51° Spa Resort
51° Spa Resort
Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad), Switzerland

51° Spa Resort

Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad), Switzerland

A One-Of-A-Kind Resort

For international visitors, the 51° Spa Residences, 72-key boutique hotel, and luxury spa offer unique year-round experiences in an Alpine town that has enjoyed its thermal springs since Roman times.  A crossroads between old and new sections of town, the site is a natural clearing with spectacular views to the mountains, connecting community and nature.

A Marriage of Site and Use

Our design makes residents and visitors feel linked to the history of the place while experiencing a new paradigm for resort living. Every detail – from private in-home use of thermal waters and rugged stone and wood materials, to the public plaza with its fountain of fire and ice – contributes to an unforgettable, immersive experience.

Smart Concepts with Good ROI

In an envisioning session (later presented at ULI), we collaborated with a real estate specialist to maximize property value through a site-specific program supported by market research, financial forecasts and design perspective. We proved that a branded spa resort and residences using local thermal waters would attract more investment than housing alone.

Project Details

Project Market(s):


Project Service(s):

Master Planning

Architectural Design

Interior Design/FF&E

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – Chris Khaladj

Associate Interior Designer – Marc-MichaelsLocation


Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad), Switzerland


28 residential condominiums

72-key hotel, 20,000 SF spa

Completion Date:

2012 (design)


International Property Awards

Best Apartment in the World 2011

Best Apartment in Europe 2011

Best Apartment in Switzerland 2011

Best Architecture in Switzerland 2011

Best Development in Switzerland 2011

Best Interior Design in Switzerland 2011

Sustainability Certificate – Swiss standards for energy-efficient green buildings


Because of the way we used thermal waters, International Property Awards named 51° Spa Residences the “Best Apartments in the World”

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