Switzerland being the most popular destination for Indians for many years, never fails to impress, and possess hidden gems in terms of accommodation and stay experiences, this is carefully researched and listed below to help you plan your next trip.
Switzerland recently has opened it’s borders to fully vaccinated Indians, to welcome them back once again to it’s paradise.
Lucerne, a compact city in Switzerland known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Its colorful Altstadt (Old Town) is bordered on the north by 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River’s right bank.
Where to stay in Lucerne:
Bürgenstock Hotel, Lucerne:
Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, 500 meters above Lake Lucerne and set atop the Bürgenberg mountain ridge, the hotel offers incomparable views over the lake and the Alps.
Explore the expansive, car-free resort that includes a 10,000-square-meter spa, a healthy living center, 12 restaurants, numerous boutiques, and a 9-hole golf course. A relaxing time, as well as opportunities for active recreation, await: tennis, golf, horseback riding, curling, water sports, hiking and bike trails are all nearby.
The Burgenstock resort comprises of 4 Hotels: The five-star Bürgenstock Hotel, the four-star Palace Hotel, the wellness-focused Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, and the cozy Taverne 1879 restaurant and inn. Each property is uniquely styled with different travelers’ needs in mind, but the jewel in the resort’s crown is its flagship Bürgenstock Hotel.
Bürgenstock Hotel features 102 rooms in total (20 suites, and 82 luxury rooms), which combine Greek quartz and Italian marble in a spacious setting, complete with large windows and a cozy fireside. Guests can choose between two views – Alpine View or Lake View.
The Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort can be reached by the modern Bürgenstock shuttle boat across Lake Lucerne and then by our own Bürgenstock Funicular. It takes 30 mins.
Park Hotel Vitznau, Lake Lucerne:
This beautifully renovated jewel on the shores of Lake Lucerne provides a unique experience for every visitor. Enter and discover bold and fantastic visions behind every door, visions at their very best, while they look after you and fulfil your every wish.
The Park Hotel Vitznau captivates with its unique suite concept. All 47 residences, suites and junior suites have been individually designed based on six themes and provide something for every guest. Whether artist, engineer, inventor or chemist, we have a suite and style to suit everyone.
Guests can enjoy outstanding culinary experiences in two award-winning gourmet restaurants, Focus and Prisma, or in one of the private dining rooms accompanied by wine from the 32,000 bottles stored in exclusive wine cellars.
The spa, featuring outdoor pools, a sauna, a steam room, and an ice grotto, is reserved for hotel guests and offers pure relaxation and privacy. Park Hotel Vitznau is the ideal starting point from which to discover the breathtaking scenery of central Switzerland and Mount Rigi, as well as Lucerne and Zurich.
Distances: Lucerne 25 km, Zurich 55 km, Basel 130 km, Geneva 300 km, Milan 235 km, Munich 360 km.
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern:
The 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is located directly on Lake Lucerne and in close proximity to the city center of Lucerne. The Hauser family has been running the festival hotel for over 150 years with 101 spacious rooms and suites , excellent service, three specialty restaurants , a wellness area and beautiful banquet rooms . This is where the kings, emperors, writers, politicians, musicians and actors have been guests and stayed.
It offers 101 elegant double rooms and suites sized from 25 m2 to 65 m2. Every room at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is unique. They all tell stories. Stories that grand personalities, such as Karl Frey, Richard Wagner and Leo Tolstoy, experienced during their stays at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. Unique objects, quotes and design elements turn these 101 stories into real experiences for the guests.
Two top-class restaurants featuring Swiss and Mediterranean cuisine, and a trendy bar with live music. Plus you can also visit Hotel’s VILLA Schweizerhof, one of the best restaurants in Lucerne, overlooking Lake Lucerne, has been awarded 13 Gault-Millau points.
Engelberg-Titlis is the largest winter and summer holiday destination in central Switzerland. The attractive village with the famous monastery offers a wide variety of holiday activities for families, newcomers and those in the know. The many exciting options will make your stay an unforgettable mountain experience.
Where to stay:
Kempinski Palace, Engelberg:
Perched high in the mountains in the heart of Switzerland, located only a short distance from Lucerne, the Kempinski Palace Engelberg sits at the foot of the Titlis mountain. The historic Grand Hotel from 1904 combines the charm of the Belle Époque era with the most modern luxury comfort for the discerning guests.
Exceptionally comfortable, the 129 rooms and suites radiate contemporary Swiss flair and offer sweeping views of the beautiful alpine surroundings.
It’s wellness offering includes a 880 sqm spa area with rooftop infinity swimming pool, 3 treatment rooms, relaxation room, gym, sauna, ladies sauna, and a steam room.
The property features a fantastic purpose-built kids club on the 2nd floor offering infants and children endless amounts of entertainment and fun throughout the day.
Travel from Zurich or Lucerne to Engelberg on the “Zentralbahn” railway. The journey from Zurich takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes and the train station is just 100 metres from the hotel.
Andermatt is a village in the Ursern Valley in the Swiss Alps.
The Ursern valley (canton Uri) at the foot of the Gotthard Pass is one of the most impressive upland valleys in Switzerland. Andermatt (1444 m) lies at the heart of Switzerland’s Alpine passes, and is the largest of the three villages in the valley; it’s at the crossroads of the mountain passes from north to south and from east to west.The variety of tour options with the eight surrounding Alpine passes is unique worldwide.
Where to stay:
The Chedi Andermatt is a luxury hotel in Andermatt in the Swiss Alps. It is perfect for skiing in winter, mountain adventures in summer and relaxing spa breaks all year round.
At the heart of the Swiss Alps, 1,447 meters above sea level, this exclusive hotel in Andermatt will captivate your imagination with its 123 elegant rooms and suites, 5 outstanding restaurants and bars, a modern Health Club and exceptional spa area.
The Chedi Andermatt has received the best possible rating by Forbes Travel Guide 2021, making it again one of the best hotels in Europe.
All rooms and suites are at least 52 square metres in size upto 350 square meters with large picture windows looking out over the unique mountain landscape.
The Chedi Andermatt’s culinary options include Western and Asian cuisine in The Restaurant and The Japanese Restaurant. Snacks, drinks, cigars, wines and small dishes are available in The Wine & Cigar Library, The Lobby, The Courtyard, The Pool and The Bar and Living Room.
The spa and wellness area 2400 square meters features a heated outdoor pool and a 35 m indoor pool with a spectacular view of the mountains. It offers 10 deluxe treatment cabins, high-quality natural product lines, exclusive bathing ceremonies, oriental pampering rituals, therapeutic massages, yoga, personal trainers and a fitness studio.
You can reach The Chedi Andermatt by car from Zurich in 90 minutes and from Lucerne in 60 minutes. Approximate traveling times: Lucerne (1 hour), Zurich (1.5 hours), Milan (2 hours), Munich (4 hours), Stuttgart (4 hours).
A relaxing and impressive train journey will bring you to Andermatt in less than two hours from Zurich (main station). The station, where the famous Glacier Express also stops, is within walking distance of The Chedi Andermatt.
Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The town, at an elevation of around 1,600m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse is lined with boutique shops, hotels and restaurants, and also has a lively après-ski scene.
Where to stay:
The Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt:
Located in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, the chic resort of Zermatt is an unspoiled sanctuary for skiers, and the Mont Cervin Palace is an elegant home away from home. Cars are not allowed in the town, so guests travel from the train station by covered horse-drawn carriage, a foretaste of the hotel’s signature quaint charm and warm hospitality.
From the Bahnhofsstrasse it is just a stone’s throw through the romantic old village centre to the great outdoors.
Whether you prefer Chalet Style, Alpine Style or Family Style Apartments, it’s a matter of personal taste and Mont Cervin offers all three. All style of rooms have been designed to the same standards of comfort and with the same attention to detail – and they all have a fantastic view of the Matterhorn or the snow-capped four-thousanders.
Regional specialities, international culinary delights, traditional cuisine – at the Mont Cervin Palace, the choice is yours. They serve only the very finest food. Only the best ingredients, award-winning cuisine, exquisite wines – and service staff that focus solely on you, the guest.
Inside the hotel, children have the “Mini Cervin” playroom and the children’s pool to keep them entertained. And then there’s the world outside to explore: ski slopes, sledding, the ice rink and much more besides mean endless hours of fun for your children. Even in the summertime there is never a dull moment for children and young people.
Hotel Firefly, Zermatt:
Hotel Firefly offers a 21st-century take on the traditional Alpine lodge. A classic chalet look meets modern touches such as contemporary interiors and a sleek, glass-and-steel-roofed spa. All surrounded by stunning views of the soaring peaks of the Valais Alps.
This family-owned, all-suite hotel fuses stylish looks with personal service and an exclusive atmosphere.
A truly boutique retreat, Hotel Firefly is home to just 16 spacious suites – all individually decorated to reflect the elements of fire, earth, water and air. Many take this elemental inspiration further, with open fires encased in glass, and balconies for taking in the mountain air.
There’s plenty to enjoy before you even step outside. Swim in the sleek, stainless steel swimming pool, experience the Schnapps Distiller sauna – or keep things more traditional with a relaxing massage.
The Riffelalp Resort 2222m, Zermatt:
On a small plateau above Zermatt, the Riffelalp Resort 2222m has the distinction of being Europe’s highest luxury hotel. Built in 1884 as a summer-only enclave, the property enjoys such a lofty location that it’s one of the few hotels in the world that is unreachable by car.
Throughout the 19th century, Europe’s high society would check into the Riffelalp for six weeks at a time to relax and rejuvenate. Today, ski and nature lovers take advantage of the mild microclimate and unique location in the heart of the Gornergrat skiing and hiking area.
In the winter, the Riffelalp Resort is in the middle of the world famous Zermatt ski resort – the ski slopes go directly past the hotel – and is a perfect ski-in, ski-out hotel.
Arriving at the resort is an experience in itself. In the summer, the highest tram in Europe waits at Riffelalp station to take you on what is probably the shortest tram ride in the world to the Riffelalp Resort.
In the winter, their porter will be happy to pick you up on the skidoo. Or you can make use of the short walk through the picturesque forest to listen to the silence of Riffelalp for the first time.
For anyone wanting to go on an excursion to the excitement of Zermatt, the village can be reached with the Gornergrat railway in just 20 minutes. The hotel’s train brings night owls back to the Riffelalp free of charge until 11.30 pm.
Cervo Mountain Resort, Zermatt:
Overlooking the village, Cervo Mountain Resort is a lovely spot in which to take in the delights of Zermatt. With a central chalet housing the bar, lounge and restaurant, the hotel has 54 rooms within 7 lodges across three categories namely Nomad, Alpinist and Huntsman spread over the grounds of our Mountain Resort.
All the lodges have access to the Mountain Ashram Spa with sauna, steam bath, bhutanese bath, ritual room, treatment rooms and a relaxation room with fireplace. Each lodge can be reserved as a unit and offers space for up to 12 people. Or you can book an individual room for a dream holiday for two or with the family.
In addition to this you also have option of stay at The Overlook Lodge which is situated 300m below the CERVO Mountain Resort. Nestled in the village of Zermatt you will find five serviced apartments ranging from being comfortably compact to spacious, they offer the CERVO lifestyle with a fully equipped kitchen and modern alpine design.
It is located on a terrace above the Zermatt village. Nearest ski lift is Sunegga funicular – a 2-minute ride down in the elevator. The Cervo has its own lift linking to the entrance of the Sunnegga funicular. Guests can easily access the centre of town and ski lifts and the Cervo′s elevated position provides views across to the Matterhorn from the hotel′s sophisticated sun terrace.
The Valais is a canton in southern Switzerland. It’s home to the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn mountain, upscale Alpine resorts and upper Rhône River Valley vineyards.
With its unique and diverse landscape, the Valais is a land of contrasts: In the mountains majestic four-thousand-meter-high peaks and fascinating glaciers in the valley along the Rhone – along with sprawling vineyards and unspoilt side valleys.
Where to stay:
White Pod Eco-Luxury Hotel:
Located at 1,400 metres above sea level, Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel offers pods on wooden platforms.
The capsule-shaped pods (18 of them) are reminiscent of space stations and are fully given over to ecological design and sustainable luxury. Every room, complete with private viewing platform and bathroom, is heated with its own wood chip furnace and is supplied with spring water. The Exclusive Pod suites further offer Netflix access, private sauna, and hammocks.
It also offers a central chalet with sauna and bar, where a buffet breakfast is served every morning.
“Whitepod Mountain kids club” welcomes your children between 4 and 12 years old all day. Here kids get to discover the local flora and fauna, make natural and ecological souvenirs, build huts and much more.
Whitepod is located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, in the village of Les Cerniers, at an altitude of 1450 meters at the foot of the Dents-du-Midi mountain range-the beginning of the Swiss Alps. Whitepod is only a 45-minute drive from Montreux or a 1h30 drive from Geneva airport. The closest train station is Aigle.
Hotel Chetzeron, Crans Montana:
This is a unique hotel in Crans-Montana. It is located on the top of snowy pastures, at an altitude of 2112 metres above the Rhone valley, facing the most beautiful Alpine summits from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.
Directly on the ski slopes of Crans-Montana, the old gondola station has been transformed and refurbished into this deluxe hotel that will allow you to experience an unforgettable stay. A ski-in, ski-out, with 16 rooms and suites, all of them with an incredible view on the summits and the ski slopes.
In winter, experience the real “ski in ski out”, put on your skis, snowboard, sealskins or snowshoes and enjoy. In spring, summer and autumn, the endless footpaths, mountain bike trails and the unforgettable setting suns allow you to get away from it all.
It offers a wellness area that includes an outdoor heated pool, steam room, and sauna.
The Restaurant serves refined Alpine cuisine, from traditional Valais-based specialties to contemporary wonders.
Chetzeron is located in the mountains and is not accessible with your vehicle. In winter, reach the hotel on skis, on foot or by taking Hotel’s snowcat. In summer, the ascent to Chetzeron is made on foot, by bike or with Hotel’s 4×4.
LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Crans Montana:
Two hours from Geneva, in the Valais region of Switzerland, LeCrans Hotel & Spa is a true ski-in, ski-out lodge, just 100 meters from the Crans Montana slopes.
Eight suites and Seven rooms offer exclusivity with each room decorated in a different style, all with private terraces, and themed after mountains and regions of the world: Kilimanjaro, Atlas, Ural, Everest, Dolomites,… They are all highlighted by rare objects and precious tapestries.
The Restaurant Le Mont Blanc, in a splendid rotunda facing the Alps, is awarded with 16 points GaultMillau and 1 Michelin star.
Le Cinq Mondes spa with indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, fitness and rooms with “5 Mondes” treatments, provides a calming respite after a day on the slopes.
Ultima Crans Montana:
Positioned in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens, this mid-mountain haven of two private ski-in and ski-out chalets can be enjoyed by multi-generational families and groups of friends.
It offers an on-site lake, a quartz-clear swimming pool that mirrors the mountains beyond and a heavenly spa, covering 1,000m² with a sauna, hammam, fitness gym, Jacuzzi and heated outdoor pool.
Ultima Crans-Montana can accommodate a large group of up to 38 guests. It’s made up of two ultra-luxurious private chalets, which can be reserved together or individually. Both have access to the retreat’s spa and outdoor pool area.
The Prestige Chalet, covering 3850m², has 8 rooms. Each has its own dressing area, bathroom, and balcony with views of the surrounding wilds. Children can stay in the two dormitories. There’s also an arcade room, cigar lounge, billiard room and a homely dining room that can seat up to 16 people.
The Signature Chalet, covering 820m², has 6 spacious rooms with their own dressing areas, bathrooms and balconies. There is an open kitchen for socialising, a cinema room, library and cigar lounge.
Closest Airports: Geneva Airport is 112 mi / 180 km from the chalets and Sion Private Airport is 16 mi / 26 km (31 minutes) away. Ultima Crans-Montana can also be directly accessed by helicopter from Geneva Airport and Zürich Airport.
The city of Neuchâtel, the French-speaking capital of the Swiss canton Neuchâtel, lies on the northern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Its medieval old town spreads beneath the Château de Neuchâtel, a castle begun in the 12th century. The adjacent Collégiale is a Gothic church from the same period. In the Jura Mountains west of the city, Creux du Van is an amphitheaterlike canyon with hiking trails and panoramic views.
Where to stay:
The Palafitte, the only 5* Hotel in Europe built on water, is situated on the outskirts of Neuchâtel town, midway between Geneva and Zurich Airport on one of the most prized sites of the Three Lakes Region with breathtaking views of the lake and the Alps.
The Palafitte is unique in Europe and provides well-being in a quiet and relaxing lakeside setting.
Hotel Palafitte features 24 contemporary Lake Pavilions and 14 Shore Pavilions spanning 732 sq ft with hardwood floors, spacious private terraces, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, and Jacuzzis. The Lake Pavilions offer majestic views of the lake and the Swiss Alps and a ladder down directly into the water. Each light-filled room also has an office corner and a gorgeous bathroom with a standalone bathtub and Molton Brown toiletries.
Just 20 minutes from the Swiss capital, Bern, Hotel Palafitte gives you easy access to the region’s attractions. As a guest here, you are also entitled to complimentary public transport in the charming town of Neuchâtel, home to Swiss watch specialty shops, a medieval old town, and several wineries for tours and wine tastings.
The Engadin or Engadine is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden in southeasternmost Switzerland with about 25,000 inhabitants.
Where to stay:
Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Perched in the forest high above the Alpine village of Sils-Maria, Hotel Waldhaus Sils has been run by the same family since it opened in 1908.
This grand 140-room hotel rises over Lake Sils, affording wonderful views of the Engadine valley region. A thoughtful restoration has preserved original features, including the Belle Époque central staircase, while contemporary touches have been added throughout including a stunning three-level spa.
Look out over snow-covered slopes from a heated indoor pool, explore the mountains with complimentary mountain bikes and discounted ski passes, and experience true Alpine hospitality from fifth-generation owners.
The Hotel Waldhaus Sils has 140 distinctive guestrooms and suites, all with fine views of the Alpine surroundings. Choose from classic, modern, or nostalgic décor — the nostalgic category gives the best insight into the hotel’s past, with restored furnishings from the early 20th century. In some rooms, balconies help you to fully appreciate your location; in others, deep-soak bathtubs help you recover after a hike in the hills.
Ideal for a summer holiday or winter getaway, the Hotel Waldhaus Sils sits above the village of Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadine valley. St. Moritz is just 10 km away.
Pontresina is Engadine’s mountain resort and spa town surrounded by pine forests. It is defined by it’s stylish hotels from the Belle Epoque and seems to have risen out of a fairy tale. Skirted by the imposing Bernina Massif, the historic mountain village (1,800 meters) casts its spell on visitors as soon as they arrive.
Pontresina enjoys a sunny, sheltered location at the entrance to the Val Bernina (Berninatal) on a south-west facing terrace just 7 km from St. Moritz.
Where to stay:
Grand Hotel Kronenhof:
Located in Pontresina, six miles from St. Moritz, Grand Hotel Kronenhof offers the best of both worlds: the chance to enjoy the glitz of St. Moritz, while staying in a peaceful mountain village.
Built in the late 19th century the 5-star superior hotel’s neo-Baroque architecture is steeped in history dating back to 1848.
A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels, all of the 112 elegantly furnished and luxuriously-equipped rooms and suites have recently been renovated by internationally-renowned interior architect, Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Kronenhof Spa with a total area of more than 2000 square meters offers a large swimming pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, various saunas, steam-bath, brine-grotto, relax-floating grotto as well as 13 treatment rooms and fitness centre.
The culinary expectations in this unique setting leave nothing to be desired, dining in one of the most beautiful hotel restaurants in Switzerland or candlelight dinner in the cosy à la carte restaurant Kronenstübli and a light lunch or drinks on the wooden terrace of the Pavillon.
For the younger guests they offer a restaurant just for them, the Krönchen Kids’ Club and the special V.I.K. (Very Important Kids) program, providing an exciting and versatile kids offer and many benefits for families all around.
Relais & Châteaux Hotel Walther:
The newly designed Walther is personally managed by the owner family with a lot of commitment.
There are 70 rooms and suites typically Alpine in style with Swiss pine, larch or cherry wood furnishing and warm colours. Many come with their own balconies or terraces from where you can soak up the magnificent mountain views.
There are five restaurants to choose from including the flagship Grand Restaurant, and Gondalezza where delicious and warming fondue is served in a disused cable car cabin.
During your stay at the Hotel Walther, you will have access to the hotel spa and wellness area with indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, 3 fitness machines, “Aqua Viva” with sauna, steam bath, herb room and stone grotto “Cristallino”, adventure showers, waterfall and mountain stream foot bath, sunbathing lawn, solarium and massages.
This is a great family hotel with facilities to include a spacious playroom with a ping pong table, climbing tower with ball pool, Playstation, swimming pool, varied gastronomy and numerous other benefits that add the crown to family life in the mountains.
Arosa is an Alpine resort village in the Schanfigg Valley, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It’s known for its lakes, ski slopes and trails like the Squirrel Path. Boat-dotted Obersee Lake has a seasonal water display with fountains, lights and music. Untersee Lake has a sandy beach. West of Arosa is Weisshorn, a mountain peak accessible by cable car. It has views toward the city of Chur and Piz Bernina Peak.
Where to stay:
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa:
A proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World group, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel redefines luxury in the alpine village of Arosa. Four gourmet restaurants, a private funicular, and a sumptuous 5,000m2 spa make this superior five-star hotel the top spot to stay in the Swiss Alps.
The hotel resides in the postcard-perfect Swiss village of Arosa, an exclusive ski resort within the scenic Schanfigg Valley.
Tschugeen Grand Hotel is known for its ultramodern Mario Botta–designed Tschuggen Bergoase spa. The 5,000-square-meter, four-floor complex is built directly into the mountain (28,000 meters of gravel were removed for its construction) and connected to the hotel by a glass walkway.
The chic hotel houses 128 well-appointed rooms and suites, all with big picture windows for enchanting alpine views—think lush forests and majestic mountains.
Flims is a popular Graubünden destination for families, bikers and hikers, and is considered one of the most varied holiday regions. It has plenty of hiking trails, mountain bike routes and bathing lakes for adventure and relaxation.
Where to Stay:
Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort:
Waldhaus Flims is the only five-star superior hotel in the region. Outside, a sprawling 20,000 m2 nature park comes packed with lush pines and undulating hills, an idyllic spot to appreciate the beauty of the Alps.
It offers 143 rooms, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, Art Nouveau hall, Belle Epoque pavilion, tennis, curling, wellness paradise on 2,500m2, kids’ club, golf, high wire adventure garden and so much more that each time you stay will be a peak experience.
The Waldhaus Flims is home to 143 well-adorned rooms, from stylish superiors to grandiose chalets.
Spa and Wellness facilities in 3,000 m2 of floor space include an indoor pool, heated outdoor adventure pool, organic swimming pond (with ice hole in winter), aroma and steam baths, saunas, rest area, hammam, wellness suites, fitness club, sunbathing lawn, pool bar, Tujetsch treatment with Grisons soapstone, and 12 beauty rooms offering a rich sensory experience.
It also hosts on property a Belle Époque Museum, the biggest in Switzerland, to learn about the lives of the great lords and dames of the era.
Airport: The closest international airports are Zurich Airport and Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen. Both are about a 90-minute drive away. Friedrichshafen Airport only operates in winter.
By car: Waldhaus Flims is approximately 90 min. from Zurich.
By public transport: Take the direct train from Zurich to Chur. In Chur, change to the Flims-Laax PostBus as far as the Flims Waldhaus, Caumasee stop.
For winter enthusiasts, Laax is a world of thrilling numbers: 224 kilometers of slopes, 70 percent of which are between 2,000 and 3,000 meters, and 4 snow parks with 28 facilities. It all adds up to one of the best ski areas in ski-rich Switzerland.
Lovers of summer, meanwhile, eagerly lose themselves in dense green forests, crystal-clear waters, and spiring rock walls that are perfect for climbing. Come for the biking, hiking, and swimming in Lake Cauma, but be prepared for the sounds of serenity.
Where to stay:
A stunning cubist property nestled at the base station of Laax, Rocksresort is impressively constructed with 500 tons of 40-million-year-old quartzite stone—and arguably the most sustainable ski resort in the world.
This extraordinary resort comprises 8 modern buildings located at the valley station of the mountain railways in Laax and is a world apart: the resort has 122 stylishly and comfortably furnished apartments with full kitchens with two, three or four bedrooms and a range of on-site and nearby shops, bars and several restaurants.
The modern design resort with underground access is ideal for families: children can play safely in the meadows between the apartment blocks. In summer, the children’s programme includes treasure hunts, gift making, storytelling and excursions. Playgrounds, skill areas and go-kart circuits as well as other sports equipment are available free of charge. A visit to the Ami Sabi summer wonderland, the wellness facility or Europe’s first freestyle indoor base are all great options for families.
Laax is located just 30 minutes from Chur and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Zurich by car.
St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink.
Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails.
Guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle, characterized by top-class restaurants that can satisfy gourmet demands even by the side of the slopes, hotels that set standards in every category, and events of international caliber. The Via Serlas guarantees great shopping in a small space, though you can also find local specialties like the famous Engadin nut tart just around the corner.
Where to stay:
Badrutt’s Palace, St Moritz:
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, in the center of St. Moritz, has been synonymous with glitz and glamour since the resort opened as the Palace Hotel in 1896. Illustrious guests have included Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin, and today’s jet set continues to embrace the luxurious vibe.
Le Grand Hall, the spacious lobby, is a favorite see-and be-seen, whether après-ski or during the summertime when the hotel bustles with wellness seekers who come for the region’s magnificent landscapes, as well as for the hotel’s renowned spa, the Palace Wellness.
Everything at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is high-profile and big name. Each of the rooms and suites comes with personalized butler service, and King’s Club is St. Moritz’s most buzzed-about nightclub.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has 157 elegant guest rooms and suites, all with heart-stopping views of the lake or the charming village centre. Unique room designs and layouts characterize our historic hotel.
The Hotel is a gourmet destination with 7 restaurants that range from the gastronomic to an informal pizzeria. The 3 fantastic bars offer delicious and innovative cocktails and guests can mingle with the celebrities at the exclusive nightspot, the Kings Club.
The Palace Wellness spa offers an indoor infinity swimming pool, outdoor pool, extensive fitness facilities and full massage and beauty services.
Families are very welcome at Badrutt’s Palace and the Palazzino Kids Club keeps children entertained all day long with fun and creative activities such as dog sledding, arts and crafts and dance classes.
It is a 3 hour road transfer from Zurich airport, or few minutes Rolls Royce transfer from St Moritz train station.
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz:
Set in an iconic 1864 building, this five-star hotel combines European luxury, excellent service and world-class events in the Swiss Alps.
It’s 184 comfortable rooms and suites and 29 luxury apartments (Alpine Suites) offer an alpine atmosphere. The 2,800 m² Kempinski The Spa, with a sauna area, pool and gym offers relaxation and wellness treatments. Culinary delights can be tasted in the Lobby Bar and three awarded restaurants, including the two Michelin Star Restaurant Cà d’Oro.
The Alpine Suites at the Hotel range from 1-5 bedrooms and a great choice for Families. It offers a dining area with an open plan full kitchen, and spacious living spaces. These suites range from 100 sq.m. for a 1-bedroom to 545 sq.m. for a 5-bedroom apartment suite.
The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains enjoys one of the best locations in this famous village, immediately opposite the Corviglia cable car, allowing access to the vast ski terrain in less than 10 minutes. The hotel also has its own ski school and ski rental shop.
There are 4 fantastic restaurants to chose from; Les Saisons for breakfast and à la carte in the evening, Cà d’Oro for gourmet Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Enoteca for Alpine tapas, local dishes and wine tasting, and the Pan Asian Sra Bua.
The Kempinski The Spa features four different saunas, a steam bath, a laconium, an indoor pool, Kneipp baths, a gym, a sun terrace and a separate ladies’ spa with relaxation rooms and three different saunas.
Hotel offers complimentary transfer for hotel guests to and from St. Moritz train station, only few minutes away.
Davos is a town in the Swiss Alps, within the canton of Graubünden. It’s a popular ski resort with a conference center that hosts the annual World Economic Forum.
It is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sport and conferences, at 1560 m the highest town in the Alps and a high-altitude health resort with a long tradition.
Davos is a winter sports metropolis for skiing and snowboarding fans from all over the world. Summer activities include swimming and sailing on Lake Davos, hiking and mountain biking.
Where to stay:
Alpen Gold, Davos (formerly Intercontinental Davos):
Exclusive hotel near Lake Davos with outstanding facilities for both business trips and unforgettable holidays with family and friends.
AlpenGold Davos is set in the spectacular Graubünden Alps, 1,600 meters above sea level. The 216 well-appointed and spacious rooms boast mountain and valley views.
A modern, warm alpine feel is reflected in the interiors, underlined by high tech amenities creating an atmosphere of quiet elegance, privacy and comfort.
Aside from a full facility conference area, a unique Spa, a Kids- & Teensclub the hotel offers trendsetting dining and lounge experiences in 3 restaurants and 2 bars, led by STUDIO GRIGIO on the 10th floor.
Brienz is a village on the northeast shore of Lake Brienz, in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region. The village’s 18th-century wooden chalets and the sculptures dotted throughout the village are testimonials to a woodcarving tradition.
Where to stay:
Grandhotel Giessbach, Lake Brienz:
With the nearby Giessbach Falls thundering downward over fourteen rocky ledges, this historic hotel residence is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sites in Switzerland.
Back in 1872, the architect Davinet was commissioned to build a boldly-designed hotel complex on Lake Brienz, right next to the world-famous Giessbach Falls.
The guests are still just as enchanted by the spacious elegance and timeless charm of the beautifully maintained rooms as they were over one hundred years ago. Each of the 70 stylish rooms, tower rooms and suites are individually designed and furnished, and overlook the waterfall, lake or forest.
The Grandhotel is as if out of a fairytale. Arrive in style by boat at the hotel’s own landing stage, before travelling up with Europe’s oldest funicular railway. The famous Giessbach Falls thunder into the deep right next to the hotel and can be viewed in all their glory from restaurant Les Cascades. Exclusive hotel bar full of nostalgic grandeur.
The relaxed holiday resort in the middle of the Bernese Alps is characterised by its village atmosphere. In winter the idyllic chalet village and hikers’ paradise turns into a winter sports paradise.
With its numerous mountain transport facilities, growing number of wellness havens and family-friendly attitude, the idyllic chalet village at the foot of the Wildstrubel in summer and winter is among the most versatile holiday destinations in the Bernese Oberland. And Adelboden is the first destination in Switzerland to have been awarded the Alpine Wellness holiday resort certificate.
Where to stay:
The hotel is peacefully nestled deep in a Swiss Alpine Village called Adelboden, overlooking mountains in one of a fascinating landscape in the world.
Adelboden is a mountain village known for skiing activities in the Bernese Oberland region. It has some of the best hiking trails and ski slopes, an ideal vacation spot for both summer and winter.
The Cambrian perfectly balances the charming warmth of history with sleek modern style. It offers 71 luxurious rooms and suites, each uniquely and elegantly furnished, lit in warming light and natural hues, make up this outstanding resort.
With floor-to-ceiling windows and open balconies, you’ll be constantly surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas.
It offers a world-renowned spa featuring indoor and outdoor heated pools, state-of-the-art treatment rooms, and oases of relaxing saunas and showers, will put you in a state of bliss.
It is 45 minutes from Bern and Geneva is an hour and a half the hotel.
Breathtaking views, magnificent mountains, unspoilt nature, glistening lakes and genuine hospitality – the best of Switzerland! The Bern-Bernese Oberland region is well worth a visit at any time of year.
The Bernese Oberland is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the southern end of the canton, and one of the canton’s five administrative regions.
Where to stay:
Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort:
The Bernese Highlands’ first spa hotel, called Bad Lenk, was built at the end of the 17th century downstream from Balmen, Europe’s richest mountain sulphur source.
Today, this spring is an integral part of the architecture at Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort, a magnificent hotel boasting great views of the Wildstrubel and the Plaine Morte Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 7-Sources Beauty & Spa is named after the spot where the River Simme rises, drawing energy from the flowing waters. It offers guests a chance to rejuvenate in a setting of natural timber and stone. Within a fabulous landscape, Lenkerhof provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything that the mountains have to offer, whatever the season.
The hotel’s private sulphur springs, the strongest in Europe’s Alpine region, bubbles away in the 2,000m2 wellness complex that also includes 4 saunas, 1 steam bath, sulphur and ice grotto, 34° outdoor pool and an indoor sports pool.
It offers 83 individually decorated guestrooms.
The Lenkerhof is Switzerland’s most youthful 5-star hotel with an easy-going atmosphere, omnipresent blend of modern, trend and nostalgia.
For Kids it offers the “Wet’n Wild” water slide, the “Alpine Playstation”, the lynx and marmot trail , the large alpine culture adventure playground on the Lenkerseeli and many other leisure activities to keep them busy and engaged.
It can be reached by plane via Bern, by train via Spiez or directly by car.
Gstaad is an upscale resort town in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. Its soaring mountains and prestigious international boarding schools have long made it a holiday destination for royalty and celebrities. Cable cars connect surrounding ski areas such as Wispile and Rinderberg, with hundreds of kilometers of all-level pistes and cross-country trails. Glacier 3000 offers nearly year-round skiing.
Where to stay:
The Ultima Gstaad is the newest and most discreet 5-star superior hotel in the trendy mountain resort of Gstaad.
There are three wooden chalets of 11 suites, six private residences (ranging from 2-4 bedrooms), a restaurant and two inviting bars. Plus, there’s a leading Swiss clinic and spa for recharging to full.
Each space is exquisitely crafted for snug evenings after a day in the mountains. Think steam fireplaces (child and dog friendly), lavish bathrooms and dark, swirling marble from floor to ceiling, and balconies with breathtaking and inescapable views of Alps.
A personal butler is available to guests, around the clock, for the duration of their stay, ensuring maximum privacy and exclusivity.
Set just a short walk from the car-free center of the mountain village of Gstaad, Ultima Gstaad is nestled in a valley flanked by snow-capped Alpine peaks.
Train: Gstaad Station is a 15-minute walk or four-minute drive from the hotel and Airport: Geneva International Airport is 148km / 92mi – approximately 2 hours away by car
The Alpina Gstaad:
The Alpina Gstaad is a small, discreet and modern hotel property of only 56 rooms and suites. Known for its authentic architecture, local crafts, gardens and art collection, The Alpina is home to the highest expressions of Swiss design.
It is a newly-built five-star mountain resort located in an exclusive hilltop area of the Oberbort neighborhood. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Saanenland, an area known for its wide range of Summer and Winter activities.
The Alpina offers on-site Michelin-starred restaurants, a wine cellar containing over 1’700 selections, and a range of services to experience.
The property hosts the only Six Senses Spa in Switzerland, a holistic destination inspired by Asian wellness traditions that draw upon the energy of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and pastures.
For the ultimate home-away-from-home atmosphere, the 3-bedroom Chalet and Panorama Suites feature kitchen and dining areas, breathtaking views, and are warmed by Alpine stone fireplaces. Each of their private spas, Jacuzzis, and fitness spaces add to a welcoming sense of luxury. For something unique and captivating, book the Living Art Room, where your stay comes with blank canvases and a comprehensive set of painting materials.
Closest Airports: Gstaad Airport is 4 mi / 6 km from the resort and only for private planes and helicopters. Bern Airport is 51 mi / 82 km away. Geneva Airport is 92 mi / 148 km away.
Train: Gstaad station is 700 m from the hotel, with complimentary station transfers available.
With stunning views over the snowfields of Gstaad and the Alpine panorama beyond, Hotel Gstaad Palace is a luxury spa hotel for the truly discerning international traveller.
The 90 tastefully decorated rooms include including 13 Suites, 15 Junior Suites, 55 Double Rooms, 2 Tower Suites and the luxurious 3 bedroom Penthouse Suite.
The Palace Spa is over 1800 sqm, with a 6-room Hammam experience, as well as 8 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, saunas, steam bath, and both indoor and outdoor pools.
It has 5 acclaimed restaurants, which offer everything from the ultimate in gourmet cuisine to hearty traditional Swiss dishes, savory grill specialties and an exceptional Italian menu.
Families are very welcome here. They offer children an exciting, different programme every year at the hotel. The kids’ programme is aimed at 5 to 12 year olds; 3 to 5 year olds can take part if accompanied by a responsible person.
The journey by car takes two hours from both Geneva and Basel, you need roughly 2 and a half hours from Zurich. The train station in Gstaad is just 900 metres away from our hotel.
Grindelwald, a village in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, is a popular gateway for the Jungfrau Region, with skiing in winter and hiking in summer. It’s also a base for mountain-climbing ascents up the iconic north face of Eiger Mountain.
Where to stay:
Hotel Aspen is a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps resort of Grindelwald, in the mountains above Interlaken.
This chalet-hotel is an exciting discovery with its unique sun terrace leading directly onto the valley run, the hiking trails on its doorstep and its painstakingly detailed and typically Swiss interior.
It is a 20-minute drive from the idyllic mountain village of Grindelwald, and is a perfect base for any season. Ski and sled in the winter, hike and bike in the spring, summer, and fall, and take in the spectacular natural beauty of rolling green hills, rushing waterfalls, and sparkling mountain lakes any time.
It offers 37 unique guestrooms, with fireplaces, balconies or terraces. The Penthouse Suite is a masterpiece of design that offers a bird’s eye view over the mountain panorama.
The brand-new 300 sqm wellness oasis has everything you need to unwind after a day on the slopes, including a 90°C sauna, soothing herbal steambaths and an outdoor whirlpool.
Airport: Bern Airport is 43 mi / 70 km away.
Train: Grindelwald station
Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities.
As a vacation destination, Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
Where to stay:
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Interlaken:
The VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa is located amid the mountains of the Bernese Highlands, overlooking the Jungfrau.
It offers 216 rooms, of which 106 are Suites. To ensure each and every guest feels at home, all rooms and suites are decorated in classic style or a range of contemporary moods.
These oases of hospitality are surrounded by all the facilities you would expect of a tradition-conscious luxury hotel, including two restaurants, two bars and 22 conference and banqueting rooms.
The 60,000-square-foot Spa Nescens is an elegant, integrated facility, offering an unparalleled range of treatments and exclusive Nescens wellness programs. It includes a large indoor swimming pool, outdoor brine bath, whirlpools, sauna complex, massage choices, and a fitness gym.
Take the train to Interlaken West station, and then it is either a 10 minutes walk to the Hotel, or a short taxi ride.
Vals is a village and a municipality in the Surselva Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is located at an altitude of 1250 metres above sea level, deep down in the Vals Valley, a side valley of the Surselva south of Ilanz.
The village square is still surrounded by original Vals houses roofed with stone tiles made of Vals quartzite. The peaceful Grisons holiday resort offers hiking pleasure, wellness at the thermal spa and winter sports opportunities on the Dachberg.
Where to Stay:
7132 Hotel, Vals:
Graubünden’s new 5-star superior hotel has been awarded the international Pritzker prize for innovative architecture.
Blending world-class design and impeccable service in the dramatic beauty of the Swiss Alps, 7132 Hotel is the final word in luxury. The experience begins upon arrival, with the serene beauty of the mountains surrounding the striking architecture — starting with the hotel’s sinuous, sculpted entrance.
7132 Hotel has a plethora of soothing pools to soak in, each fed with crystal clear water from nearby natural springs.
- Choose from the indoor pool (32°C), outdoor pool (36°C/ 30-33°C, winter/summer), ice pool (14°C), fire pool (42°C), spring grotto (35°C), blossom pool (33°C), or sound pool (32°C).Known as the Therme, the hotel’s expansive wellness centre is a sight to behold.Legendary local architect Peter Zumthor is responsible for this heritage-listed masterpiece, which he made from 60,000 slabs of dazzling Vals quartzite.
Stay in one of 22 guestrooms with mountain-facing terraces, including Presidential and Penthouse Suites by star architect Kengo Kuma. Complimentary helicopter and limousine transfers are included in these two suite categories.
The 7132 Hotel is located at the entry to a very special village: Vals. Situated 1,250 meters above sea level with a population of merely 1,000 inhabitants, 1,000 sheep, and just 1,000 guest beds, the resort town with its renowned thermal springs remains an intimate and calm retreat.
Situated at 1300 m, on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the Rhone valley, the holiday resort of Villars-sur-Ollon in the heart of the Vaud Alps enjoys breathtaking views of the Dents-du-Midi and the Mont Blanc massif and as far as Lake Geneva.
Villars offers an international ambience, with guests of all ages – there are a number of exclusive private schools located here. Its smaller neighbour Gryon is a little lower down, on the more easterly side of the valley. Together, they make up the holiday destination of Villars-Gryon.
Where to stay:
Chalet Royalp Hôtel & Spa:
Chic and casual, cozy and authentic, the Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa is an inviting and relaxing mountain retreat. Outside it features a traditional chalet style, while inside a contemporary experience awaits. For winter or summer, the hotel is a haven of peace in the heart of the Villars-sur-Ollon resort in the Swiss Alps.
It offers 63 rooms & suites and 27 residences. The modern rustic style used in all the rooms envelopes guests in a warm and intimate atmosphere that makes you feel at home. They feature the latest technology and large bathrooms with bathtub and shower.
Additionally, the residences are fully equipped, very spacious (90-350m2) and have direct access to the hotel, so guest can use its facilities.
The universe of the Spa by RoyAlp is a breath of fresh air in the Vaud Alps. Like a lagoon, this 1200 m² Spa offers a warm atmosphere designed for the well-being of body and soul.
The activities close to the hotel include 3 indoor and 5 outdoor tennis courts, golf courses, nordic walking, dog-sledging, biking, hiking and, of course, skiing.
It is located 90 minutes drive from Geneva (GVA) Airport.
Ascona is Switzerland’s lowest lying town. It is located at 196 meters above sea level on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore, also called Lake Langen. Ascona is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience.
Where to stay:
Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona:
The Hotel Eden Roc with its legendary service and personalized attention is located on the shore of the Lake Maggiore with its own private beach, marina and a wonderful garden; very close to the charming piazza in Ascona.
It offers 95 rooms and suites with plenty of natural light in the distinctive and colourful décor of Ticino interior designer Carlo Rampazzi with a sense of well-being with Mediterranean flair.
The marina and a proprietary water sports school offer plenty of water-based fun for adults and children looking to explore the lake. It is a dream destination for watersports enthusiasts.
The 2’000 m² Eden Roc Spa offers a combined in- and outdoor swimming pool, hydromassage showers, saunas, a fitness centre, seven treatments room for massages and beauty treatments as well as a hair stylist.
Dining is a big part of the Eden Roc experience, and all four of its delectable gourmet restaurants feature terraces with splendid lake views.
The Kids’ Club provides plenty of activities for children and teenagers. The varied summer leisure programme offers activities for every age group: the Kids’ Cook Academy, the Children’s Etiquette Course, banana boat rides and water skiing, dance classes and discos, chess courses and golf courses, scavenger hunts and sack races.
The nearest airport is in Lugano, a 45-minute cab trip away.