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    Lausanne mon amour – Claudio´s top 10 Lausanne

    Pocket-sized big, wide world Lausanne unites the flair of many large cities coupled with serene tranquillity. For instance, at the Café de l’Hôtel de Ville, with its pretty timber facade, nostalgic interior, and a terrace from which one can observe the passers-by, you might be in Paris. Imagine yourself in New York when admiring the […]

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    Rich rewards on the shore of Lake Geneva

    Dinner with a view of glacier- covered Mont Blanc, a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and suites that are easy to get lost in. Even young guests enjoy magical moments at the 5 star Hotel Beau- Rivage Genève. Seeing a luxury hotel to the eye of a child Being adult sometimes means having a different […]

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    5 Questions Richard Leuenberger, Badrutt’s Palace

    You manage a palace. Which role suits you better, that of a king or that of a butler? The role of a butler. Primarily, a Managing Director is a host, and that requires humility. And even though my title is Managing Director of one of Switzerlands most luxury hotels, I am always a waiter and […]

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    Studio – St. Moritz is welcoming a brand new art space

    This winter season, St. Moritz, home of Switzerlands most luxery hotels, is welcoming a brand new art space in the heart of the village – and becoming an art hotspot in the Swiss Alps. Plenty of prestigious galleries have opened spaces in the Engadine Valley and younger gallery spaces are now starting to follow suit. […]

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    The horse-drawn carriage driver from the wild valley

    He speaks the horses’ language, but never sees himself as a horse whisperer. Werner «Wohli» Wohlwend is a coachman, businessman and family man. His heart belongs to the over 50 horses on his farm. The Engadine is his home Wohli grew up in Pontresina which lies at an elevation of 1,805 metres in a side […]

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    The view of Philippe Clarinval, General Manager Carlton Hotel

    A hotelier must be authentic» is just a short statement that Philippe Clarinval expresses, and it couldn’t be more to the point. In it lies the entire philosophy of the General Manager of the luxery Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, on of switzerlands famouse 5 Star Hotels. Being authentic means not only knowing and living your […]

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    the swiss smile – Wellness in dental care is the new luxury

    Swiss Smile offers you simple beauty rituals to transform your dental care tasks into moments of bliss. Read on and learn directly from the Swiss Smile Headquarter team how you can embrace dental wellness in your everyday life. – Advertorial – We are delighted to hear about Swiss Smile. Can you tell us more about […]

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    And the Oscar goes to… A Labrador in a very special Hotel

    A Labrador in a luxury swiss hotel: author Titus Arnu and his dog were guests at the Badrutt’s Palace. A very special hotel with friendly canine benefits. As the owner of a Labrador retriever, one is always prepared for petty food theft. These animals eat practically everything that is not locked up or tied down. […]

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    Once upon a time – the Grand Hotel Kronenhof

    Once upon a time and precisely during the Belle Époque, a small hotel located in a picture-perfect valley in the middle of the Swiss Alps opened for business. The legend says that an old lady sat at a top window, assessing the wealth of new guests by their luggage, then signalling down a suitable price […]

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    Alfred Hitchcock at the Badrutt´s Palace St. Moritz

    Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, had two loves in his life, and he remained faithful to both. In 1926, he married Alma Reville and lived with her until his death. The couple spent their honeymoon at the swiss luxery Hotel Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz. One may consider the hotel and its surroundings to […]

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    The call of the mountains – Luxury from head to toe

    I sigh contentedly. Warm water bubbles up all around me as a soft, cool little snow flake falls on my head. I open my eyes and take in the amazing view from the Kulm Spa’s outdoor pool: Lake St. Moritz and the Piz Rosatsch are already bathed in sunlight, as the weather up here in […]

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    The valley of charm – An excursion to the lower Engadine

    9:00 am – Fun on Blades A refreshing start to the day. In Sur En close to the villages of Scuol and Sent, a three- kilometre ice-skating path meanders in a loop through the enchanted conifer forest along the River Inn. The experience is suitable as much for beginners as for skilled ice skaters. The […]

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    Suite Talk at the Eden au Lac Zürich

    Lodgings offering guests a welcome respite have been around since early biblical times. Over the centuries, taverns and rustic guestrooms at road-side inns have matured into the multifarious hotel landscape we know today. The Suite – The apex of luxury and comfort The ultimate differentiator of any sleepery worth its five-star standing, however, are its […]

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    The Carlton – Unique views & traditional luxury

    The Carlton sun terrace offers unique views of the frozen Lake St. Moritz and the impressive Alpine panorama. By the cosy fireplace on the historical Carlton Bel Etage, guests indulge in a special Engadine afternoon tea. «The Carlton Hotel, one of switzerlands luxery hotels, towers above St. Moritz – and upon entering the building, a […]

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    Travel Guide: Engadine – For an unforgettable day

    Frozen lakes, snow-capped mountains and majestic glaciers: you would think that the Engadine has always been a playground for winter sport enthusiasts. Yet, up until 1864, St. Moritz was visited during summer months exclusively. It took the pioneering spirit of a local hotelier to establish the town as a winter holiday destination. The birthplace of […]

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    Suvretta House – simply enjoy life to the fullest

    The hotel was festively inaugurated on 16 December 1912. Right on time for the opening celebration, snow transformed Suvretta House, one of switzerlands most luxery hotels, into a storybook castle in the midst of spellbinding winter landscape. Guests arrived from all over the world to delight in the Suvretta House experience and simply enjoy life […]

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    Kids weekend at a luxury hotel

    The Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey is an elegant place, its guests are sophisticated, its staff very obliging and helpful. Mara (12) and Ella (7) share their views on their luxury hotel experience in Vevey. Arrival at Veyvey and first impression My mother, my little sister, and I went to Vevey. The trip from […]

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    5 Questions Jean-Yves Blatt

    You love cars. Is it the thrill of speed that appeals to you? We feel privileged to live here in Andermatt: Six of the most popular mountain passes are right on our doorstep. Exploring the countryside in a car allows you to take in nature and the beautiful scenery along the winding roads. And yes, […]

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    A Night at the Chedi Andermatt

    Nestled in the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt is a temple of minimalist oriental refinement. Numerous textures are combined with chalet style elements and Japanese design. When we arrived, we were impressed by the stark, yet opulent feel. The Chedi spaces are large and calming. Utmost attention is given to detail. The Japanese restaurant offers […]

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    The view of Simon Spiller

    «Switzerland has two rather rare resources – fresh water and clean air. Both are a true luxury”» When Simon Spiller talks about his travel experiences or the importance of untouched nature, a true luxury of the future, he never speaks in empty phrases. His words reflect his fundamental beliefs. More than two decades abroad have […]

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    LAC «per tutti»

    The first Italian words learnt by the new director of LAC, Michel Gagnon, who is Canadian, were: per tutti (for everybody). And if you walk through the LAC iconic building, whose spectacular windows give you the sensation of flying over the lake and mountains, indeed you won’t feel intimidated by the fact that this is, […]

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    Luganos splendide living room

    A line of palm trees welcomes you to  the Salotto di Lugano (Lugano’s Living Room), the Splendide Royal Hotel, so nicknamed because it has always been the most elegant and most representative palazzo in the city. Hard to believe you are in Switzerland, and a two hours train ride from Zurich, when you arrive to its sunny […]

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    Gear up for a beautiful summer

    As a lifestyle journalist and Switzerland’s leading beauty blogger, I’m knee-deep in beauty products all year round. But in the springtime, my obsession with new skincare and perfume launches reaches a feverish peak. Aren’t we lucky that H Magazine is now letting me share my favorite finds with you? NARS Blush «Orgasm X» limited edition […]

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    100 hectares of pure happyness

    «100 hectares of pure happiness» is the Castello del Sole’s tagline. For me, an intrepid beauty journalist, real happiness can be found in about 2500 square meters of this amazing hotel. Come join me for some truly beautifying down-time in one of the Ticino’s most unique spas. And yes, there will be wine. Immersing yourself […]

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    An Oasis in the Heart of Lugano – The new Splendide Royal spa as element of puristic modernism in a historical hotel building

    Splendide Royal sits on the shores of Lake Lugano. Guests have been wandering its halls, enjoying the view onto the deep-blue water, and drinking champagne in the evenings for more than 100 years. Giuseppe Rossi has been gently modernising the hotel with Italian passion, turning it into a small city resort. The most recent milestone […]