There are several places in the world that are equal to Switzerland in scenic beauty- New Zealand, Chile, Alaska, and Norway come to mind.
But, nowhere on Earth are more vistas more accessible from more vantage points; the comparison isn’t even close! Swiss ingenuity and engineering have seen to that. Come to the land of monumental mountains; of knives, watches, chocolates, and cheeses.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
High in the Swiss Alps, a world leader in combining an unsurpassable selection of sport and adventure opportunities with environmental protection and eco-tourism, sits the Omnia Mountain Lodge. Perched on a rock at the foot of the Matterhorn Mountain, the Lodge’s design, craftsmanship and furnishings reflect both the tradition of the Valais valley and handcrafted modernism. With each room so unique there is no need for numbers, this luxury lodge is a destination in itself.
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.
Set in the stunning mountain landscape of Graubünden, Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers some of the most impressive architecture, facilities and accommodations in Europe. The spacious rooms and suites combine light and space, shapes and colors with contemporary amenities to create the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay.