Nothing screams “luxury” like a holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. So if you’re heading to the birthplace of Alpine tourism, make sure to indulge in all the extravagance the place has to offer. If you ask me, booking a room in the famous Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a pretty good start.
Dating from 1896, this 5-star hotel is a landmark of St. Moritz and a member of several exclusive hotel consortiums. Badrutt’s Palace has been called Europe’s poshest hotel, and for good reasons. The suites are the very definition of extravagance with the indulgent look of fin de siècle interiors: lush fabrics, chandeliers, and dainty furniture. Your suite will overlook the charming Swiss landscape, and it comes with butler service—no wonder the stars and celebrities have been visiting this luxurious hotel for decades. Walking down the corridors, you can still feel the aura of Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, and Charlie Chaplin.
It’s a matter of principle for this hotel that anything your heart desires is right at your fingertips. Food? There are six restaurants on the property, from fine dining with service wearing uniforms to a farmhouse-style pizzeria. Drinks? You have three cozy bars to choose from, one of them featuring a cigar lounge. Spa and wellness? Badrutt’s infinity pool with panoramic mountain views is the most spectacular one in town, and the spa carries an extensive menu of treatments. On top of that, you get a complimentary ski and hiking pass if you stay longer than two nights. They really have thought of everything!