Via Veglia 18, St. Moritz, Graubünden, 7500, Switzerland

This luxury hotel can claim its share of St. Moritz superlatives: it was the first hotel here (1856) and the first house to have electricity in all of Switzerland (1878), but modern comfort has come a long way, as seen in top-quality facilities like a 9-hole golf course and putting green, and ice-skating and curling in winter. The Panorama spa features a saltwater grotto, indoor-outdoor pool, and top-notch fitness center (complete with inspired views), the breakfast room is pure Wedgwood, and the à la carte restaurant (open only in winter) is a romantic vaulted space, with big arched windows and a menu of light French cuisine. In the main dining room, jacket and tie are a must, but more casual dining options are also available. Half-board is normal, but just getting breakfast is possible outside the winter season. Bathrooms feature rain-forest showers, while rooms have satellite TV with over 200 channels. The attention to detail is top-notchand includes pillow and soap menus (featuring alternate options promising deeper sleeps and relaxing aromas).


  • excellent location and views
  • no desire is too big or too small
  • free bicycle rental includes Flyer electric bikes


  • exterior is not the most attractive
  • expensive


Phones: 081-8368000


132 rooms, 41 suites
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Apr.–late June and Sept.–Dec. Breakfast; Some meals