Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The 183-room Kulm—opened in 1856 as the first of St. Moritz's five-star grande dames—is ideally located a short walk from the ski train to Corviglia mountain. More sedate than the trendy des Bains and over-hyped Badrutt's, the hotel's rooms and suites are decorated with fine fabrics and have the latest electronic wizardry discreetly hidden away. Some might find its attitude and dress code a bit old-fashioned—eveningwear and dinner jackets are required in public areas after 8 pm—but the level of service is unrivaled. A trio of restaurants and an indoor pool and spa, as well as the curling rink, nine-hole golf course (summer only), and famed Cresta Run, ensure the Kulm's popularity.
Open late June through early September, and mid-December through early April.