At the foot of Mount Titlis, in the picturesque Urner Alps, Engelberg, named after the “Mountain of Angels”, lies in the heart of Switzerland. At just 35km from Lucerne, and 90km from Zurich, this Obwalden village was built around an historic Benedictine Monastery, Engelberg-Titlis, and is framed by breath-taking Alpine scenes. Take advantage of ski, snow, and cross-country activities, or take the chance to hop on a revolving cable car to the summit of the Titlis, which at 3,238 m is the highest glacier excursion destination (and home to illuminated glacier caves). The famous Titlis Cliff Walk - the highest suspension bridge in Europe - also offers jaw-dropping vistas across the Alps.
A bijou design hotel laced in a plush hipness of crushed velvets, soft
linens, aged oak beams and lovely quirky accessories – a dash of peacock
blue, gold, burgundy and teal usher a signature of urban cool to this
120-year-old dairy warehouse.
A chilled habitat of modern alpine vibe, this ski bolthole is dapper, plush and Martini cool. A suave lair of modern alpine style that flirts with the traditions of the Alps and is the perfect habitat for the ski fraternity and summer activity junkies.read more
The lush valley of Grisons (Graubünden) is some 1,250m above sea level and offers a rare taste of the traditional Walser culture - a people with their own language and customs with roots as deep as Switzerland’s existence.read more
The designer cool cat of the Alps, this appealingly smart modern lodge opts for a stylish clubhouse vibe alongside re-worked rustic elements. This is all about the luxury of the Alps – traditions and respect, bubbling with fun. A fashionable hideaway with trendsetting, popular eateries, all tucked away close to the Matterhorn.read more
Once the grand resting spot for the weary English mountaineer brigade heading high up the Alps, this wonderful historic spot has been brought smack up to date and is the creative hub of the town. This is a fabulous example of Swiss culture melting into English eccentricity – a place where the urbane greets the mountains, all in fresh modern tones.read more
Unapologetically vivid, this preferred pad of intellect and creativity is awash in Art Nouveau flamboyance tamed with clever 1950’s-inspired design interventions. A stylishly cool home of the arts, brushed with boldness.read more
The historic city of Brig, unofficially founded in the Stone Age, is widely considered the “gateway to the Alps.” Here, skiing and hiking reign supreme, so join up with the Mountain Climbing Brigade, which since 1844 has helped explorers at heart embark on mountain expeditions.read more
A fabulously humble basecamp of good design for kindreds of style, Brücke 49 is a collection of rooms, suites, studios and apartments in the high-in-the-mountains creative enclave, Vals. Nordic elegance, designer furnishings and a creative narrative marry the concept of a loveable Swiss refuge with urbane cool.read more
Twisted beams frame the 14th century frescos while a curatorial catalogue of designer classics delivers a modernist influence: the Widder Hotel is where medieval heritage meets Eames and Poliakoff slumbers against thick stonewalls. This is at the heart of Old Town Zurich and has both the luxury pedigree of a small Grand Dame Hotel and the eclectic charisma of a design diva.read more
Vals was a hotspot before there were even words to describe one. According to archeological finds, this area was a bustling hub at beginning of the Bronze and Iron Ages, if not earlier, and humanity’s ancient ancestors were drawn in by the lure of its natural thermal baths.read more
A cosmopolitan city known for its design, art, and music scenes, Zurich offers all this with magnificent views of the snowcapped Alps. With over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries, the Dada art movement was actually founded here at the legendary Cabaret Voltaire – which is now open to the public once more.