This sophisticated glass-and-steel hotel on the hillside above the Kirchplatz not only has great service and superlative town and mountain views, but is an engineering marvel, a sleek standout in a village of traditional hoteliers. You'll feel like James Bond as a private tunnel leads through a cave to the secure elevator, where you are whisked to the contemporary lobby, decorated invitingly with astone fireplace and modern furnishings. With great Matterhorn vistas from decks and balconies, some of the luxurious guest rooms also have fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and saunas, and all have a complimentary snifter of scotch. The elegant restaurant offers tasting menus (including a vegetarian option) with avant-garde takes on Swiss dishes, such as birchermüesli made of foie gras; the baris an equally sleek place to sip cocktails. Chill out in the wellness area'sindoor-outdoor pool, multiple steam rooms, sauna, and outdoor whirlpool with Matterhorn views, perfect for relaxing post-ski or hike.
Auf dem Fels, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland