Discover the best Switzerland has to offer with these emblematic hotels, luxury villas and ski chalets to choose from; presenting to you the penultimate Swiss Escapes!
BADRUTT’S PALACE HOTEL, ST. MORITZ
Experience legendary service and an enchanting atmosphere in the heart of St Moritz. Unrivalled and unexpected eating and drinking meet a unique sense of belonging in a historic and iconic mountain resort. A celebration of style, sports, culinary and wellness adventures 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps. In winter, the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore one of the world’s most exciting ski regions. In summer, alpine and spa activities abound in the sun- soaked Engadine Valley.
BAUR AU LAC, ZURICH
Located in the heart of Zurich in the middle of its own park, the historic five-star hotel welcomes you with a magnificent view of Lake Zurich and the Alps. Its unique, privileged location, stylish rooms & suites, award-winning gastronomy and incomparable Baur au Lac service delight guests from all over the world. The Baur au Lac has set the standard in the Swiss luxury hotel industry from the very beginning and still enjoys the reputation as one of the best hotels in the world with some of the best culinary offerings. Awarded with two Michelin stars and 18 GaultMillau points, Head Chef Laurent Eperon delights his guests at the hotel’s Pavillon restaurant with seasonal and modern interpretations of Haute Cuisine classics, it reopens on 16 November after a short autumn break.
BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE, LAUSANNE
Ideally situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, Beau-Rivage Palace is nestled in a natural beauty spot just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Lausanne. Like the neighbouring International Olympic Committee, the palace is an institution in the Ouchy district. Merely 10-minutes away from the vibrant city centre, the hotel benefits from the Mediterranean atmosphere of the nearby harbour. The hotel’s four hectare large garden and splendid terrace form an oasis of calm, ideal for recharging one’s batteries. The view onto Lake Geneva and the Alps exudes a unique serenity, as if outside of time. The Beau-Rivage Palace is a true centre of dining excellence. The hotel’s restaurants include Anne Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace which opened in April 2009 following an extensive refurbishment. Anne-Sophie is the third generation in her family to obtain the coveted Michelin Guide three stars. She is the only female chef in France to hold three stars.
Alpine valleys descending from high mountains. Rivers in every conceivable direction. German, Romansh and Italian in a single canton. Whether skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or taking a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh, everything is possible in Graubünden’s resorts with their near-guaranteed perfect snow conditions. How about a gourmet dinner far away from the crowds? Learn about the rich culture of Switzerland’s eastern-most holiday region and its capital Chur, the oldest town in the country. Or why not simply relax in a traditional spa? Try Telemark skiing, parabol skiing or snow golf – putting a red ball on a white «green». In Graubünden, all of this is possible – and much more.
ULTIMA GSTAAD – ULTIMA COLLECTION
Opened in 2016, Ultima Gstaad is an award-winning luxury hotel that is redefining luxury living. There are 11 suites and six residences offering the highest levels of style and relaxation to guests from all around the world. You will receive Ultima’s signature world-class service in the conviviality of your private chalet. There is access to a leading Swiss clinic, renowned wellness spa facilities, a jacuzzi, hammam and swimming pools.
ULTIMA CRANS-MONTANA – ULTIMA COLLECTION
Located in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens, Ultima Crans-Montana is home to two secluded and ultra-luxurious chalets. This ski-in and ski-out retreat comprises 14 bedrooms and two dormitories for the children, all of which is to be enjoyed on a completely private basis or reserved as two separate chalets. Nothing is done in half measures here, with an on-site lake, a quartz-clear swimming pool that mirrors the mountains beyond and a heavenly spa, covering 1,000m2, that much larger hotels couldn’t claim to match.
ULTIMA GENEVA GRAND VILLA – ULTIMA COLLECTION
Set in a verdant grove a short distance from Lake Geneva’s shores, this modern villa is just a short journey away from the livelier city hub and Geneva International Airport. Over three floors, the villa covers 2,000m2 and comes with an office and a separate villa for any extended guests to enjoy their privacy. There are eight rooms which accommodate 16 guests and can be booked with or without professional staff, depending on your preference. Head to the basement for entertainment, where you’ll find a large dining area, an underground lounge, wine cellar and a private club with a powerful sound system. There is also a private terrace, a grand cinema, and a wellness space comprising a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, pool and fitness gymnasium. And, outside, there’s a stylish glass-fronted garage that homes a vintage car collection. It’s all enriched with modern art pieces, a personalised Alec Monopoly piano and accessories from Bvlgari, Hermes and Louis Vuitton.
THE WOODWARD – OETKER COLLECTION
The Woodward unveiled on 1st September 2021 and is the latest addition to the Oetker Collection’s portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels, is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering panoramic views of Mont Blanc. The hotel was originally built in 1901 by French architect François Durel, in post-Haussmann style, and is currently being completely transformed and carefully reimagined by world-renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. World-class dining experiences are provided by L’Atelier Robuchon and Le Jardinier, both recipients of Michelin stars for their New York outposts. The 1,200 square metre wellness area includes the Guerlain Spa at The Woodward, a state-of-the-art gym, a 21-metre indoor swimming pool and an exclusive Wellness Institute.