The Cambrian in Adelboden: classic ski hotel gets modern luxury makeover

If you have been to Adelboden in the Berner Oberland and have seen the Grand Hotel Regina, a well-known, decades-old traditional hotel in the village, did you know that it was recently renovated (“tired interiors and functional bedrooms” were removed) to create a sophisticated, luxurious atmosphere with modern design elements and a stunning outdoor infinity […]

Rocksresort: minimalist chic ski apartments in Laax, Switzerland

Finding a ski chalet or apartment is often hit-and-miss. Most apartments feature little in the way of stylish design and hardly any have any architectural merit. Not so at Rocksresort, a ski apartment complex adjacent to the base station in Laax, Switzerland. Rocksresort’s exterior is striking: cubic structures in rough-hewn stone look almost alien except […]

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 […]

The Lodge: Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat in Verbier, Switzerland

Looking for a luxurious ski chalet that accommodates up to 18 adults and up to 6 children, and has experienced staff to serve your needs during your ski holiday? The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive mountain retreat in Verbier, Switzerland and it is part of Virgin Limited Edition’s swanky holiday locales (one of which […]

Hotel Matterhorn Focus: chic modern ski hotel in Zermatt

If you’re tired of traditional ski chalet architecture and interiors, and crave something more contemporary, check out the Hotel Matterhorn Focus in Zermatt, which boasts of stunning views of the Matterhorn from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan architecture of the rooms and suites makes the most use of space and light. In-room fireplaces […]

The Omnia in Zermatt: modern meets traditional in stylish boutique hotel

If you are planning a ski holiday this winter or a hiking holiday in the summer, it’s time to make reservations, especially if you want to get a room in a luxury hotel in Zermatt. The Omnia is one of the few that beautifully blends the traditional with the modern. On the outside it looks like […]

Cakefriends: modern Zurich cafe serves delicious cakes and healthy salads

When you visit Zurich, you will find it impossible to resist the lure of scrumptious pastries and decadent chocolate creations. The city is packed with old-fashioned konditorei, but if you don’t stumble across one, you can rest assured that there will be a Sprüngli boutique placed in your path for the sole purpose of sabotaging […]