Category: Switzerland

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

The Swiss company Bonfort has teamed up with Victorinox to come up with the Swissmemory USB Drive. These exquisite,  limited edition 1 GB memory sticks come in yellow or white gold and are covered in over 600 brilliant-cut diamonds and finished to the highest level of quality.

Truffle getaway package from the Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona

Truffle getaway package from the Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona

The famous and secretive White Alba Truffle from the region of the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero hills attracts aficionados of haute cuisine to the 76th annual Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba. Travel with  Ascona’s Hotel Eden Roc  to Alba and revel in wine tasting at the Vietti winery and a meal at the world-renowned […]

Special feature: Parkhotel Delta, Ascona, Switzerland

Special feature: Parkhotel Delta, Ascona, Switzerland

During the summer we spent 9 enjoyable days at the five-star  Parkhotel Delta in the Ticino region of Switzerland.   Owned by Barbara Ambrosoli, the hotel is managed by Thomas Steiner who is no stranger to the luxury hotel industry, with previous experience at  Austria’s Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein  and  Hotel Gasthof Post Lech, […]

Eye for detail? I'm not so sure...

Eye for detail? I’m not so sure…

I’m having a less than pleasant experience trying to book a hotel in Geneva with NH Hoteles  for  later this  month. According to this corporate page on their site, they proudly claim that they pay attention to the finer details: NH Hotels is known for its motto, “Eye for detail”. Customers appreciate and have come […]

Ski Verbier

Ski Verbier

The 2006/2007 Ski Verbier brochure is out. They have sourced four beautiful new chalets for the forthcoming season: Chalet Cheyenne, Chalet Chineur, Chalet Entre Ciel et Terre and Chalet Dahlia.   For those who prefer to travel beyond Verbier, the back of the brochure has a “further afield” section, courtesy of sister company CV Travel.

Re-build of The Dolder Grand in Zurich

Re-build of The Dolder Grand in Zurich

Renovation of The Dolder Grand in Zurich is on track for a 2008 opening. It is one of the largest building projects in the Swiss hotel industry. The new building shell was erected around the historical main building and work has now turned to the roof.   If you’re interested in seeing the progress, there […]

Body & Mind at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland

Body & Mind at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland

Body  & Mind is a 6 day package offered by the magnificent Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland. Guests are invited to leave all the stresses of modern life behind as they embark on a wellness programme that involves relaxing body care treatments and work with fully qualified personal trainers. The package starts from 1,998 […]

Just back from Italy and Switzerland

I’ve been away with the family this past fortnight and returned to the familiarity of home in the early hours of this morning.   We’ve had a fantastic time in Milan, the Italian Lakes and the Ticino region of Switzerland and I’ll be posting more details shortly.

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Switzerland bound

Switzerland bound

Just finalised some plans and I’m off to Switzerland for about 10 days next month but, don’t worry… the blog will still receive regular updates during my travels.   And of course, I’ll be telling you all about where I’ve stayed when I get back!   There’s a couple of other trips also in the […]

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Ideally situated on the shore of Lake Geneva with snowy Mont Blanc on the horizon, the fabled five-star Hotel de la Paix operated by Concorde Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors once again after a yearlong renovation. Preserving the soul and grandeur of its historic past, the transformation has created a “boutique hotel” feel […]

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Rumour has it that the 3,883 Klein Little Matterhorn is about to get bigger. Local tourist officals in Zermatt are thought to have approved plans for a 120-metre extension which will take it beyond the 4,000 metre mark, with a view to gaining greater prestige. A pyramid with viewing platforms, a restaurant and accommodation is […]

Hotel Président Wilson, Geneva

Hotel Président Wilson, Geneva

Offering spectacular views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, the Hotel Président Wilson is located on the city’s prestigious waterfront promenade, within easy reach of parks, shopping and Old Town. This elegant hotel includes luxuriously  renovated rooms and outstanding suites. The accommodation is furnished with contemporary décor and the ultimate in modern amenities, including a […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

SkiHaus

SkiHaus

Ever wished you could have your own house on a mountain?   Well, with the SkiHaus from Horden Cherry Lee Architects, you can do just that.   This lightweight, all-aluminium structure weighs only 315kg and can be lifted into position by helicopter. Despite its relatively compact size, it can sleep 4 people (in bunk beds). […]

Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Switzerland

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway for romance, take a train ride from Zurich through the Swiss Alps to the stunning village of St. Moritz, then let the gracious staff of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel pick you up in its Rolls Royce and whisk you to this historic five-star hotel that is a retreat for […]