This newcomer hits a trifecta: comfortable American-style accommodations, impeccable Swiss service, and warm Brazilian hospitality. The lavishly appointed property, run by Brazilian hotelier Nati Felli and her Swiss husband Giancarlo, is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. It features sweeping views of the Alps beyond the leafy 9-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. High-tech rooms are big enough to samba in, while faux-fur-topped king-sized beds are a delightfully
fluffy spot to collapse. A full-service spa features treatments emphasizing Brazilian botanicals, a 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 here to watch the pinkish alpenglühen (the Swiss version of the nothern lights), is the big draw.
Route des Zirès 14, Crans, Valais, 3693, Switzerland