MOUNTAIN AND SKI

AMAN LE MéLéZIN, COURCHEVEL, FRANCE

‘No request is too great and no detail too small’ at Le Mélézin’s intimate alpine retreat at the heart of Courchevel. Combining world-class skiing with the charm of a French château, the hotel lies on the Bellecôte piste, positioned to… Read More

BADRUTT’S PALACE ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

A St Moritz landmark, and the location of some of Switzerland’s most legendary parties, A-listers and royalty alike have long flocked to this historic luxury hotel. First opened in 1896 by Caspar Badrutt, the second eldest son of Johannes Badrutt… Read More

BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE MACHU PICCHU, PERU

‘Your gateway to the Inca empire’, Belmond’s Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located at the entrance to the ancient citadel. ‘Sitting in the shadows of the Lost City, our lodge is an oasis of calm before or after a… Read More

CHESA GRISCHUNA KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND

The Chesa is a Klosters institution: where the most discerning VIPs at Davos (and beyond) come to stay. Past guests include Tina Turner, Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Naomi Campbell and Bono. Founded by Hans Guler in 1938, the hotel also… Read More

GSTAAD PALACE, SWITZERLAND

Gstaad Palace has been operating for 105 years, taking in three generations of the Scherz family. The captivating hotel is rich in family-run authenticity, warm and welcoming service and a fascinating history. Its turreted façade, above the town of Gstaad,… Read More

HACIENDA ALTAGRACIA PéREZ ZELEDóN, COSTA RICA

Nestled in the rolling hills of Pérez Zeledón, Auberge’s first Central American retreat delivers luxury on a vast scale. Replete with dark wood and leather furnishings, its 50 large casitas come with spacious terraces overlooking the mountains or the San… Read More

HOTEL ALPINE PALACE HINTERGLEMM, AUSTRIA

Hotel Alpine Palace, in the heart of the Saalbach Hinterglemm region of Salzburg, Austria, boasts some of the finest interiors in the world, and will guarantee you a luxurious stay – fit for a king or queen. This five-star resort… Read More

HôTEL LES AIRELLES COURCHEVEL, FRANCE

Inspired by the life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, the Hôtel Les Airelles’ reimagination of Austro- Hungarian glamour has offered Valhalla to many luxury-seeking mountaineers. Surrounded by fragrant pines at the slopes’ edge, Les Airelles offers enviable access to Courchevel… Read More

HOTEL OLDEN GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

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

KASBAH TAMADOT ASNI, MOROCCO

Located in the little village of Asni, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains – home to the friendly Berbers – Kasbah Tamadot ‘don’t do “ordinary”’. You’d expect nothing less from Richard Branson’s Moroccan home. ‘A stay at Kasbah Tamadot… Read More

KULM HOTEL ST. MORITZ ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

ST. MORITZ IS the birthplace of true Alpine Luxury. It’s a Winter playground that has entertained everyone from aristocrats to royalty, captains of industry and, of course, the international jet set. Lying on the southern slopes of the Albula Alps,… Read More

LE GRAND BELLEVUE GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

‘Unforgettable experiences are our forte’ is the 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 choose from ‘chic’… Read More

SEVERIN’S THE ALPINE RETREAT LECH, AUSTRIA

Opened in December 2016, Severin’s The Alpine Retreat’s mission is to ‘redefine the luxury landscape’ in the town, raising the bar for boutique hotels in Austria and beyond. Promising to ‘surpass all expectations’, there’s no faulting its ambition, with its… Read More

SUVRETTA UPPER ENGADINE, SWITZERLAND

The Suvretta is not just a hotel or exclusive baronial-style Engadine mountain resort: it is more like a club for international HNWs looking for exclusivity and old world ‘class’ among their own. Much of its charm comes from the fact… Read More

The Chedi Andermatt

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND

There is no shortage of chalets and hotels in the Swiss Alps, but few can lay claim to as unique a proposition as The Chedi Andermatt. Opened in 2013, its aesthetic blends alpine elegance with Asian influences to astounding effect,… Read More

TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL AROSA, SWITZERLAND

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, ultramodern Tschuggen Bergoase spa: a 5,000-square-metre, four-floor complex, built into the side of the mountain,… Read More

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ULTIMA GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

Between the famous mountains Eggli and Whispile stands the luxury offering of Ultima Gstaad, a luxury boutique ski resort catering to the most discerning of UHNWs from all around the world. The brainchild of owners Byron Baciocchi and Max-Hervé George,… Read More