Via dal Corvatsch 76, 7513 Silvaplana, Switzerland
| +41 81 838 69 69
Photo courtesy of Nira Alpina
Nira AlpinaPerched above the idyllic Swiss town of Surlej, near the world-renowned St. Moritz ski resort, this four-star glass-and-timber sanctuary offers a seductive mix of friendly service and cool design. Founded by award-winning hotelier Manvinder Puri, the hotel is constructed from locally sourced materials such as wood and granite and—thanks to the swaths of glass—enjoys unobstructed views of the mountains.
The 70 earth-toned rooms and suites all feature floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, large balconies or terraces, and carefully chosen natural fabrics and materials from suede chairs to Italian stone tiles. The modern granite bathrooms all have a deep bath and waterfall shower and, in keeping with the eco-conscious design, the building is heated year-round by power sourced from renewable energy. Hi-tech amenities include a flat-screen TV, USB hub, and free Wi-Fi. The Nira Bakery serves drinks and snacks throughout the day, and a few very good restaurants provide lunch and dinner options. Bookworms will enjoy the library, and parents will adore the well-equipped Kids Club.