Category: Switzerland

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 […]

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Majestically situated amid breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a haven of tranquillity. The hotel’s Ski St. Moritz package starts from 2,110 CHF for two and includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a Superior Room, daily buffet breakfast, daily set dinner at Le Restaurant or Trattoria,  a two-day ski pass valid for the […]

Valentine's at Beau-Rivage Palace

Valentine’s at Beau-Rivage Palace

From 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 14th-15th, 17th-19th and 24th-26th February 2006, you can enjoy  Switzerland’s Beau-Rivage Palace‘s special Valentine’s package. This sumptuous hotel sits in a 10-acre private garden and offers breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond. The package consists of one night in a Superior (680 CHF) or Deluxe (800 CHF)  room, glass […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace ‘Wine & Dine’ evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will […]