|Kulm Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland|
|St Moritz's palatial Kulm Hotel has welcomed visitors since 1856. Enjoy its indoor swimming pool with panoramic views and its private 9-hole executive golf course.|
The first grand hostelry to be opened in St Moritz, the 5-star, 173-room Kulm Hotel St Moritz is the grande dame of St Moritz hostelries, with a loyal, faithful clientele that thrives on tranquillity, formality and tradition.
The oldest of the hotel's three buildings dates from 1760. The legendary Johannes Badrutt converted it to a lodging for foreign guests in 1856, and in 1878 it became the first building in Switzerland to be lit by electricity.
In the Kulm's spacious guest rooms, you get the palatial ambience and 19th-century refulgence of old St Moritz, and also the conveniences and comforts of a top-class, five-star luxury hotel, with a sedate, tasteful atmosphere.
The Kulm's location is excellent: right in the St Moritz-Dorf town center, yet high enough up on the mountain slope to enjoy spectacular views.
—by Tom Brosnahan