This newcomer hits the trifecta: comfortable American-style accommodations, impeccable Swiss service, and warm Brazilian hospitality. The lavishly appointed property, owned by Brazilian hotelier Nati Felli and her Swiss husband Giancarlo, is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Outside, sweeping views of the Alps form the backdrop of the leafy 9-hole Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course. Inside, the high-tech rooms are big enough to samba in, while faux-fur-topped king-size beds are a delightfully fluffy spot to collapse. Roomsinclude air conditioning and humidification—very unusual in the Alps. There's also a full-service spa administering treatments emphasizing Brazilian botanicals, fitness area with cutting-edge equipment, and a sleek pool with a sexy peek-a-boo window into the sauna. But the restaurant's wraparound terrace, where guests gather to watch the pinkish alpenglühen (the Swiss version of the nothern lights), is the big draw.
14 rte. des Zirès, Crans, Valais, 3693, Switzerland