The Christiania’s high standards earned it a fifth star in ’12. It’s ski-in and out, rare in European resorts, and very central. The recently redone, well-appointed 69 balconied rooms have rustic-alpine furnishings. They have a fireplace in the sunny lounge; a pool with sauna, hammam, and hydro-therapy spa; and fine-quality cuisine. Then there’s Philippe Bertoli with his son, Bastien, and their guest-friendly staff – no wonder the hotel’s top-rated. A hard-to-beat combination, here or anywhere!