Travel guide to Zermatt, Switzerland

Last August, I went to Zermatt to hike in the Swiss Alps and to escape the heat in Paris. It was on this same trip that I stayed in Chamonix and hiked in the French Alps (see the Travel Guide to Chamonix if you are interested in visiting the French Alps). Driving from Chamonix to […]

Riffelalp Resort: luxury hotel high up in the Swiss Alps (Zermatt)

If you’re looking for the ultimate mountain getaway, the Riffelalp Resort, a five-star luxury hotel at an altitude of 2222 metres above sea level, fits the bill. I stumbled upon this hotel by accident: I was hiking in the mountains above Zermatt and after two-and-a-half hours, came upon a plateau with stunning views of the […]

Guide to super chic ski hotels in Europe and the US

In the deepest, darkest days of winter, all you want to do is go outside and fling yourself off a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Here’s a guide to the most sophisticated hotels where modern design meets superior service. If you are really tired of old-fashioned ski hotels, check out our selection. Switzerland Riffelalp […]

Hotel Matthiol: cozy modern luxury in Zermatt

Looking for a chic, modern ski hotel for your ski or hiking holiday? Check out the Hotel Matthiol, an intimate boutique hotel  full of innovative design and constructed of wood and stone that has both modern and traditional accents. With only 10 rooms and 13 suites, Hotel Matthiol is perfect for both families and style-conscious […]

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 […]