Our history

The Chlösterli – a legend was born.

In the two centuries of its existence, the Chlösterli has already experienced a lot.
At the beginning of the 19th century, it served as a bakery and general
store before being converted into a residential building and pub,
and at one stage was even run as a home.


However, one thing always remained the same in spite of all the changes and different owners: the dance hall with its legendary dance evenings.

Where Liz Taylor and Roger Moore said goodnight to each other.

From the second half of the 20th century at the latest, the Gstaad Chalet
with its restaurant and dance hall gained an international reputation thanks to famous regulars like Roger Moore, Liz Taylor, David Niven,
Günter Netzer and Robert Wagner.

We are Chlösterli


Gennaro Carrozza


Domenico Tamburrino

We say buongiorno


The two hosts, Gennaro Carrozza and Domenico Tamburrino, have lots in common: they come from the country which is famous for its zest for life, they grew up in a hospitality environment and both of them have been working as hosts in Gstaad for a very long time. 


Their philosophy is: Italians do it better.


Alberto Farina

I say buon appetito.


Like the two hosts, he also comes from the country of culinary delights: head chef, Alberto Farina. For more than 30 years, he has been enchanting diners at the best establishments in Italy and Switzerland.


His philosophy is: al dente is an attitude to life.