Design Hotels Ultimate Winter Escapes

Design Hotels Ultimate Winter Escapes

Design Hotels Ultimate Winter Escapes

Whizzing down white slopes, warming up with mulled wine and après ski fun - Design Hotels™ presents five chic ski resorts in Sweden and Switzerland that guarantee a winter in style. Situated on top of Mount Förberget in Åre, Sweden, Copperhill Mountain Lodge is in the largest skiing area of northern Europe, and has its own lift 'The Copperhill Express' which takes guests straight from the slopes to the hotel's entrance. For a complete ski-in/ski-out experience, as well as a new but authentic alpine lifestyle, rocksresort in Switzerland is a self-contained village in Laax with a variety of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a swimming pool, saunas and whirlpool. In Verbier, Hotel Nevaï is the place for stylish party-goers with its cozy bar and adjacent Farm Club, famous for its legendary parties. With its beautiful winter garden, and outdoor thermal pool, guests at The Cambrian are encouraged to relax after an action-packed day in the surrounding Swiss Alps. For a modern take on a traditional mountain lodge, The Omnia, set on a hill above the town of Zermatt, is the ultimate place for sophisticated ski and snow lovers.

Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden
With its new extended Sami-inspired spa opening in December, Copperhill Mountain Resort has yet one more outstanding feature that makes it Swedens best ski destination. Drawing inspiration from Åre's grand era of copper mining, the lodge boasts a warm helping of rustic mountain charm, while at the same time featuring all the comfort and services of an exclusive resort. The 112 rooms range from doubles to eight-bed suites, all with magnificent views - the perfect spot to cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa after a jam-packed day skiing and exploring Jämtland. Apart from snow mobile safaris, dog sledding, ice driving with specially prepared cars, guided off-piste and helicopter skiing, this winter the Copperhills own Skier's Inn "Coppermine Co" offers après ski with live music and rustic dishes. The right choice for a romantic evening is the "Fireside Lounge & Bar" with soft piano music.

Hotel Nevaï, Verbier, Switzerland
Known for its luxurious and alpine-chic ambience, Hotel Nevaï, Verbier is surrounded by more than 400 km of slopes for skiers of all levels. With its name denoting "snow" in Patois (the language traditionally spoken in this region of Switzerland), Nevaï draws its inspiration from its surroundings. The 33 rooms offer stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps and all come with a private south facing balcony. In the evening the restaurant is a buzzing place to feast on grilled meats, fish and vegetables, after which a drink can be enjoyed in the cozy Nevaï bar. The hotel's famous Farm Club is still the place to see and be seen later on, where an international crowd has been mingling for over 35 years. .

Rocksresort, Laax, Switzerland
Rocksresort offers everything needed for a superb winter holiday, including a ski and snowboard school and a variety of restaurants, clubs and bars. The hotel is situated adjacent to the base station in Laax, Switzerland's leading freestyle winter resort, and offers a range of four-star services on request. Finished in rough-hewn stone, the cubic exterior of this hotel complex succeeds at blending in with its environment. The sleek self-contained, minimalistic complex houses furnished holiday apartments, shops, restaurants and bars, all arranged around a central square. Although consciously unpretentious and minimalist, the self-catering apartments offer a warm and inviting atmosphere using precious natural materials such as untreated gnarled oak, aged linden wood, coarse linen and concrete. For the best ski-in ski-out experience, rocksresort is located at the base station of Laax, at the bottom of the slopes. Due to its altitude, the resort has gained a reputation for being a reliable place to find natural snow.

The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland
The Omnia is located in the center of Zermatt, 45 meters above the rooftops of the alpine village with 300km of pistes and more than 70 lifts. With its warm atmosphere and personalized service like homemade cookies and milk brought to the rooms, guests know immediately this is a place to feel at home. The interior is a modern interpretation of a ski lodge and is a magnificent place from which to take in views of the Matterhorn. By ski bus, electro-taxi or on foot, the slopes are only five to 15 minutes away. After an action-packed day in the snow, the open fire at The Omnias lobby invites guests to relax and delve into the numerous art books of the hotels library with a mulled wine. .

The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland
Nestled deep in a valley in the Swiss alpine village of Adelboden, The Cambrian looks out onto one of the world's most spectacular landscapes. Combining smooth, modern design with an innovative use of natural, local materials, The Cambrian's interior effortlessly reflects its natural setting. The central lobby'sstone fireplace, the indoor pool and waterfall, the outdoor thermal pool that actually seems as though it is flowing right into the mountains and the Finnish Sauna with Bisazza mosaics, all maximize relaxation. However, the highlight of Adelboden are the extraordinary sports like freeride tours and lessons, fullmoon snowshoe hikes and sledding by day or night. To finish off the night, an igloo is the setting for a romantic dinner, followed by an après ski drink as DJs perform live at the hotel.