The Chedi is a luxury five-star hotel created by entrepreneur Samih Sawiris and designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, known for his signature contemporary East-meets-West design: a chedi is a Thai Buddhist monument.
Comparatively quiet, and easily accessible from Geneva compared to other winter destinations in Switzerland, Gstaad displays a different type of sophistication.
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.
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.
The 12 villages of the remote Bavona Valley in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino share similar characteristics, but their stone architecture is less representative of that archetypal Swiss style. That’s not the only thing marking them as outliers—this valley of stone exists completely off the grid.
The city has an austere beauty, a pleasing if slightly unnerving efficiency, and an endearing propriety—essentially, it’s very Swiss. A steepled cityscape is set against a frieze of snow-dusted Alps and bottle-green hills, Lake Zurich incandescent in the golden late-afternoon sun.
Eat and sleep amongst the clouds, overlooking the sleepy lakes of Switzerland or bathe in wine for your health at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.
Skylights, winding concrete stairways, and unexpectedly placed window frames that bathe the bedrooms in the serene afternoon light give the circular interior a sense of whimsy.
Dashing through the snow is all the more, well, dashing, when one partakes in a sleigh ride amid perfectly exquisite scenery (with a warm drink in mitten-clad hand).