Switzerland. A place where there is “No Drama”, as Roger Federer likes to say. Because Switzerland has beautiful lakes, perfect landscapes, nature, the Alps – and endless views. See for yourself.
Switzerland. A place where there is “No Drama”, as Roger Federer likes to say. Because Switzerland has beautiful lakes, perfect landscapes, nature, the Alps – and endless views. See for yourself:
Hôtel Palafitte, Neuchâtel
A taste of the Maldives in Switzerland: Built on stilts, you are literally residing in overwater pavillons on the lake Neuchâtel, the largest lake in Switzerland, with a gorgeous view of the alps. The hotel was built in 2002 as a collaboration between architect Kurt Hofmann and students from l’Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne as part of the Swiss national exhibition Expo.02 . The Neuchâtel region is a centre for craftsmanship and know how, where you can discover the history of watchmaking as well as vineyards producing famous varieties such as Pinot Noir or Œil-de-Perdrix, a Neuchâtel rosé.
With amazing views over the mountains and Lucerne this is the perfect getaway for relaxation. The 48 living spaces are individually designed after the hotel’s core elements: Wine & Dine, Art & Culture or Health & Wealth. This is a luxury destination for demanding guests, whether that means indulging in high-end culinary experiences at the 2-star restaurant or plunging in the heated infinity pool overlooking the mountain panorama.
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
A place where history meets modernity, city meets nature and the views are impressively breathtaking overlooking Zurich and it’s lake from above. The ideal destination for someone who wants to live in the moment and lean into whatever the current mood may suggest.
This beautiful residence, reminiscent of a fairytale castle, boasts an impressive contemporary designed spa covering more than 4000 square metres. Margy’s Monte Carlo combines a luxurious skincare range with advanced therapy techniques, such as the Luminous Detox Facial. La Prairie brings together Swiss precision with scientific innovation and precious ingredients, such as the custom signature 90 minute facial “The Art of Beauty by La Prairie”. The certified organic Amala skincare line stands for progress and natural beauty. How can you not forget time here?
All the above is accompanied by an even more impressive art collection including works of Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami.
The View, Lugano
Perched on a hillside this hotel earns its name, giving breathtaking views over lake Lugano. With wooden terraces overlooking the lake, the hotel bears resemblance to a giant yacht. Lugano the View has 16 Junior Suites and 2 Suites, with private terraces and gorgeous front row views of the Lago di Lugano.
With unmatched views of the alps and the valleys surrounding Lucerne, these luxurious retreats with several complexes combined, offer a wellness journey with exquisite understated elegance and a stunning spa, including an infinity pool. The area has been popular ever since the legendary hotel opened in 1873, Audrey Hepburn even got married in the chapel in the 1950’s.
Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona
The beautiful lake-side hotel spans over three buildings, each in its own style and decor combining elements from different eras. Hotel facilities include a private beach, lake front gardens, a golf course as well as a spa with three pools, a hairdresser and a well equipped gym.
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva
The oldest hotel in Geneva boasts views over the lake as well as the alps and the old town. The Four Seasons Geneva offers an elegant rooftop spa with panoramic views as well as a rooftop Michelin star restaurant, Il Lago that serves Italian specialties with a seasonal twist by chef Sena. This is a classic hotel with classic settings, a historic landmark that dates back to 1834.
La Reserve Eden Au Lac, Zurich
Designer Phillippe Starck reinvented the lake-side hotel that is conveniently situated within walking distance from city sights. Furthermore the hotel is home to a fantastic Nikkei restaurant, La Muna, frequented by picky locals who come to enjoy the food as well as the gorgeous rooftop views.
Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz
The ultimate glamorous winter escape, Badrutt’s Palace offers a warm luxurious haven after a day on the slopes. The mythical setting in addition to the alluring historic clientele including Audrey Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock has made this hotel a St Moritz gem for alpine indulgence. With 155 rooms and suites, 11 restaurants and an impressive wine cave stocked with more than 30,000 bottles, counting rare vintages such as a Lafite Rothschild from 1900 you have everything you will need at hand during your stay.
From your room’s balcony you can watch the famous St. Moritz Polo tournament, or other exclusive events, that take place on the frozen lake during the winter months.
Royal Savoy, Lausanne
A historic building where Art Nouveau meets modernity, ideally located between the lake and the city. The hotel offers a spa with a multitude of treatments and an indoor and outdoor pool, where you can kick back and let yourself drift away on a soothing journey of relaxation. Visit the sky lounge for a typical swiss fondue experience at sunset or take a stroll in the lovely gardens while enjoying the tailor-made service and supreme comfort of this residence, where every effort is made to make the guests feel at home.
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