Elite Traveler Winter 2021


The Alpina Gstaad, Panorama Suite GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND Found in uber-glam Gstaad, The Alpina Gstaad looks over the Bernese Alps and village below. There are rooms with a view, and then there’s the aptly named Panorama Suite. The two-story chalet-style suite has three bedrooms (the master has a private balcony and fireplace), a huge living room, dining room, full kitchen and separate staff entrance. The second floor houses a treatment room, steam room, sauna, mini gym and an outdoor jacuzzi with spectacular views of the Alps. The hotel has an impressive art collection for art buffs and, for younger guests, there’s a 45-minute workshop showing the importance of bees in our ecosystem. The hotel has its own hives (and creates its own Alpina honey) that is cared for by local beekeeper Stefan Neuhaus. Best feature Outdoor Jacuzzi with views over the mountains From $11,000 per night. Contact Ewout Lionarons, front office and reservations manager, reservations@ thealpinagstaad.ch, +41 338 889 888, thealpinagstaad.ch

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc,


While the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was originally built as a writing retreat for some of the 19th century’s most creative minds, it has now evolved into one of the most glamorous destinations on the Cote d’Azur. Sitting at the very top of the hotel, the sumptuous one-bedroom Eden-Roc Suite covers 1,076 sq ft, which can be extended by connecting the adjoining suite. The decor is traditional and charming, with antique furniture and floral prints aplenty. Outside, the suite boasts an enormous rooftop terrace, where guests can enjoy a private dinner featuring fresh ingredients from the hotel’s on-site kitchen gardens while they look out over one of the

best views across the Mediterranean. Best feature Roof terrace whirlpool tub From $6,277 per night. Contact reservations.hdcer@oetkercollection.com, +33 492 933 200, oetkercollection.com

InterContinental Geneva, The Residence GENEVA, SWITZERLAND Pass through grandiose double doors to The Residence at the Green Globe certified InterContinental Geneva and be transported to an era of stately opulence. Designed to reflect the city’s classic yet cosmopolitan nature, The Residence’s sumptuous interior decor is the work of New York designer Tony Chi. Pairing lavish details such as mirrored cabinets and canary yellow paneling with more demure touches such as natural wood floors and neutral-toned furnishings, The Residence is a work of art in itself — and of course, since it’s at the very top of the hotel, the views are unrivaled. The suite is as spacious as it is stylish, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two lounges, two kitchens, two hammams and, you guessed it, two dining rooms. It’s almost as if everything in The Residence is so wonderful, they had to do it twice. Best feature Freestanding white marble bathtub with floor-to-ceiling views across the city From $56,000 per night. Contact +41 229 193 939, geneva-intercontinental.com

Burgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Royal Suite OBBUERGEN, SWITZERLAND

Board a traditional, red-lacquered funicular and slowly ascend up through the mountains to reach the striking Burgenstock resort. It looks over Lake Lucerne, the same lake that provides carbon neutral hydroelectricity to the resort. The outstanding spa also overlooks the lake — you’ve probably spotted the indoor/outdoor infinity pool on many Instagram feeds; it is so high up that you might see clouds drift beneath it. Or, you could drink in the views from the Royal Suite’s glass-fronted sauna, the huge terrace — or from pretty much everywhere in the suite thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The one-bedroom abode also has a hot tub, dining room, full kitchen, bar, wine cellar and wellness facilities. Best feature Glass-fronted, in-suite sauna with views across Lake Lucerne From $18,000 per night. Contact sales@burgenstock.ch, +41 416 126 000, burgenstock.ch

Photos The Alpina Gstaad, Monti Parioli

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