Many believe that Swedes are so happy due to their cultural traditions that promote well-being, work/life balance, and togetherness. NUVO has rounded up three essential Swedish traditions to get you through the rest of the winter.
A New Level of Sophistication at Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad
Comparatively quiet, and easily accessible from Geneva compared to other winter destinations in Switzerland, Gstaad displays a different type of sophistication.
Cryptocurrency – Is It the New Way Of Travel?
With Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway leading the way, and the pandemic further expediting its departure, hard cash is becoming a currency of the past. It’s now easier to pay for travel with cryptocurrencies, and hotels are jumping on the bandwagon.
This Mountain Resort in Zermatt Brings Stunning Design Flair to the Swiss Alps
Moving past alpine culture and traditions, CERVO brings an international and luxurious flair to Zermatt. The Mountain Ashram Spa is inspired by Japanese onsen and includes Bhutanese hot stone baths as well as traditional European saunas—just as nice as a day on the slopes.
The Beauty of Austrian Minimalism Awaits at Gasthof Krone
Surrounded by the green pastures of the Austrian Alps, with cow bells ringing in the distance, a stay at the Gasthof Krone is a leisurely experience. Whether it’s enjoying deliciously crisp cream pastries in the library or a well-chilled Austrian wine in the restaurant, life’s little pleasures are celebrated in the historic hotel in Austria’s alpine region.
Recharging, Relaxing, and Rebalancing in Northern Italy
A stone’s throw from Lake Como, where celebrities are known to frequent for opulent getaways, is the quiet and quaint Tenuta de l’Annunziata. Located just 20 minutes from Lake Como, in the region of Uggiate Trevano, the Guffanti family have restored an ancient property into a Natural Retreat.
Florida: An Unexpected Destination for Art Lovers
Florida has always been a destination for beach lovers, but if you thought that sunny Key West or South Beach were only for sun-loving travellers, think again.
Switzerland’s Fashionable City Might Be Your Ideal Holiday
If you are a fashionista who sees beyond trends and glossy magazines, a visit to the small Swiss city of St. Gallen might be your ideal holiday. Just an hour from Zurich, St. Gallen is where embroidery reigns supreme.
Switzerland’s Premier Health Clinic Wants You to Get Back to Nature
The search for perfect wellness has always been something of a wild goose chase, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try and take care of your body and mind the best you can.
Things Are Heating Up in Napa Valley This Summer
The Napa Valley has always been lauded as North America’s premier wine region, and this summer new openings, renovations and education-centric activities will be enticing for both novice and advanced oenophiles.
Graubünden: Zurich’s Secret Spot for Wellness
Zurich is one of the world’s great destinations for art lovers and design enthusiasts. But when it comes to relaxing in true Swiss style, the mountains beat out the city every time.
A Delightful Treasure From Friuli Venezia Giulia
Fans of pinot grigio, the second-most-consumed white wine in North America, will surely know of Livio Felluga, possibly the most prestigious producer of white wine in Italy. The history of the Livio Felluga estate is well known not just to the people of Friuli Venezia Giulia but to all Italians and oenophiles.
Island Getaways for Sun-Starved Travellers
If you are finding it hard to thaw out after a Canadian winter, the good news is that there are other parts of the world where the sun shines brightly and sandy white beaches beckon. To get some sun to even out your ski-goggle tan lines, here are some island escapes with luxury hotels that are calling your name.
How One Canadian Brand Is (Re)shaping the Future
Native Shoes launched in Vancouver in 2009 and has been making shoes with a “Live Lightly” attitude ever since. According to CEO Kyle Housman, the company’s purpose has always been to reduce the impact of climate change and to question the status quo.
This Pop-up Hotel Is Encouraging Nomadic Luxury Adventures
If sustainability, exclusivity, and luxury are key factors when choosing your holiday destinations, then a stay at Moliving’s Hurley House might be your next dream vacation.
Tarot Back On The Cards
No longer simply a form of divination, tarot is now seen as a lifestyle enhancer, aiming to help improve mental and physical wellness.
This Self-Sufficient Hotel Lets You Choose Your Own Adventure
The AI-powered Colony is not your everyday hotel. Created by DistrictHive, the eco-friendly podtel is a technology-driven lodging concept that allows the guest to access everything by the touch of a button for a self-sustaining carbon-neutral off-grid experience.
Rediscovering Nouvelle Cuisine in Saulieu, France
Driving the N7 is a culinary journey. Small villages dotting the highway have long been home to Michelin-starred restaurants, and Charlie Chaplin, some of which are still open today.
Unmissable New Ski Hotels to Discover This Season
Whether you visit a ski resort for adrenaline-seeking adventures or perhaps prefer to hunker down in a cosy luxury lodge and indulge in mandatory alpine fondue, here are the notable new hotel openings in must-visit ski resorts around the world.
This Alpine Hotel Wants You to Do More Than Count Sheep
The Amrai Suites is a safe haven in which to relax. The newly opened boutique hotel is bringing contemporary alpine design to a whole new generation of explorers.
These Luxury Hotels Think Kids Should Be Pampered Too
Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a child—now there are spas to wash away their troubles. Perplexing arithmetic and playground gossip got you or your child down? Here are four upscale resorts that cater specifically to families with children.
Fuchsegg Lodge: Child’s Play in the Bregenz Forest
Some hotels demand your attention more than the beautiful landscape that surrounds them. Fuchsegg Eco Lodge is one of them.
Tree House Hotels Are All the Rage Right Now
Tree houses have taken over the luxury accommodation industry. If you like heights, here are a few daring tree house hotels to check into.
The Grand Hotel Victoria in Menaggio Is a Newly Restored Gem on Lake Como
Italy’s Lake Como is an unrivalled destination for travellers looking to satisfy cravings for design and culture. Villas and historic aristocratic family vacation homes ooze class and sophistication as well as inspiring some of Italy’s greatest designers with their neoclassical and baroque architecture, like here in this luxury hotel in the village of Menaggio.
Sustainable Hotels Are Changing the Way People Travel
Many luxury hotels and destinations are providing greener travel initiatives and were working on eco-friendly experiences even before COVID.
Post-closure, This Historic Swiss Luxury Hotel Is Blooming With Wellness
General manager Nathalie Seiler-Hayez thinks the hotel has more to offer than just the white-tablecloth service it is known for.
The Bürgenstock Luxury Resort Wants You to Bathe in Wine for Wellness
Eat and sleep amongst the clouds, overlooking the sleepy lakes of Switzerland or bathe in wine for your health at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.
How One Family Maintains and Decorates a Neoclassical Villa Hotel in Bellagio
Elegant and luxurious, timeless period-correct decor can be hard to recreate, with homeowners often being excessive when trying to replicate styles found in places like Villa Serbelloni.
Cruelty-free Foie Gras From a Spanish Family’s Farm
Despite foie gras being strongly associated with French cuisine, a Spanish farmer by the name of Eduardo Sousa is proudly producing sustainable and humane foie gras
How Luxury Hotels Are Helping Refugees
SEP Jordan will be hosting a series of pop-ups at the the Alpina Gstaad during the summer, sharing women’s garments made by refugees.
Hotels Get Creative With Sound Therapy and Tree Hugging
As the world shifts into a whole new travel era, could hotel wellness programs be in danger?
How Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Played into the Multimillion-Dollar Garage Trend
Who could forget the iconic scene when Frye’s dad’s chili-red 1961 Ferrari 250GT California goes flying out of his glass garage?
Zero Real Estate, The Un-hotel Luxury Experience in Switzerland
Getting back to nature is taking a whole new meaning in the Swiss Alps, thanks to artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, who are bringing their no-wall, no-ceiling hotel concept to multiple locations in eastern Switzerland this summer.
Unbelievable Treetop Escapes Where the Air is Fresher
Look past the castles, French villas, and royal family estates in rural France. Cast your eyes to the sky, and you may just find your next family vacation.
La Pomme, Capsulo Micro Hotel in Normandy
Cider, calvados, and camembert. The northern coast of France is home to some delicious trails, one of them being the La Route du Cidre, which takes outdoor enthusiasts on a pilgrimage through some of France’s most delicious sips made from the humble apple.
Mantl by Karamo Brown Is a Call to Confidence for Men Dealing With Hair Loss
Karamo Brown—famous for his role in Netflix’s Queer Eye—wants men all around the world to love their baldness with his latest project, Mantl: a premium personal-care brand for bald and balding men.
Personal Mobile Saunas Provide Comfort and Privacy in Nature
Architecture firm Native Narrative has heightened the sauna experience, so beloved by Danes, with curated furnishings and materials like aspen timber for a better skin-feel, aromatic trays, and the ability to pull the sauna via trailer hitch to wherever your wanderlust takes you.
How Paris Stays Relevant No Matter How Many Times You Visit
The charm and allure of grand old Paris never tires, no matter how many times you find yourself in the City of Lights. It is constantly reinventing itself, and even things that are old in years are revivified by the sum of the city’s many parts.
The World’s 12 Best Food Halls from Six Continents
Popping up all around the world, food halls cater to those who are compelled by food on an aesthetic level or want to experience culinary discoveries without the restrictions of sitting down in a restaurant with stiff table service.
Fine Dining Gone Fast Casual
Although fine dining has not completely lost its shimmer, the concept of bringing together high-quality ingredients and superchefs in a fast-paced environment is on the rise.
Chef Daniel Humm’s EMP Winter House
Chef Daniel Humm brings his Swiss roots to life this ski season at St. Regis Aspen Resort’s Chefs Club with an exclusive pop-up.