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3 European Ski Chalets That Ooze Class, Style and Lavish Amenities

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There are ski chalets and then there are luxury ski chalets, you can usually tell the difference the moment you walk through the door. I get a little bit giddy when I find something special, a fabulous residence that I can get excited about, a gem amongst gems. I see a lot of really lovely ones, but some just stand head and shoulders above the rest. Here are three of the world’s best chalets in Europe:

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5 of the Most Lavish Luxury Ski Hotels & Resorts in the Alps

Mar 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There’s a lot to be said for the independence and freedom that comes with hiring a luxury ski chalet when visiting the Alps. Other times, you may be wanting more of a true hotel experience. For those who prefer the latter, there are plenty of options in the area ranging from grand and elegant five-star luxury properties to intimate boutique-style establishments. Here are five beautiful hotels that have proved very popular with Swiss snow bunnies:

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5 Resorts Perfectly Primed for Your Late Season Ski Holiday

Feb 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Spring is officially less than a month away and soon these dreary, bone-chilling days will be a thing of the past (even though East Coasters may beg to differ). But before we say goodbye to winter, there’s still plenty of time to hit the slopes for to enjoy late season skiing. With extended daylight hours, warmer weather, fewer crowds and longer lift opening times, this is one of the best times to pack up your gear and head to the mountains. Here are five ski resorts for March and April ski holidays:

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Journey Between St. Moritz & Zermatt on a 7.5-Hour Scenic Train Ride, Plus Accommodations

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Winter is coming. No seriously, it’ll be here before we know it. And luckily (for those of you who got that previous reference), it’s not bringing death and doom with it, but rather white wonderlands in some of our favorite ski destinations.

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Celebrate 150 Years of Winter Tourism in St. Moritz With Badrutt’s Palace Hotel's 7-Day Ski Package

Oct 21, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s hard to believe that back in September 1864 Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his English summer guests that resulted into a 150-year-long history of inviting tourists from all over the world to the Swiss Alps. History has it that when Badrutt challenged his guests to visit St. Moritz in the winter, he offered to pay their travel costs had they not found glorious sunny weather. If they enjoyed their time, he would invite them to stay for as long as they wished.

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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Europe Unveil 4 New Auto Packages

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Four driving packages have recently become available at various Intercontinental Hotel & Resort locations throughout Europe. Looking to burn rubber in exotic vehicles while calling incredible resorts your base of operations? Check out one of these programs from InterContinental:

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The Swiss Alps' Chedi Andermatt Opens as the Country's Only Year-Round Resort

Dec 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large comfy chairs, big furry blankets, and beautifully designed fireplaces are a few of the offerings at the new five-star Chedi Andermatt hotel and residences in the Swiss Alps. Guests and owners coming in from the snowy slopes are welcomed into the property’s stylish wood paneling which creates an environment perfectly suited for a cozy Switzerland experience.

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Discovering the Best of French Influences in Switzerland's Countryside

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

A trip to Switzerland can be like visiting three separate countries—France, Germany and Italy—all uniquely distinctive, all wonderfully special, all within Switzerland. Constricted by time, I chose a French-style excursion through the country.

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Pack Your Bags for the New Emerald Waterways River Cruise in Europe

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

I’ve always had this dream of living in a real-life musical. I’m Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables and every time someone speaks it’s wonderfully melodic; or I’m selling papers on the streets of New York and luckily the other Newsies know just how to make me feel better — through song. My second dream was always the ability to go to sleep in one country and to wake up in another without so much as lifting a finger. I know, you’re probably rolling your eyes thinking that planes, trains and automobiles have made that dream a reality several decades ago.... Read More

Beau-Rivage Palace Completes Phase One of $28 Million Room Renovations

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxury destination in Lausanne, Switzerland for the past 150 years has recently undergone a major transformation under the guidance ofinterior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon and inspired by views of Lake Geneva.... Read More

Hotel Montana: Art Deco Flair Overlooking Switzerland

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

High up on a hillside, perched in isolation, sweeping views overlook the waters of a silvery blue lake. Welcome to serene Montana—Hotel Montana, in Switzerland.... Read More

Ultimate Mountain Escape for Nature Lovers at Switzerland's Whitepod Resort

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Drive only an hour from Geneva Airport, to Dents du midi in the Swiss Alps and you will find an interesting place called The Whitepod Resort. There are 15 igloo-like domes each equipped with its own freestanding wood burner, king-sized beds dressed in organic bedding, and full service bathrooms. The side of each pod that is facing down the mountain is made of translucent material, making the view of the sunrise incredible. At this glamping resort, the pods' placement is focused on making guests feel like they are out in nature even as they lay cozy in bed.... Read More

New Luxury Hotels Opening December 2012 in London, Switzerland and Jamaica

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Get ready for the holidays because three new luxury hotels are set to open around the world in December: Cordée des Alpes in Verbier, Trident Castle and Trident Hotel in Jamaica, and The Wellesley in Knightsbridge, London. The Wellesley luxury townhouse hotel will feature a jazz lounge, restaurant and world-leading cigar collection, while the Cordée des Alpes is a ski-in/ski-out hotel with residential penthouses and a wellness spa, swimming pool, fitness center, concierge service (in winter season), business facilities and restaurant and cocktail bar. The Trident Castle and Trident Hotel offers a private hotel and villa options in the trendy Jamaican town of Port Antonio.... Read More

Swiss Ski Chalet a Part of Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  2 Comments

Whether we are ready to accept it or not, the summer is quickly coming to a close. It will soon be time to break out the boots and scarves and start looking toward some cold weather travel locales. We decided to bypass fall destinations for a moment to mention a luxury ski resort that caught our eye—and for good reason.... Read More

Villa Vals | Subterranean Luxury in Switzerland

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Usually when people think of luxury villas they think of pampering, relaxation, and maybe a flashy architectural appearance. Maybe they're in the heart of a famous city or off on a tropical island with sandy beaches, but the idea is usually the same. Sometimes you may want to deviate from the expected and stay somewhere that is a unique surprise.... Read More

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