Six of the best new hotels in the Swiss Alps
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The Alps are becoming ever more stylish. Anne Hardy picks six of the best new openings
Bedroom at Walig Hut, Gstaad
Courtesy of Gstaad Palace
You don't have to rough it just because you're high up in the mountains — not when a swathe of new openings in the Swiss Alps are bringing a new level of style to summer on the slopes. Recently opened just outside Gstaad is the charming Walig Hut (palace.ch/rooms-suites/walig-hut), a former farmer's cabin transformed into a romantic, wood-clad bolt hole by the glamorous Gstaad Palace (palace.ch). Although it still has a back-to-basics ethos, guests have the sensational views to themselves, along with all the special touches you'd expect from a grande dame hotel. If the fresh air and five-star service is not quite replenishing enough, however, the village's century-old Grand Hotel Park (grandhotelpark.ch) has just emerged from a facelift, the best bit of which is the huge spa with saltwater pools and Turkish baths — a good spot to boost your Alpine-air glow.