The signature rooms' lights and electronics are all navigated via a central control panel, and the 150-channel television is integrated into a room-high mirror with a media connection panel that lets you connect your MP3 player, iPad or notebook and view your own movie or TV show. You’ll never have to be on the road without Grimm again.
Open, mosaic bathrooms sound particularly special, with steam showers or Jacuzzi baths with jet stream. The brand's own toiletry line, Pürovel, is produced by Swiss farmers using pure oils and local herbs. There are also some nice freebies you get with the signature rooms such as the minibar, ironing service on arrival, Nespresso machines (well, free Nespresso coffee for the machine but you can’t take the machine home with you... drats) and WiFi are all included.
The hotel group is planning to spread the signature room love around and add them to other hotels. Details aren't available yet as to when and where, but we’ll keep you in the loop.
Rates in April for a signature room at the Métropole is 610 CHF ($642), but book the fully-prepaid Advance Rate and it drops down to 518 CHF ($545).
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