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New Luxury in St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Photo: Benoit Peverelli

The unparalleled snow and pristine slopes gave this town a reputation as an adrenalin capital during the last century, and that hasn’t changed. But St. Moritz, which used to be synonymous with old-school decorum and wealth, is suddenly re-energized and awash in new money—bewildering amounts of it. Villas and condos are springing up all over.  The atmosphere in this spectacular Swiss aerie is different, thin and vodka-clear, as if imported from another dimension. The raw and menacing peaks—10,000 feet tall—loom over you like something out of an imax movie, close enough to touch. It’s enough to make you feel giddy, and as you point your skis downhill don’t be surprised if you’re overcome by a sense of urgency—let’s get going!

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Destinations: St. Moritz · Zermatt · Celerina · Pontresina

Inspired by: The High Life: St. Moritz — by Luke Barr, Published Dec. 2007

Hotels (7)

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    Hotel Saratz

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    Carlton Hotel

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    Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains

    A large spa—including, in summer, a medical clinic for procedures such as cosmetic surgery—is one of the Kempinski's chief assets, as is ski-in/ski

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    Hotel Misani

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    Suvretta House

    Castle-like property with 191 rooms and a family-friendly vibe, set among private chalets just outside St. Moritz proper. 

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    3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat

    The Altitude: 10,170 feet.

     

    The Perch: Since 1907, the Kulmhotel Gornergrat has drawn visitors with some of the Swiss Alps’ most stunning scener

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    Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

    A throwback to the days of glamorous schussing followed by tuxedo-and–evening gown dinners, Badrutt’s Palace is still the center of high-society so

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    Post Haus

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    La Marmite, at Mathis Food Affairs

    The restaurant is located more than halfway up the mountain in the funicular station at Corviglia. This place is an institution: a slightly cartoon

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    La Baracca

    Located on the outskirts of town, this nondescript shack in the middle of a parking lot serves delicious family-style fare. The lack of pretense or

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    Hanselmann

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    El Paradiso

    Sit outside on a sheepskin-covered chair overlooking the valley at the new Hans-Jörg Ruch-designed El Paradiso and order their Älpler Magronen, a S

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    Chesa Veglia

Activities (3)

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    Rebecca Ardessi

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    Eisenwaren R. Eichholzer & Co.

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    Lamm Cashmere House

    Carrying an absurdly large selection of cashmere sweaters, this place is so traditional it's almost trendy.

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    Though winter is high season and skiing the sport, Switzerland's Engadine valley also has well-marked hiking trails, several golf courses, and a bike path, part paved, part gravel, that rolls along

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