Badrutt's Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
Tel: 41 81 837 11 00
Concierge.com's insider take:
Badrutt's is one of the hotels of Europe, a bastion of old-school luxury favored by celebrities and royalty since 1896. It calls itself a palace, but a better description would be a chalet fortress with Gothic chateau meets Art Nouveau styling. Guests pay (and pay plenty) for the right to use Badrutt's as their St. Moritz address. The 112 smallish rooms have no great presence, although the 47 additional suites are much more welcoming, with four-poster beds and flat-screen TVs that rise out of the furnishings at the push of a button. The Palace also offers plenty of distractions for guests who, if they ski at all, are not usually the type to attack the trails from first to last lift. It has four bars and seven restaurants, including Chesa Veglia and Nobu. In addition to a wellness center with an expansive spa, solarium, and health club, there are indoor and outdoor pools. Tennis is a popular summertime activity here. The hotel houses The King's Club, St. Moritz's key nightclub. In keeping with the resort's quaintly archaic ideas about propriety, jacket and tie are required in many public areas in the evening.
Open mid-June through mid-September and mid-December through mid-April.