The Omnia, Zermatt $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Dramatically perched on a rock shelf over-looking the stylish Alpine village of Zermatt, the 30-room Omnia coins a new idiom for sky-high Swiss lodgings. After ascending 148 feet in an elevator bored into the rock, you're greeted in the light-filled lobby by a staff outfitted in Marc Jacobs–designed uniforms. American modernism, including the works of Raymond Lowey and Mies van der Rohe, inspired the hotel's warm but streamlined look; and New York–based designer Ali Tayar worked with gray granite, white oak, and custom-designed furniture by the Swiss firm USM Modular to give the rooms—all with balconies—a clean-lined serenity. In addition to two sundecks, the striking fitness center includes an indoor-outdoor pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi with a view of the Matterhorn. Set to open this summer, the hotel bar is a glass-and-steel cube submerged in a pool of water.2007 Hot List
When to go: Zermatt is a world-class ski resort, but it's also a great summer destination.
Which room to book: Request one with a view of the Matterhorn.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›