SWISS BLISS IN THE ALPS

Ultima GstaadSwitzerland’s boutique hotel, which opened its doors this past December, channels the charm and design of traditional Swiss chalets. Comprised of 11 rooms and suites and six residences, the rooms boast bronze-lined fireplaces and private balconies or terraces that overlook the Alps. Wood, fur, and wool accents warm up the units, while marble bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes complete the luxury experience. Other features include glass or crystal light fixtures, leather or plush velvet upholstered chairs, wood-burning fireplaces, and marble kitchens. For the technologically inclined, technology includes multifunctional remotes that control the television system, fireplace, curtains, and sound system as well as iPads that are all synced via Wi-Fi. Other onsite features include a sauna, hammam, swimming pool, and several treatment rooms. Room rates start at $562.