Top 10 luxury hotels in the Alps
1. Arosa –Tschuggen HotelTschuggen Hotel offers minimalistic design, excellent cuisine, a fantastic spa and really deserves to be listed as number one among luxury hotels in the Alps. Formerly, Arosa was considered a quite uninteresting spot as the number of ski slopes was very limited. However, the connection that has been installed to Lenzerheide has dramatically changed this as 225 kilometers of slopes can now be accessed.
2. Cervo - ZermattThis hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the premises, as well as a stunning view of both Zermatt and Matterhorn. The rooms are beautiful and nicely decorated and offer some nice surprises interior wise.
3. Cervinia – St HubertusSt. Hubertus is generally referred to as an apartment/condo building, but it really is more than that. The hotel has chosen an environmentally friendly profile and combines the modern and traditional approaches in a good way. The spacy rooms have open fire places, design furniture and lovely stone floors, all blessed with magnificent views.
4. Courchevel – Le MelezinLe Melezin offers a kind of Asian minimalistic design but has still been able to keep the warm feeling of hospitality which is typical for the Alps. The hotel is perfectly located by the Bellecote ski slope, just a short walking distance from the centre.
5. Flims – Parkhotel WaldhausThis hotel, which dates back to 1877, has undergone extensive remodeling in 2007 and now offers two lovely swimming pools and a fantastic spa, available to hotel guests. The hotel consists of three sections, each quite different in style, ranging from old fashioned castle to minimalistic zen style.
6. Going – Hotel StanglwirtEven if the outside of Hotel Stranglwirt looks traditional, the inside hides something else. For instance, this hotel hosts 20 Lippizaner horses as well as a riding school! You can find many facilities for any kind of physical work out. There is even a boxing ring.
7. Gstaad – AlpinaAlpina is the first five star hotel in Gstaad in over a hundred years. It offers three luxury restaurants, spa, two swimming pools and a vast range treatments for your body and soul. It really is worth a visit.
8. Ischgl – The MadleinMade mostly out of stone but in a more modernistic approach, the Madlein hotel offers zen inspired accommodation alongside contemporary art, bathrooms designed by Philippe Starck and a calm atmosphere. There is also, in direct contrast to the rest, a famous night club within the premises.
9. Kitzbuhel – Hotel KitzhofIf you prefer the classic Tyrolean design style and appreciate antique furniture and interior design, Hotel Kitzhof will suit you perfectly. The hotel offers four different restaurants, a cosy wine bar and a lovely spa.
10. Lech – Hotel Almhof SchneiderHotel Almhof Schneider is reputed to be the Princess Diana’s favourite hotel. The building is actually a barn which dates back to the 15th century, but has luckily been reinstalled as a hotel since 1929. You are with immediate proximity to the ski slopes and the rooms are beautifully decorated with wooden furniture and classy interior décor.