Sybarites seeking delight in the winter wonderland of St. Moritz, Switzerland, are once again welcome to the newly renovated Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. An iconic haven for the well-heeled since 1856 (the first hotel in town), the 172-room Kulm focused the 7-month, $6.8 million transformation on its Neukulm Complex wing, transitioning 33 rooms into 26 more ample accommodations. Taking on the task was the French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, who adorned each new room and suite in a palette of light blue and beige. Adding to the ambiance are noise-dampening floors, black stone-tiled bathrooms, and lacquered wall furnishings. A sense of well-being and balance is boosted by ceilings constructed of Swiss stone pine—a wood with a scent that is highly sought after by aromatherapists.
Further enhancements include those made to the hotel’s ski shop, where top-tier gear from ski manufacturer Head will be available to guests who prefer to travel light. And the ski storage facility now features built-in heating rods for helmets, gloves, and boots so that the Kulm Hotel’s warm hospitality carries over outside. (kulm.com)