The Very Best Luxury Ski Hotels in the Swiss Alps
This week, our award-winning ski specialists have chosen their favourite five star hotels across our list of luxury Swiss ski resorts to help you find THE address for your dream ski vacation! Whether you are looking for a luxury couples holiday, family-friendly hotel or group ski trip with friends to remember; read our recommendations below for an unforgettable European Alps ski holiday with Elegant Address Ski.
The Omnia – Zermatt, Swiss Alps
The iconic Omnia is a continental interpretation of a traditional Swiss mountain lodge with just the perfect dash of New York inspired architecture. This striking mountain hideaway exudes luxury from its incredible location high above the snow laden roofs of the ski village, offering guests the very best views of Zermatt and the Matterhorn.
Your arrival to this luxury hotel will be one to remember as you enter a hidden tunnel to take you to the elevator that transports you up through the centre of the rock to reach the glamorous lobby – Now that’s how to make an entrance! The attention to detail and level of service are second to none with the immaculately dress, staff greet you like an old friend; smiling whilst quickly learning each guests name before eagerly arranging activities and excursions for you.
Rooms & Interiors
Guests are made to feel at home and in harmony with stunningly timeless interiors, created with beautiful primal elements and high end luxury finishings. No two rooms are the same here. Each of the 18 guest rooms and 12 luxury suites are immaculately designed with a diverse range of layouts, plush furnishings and the latest technology.
Enjoy your own wood burning fire, floor to ceiling windows and private balcony with spectacular views of the magnificent Matterhorn and saw-toothed peaks whilst overlooking the beautiful snowy ski town below.
The Omnia is appointed with exceptional facilities including their famous restaurant, which serves on the highest standard food whilst remaining welcoming with a flickering fireplace and sophisticated atmosphere.
One of the most unique and unusual facilities at this luxury mountain retreat is the Cavern. Hidden from the outside world, this man made cave is Carved deep into the rock and is a stunning glass and steel luxury den which appears to float over an ice river hidden from the outside world.
The exceptionally serene wellness spa offers a gorgeous relaxation room with heated beds, Turkish baths, spacious steam rooms, saunas, and the not to be missed indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzi overlooking all of Zermatt and the Matterhorn.
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The Hotel W – Verbier, Swiss Alps
Of course, there was no way we could make a list of the best luxury ski hotels without including the winner of the ‘Best Ski Hotel in the World’ award for two years in a row! The W hotel is in the most prime position in the village of Verbier, just 100 yards away from the main Médran lift and on the same road as most of the luxury shops, restaurants and nightlife of the Place Blanche making it a perfect pick for couples. This five star, ski in/ski out hotel has been designed with its surrounds in mind with a unique, contemporary blend of cutting edge glass dominated architecture with authentic alpine style.
Team of highly efficient, can-do staff with 24/7 concierge at your service. Take trip to the Mountain concierge office where you can book a range of thrill seeking activities such as heli-skiing, heli-glacier dining and snow shoeing or simply request private instructors and equipment hire. At the end of each day on the slopes you will be greeted at the entrance with a refreshing drink and slippers to welcome you back home.
Rooms & Interiors
This incredible hotel takes over six chalet style buildings with bright glass tunnels, boasting daring design with cutting edge sophistication. The W interiors blend a highly complimentary mix of of urban chic and traditional alpine style with vast windows creating a welcome, open feel.
The six rooms categories and five suites are exceptionally appointed with clever thoughtful details that really make the different. Each room possesses its own unique charm; expect exposed beams, enormous free standing bath, glass fireplaces and private balconies with incredible panoramic views over the snowy landscape. We recommend enjoying a blissful, pre dinner pamper with a glass of champagne as you relax in the amazing standalone bath in the spacious en-suites.
Our top room choice is the adequately named ‘WOW suite. This luxury suite really will take your breathe away! This two storey suite is the perfect place to disconnect from the world as you cosy up in your spacious loft, or to entertain friends with your own private salon, large living areas with high ceilings and incredible panoramic balcony.
There are three exquisite restaurants at the W, two Spanish and one Japanese inspired. Restaurant Arola and Eat-Hola Tapas Bar Arola are both overseen by world-famous Spanish chef Sergi Arola and serve up original tapas with spectacular terraces.
We highly recommend trying W’s open air, après ski bar extraordinaire! Ski directly into the warm and welcoming ‘W Off Piste’, and relax with a vin Chad next to a roaring fire, talking through your long day of exhilarating skiing.
For a more entertaining evening, head down the private tunnel below the snow to the Carve nightclub. Here you will find dark sophistication serving up fresh, perfectly crafted cocktails with international DJs and vibrant beats until the early hours.
Recharge in style as you visit the 800m2 Away spa. This peaceful retreat invites you to detox and refuel with a fantastic selection of luxury beautiful treatments, jacuzzi, hammam and a fabulous indoor/outdoor pool that we recommend dipping into at dusk when the snow is falling and taking in the beautiful views the Verbier valley.
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Carlton Hotel – St Moritz, Swiss Alps
The town of St. Moritz has hosted the Olympic games twice, has been the set of two James Bond films and is where the prestigious Polo World Cup takes place on their frozen lake. The luxury Carlton experience starts as soon as you step off the train…into your chauffeur driven Bentley to take you to the historic, fairy-tale like five star hotel with panoramic views over Lake St Moritz. Built in 1913 this prestigious luxury Swiss ski resort has had a multi million pound renovation that redefines luxury with its renaissance style by interior designer Carlo Rampazzi. You will find only the most luxurious decor with tasteful paintings of jewels and furnishings fit for the tsars.
The staff, from the chauffeurs (of your Bentley) to the charming pianist, are all impeccably dressed, exceptionally attentive and polite. There is one particular special member of staff to look out for, Urs Wiederkehr is the famous outdoor butler with decades of experience to provide the most special activities and event from mountain hiking to learning the winter Olympic sport of curling!
Rooms & Interiors
There are 60 luxury lake front suites which all have private balconies with magnificent views over the lake and St Moritz town. Every room is completely unique; each individually decorated with different colour palettes and furnishings to suit all tastes. Enjoy south facing, alpine views from your super king side bed with high thread count sheets, Venetian ceilings, marble bathrooms presenting the idyllic blend of comfort style and luxury.
For a truly unforgettable stay the Carlton Penthouse will not disappoint. Hugely spacious luxury suite with separate living areas with open fireplace, butler service and five terraces with 360 views over the lake and mountains.
The heart of this stunning hotel is the ‘Bel Etage’ on the first floor. Here you will find a magnificent, inviting space with high ceilings, opulent drapes, two large wood burning fireplaces and plenty of comfortable seating to relax and unwind after a long day skiing or exploring. We highly recommend enjoying the fabulous 3pm afternoon tea with live music on their incredible sun terrace with THE most breathtaking views over the vast frozen lake and snow drenched mountains.
Michelin-starred, family-run restaurant Da Vittorio is the sister site of the world’s ninth best restaurant. The excellent cuisine ranges from well-known Italian inspired delicacies to specialties from the Engadine region. There is also a second restaurant, Romanoff, where guests can sit by the fire with a cocktail listening to live music or dine on the breakfast buffet, featuring caviar and champagne.
Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the 1200 sqm Carlton spa. Set on three floors, this luxuriously appointed haven offer private saunas, steam rooms and whirlpool with incomparable panoramic views of the st Moritz mountain landscape.
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This is just a small selection of the incredible five star hotels Elegant Address Ski offer our clients. Visit our full portfolio of luxury ski hotels here. Whether you are looking to ski in Switzerland, France or Austria, get in touch with our award-winning team of ski experts today for a tailor made luxury holiday and itinerary
Can’t decide between renting a luxury chalet or staying in a 5 star hotel? Elegant Address Ski have the perfect ski accommodation solution – A hotel chalet, the ultimate luxury retreat. Enjoy the privacy and indulgence of a private chalet with the world-class service and five star facilities of a luxury hotel. Contact our award winning ski holiday specialists today to discuss and plan your bespoke ski holiday with your very own dedicated luxury ski consultant.