Spending a day on the slope with ski pros like Marc Girardelli and Daniel Mahrer
Gazing down at the frozen lake from the steaming outdoor pool
The “outdoor” butler, who can lead you to secret spots in the Engadine
Sipping afternoon tea in the lobby to the sounds of live music
What To Know
The hotel is open only in the winter
The fitness center is small, but you’ll probably be getting most of your exercise on the mountain
The onsite restaurants are worth it, but expensive
It’s not a ski-in, ski-out resort
Parking on site
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Century-old hotel with one of the best viewpoints in St. Moritz, overlooking the lake and the Upper Engadine Valley, plus luxurious suites and a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant
A destination for the international jet set, the Carlton is perfectly positioned facing the Swiss Alps, and it makes the most of its setting by giving each of the suites a view. A renovation in 2007 was headed by designer Carlo Rampazzi, whose warm interiors now feature patterned fabrics and leather armchairs and a light touch in the suites, where rose, peach, or cream walls are brightened by the enormous amount of natural light coming from the windows. Certain suites feature reproductions of paintings by Chagall and Kandinsky (rumor has it the Kandinsky paintings are authentic). While the Carlton is one of the priciest resorts in the area, it adds value with indulgent touches like lip balm and après-ski facial oil, airport pickup in a Bentley, and an expansive spa with several heated pools (ideal for relaxed those sore muscles post-skiing). Of the hotel's two restaurants, one—Da Vittorio—has a Michelin star.
In the Area
The hotel offers a range of high-end activities that guests can sample, like lessons in snowkiting, a sport in which a person on skis or a snowboard is pulled along the snow by a giant kite. There’s also hurtling along the ice in a “bob taxi”—a professionally driven bobsled, which looks like a kayak on blades. Outside the hotel, the town offers plenty of attractions that don’t involve special outfits or equipment. Less than half a mile away is the prestigious Vito Schnabel Gallery, which opened 2015 and hosts exhibitions by art world names like Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel. Slightly further on is the Segantini Museum, home to the largest collection of work by Giovanni Segantini, a local artist who revived the Alpine painting tradition. A short walk from the hotel, La Stalla, a rustic chic restaurant serving up hearty Swiss classics like veal schnitzel and fondue along with a fabulous wine list, is the perfect place for an après-ski feast.