The Nevai: sleek modern design hotel in Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier has been a popular ski destination for many decades, but oddly enough, there are not as many super chic hotels here as there are in other Alpine resorts in Switzerland or France. Thankfully, a boutique hotel called the Nevaï (“snow” in the local dialect) opened two years ago, thereby raising the standard of accommodations in this area.

The interiors of the Nevaï are what you might call “updated Sixties retro chic” with splashes of color and warm, textured fabrics to add cosiness to the lounge spaces. It has 33 superior rooms and 2 spectacular penthouse suites. Each penthouse has 1 double bedroom, bathroom, living room with open log fireplace, balconies with roof top jacuzzi. The rooms come with Egyptian cotton bedding, iPod docks, complimentary iPods to use during your stay in case you forgot yours at home, CD/DVD players, flat screen TVs, extensive DVD libary, Elemis bath and skincare products and of course, fantastic views of the Swiss Alps.

If you want to eat in the hotel, the restaurant offers Asian and Mediterranean cuisine (for those sick and tired of heavy Alpine food) so you can eat healthy while marveling at the mountain scenery around you. This being Verbier after all, you can party after dinner at the Farm Club, a trendy night club next door, which has been the place to see and be seen in Verbier for quite a while. If relaxation, not dancing and drinking, is more your style, head to the hotel’s spa which features a Turkish hammam and saunas.

Rates for a double room start at 355 SFR per night (low season, mid-week) and rise to 1900 SFR per night for penthouse two (weekend rate, high season). The rates are a bit high for a four-star hotel but as I mentioned earlier in this post, there aren’t that many cool hotels in this area. Summer rates are significantly lower and the Swiss Alps are still a wonderful destination even when the snow is gone. The hotel is just a short walk from the ski lifts and the center of town.

The Nevaï
Route de Verbier Station 55
Verbier, Switzerland
+41 27 775 4000

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