|Carlton Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland|
|Can a grand hotel be cozy? With only 60 suites, St Moritz's imposing Carlton Hotel feels like an elegant mountain inn.|
A 5-star, 60-suite summer/winter holiday chateau worthy of the Emperor of All the Russias, St Moritz's Carlton Hotel was just that: built in 1913 for Czar Nicholas II, it has the ambience of a sumptuous but tasteful family home rather than of a jet-set hotel.
High on a sunny hill with spectacular views, the Carlton is utterly luxurious, but also comfortable and congenial, and only a short walk from the center of activity in St Moritz.
The hotel has recently been completely renovated and the guest rooms have been converted to 60 luxury suites—less than half the number of suites than it had guest rooms. All suites face the lake and the Alps. Spectacular!
—by Tom Brosnahan