Suite of the Week: Alpina Gstaad’s Panorama Suite
Gstaad is fun to say. Gstaad. Gstaad. Gstaad.
Where is it? Southern Switzerland, in the German-speaking city of Gstaad. Set amid the Swiss Alps, the mega-hamlet is known for attracting international jetsetters looking to hit the slopes. Famous residents have included Elizabeth Taylor, Roman Polanski (sometimes not of his own volition), Princess Diana, and Julie Andrews.
The Hotel: A newer edition to the cosmopolitan ski village, the Alpina Gstaad is a 56-room lodge that cost nearly $336 million to build. The first 5-star resort to be constructed in the city in over a century, the place takes luxury to the next level, offering gourmet Japanese and Dutch food as well as an on-site spa.
The Suite: The Alpina Gstaad’s Panorama Suite steals the show. The duplex penthouse is made up of nine rooms, including three bedrooms, two fully stocked kitchens and three full bathrooms. The second floor, which features six massive skylight windows and a dedicated spa floor, opens on an enclosed veranda, where guests can lounge (or whatever) in the Jacuzzi while taking in the view of the snowcapped mountains.
The Selling Point: The possibility of having a soak with a scantily clad Dutch ski bunny.
By The Numbers: 21,000 square feet; 360-degree views