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Skin Peaks

Known for its decadent chocolates and fine timepieces, Geneva recently added to its arsenal of indulgences with the debut of the world’s first Spa Mont Blanc. The 30,000-square-foot facility—which opened in October within a two-story, glass-enclosed rooftop space at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva—looks out to the Jura Mountains and the spa’s namesake […]

FrontRunners: Crans Ambassador

The Crans Ambassador (www.cransambassador.ch) debuted in the Swiss Alps ski town of Crans-Montana in the early 1970s with an unorthodox design—a jumbo chalet with a silhouette mirroring the Dents du Midi mountains—that was considered revolutionary at the time. While its peaked facade remains in place, the ski-in/ski-out resort is otherwise unrecognizable following a renovation that […]

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

The new Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou gives new meaning to the term high design. Opened in July, the property towers over China’s third-largest city from the top of its tallest building, looking down on such architecturally significant neighbors as Zaha Hadid’s Opera House, Japanese firm Nik­ken Sekkei’s New Library, and Hong Kong–based Rocco Design Architects’ […]