A little bit of Vail comes to the Alps in this enormous hotel, which mixes old chalet style with contemporary flair. Its mission still seems to be to help wealthy Americans make a seamless transition between two cultures. Case in point: a four-room penthouse suite includes its own private spa. The amenities top the rest, including the ice-skating rink and the hot-air-balloon flights. The hotel offers some of the best wellness facilities in the Saanenland, including an
antistress program, fitness classes, and an indoor saltwater pool. Treatment weeks offer an irresistible mix of glamour and virtue.