Junior Suite fireplace at Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Alpina Gstaad

The first new luxury hotel to open in Gstaad in 100 years, the Alpina seamlessly blends state-of-the-art amenities and decadent creature comforts into a relaxed but chic “Alpine Modern” setting. Many of the handsome decorative elements adorning the hotel have been locally sourced (including leather, limestone, salvaged wood, crystal, and woolen fabrics), but it is the idiosyncratic homey touches that make the Alpina feel less like a ski resort and more like a stylish friend’s immense and ultra luxurious chalet. Room accessories like a hip collection of Taschen art books on the bedside bookshelf, a super-soft cashmere throw casually tossed over the armchair, and a potted plant on the nightstand give even the standard rooms an appealingly personalized feeling.

Each guestroom is equipped with an iPad (tucked inside the drawer of the red leather-covered desk), a state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, silky Frette sheets, and delicious Acqua di Parma products in the bathroom (which includes separate shower and oversized tub.) Design details such as cowbell-inspired bedside lamps, a beautifully embossed leather headboard, and vintage black and white photographs of snowy Gstaad village, evoke the unique history of the town as both a ritzy Alpine resort and a traditional Swiss farming village. The walls of the guestrooms (and most of the hotel, for that matter) are rustic—made from raw wood salvaged from old farmhouses. The floors, by contrast, are quite decadently heated from below ensuring no cold feet. Every guestroom has a spacious balcony, some with incredible views overlooking Gstaad village and the mountains beyond.

Lavish but never garish, the Alpina’s suites take the well-achieved balance of modern and antique design to the next level. Here you will find the Bang & Olufsen entertainment centers discretely tucked away inside 19th-century Swiss armoires decorated with ornate inlays and original hand-painted patterns. The three-bedroom “Panorama Suite” duplex has a full kitchen as well as a private roof-top spa featuring a steam room, sauna, and outdoor hot-tub with an incredible outlook over the Bernese Oberlands—with Glacier 3000 at the top and the sparkling lights of Gstaad town below.

The heart of the hotel is the first floor lounge/bar area, where guests can settle in to comfortable couches for hot cocoa by the roaring fire or sip cocktails at the swanky bar. Here again, traditional Swiss design elements and materials meet with exceptional contemporary flair. In the lounge, local Ringgenberg limestone walls, embossed leather-wrapped columns, and a beautifully restored baroque ceiling mural (salvaged from a nearby home) create an unlikely, but delightful setting for a fashionable collection of international contemporary art by the likes of Tracey Emin, Dan Colen, and Carol Bove. The beautiful open space of the lofted lounge, which centers on a grand staircase leading down to the main lobby, manages to be both majestic and cozy. With plenty of romantic nooks and spectacular mountain views, the space works equally well for daytime lounging and late-night reveling (an in-house DJ spins on the weekends.)

The Six Senses Spa just off the hotel lobby on the ground floor is a cavernous (2,000 square meter), but tranquil oasis that features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga studio, a hammam, a salt room, a juice bar and twelve private treatment rooms. The spa menu offers collagen and oxygen facials as well as a variety of massages (Shiatsu, Thai, Hot Stone, and Swedish.) The 25-meter indoor pool has LED lights, a skylight, and two Jacuzzi hot tubs.

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Interiors of Bedroom at B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa, Zurich, Switzerland

B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa

In 1880, the Hürlimann Brewery was the largest in Zurich, sitting on 16 acres of property a few miles from the city center. Today, the brewery’s former grounds are home to a few shops, Google’s European headquarters and the B2 Hotel. In 2012, the 60-room hotel opened in a fully renovated space that incorporates original materials into its eccentric furnishings. The lobby, which features exposed pipes and brass lights, is decorated with antique maps, brewery blueprints and wooden beer crate tables. The Wine Library lounge boasts over 33,000 books, stacked high along one wall up to the 50-foot ceiling, and illuminated by enormous blooming chandeliers crafted from glass beer bottles. Breakfast and a small snack menu are available in the library lounge where guests can peacefully work, read or gather.

The offbeat details of the hotel are balanced by the clean lines of Scandinavian minimalism in the rooms, which are outfitted with wide oak panel floors, white bedding and minimal decorative touches. The bathrooms feature glass walls and full cityscape views are visible from the rainfall showers. The Thermal Bath and Spa offers indoor baths and a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.

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Badrutt’s Palace

Sitting at the entrance of St. Moritz Dorf, the so-called Palace (all locals drop the Badrutt’s) is a massive building with turrets and a large tower that serves as an iconic landmark of this famous resort town. It was opened in 1896 by Kasper Badrutt (the son of Johannes, who opened the Kulm as St. Moritz’s first hotel in 1856) and remains in the Badrutt family to this day, though longtime managing director Hans Wiedemann is slated to take it over from the aging owners.

The Palace is the buzziest, most jetset of the St. Moritz hotel scene, as is displayed in the lobby lounge, which is packed tight with tables and cushy armchairs, and is known locally as St. Moritz’s living room.  This is the address for those who want to flaunt their newest purchases, be they fur-clad Tom Ford boots or bejeweled Bogner ski suits. It’s no surprise that the hallways are often referred to as the catwalks St. Moritz.

Considering the hotel’s gilded reputation, it is perhaps surprising that the staff could not be friendlier, creating an atmosphere of warmth and generosity. The views of Lake St. Moritz are stunning, not only from the lobby lounge but also from the many other common spaces and from more than half the rooms that face the toward the valley. There are 155 in total spread across eight stories and featuring a classic or more modern design scheme. Even the more updated rooms, completed by Champalimaud Design in 2021, feel traditional and understated, with muted color palettes, upholstered headboards, plush carpets and polished antique. Bathrooms are clad in Italian marble and most have separate tubs and showers. Some rooms and most of the suites come with balconies and gorgeous views across Lake St. Moritz or towards Corviglia ski area.

The Palace occupies six acres, so the list of hotel amenities is long: of the six restaurants, the local, cozy Chesa Veglia Italian eatery is beloved and one of the hardest reservations to get during peak seasons. Matsuhisa@Badrutt’s, opened in the 2014/15 season in the former tennis hall of the hotel, has a cool design with colorful leather seating areas and a groovy lounge area. The hotel has three other restaurants on the premises and a night club, King’s Social Club, which—before transitioning to the best dance party in town—offers sophisticated small plates like ceviche and beef tartare to match its wine and cocktail offerings. And on the slopes, Badrutt’s operates El Paradiso.

The huge spa is lovely, as is the large indoor-outdoor pool that faces the lake. Adjacent to the pool and wellness area is the extensive (and complimentary) Kid’s Club. Located at the beginning of town, the Palace is not ski in/ski out, but arranges for easy transfer to the nearby funicular that takes skiers up to Corviglia. The hotel shares a ski locker at the top with the St. Moritz ski school, so Palace guests can comfortably change up there.

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Aerial View - Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

Baur Au Lac

The Baur Au Lac, founded by Johannes Baur in 1844, has played host to notable financiers, intellectuals and celebrities throughout its nearly two centuries in operation. In fact, Alfred Nobel first conceived his idea for the Nobel Peace Prize in one of the hotel’s salons.

Set within its own park, the landmark property has views of Lake Zurich and the Alps, and provides some privacy from the busy Paradeplatz financial district and main shopping street, Bahnofstrasse. The meticulous lobby restoration, completed in 2022, along with the buzzy new dining at Baur's Bar, the seasonal Terrace Restaurant, Winter Fondue Chalet and addition of 80,000 resident bees at their onsite apiary has turned this classic property into a destination for visitors and locals alike.

The 120 spacious and refined rooms are individually decorated in Art Deco, French Louis XVI and English Regency styles. Enormous fresh floral arrangements, valet parking, around the clock car and driver services, heated floors, marble bathrooms and the finest Italian fabrics are a few of the amenities that have earned the Baur Au Lac its repeat clientele.

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Beau Rivage

With antique furniture and glasses cases dedicated to historical figures, a stay at the Beau Rivage feels a bit like sleeping in a museum. 

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Bedroom at Beau Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Beau-Rivage Palace

With a history including long term stays by Coco Chanel and Charlie Chaplin, the Beau-Rivage Palace has a reputation for making guests feel very much at home. With two tennis courts, spa, gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 10 acres of gardens, four restaurants and enviable proximity to the charming city of Lausanne, it is understandable why guests would never want to leave its full-service setting.

Built in 1857 on the site of a former fishing village, the Beau Rivage's main building boasts seventy rooms. In the early 1900s, the hotel expanded and opened the Palace building next door, adding another one hundred rooms. Designed in a classic style, the original rooms feature fabrics and tapestries reminiscent of grand European hotels from bygone eras.

Since 2003, the hotel has been undergoing continuous renovations to its interior all the while maintaining its traditional elegance. Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon was so taken by the views of the lake that he created picture-perfect framed views from each bedroom window. Renovated rooms are decorated in one of three color themes: blue, beige, or green, and provide a warm, sunlight-filled ambiance. Bathrooms have been updated in white marble and each boasts a gorgeous original mosaic imported from Italy. Many bathrooms offer unobstructed lake views.

The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool ideal for sunbathers on sunny days, as well as a second pool that connects to the inside of the hotel and the Cinq Mondes Spa. Another highlight of the property is its staff. The world’s oldest hotel management school is located in Lausanne, and many graduates stick around the area post studies.

The complimentary kids program that runs in the summer includes daily activities, babysitting services and a kid’s club room. For kids and parents alike, the pier is a five-minute walk from the hotel and guests are encouraged to take a boat tour or explore on their own in a paddleboat. The town of Lausanne is a twenty-minute walk or a ten-minute metro ride away. Many guests enjoy walking or riding bikes on the beautiful promenade along the lakeside pier.

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Bergwelt Grindelwald

A design gem tucked up on the hill above Grindelwald village, the Bergwelt is ideal for those seeking a less traditional hotel.

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Bürgenstock Resort

Perched on a mountain above Lake Lucerne, the Bürgenstock Resort is a sprawling complex with show-stopping views and one of the world’s largest spas.

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Pool Lounge at Carlton, Engadin & St. Moritz, Switzerland


Even in the high-end hotel scene of St. Moritz, the Carlton stands a bit apart – literally. The imposing 1912 building, with an instantly recognizable, light-mint-green façade, rises on a hillside just outside the town center. (It’s about a seven-minute walk.) A massive renovation in 2007 turned the venerable property into an all-suites showstopper – rooms here are among the largest, and all have coveted views of Lake St. Moritz and beyond.

Unlike many of its competitors, whose décor stays safely in the classic realm, the Carlton takes a chance on infusing its traditional air with more whimsical, modern touches in the 60 suites and common areas. Swiss interior designer Carlo Rampazzi is a fan of dramatic leather- or fabric-studded headboards, antique furniture covered in contemporary, poppy textiles, and eye-catching, striped hallways in bright colors. Connecting room doors are masked by fabric sliding panels decorated with large prints; closets are covered with different types of wood, creating a modern-day trompe l’oil; and sumptuous Berluti leather embellish some of the contemporary furniture. The color schemes vary from Champagne and golden to pink, mauve or crimson red, but nothing is overdone: interior are contemporary with just the right mix of designer-chic and Alpine comfort. The Carlton has been a favorite of royals and dignitaries during its more than a century-old legacy, and touches of its gilded past are everywhere; in one room, there is a safe belonging to the former owner, German billionaire Mr. Karl-Heinz Kipp, that has not be opened since his death (he refused to share the passcode with anyone, not even his wife).

Another plus of staying at this property is the three-story spa and wellness area, which is one of St. Moritz’s best. There’s a large indoor/outdoor pool, as well as sauna, steam bath, caldarium, a Finnish sauna and several smaller, beautifully designed relaxation rooms, all with views of the valley. More active guests will appreciate the large ski shop on the premises, and the complimentary shuttle service to the Corviglia mountain (the Carlton is not a ski in/ski out property).

There are two restaurants on the premises, including the Michelin-starred Italian Da Vittorio, headed by a team of brothers from Lombardi. It makes for a very special night out or, even better, a leisurely lunch with views of the lake and valley. Restaurant Romanoff is a nod to the hotel's popularity with the Russian royals, and presents a lavish dining experience in an  old-school dining room. Another must is an après drink on the terrace or in the sweeping lounge with two molded fireplaces and soaring picture windows – a place where the property’s storied past can still be felt and seen in the details and the old-school service.

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Located in the hills above Zermatt, the five-star Cervo features beautiful chalet-style accommodations with direct views of the Matterhorn.

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Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues

This iconic property on the waterfront has been the ultimate luxury option in Geneva since its opening in 1834.

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Grand Hotel Kronenhof

While many first-time visitors prefer staying in St. Moritz Town, the village of Pontresina offers a draw for return guests, especially in the summertime thanks to its proximity to some excellent hiking. Pontresina is also home to some of the region’s most storied hotels, like the Walther, which has been in the same family since 1907. The best and most updated of the bunch is the elegant Kronenhof, the sister hotel of the Kulm, with a beautiful spa and expansive grounds.

Built in the late 19th century, the U-shaped building has a beautiful, Belle Epoque façade, complete with turrets and a crowned dome in the center. The historic interiors include sitting rooms that boast original frescoes, roaring fireplaces, ceiling moldings and heavy glass chandeliers. The large lobby lounge, especially, is a wonderful spot for an afternoon coffee with massive floor-to-ceiling windows and mountain panoramas.

Unlike some of the other historic hotels in the valley, the Kronenhof, which is owned by the Greek Niarchos family offers a good mix between classic and contemporary, which can be seen in the 112 guest rooms and suites. Design schemes vary but all feature light-wood paneling, pretty fabrics and marble bathrooms. Like most of the hotels in the valley, the Kronenhof tackles renovations and updates during the off-season, so ask to be placed in a recently tweaked room. Some of the best are located near the gorgeous spa, and a few of these come with small patios and direct access to the hotel’s expansive grounds.

In fact, the spa and wellness center here is a draw for many outside guests as well. Housed in a contemporary, glass-clad addition that sits beneath the historic building, it has incredible, uninterrupted views of the valley and mountains. A relatively recent addition, the spa/wellness center was designed with the a well-traveled family in mind: there are light-wood-clad relaxation rooms, a massive pool, a children’s pool complete with a water slide and a host of other water features. It’s a great spot for relaxing after an active skiing and hiking day.

Despite the old world decor, the dress code in the formal dining room and the serious spa, the Kronenhof is decidedly family friendly. There is a great kid’s club, complete with an elaborate crafts corner, a climbing wall and games galore for children of all ages, including teens. A trained kindergarten teacher supervises the little ones, and the basement of the hotel holds another surprise: an old-school bowling alley, which is, admittedly, popular amongst the adult guests as well.

The bowling alley restaurant specializes in Raclette and other Swiss specialties. More upscale is the acclaimed Kronenstübli, whose beautiful dining room, paneled in antique larch wood, would not feel out of place in a much more stylish resort destination, like Megève. The menu is an inspired mix of French and Italian cuisine but the setting is the epitome of cozy Alpine chic.

To stay or not to stay in Pontresina depends on personal preference: guests definitely need a car to get around (to reach the valley’s best restaurants, the different ski areas and other activities), so if the idea of driving here is daunting, visitors should book elsewhere. Pontresina is a charming town (larger than Bever and Zuoz), with some excellent restaurants and a more local, less touristy scene than St. Moritz, which will appeal to many. The Kronenhof concierge team can help arrange a host of activities, from golf and mountain climbing to a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride into the Roseg Valley. But know that you are a bit off-the-beaten path here.

**Indagare Tip: **Even if you are not staying at the Kronenhof, make a lunch reservation at Le Pavillon, the hotel’s unique dining concept, which includes a restaurant serving local specialties and a double-decker wooden terrace lined with loungers for sunbathing (in summer or winter).

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Exterior view - Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt, Switzerland

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Situated off the main street next to the church and Zermatlantis museum, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been welcoming guests since 1879. Constantly undergoing renovations, the hotel has updated the décor of many of its 78 rooms and suites towards a modern, Swiss alpine aesthetic with stone pine wood and rich tones of reds and beiges as well as grand chandeliers and marble floors. For families who want to have their children in the same room, request one of the un- renovated suites, which can still accommodate a sofa bed. For those who prefer a more modernized, sleek décor, request the top floor chalet suite under the eves, with a wrap- around balcony, direct views of the Matterhorn, fairy-tale slanted beams and a skylight in the bathroom. Guests can enjoy Swiss and Italian cuisine in the more casual Lusi restaurant or in the more formal Prato Borni, après ski drinks on the terrace or in the Stars Bar, as well as the fitness room, spa with Swiss Cellcosmet products, and large indoor pool. The lobby is a bit faded, with an old-world décor that borders on dated, but the overall vibe is that of a traditional grand hotel, rich with history and storied guests who return year after year because of the warm service.

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Hotel Angleterre & Residence

Next door to the Beau-Rivage Palace, Hotel Angleterre boasts lake view rooms at a lower price point, and with access to all of the Beau-Rivage Palace’s amenities. This understated hotel feel more like a home and features 75 rooms and junior suites with contemporary décor with clean lines. Lausanne’s leading Italian restaurant L’Accademia is housed here, and guests can enjoy preferential access to the Michelin-starred Anne-Sophie Pic. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool for relaxing on property, as well as easy access to downtown Lausanne via the metro line.

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Suite at  Hotel Monte Rosa, Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Monte Rosa

Those who would prefer a more boutique, value-oriented hotel should look no further than the Mont Cervin’s sister property, the Hotel Monte Rosa, which is located just down the street and claims bragging rights as the oldest hotel in Zermatt.

The Hotel Monte Rosa opened in 1839 thanks to an influx of Alpine adventurers, and Edward Whymper was a guest there before being the first to successfully climb the Matterhorn in 1865. The 41 rooms of the hotel were completely renovated in 2008 and rooms on the sixth floor feature the most up-to-date bathrooms and large living areas, which can connect to make two-bedroom suites for families. One of the best aspects of the Monte Rosa, is that while taking advantage of the more economical pricing, guests also have access to the spa and services at its fellow Seiler property Mont Cervin Palace. The Monte Rosa also has access to traditional Swiss restaurant Whymper-Stube located under the hotel, which features classic Swiss dishes like raclette and fondue.

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Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

The historic and centrally-located Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne offers fresh, contemporary interiors and a sleek, modern spa.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Bern

The elegant and modern Hotel Schweizerhof offers a central location in the UNESCO-protected Old City and the most extensive hotel spa facilities in Bern.

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Hotel Villa Honegg

An epic infinity pool with alpine views has made Hotel Villa Honegg an Instagram sensation, but beyond the social media frenzy, this historic property overlooking Lake Lucerne is also a charming addition to Switzerland itineraries needing a wellness boost and easy hiking.

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Today, standing in front of the 1,300-foot-long Kulm hotel, it’s difficult to believe that this was once a modest guest house – and St. Moritz’s first hotel. Johannes Badrutt, whose son would go on to open the Palace, conceived of Pension Faller in 1856, and some of the original rooms are part of the Kulm to this day.

The hotel was bought by the Greek shipping magnate Starvos Niarchos in 1970, a move many considered the saving grace of St. Moritz's luxury hotel scene (Club Med had also been in the bidding). Together with sister hotel Kronenhof, in Pontresina, the Kulm is St. Moritz's most historic five-star, and also its most relaxed. In walking distance to the center of town, the property has a buzzing lobby area but unlike the Palace’s soaring lounge, the Kulm is not about people-gawking. Rather, the warm, living room–esque space, with cozy fireplaces and small sitting nooks, is the epitome of congeniality, and guests come here to really catch up with one another over tea.

With 173 rooms and suites, the Kulm is a large hotel and due to the long-stretched layout, it’s important to specify if you want to be close to the dining rooms, the elevators or the terrific spa. Interiors are traditional, with heavy fabrics and drapes, elaborate headboards, textured quilts and lots of wood paneling throughout. Some are definitely in need of an update – there are annual renovations during the off season, so ask for a recently redone room at the time of making a reservation.

In 2013, twenty-eight brand-new rooms, with a more modern, Alpine-chic decor and subdued color scheme, opened to great acclaim. They are located in the so-called "new Kulm," the building that's farthest away from the common spaces and therefore comes with its own check-in and concierge desk. Guests who appreciate privacy and the feeling of a smaller, boutique property will like these rooms. Those who want easy access to the restaurants and main lobby should go with the traditional rooms and suites, some of which come with balconies or terraces. The best have views of the lake.

A definite highlight at the Kulm is the spa that was completely overhauled in 2013 and that includes twelve treatment rooms and a glorious indoor/outdoor pool that faces St. Moritz Lake (there's even underwater music). A separate kiddie pool is a hit with little ones, who also have access to an excellent Kid's Club – the Kulm is one of the town's most child friendly hotels.

Due to its size and family friendly vibe, the Kulm has a relaxed atmosphere everywhere except for its Grand Restaurant, where jacket and tie are required at dinnertime, a slightly stiff touch that some might find off-putting. (There are several other restaurants on property, and the many options in St. Moritz are just a short walk or drive away.) One spot not to be missed for a night cap or afternoon coffee is the oh-so-British Sunny Bar, a favorite of the daredevil athletes who compete on the nearby Cresta Run (St. Moritz's own version of an ice skeleton toboggan track). Having a drink at the Sunny reminds that the Kulm — and St. Moritz itself —has a long history of British tourism. In 1864 Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his England-based summer guests that they would be able to sit outside in their shirtsleeves in December, inspiring the first winter travelers to the Engadin. They have come back ever since, and many UK families still make the Kulm their base when visiting the Engadin.

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La Réserve Eden Au Lac

In a grand Belle Époque building on Zurich’s lakefront, La Réserve Eden Au Lac is a luxe boutique property with an interior design from Philippe Starck.

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Suite at La Reserve Geneve Hotel & Spa, Geneva, Switzerland

La Reserve Geneve Hotel & Spa

La Reserve was built and designed to resemble an African safari lodge and, upon entering, guests are greeted with leopard print carpets, colorful chairs and cozy fireplaces. The sprawling country hotel, set on the banks of Lake Geneva and just three miles outside the city center, is ideal for those looking for a getaway that highlights the great outdoors while still offering a 5-star experience.

The expansive property has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a state-of-the-art gym. There are four restaurants, and in the summer months, one of them hosts live music every night. The fantastic Kids’ Club has plenty of activities to entertain little ones year-round.

The five-star, 27,000-square-foot spa, along with the stunning lake views, is the main draw of the property. The staff is highly focused on health and wellness, with programs and personal coaches that can be arranged for each guest. There are a total of 73 rooms and 29 suites, each of which is infused with the character and refined style of an African lodge (think rich velvets and sateen combined with muted earth tones). Most rooms come with a terrace or balcony, which are a must in the summer months.

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Bedroom at Lausanne Palace & Spa, Lausanne, Switzerland - © Sylvain Fasel

Lausanne Palace & Spa

Situated on a hill in the fashion district, this hotel has rooms with views of Lake Geneva or the Old Town. Frequented by many business travelers it is in the heart of Lausanne and marked with its red awnings over the windows on the exterior. 154 rooms and suites boast modern marble bathrooms. The hotel’s spa has a wide range of treatments, therapies and contemporary or traditional rituals throughout its 2260 square feet. Guests can also enjoy a variety of cuisines in one of the four restaurants on property that range from sushi to Mediterranean. A perfect location for exploring the cobblestoned streets of Lausanne, this hotel also has easy access to Lake Geneva via the metro line.

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Suite at  Mandarin Oriental Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Mandarin Oriental Geneva

The Mandarin provides the ultimate comfort for the modern businessperson in Geneva, while appealing to leisure travelers as well. The Swiss Tourism Board even named it the most welcoming luxury city hotel in Switzerland in 2014. Small details like uber-fast Wi-Fi (the hotel claims it is the fastest in the city), allows business travelers to work efficiently and in comfort. Each room even contains a mini bar which the staff can restock from the outside, so as to never disturb guests.

The hotel boasts several restaurants, including the casual Café Calla and MO Bar, which are popular amongst local business people for lunch, dinner and drinks. The hotel is also home to Rasoi, an innovative, one-Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. The Mandarin’s common spaces are great for work functions and parties alike. Located on the edge of the business district, on the banks of the Rhône River and just a short walk from the Old Town, the hotel allows guests easy access to all of Geneva’s main sites.

The hotel has 169 rooms, including 27 suites, all of which are decorated in a contemporary style (the best feature stunning views of the Rhône River). The highly coveted suites on the 7th floor all have access to their own private terraces, which provide sweeping views of the city and Rhône and are perfect for summertime cocktails. Indagare Tip: Request a room on a high floor as the lower floors are subject to the noisy streets.

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