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A paradise for the senses nestled between heaven and
earth
Tschuggen Grand Hotel and the Tschuggen Bergoase in Arosa
Schiltach, June 2008. The sails have been set for a journey to a
world of peace and relaxation. Star architect Mario Botta has created
a wellness oasis spanning 5,000 square meters which shows its
distinctive face in the mountain region of Arosa in the Swiss canton
of Graubünden. The roof construction with its opulent yet filigree sails
made of glass and steel nestles snugly into the surroundings. During
the day, the sails make for rooms flooded with light while exuding a
warm hue over the idyllic mountain village of Arosa at night. No
wonder the four-storey building – which serves as a spa for the
renowned Tschuggen Grand Hotel – was given the name of
“Bergoase” (mountain oasis). All of the elements of the mountain
region can be found in the expansive sauna and bathing landscapes:
air, light, water and rock. “Our intention was to build without over-
building”, explains the architect. The concept was also realized on
the inside. Lightness, coziness, understated luxury and harmonious
design exude an atmosphere of peace and security.

Back to the original forms of water
The planners found a perfect partner for this ambience in the form of
the Hansgrohe wide-pattern overhead showerheads and the Axor
Starck line featuring a restrained design. The principle of designer
Philippe Starck goes perfectly with the concept of the mountain
oasis: a return to the essential, to the original forms of water usage.
Accordingly, Axor has manufactured a special model of the Axor
Starck shower column for the Tschuggen Bergoase. The slimline
shower bar was equipped by the experts with a water supply through
the base and special securing features for the free-standing glass
cabin.

In the top floor of the wellness area, visitors can look forward to an     Hansgrohe AG
iridescent blue and generously-proportioned bathing world.                 Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
                                                                           Auestraße 5−9
Surrounded by walls of Alpine granite, indoor and outdoor pools,           D−77761 Schiltach

mineral and medicinal baths as well as the shower system integrated        Telefon   +49 7836 51-1215
in the stone grotto of the original Arosa rock, guests can relax and                 +49 7836 51-1226
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recuperate. The sauna landscape includes a mountain sauna, steam           Telefax
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                                                                                     +49 7836 51-1170

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baths and a chill-out lounge with open fireplace. Two luxurious spa
suites with a whirlpool directly under one of the glass sails give
guests a feeling of being that much closer to heaven. The pamper
program is rounded off by professional massages and beauty offers
featuring traditional European and Asian bathing culture.

The guest is king
Via a filigree glass bridge, the guest can wander between the
Bergoase and the traditional Tschuggen Grand Hotel where the
guest is a true king. Four restaurants pamper culinary tastes with a
wide range of menus – from traditional and rustic raclette evenings to
gala dinners in the renowned gourmet restaurant. Those who hear
the call of the wild will be able to reach the impressive peak in a mere
three minutes using the Tschuggen Bergcoaster, a monorail taxi
running as of this autumn, or discover the inviting ski and hiking
areas offered by Arosa. Guests can recover their strength after
eventful days in rooms designed by Tessin-born interior designer
Carlo Rampazzi featuring exclusive comfort and coziness while the
bathrooms with a style mix combining granite from Bünden
harmoniously integrate fittings from the Axor Starck Classic line.
Here too, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers guests wellness down to
the last detail.


Tschuggen Grand Hotel and Tschuggen Bergoase
Facts and figures

Address:                  Tschuggen Grand Hotel / Tschuggen Bergoase
                          Sonnenbergstrasse
                          CH-7050 Arosa
                          Tel.: +41 (0)81 378 99 99
                          Fax: +41 (0)81 378 99 90
                          www.tschuggen.ch

Tschuggen Bergoase

Commissioned by:          Tschuggen Grand Hotel, AG
                          Grandhotel Tschuggen, Arosa
Architect:                Mario Botta, Studio Botta, Ascona                Hansgrohe AG
                                                                           Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
                          Overall planning: Fanzun AG, Chur and Arosa      Auestraße 5−9
                                                                           D−77761 Schiltach

                                                                           Telefon   +49 7836 51-1215
                                                                                     +49 7836 51-1226
                                                                                     +49 7836 51-1297
                                                                                     +49 7836 51-3009
                                                                           Telefax   +49 7836 51-1170

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                                                                           www.hansgrohe.com

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Dimensions:           5,000 m² of wellness across four floors with a
                      bathing world, sauna and steam bath
                      landscapes, treatment rooms, lounge and open
                      fire, fitness und medical wellness


Material & design:    Duke White granite from the Alps, Arosa rock,
                      maple from Canada, light sails and access
                      bridge made of glass
Fittings/showers:     Axor Starck Classic, Raindance AIR showers
                      (Hansgrohe)
Building time:        3 years
Access:               Hotel guests in Tschuggen Grand Hotel as well
                      as limited times for external guests, members’
                      club
Employees:            25 people involved

Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Opening hours:          After the summer break
                        as of December 1, 2007
Rooms, beds:            130 rooms, 214 beds
Fittings in suites:     Axor Starck Classic (Hansgrohe)
4 restaurants:          La Provence: light and kitchen-fresh from
                        the market
                        La Vetta: Mediterranean delicacies and
                        elegant wines
                        Bündnerstube: Swiss dishes and rare
                        wines
                        Grand Restaurant: French cuisine with a
                        touch of exoticism                             Hansgrohe AG
                                                                       Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
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Conference rooms:       3 rooms of 26 to 62 m² in size (for up to 50   D−77761 Schiltach

                        people)                                        Telefon   +49 7836 51-1215
                                                                                 +49 7836 51-1226
                                                                                 +49 7836 51-1297
                                                                                 +49 7836 51-3009
                                                                       Telefax   +49 7836 51-1170
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About Hansgrohe – the original from the Black Forest

 In its 107-year history, Hansgrohe (www.hansgrohe.com),
 headquartered in Schiltach/Black Forest, has acquired the
 reputation within the sanitary industry as a leading innovator in
 technology and design. With its showers, fittings and shower
 systems, Hansgrohe creates the original products that make the
 bathroom more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful. In
 2007, the Company generated sales of EUR 661 million with its
 Axor, Hansgrohe, Pharo and Pontos brands (2006: EUR 569
 million) – a 16% gain year-on-year. The Company creates new jobs
 both in Germany and abroad on the back of this performance. The
 Hansgrohe Group currently has a global workforce of more than
 3,200 employees, with two-thirds of them working in Germany. The
 Company, which takes tough action against product piracy and
 intellectual property theft, manufactures its products in five German
 plants – a sixth plant is under construction in Offenburg –, in
 France, the Netherlands, in the U.S. and in China.

                                 ***

                With its innovative technologies Hansgrohe AG will
                be partner of the German Pavilion „wunderbar“ at
                the International Exhibition EXPO 2008 in
                Zaragoza which centres on the theme “water and
                sustainable development”. Let us show you the
                better usage of the resource water. Visit the
                German Pavilion from June 14 until September 14
                or at www.hansgrohe.com/expo2008.



 Further information:   Hansgrohe AG
                        - Public Relations -
                        Heike Schmidt/Dr. Carsten Tessmer
                        Phone: +49 (0)7836/51-1297/ -3009
                        Fax: +49 (0)7836/51-1170
                        E-mail: public.relations@hansgrohe.com           Hansgrohe AG
                                                                         Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
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                                                                         D−77761 Schiltach

                                                                         Telefon   +49 7836 51-1215
                                                                                   +49 7836 51-1226
                                                                                   +49 7836 51-1297
                                                                                   +49 7836 51-3009
                                                                         Telefax   +49 7836 51-1170

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Picture Overview Tschuggen Grand Hotel




Against the distinctive mountain silhouette:              Bright sails radiate warm light from the wellness
Tschuggen Grand Hotel and the new Tschuggen               landscape spanning four floors.
Bergoase (mountain oasis) behind it.




A splendid view of Arosa is afforded by the Junior        Spacious and elegantly furnished bathrooms
Suite.                                                    distinguished by bright colors and granite from the
                                                          Bünden region, ideally supplemented by Axor Starck
                                                          Classic sink and bathtub fittings.




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Comfort, function and design in the bathroom. These principles are picked    A style mix, cheery colors and         Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
up on by the characteristic spring handle of Axor Starck Classic fittings.                                          Auestraße 5−9
                                                                             fantastic views: guests enjoy their stay
                                                                             in the homey suites of Tschuggen D−77761 Schiltach
                                                                             Grand Hotel.                           Telefon +49 7836 51-1215
Photos: Foto Homberger, Arosa                                                                                                   +49 7836 51-1226
                                                                                                                                +49 7836 51-1297
                                                                                                                                +49 7836 51-3009
                                                                                                                      Telefax   +49 7836 51-1170

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Picture Overview Tschuggen Bergoase




Submerge yourself in iridescent blue water and           The slimline Axor Starck shower column soars
enjoy the view of the extensive bathing landscape.       towards one of the large sails.




Sky-blue and relaxing bathing pleasure    Wellness in the mineral niches cut into   Free-standing, lightweight special
                                          granite walls                             construction: the Axor Starck shower
                                                                                    column is fed by a connection in the
                                                                                    floor.
Photos: Foto Homberger, Arosa




                                                                                                               Hansgrohe AG
                                                                                                               Presse−und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
                                                                                                               Auestraße 5−9
                                                                                                               D−77761 Schiltach

                                                                                                               Telefon   +49 7836 51-1215
                                                                                                                         +49 7836 51-1226
                                                                                                                         +49 7836 51-1297
                                                                                                                         +49 7836 51-3009
                                                                                                               Telefax   +49 7836 51-1170

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