The Chedi, Andermatt

CAM-Overview-Andermatt Village_v-1WHERE? You’ll find this luxe Alpine retreat tucked away in a quaint Swiss village, famed for the  breathtaking scenery and snow-capped mountains seen in 1964’s Goldfinger.

HOW? Fly into Zurich before a train transfer that doubles as a sight-seeing tour, and behold the beauty.

WHY? This Jean-Michel Gathy designed property manages a rare feat: doing cosy on a grand scale. A PM check-in is met with Champagne afternoon tea in the vast, glamorous lobby – all faux furs and open fires. Apartment-sized suites are the norm here, mixing bespoke furnishings with cutting-edge tech. Light your tunnel fire with a tap of the iPad and sink back into the best bed you’ve ever had, topped sumptuously in horse hair. A foodie’s paradise, fusion cuisine is the order of the day: think central Swiss, European and Asian fare – the dim sum is to die for. Cheese enthusiasts can lock themselves away in the Wine and Cheese Cellar to perfect the art of pairing, while the Wine and Cigar Library – essentially a walk-in humidor – is well worth a visit for its grandeur alone. Whether you take a yoga class with The Chedi’s in-house Tibetan monk, or find yourself admiring the mountain views from the heated outdoor pool, you’ll feel seriously well looked after. This is five star, and then some.

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Details: Rates start from CHF 500 (£400) per night for a Deluxe room including bed and breakfast. (

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