HISTORIC HEALING Berghotel Schatzalp, Davos, Switzerland
Opened in 1900 as a luxury sanatorium, the Berghotel Schatzalp has retained its art nouveau style and its healing properties. Perched 6,230ft up on the Schatzalp – a peak purportedly high in good energy – the hotel is still only accessible by funicular or on foot. Once there, lounge on the long, south-facing balconies, where well-to-do TB sufferers once drank in the curative air, views and sunshine, or head off on a hike. There are numerous trails, including the Thomas Mann Way, named after the author who drew on the Schatzalp in his book, The Magic Mountain. Doubles at Berghotel Schatzalp cost from about Dh758pn (0041 (0) 81 415 5151; schatzalp.ch/en; ttelegraph.co. uk/tt-schatzalp).