap or cigar by the big stone hearth, while across the road in the heart of St. Moritz is the 1658-built Chesa Veglia, the oldest ‘peasant house’ in the village; its two bars and three eateries are a reminder that Italy is only 40 miles south — the Italian-speaking waiters are often complemented for Pizzeria Heuboden’s fare.