MOUNTAIN AND SKI

AMAN LE MéLéWZIN

‘No request is too great and no detail too small’ at Le Mélézin, the Aman Group’s intimate alpine retreat at the heart of Courchevel. Combining world-class skiing in Les Trois Vallées with the charm of a French château, the hotel… Read More

BADRUTT’S PALACE

A St Moritz landmark (and the location of some of Switzerland’s most legendary parties), A-listers and royalty alike have fl ocked to this historic luxury hotel in the century-plus since it was fi rst opened in 1896 by Caspar Badrutt,… Read More

BADRUTT’S PALACE

A St Moritz landmark (and the location of some of Switzerland’s most legendary parties), A-listers and royalty alike have flocked to this historic luxury hotel in the century-plus since it was first opened in 1896 by Caspar Badrutt, the second… Read More

BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE

‘Your gateway to the Inca empire’, Belmond’s Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu is the only hotel located at the entrance to the ancient citadel — the only one to let you beat the crowds. ‘Sitting in the shadows of the… Read More

GSTAAD PALACE

Gstaad Palace is a captivating hotel with family-run authenticity, warm and welcoming service, and a fascinating history. It has been around for 104 years, and run by the Scherz family for three generations. Positioned above the town of Gstaad, its… Read More

HACIENDA ALTAGRACIA

Nestled high in the rolling hills and verdant mountains of Pérez Zeledón, Auberge’s first retreat in Central America delivers luxury on a scale previously unseen in southern Costa Rica’s rural environs. Replete with dark wood and leather furnishings, its 50… Read More

HôTEL LES AIRELLES

Inspired by the life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (immortalised by Romy Schneider in her biopic, Sissi), many luxury-seeking mountaineers have found Valhalla in the Hôtel Les Airelles and its reimagination of Austro-Hungarian glamour. Surrounded by fragrant pines at the… Read More

HOTEL OLDEN

One of the ‘chicest café-society ski hotels in Europe’, and a personal favourite of Spear’s editor-in-chief, The Olden is the sort of hotel where you will find Rich Listers dining with an Onassis heiress. Bernie Ecclestone bought it on impulse… Read More

LE GRAND BELLEVUE

‘Unforgettable experiences are our forte’ — it’s something of a house motto at Le Grand Bellevue. ‘Private cinema screening? Ride in the hotel’s vintage Bentley? A surprise for your kids? Prepare to be inspired.’ With 57 elegant rooms (guests can… Read More

SEVERIN*S THE ALPINE RETREAT

Opened in December 2016, Severin*s The Alpine Retreat is the latest addition to Lech’s luxury ski market. It states a clear mission: to ‘redefine the luxury landscape’ in the town, raising the bar for boutique hotels in Austria and beyond…. Read More

TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL

Set amid the snowy peaks of Graubünden, Tschuggen Grand Hotel was founded in the early 20th century — though today it’s best-known for its striking, ultra- modern Tschuggen Bergoase spa: a 5,000-square-metre, four-floor complex built into the side of the… Read More