The Alpina Gs­taad channels Switzer­land’s ma­jes­tic nat­u­ral beauty to of­fer guests an any­thing but or­di­nary hol­i­day get­away

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Es­cape to a true win­ter won­der­land—in the Alps.

gs­taad, Switzer­land, has right­fully earned its rep­u­ta­tion as one of Europe’s most mag­i­cal win­ter won­der­lands. Its chalet-style ar­chi­tec­ture, un­der­stated lux­ury, and star­tling nat­u­ral beauty give this Swiss moun­tain vil­lage a pic­ture­post­card ap­peal that well-heeled trav­el­ers can’t re­sist.

Though opened in 2012, The Alpina Gs­taad ho­tel ap­pears as if it’s been a part of this idyl­lic land­scape for decades. Its charm­ing ex­te­rior—with carved wooden bal­conies and wide eaves—pairs nat­u­rally with the sur­round­ing Alps and rolling moun­tain mead­ows.

In­te­ri­ors de­signed by Nathan Hutchins and Inge Moore of Hirsch Bed­ner As­so­ciates (the duo has since founded the de­sign firm Muza Lab) fea­ture ma­te­ri­als—in­clud­ing lo­cal tim­bers and stone, well-worn leathers, and nat­u­ral wools—that con­tribute to the ho­tel’s re­gional rel­e­vance.

The Alpina Gs­taad’s hol­i­day decor, lay­ered over its year-round warm tones and tex­tures, wel­comes guests in from the cold. The Panorama Suite has a pri­vate spa and mas­sage area.

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