The ultramodern steel-and-glass architecture of this luxury hotel, designed by the renowned French architect Dominique Perrault and opened in 2002, is a striking contrast to the old town an has a purposeful, business feel that will make travelling executives feel right at home. The modern, funky lobby still has lots of wood and leather and the guest rooms are elegant. Ask for spacious junior suite 308 for a view of Nordkette and the old town. The rooftop American Bar makes a fine gathering spot, with panoramic Alpine views and a selection of local politicians and captains of industry. Cocktails can be created to your specification, or order a Fifth Floor (whisky, orange, lime, and peach) and the signature snack of prosciutto, parmesan and olives.