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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
Perched on a hillside above the Bernese Alps and the charming village below, The Alpina Gstaad deftly blends traditional Swiss craftsmanship, culture and cuisine with modern amenities, art and superb service. The classic exterior belies the opening year — 2012, not 1812 — and inside, there’s dramatic architecture, art and decor, as well as two Michelin-starred restaurants, a private cinema, a cigar lounge and an incredible Six Senses Spa that spans 21,500 sq ft. The Panorama Suite has the best views; whether you enjoy them by a crackling fire or the rooftop Jacuzzi is up to you. The two-story suite feels more like an apartment than a hotel room, with three bedrooms, a large living room, dining area, full kitchen with prep area and staff entrance, and a private spa. Throughout, rustic wood and Alpine decor are paired with an enormous glass-enclosed fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling chimney piece.