The Alpina Gstaad opened on the first of December, making it the first luxury hotel to open its doors in the picturesque Swiss ski village of Gstaad in over a century. The 56-room hotel is a contemporary interpretation of a classic Swiss chalet, built with locally sourced materials such as stone from the Alps and reclaimed timber from centuries-old farmhouses in the Saanenland.
The Alpina Gstaad has three restaurants, including the first European outpost of Japan’s Megu. It also has a 21,500-square-foot Six Senses Spa that offers a range of treatments, including traditional Thai, Japanese, and Swiss therapies. Other amenities include a fitness center, a wine room, a private cinema, indoor and outdoor pools, and a Havana-inspired cigar lounge. Room rates start at about $930 per night. (+41.33.888.9888; www.thealpinagstaad.ch)