St Moritz

St Moritz is world famous for its glamorous reputation and and this February hosts the 2017 World Championships. In 2015 it celebrated 150 years of winter tourism when in Johannes Badrutt persuaded British tourists with a money back guarantee, that sunny St Moritz was the place for winter sports. It also has a less known side: that of its ancient Romansh culture, language, and heritage. You see it in the indigenous sgrafitto architecture, hear it in local conversations. Foremost is the natural beauty of St. Moritz. This sophisticated town curves like a crescent moon around its lake, is crowned by glacierdraped peaks. The English were the first foreign visitors seduced by its sunny winters as it now celebrates 150 years of its international winter tourists. It also has the nerve wracking Cresta and bobsled runs; golf, polo and horse racing every winter on its lake; and almost unlimited window-shopping, for any European designer worth his salt has a boutique here. For passive intrigue, afternoon tea at Hanselmann’s is a must, offering some of the best people watching anywhere.

Then there is St. Moritz’ legendary skiing – where it all started. The cradle of winter tourism. It is the only resort to host the Winter Olympics twice and the 2003 World Championships – all for good reason: there are 16 ski areas in two valleys included on the ski pass. Some of the 250 miles of trails may have pink snow blown north by Sahara winds. There are more than 60 lifts. It had Europe’s first sixpassenger chair and today the newest technology takes you to the pistes and to more than 34 mountain restaurants for delicious revival and enjoyment. All interconnect by train or post bus included on your ski pass. Cross country enthusiasts join 30,000 others in mid-March for the annual marathon. Then for some history their Hallenbad spa goes back to Roman times.

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  • Day view of St Moritz.
  • Ski lift at St Moritz.

Gateway City: Zürich
Transfer Time: 3.5 hours
Via: 1st & 2nd Class Rail

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  • A Best of the Alps Resort
  • Chic Shopping
  • Casino
  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
  • Skier's Resort
  • Summer Skiing
  • Very Scenic
  • World Cup Races
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Hotels in St Moritz

  • Exterior of Hotel Steffani at St Moritz.
  • Bar in Hotel Steffani at St Moritz.
  • Room in Hotel Steffani at St Moritz.

HOTEL STEFFANI

Like so many of our hotels, the Steffani is generational. Now the fourth Märky generation, daughter, Daniela, joins her parents, Brigitte and Peter. Their hotel terrace is still an afternoon cruiser hot spot, as it has been since 1869. The historic hotel has stone pine paneled bedrooms without neighborly noises, antiques, sgrafitto art, three restaurants, four bars, a pool and spa with Roman stonework, and service par excellence. All contribute to the fine-tuned hum of the Märky’s hotel. End-of-day mountain beaters one day ask Peter Märky to demonstrate uncorking Champagne with a sword and the whereabouts of the secret spot serving vodka shots and iced caviar!

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  • Entrance of Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.
  • Lounge in Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.
  • Room in Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.

HOTEL KULM

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The Kulm’s original 1792 building opened as St Moritz’s first hotel in 1856. In 1878, to the surprise of guests, staff served Christmas dinner under electric lights, the first in Europe! Today it’s Michelin’s top rated hotel in St Moritz and second best luxury hotel in Switzerland by Condé Nast Traveler. Its renowned hospitality and comfort compliment a discreet location looking over the frozen lake. The majestic, pillared reception leads to a warm fireplace lounge and 179 lovely rooms and suites. Recent renovations subtly blend the historic, unique modern comforts and the finest furnishings. One bedroom’s bathroom picture-window looks out to the lake and snow-covered peaks beyond. The 65-foot long glass-enclosed pool and newly expanded spa offer cures from the early Romans to those we have come to enjoy: whirlpool, aromatic steam baths, sauna, Caldarium and a wide array of treatment therapies.

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Stay 7, pay for 6 with a guaranteed room upgrade December 2/18, 2016 & March 12/April 1, 2017

 

 

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