‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…’ as soon as we hear that classic Christmas tune we’re all driven wild by fantasies of snowman building, sleigh bell jingling and icing sugared fir trees. The white Christmas is a thing of legend and one that regularly eludes us come the big day. Are we asking too much of the season when we wish we could have a knit clad snow ball fight as we walk off the Christmas pudding? Well here at Lifestyle Magazine we say ‘if the snow won’t come to you, then you must go to the snow!’ and where better to entrust your festive plans than Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the only bespoke hotel service who understands how important a personalised service can be. The company sums it up best themselves when they state ‘In a world where everything’s getting bigger, bolder (and blander) we seek out the little gems that offer genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences.’ So Lifestyle Magazine has selected three of their best hotels to check out for a superior Christmas experience, our chosen destination… Switzerland!
Sequestered away in the Lauterbrunnen Valley stands a traditional alpine lodge, nestled among the mountains and conifers, it specialises in exquisite French haute cuisine. Boasting ‘large picture windows that frame the dramatic alpine scenery dominated by the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountain range.’ Every room has a balcony allowing you to take in the bracing alpine air and panoramic scenery. With fabulous skiing opportunities across Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg, Lauberhorn, and Eigergletscher, with 155 miles of downhill runs and several lifts, there is literally no reason left not to visit Hotel Caprice.
To visit Hotel Caprice check them out on Small Luxury Hotels of the worlds at: http://www.slh.com/hotels/caprice-hotel/
The Crystal Hotel
With a name like the Crystal Hotel, you can’t help but feel that this St Moritz resort has created high expectations for itself to fulfil. But then again, with the jaw dropping back ground of sheer faced mountain sides outside and a tranquil spa and wellness centre within, we don’t think they’re likely to disappoint! This is one of Switzerland’s most glamourous ski resorts, with 56 miles of intermediate level pistes just a stone’s throw away. Don’t forget to indulge in their famous Mediterranean cuisine, bringing something warm to the chill of the snow!
To visit the Crystal Hotel check them out on Small Luxury Hotels of the worlds at: http://www.slh.com/hotels/the-crystal-hotel/
Who wouldn’t be both intrigued and seduced by the offer of a Spa featuring a ‘Schnapps’ sauna, brine steam bath, ice grotto and a winter garden? For a quirky alternative luxury Christmas experience the Firefly has it all. From a ‘wine cave’ dug into the rocks for private tastings to its 21st century take on the traditional alpine decor, this chilled and welcoming winter haven will have you forget the skiing altogether as you settle into their granite baths and unparalleled room service. Need we say more?
To visit the Hotel Firefly check them out on Small Luxury Hotels of the worlds at: http://www.slh.com/hotels/hotel-firefly/
The beauty of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is that they cover the entire world, meaning that they’ve not just got you covered for Christmas, but in fact the whole year round. At this time of season there are few family favourites more enticing than strapping yourself into your skis and heading off piste, and Switzerland is one of the most luxury destinations for such adventures! So check out Hotel Firefly, Crystal Hotel and Hotel Caprice today or one of Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s other fabulous destinations not just in Switzerland but right across the globe. Grab a carrot for your snowman and wrap up warm, this Christmas just got colder AND warmer than usual! ‘May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmas’ be white!’