Clinique La Prairie has established itself as a leading name in longevity research, offering wellness programmes for over ninety years. For its inaugural escape far away from its traditional Alps and…

Exterior view of the 19th-century Grand Hotel Kronenhof in the Swiss Alps In a high valley near St Moritz, the Kronenhof in Pontresina combines Swiss culture with a Mediterranean mountain vibe. Who…

Photograph of the Zermatt valley by Sheherazade Photography The yacht's being refurbished, you've done Ibiza too many times, the Hamptons are too cliquey and Bodrum is so 2021. So where to head…

Suvretta House is surrounded by forest with sweeping views of the mountains Why should I go now? Seriously? Because January is the best month for winter sports in the Alps. Properly cold with…

An impression of the ‘Tiger’s Eye’ bespoke decorative scheme for one of the Chedi Gems, a series of penthouses in The Chedi Andermatt hotel A major hotel, property and infrastructure…

Lauber’s Hotel CERVO uses recycled materials and geothermal heat. Photograph by Darius Sanai As COP26 brings together world leaders to discuss climate change, Daniel Lauber, owner of the CERVO…

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism/André Meier. In the latest iteration of our Fast & Luxurious car series, LUX’s car reviewer tries out four new versions…

Pablo Picasso's painting Fillette au béret (1964) is the first artwork to be tokenised. Image by Seraina Wirz / © Succession Picasso / 2021, ProLitteris, Zürich Have you ever dreamt of owning…

The Dolder Grand hotel with the city of Zurich beyond. Photograph by David Biedert In the second edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief…

Suvretta House overlooks the Upper Engadine valley. Image courtesy of Suvretta House. High in the Swiss Alps, LUX indulges in a gastronomic tour like no other, all under the auspices of one…

Photograph by Valentin Luthiger It's not just the breathtaking alpine landscapes that are attracting visitors to Andermatt Swiss Alp's golf course, but also its notable commitment to sustainability…

Andermatt in summer As well as making it a world-class ski resort, the development of the Swiss village of Andermatt has from the very start aimed to attract people who want to live there…

The Badrutt’s Palace hotel’s grand frontage and its iconic tower. High in St Moritz, the grandest hotel in the Alps has just been revitalised. There’s nowhere better to take the summer air…

Andermatt's newest apartment building Altera features twelve luxury residences Andermatt Swiss Alps is the hottest destination in Switzerland right now. The sustainable ski/golf/mountain living…

Philanthropist and businessman Etienne d'Arenberg Etienne d’Arenberg hails from one of Europe’s oldest families and is treasurer of the Arenberg Foundation, whose mission is the promotion of…

Restaurant Markus Neff and The Japanese at the top of Gütsch in Andermatt Two of our favourite mountain restaurants have just received Michelin stars. You can’t get in there right now because of…

The Alpina Gstaad’s main building and gardens, which opened in 2012. © The Alpina Gstaad Artistic, playful and utterly spoiling, The Alpina Gstaad may just be the best hotel anywhere in Europe.…

October is not usually known as a ski month. But at the Andermatt Swiss Alps development, you can cruise the slopes down the 3000m Gemsstock in the morning, and be back for some witches' brew at…

The penthouse apartment at Alma, one of two apartment houses to become available in Andermatt The transformation of the village of Andermatt in the Swiss Alps into a place for permanent residence…

'Faye Dunaway, Morning After Winning Oscar', 1976. Photograph by Terry O’Neill, Iconic Images courtesy of Maddox Gallery Over the course of his 60 year career, Terry O'Neill photographed the…

One of the luxury apartments in the Arve building with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape Two new apartment buildings in the Swiss village of Andermatt offer the calm and luxury of…

Badrutt’s Palace overlooking Lake St Moritz St Moritz is well known as the winter playground of Europe’s rich and aristocratic. But don’t dismiss the resort, and especially its venerable and…

The Göscheneralpsee reservoir west of Andermatt is fed by the Dammastock glaciers. Climate change is creating challenges for mountain resorts the world over. In Switzerland, a new luxury resort is…

Picasso and ceramic (owl) by David Douglas Duncan (Spring 1957), Villa La Californie, Cannes © David Douglas Duncan © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2019. Courtesy the estate David Douglas…

The new building housing the restaurant, and its modern Swiss interior Two of Europe’s highest restaurants have opened amid contemporary chic architecture, high above Andermatt, Switzerland Hold…

The new building at Gütsch-Express mountain station in Andermatt, designed by London architect Christina Seilern. Image by Roland Halbe. Last weekend saw the opening of two new restaurant concepts…

Crans-Montana sits on a high shelf above the Rhône valley with panoramic views of the Alpine peaks. Image by Denis Emery Looking for the perfect early-season ski break? Crans-Montana has it all,…

Mandarin Oriental Geneva sits along the banks of the River Rhône Mandarin Oriental Geneva is now home to one of the biggest and most luxurious suites in the city Spanning 325 square metres across…

The Alpine village of St. Moritz offers more than just an exclusive social scene; the winter sports are first rate too, say Darius Sanai With snow already falling in the Swiss Alps, LUX…

Andermatt Concert Hall’s glass façade floods the venue with light In Andermatt, the sound of music soars beautifully from a remarkable newly opened concert hall. Laura Archer discovers how the…

This weekend Hublot's high altitude polo tournament returns to the Swiss resort of Gstaad Gstaad annually plays host to the world's 'highest' polo tournament, Hublot's prestigious Polo Gold Cup in…

Zermatt in summer with the Matterhorn in the distance. Image by Lorenzo Riva. Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism Summertime in the Alps is exhilarating and inspiring. The sun (usually) shines, the…

Sommelier Marc Almert (right) perfume training Marc Almert was recently named Best Sommelier in the World at the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) championships in Antwerp.…

St Moritz at night St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin, is an Alpine paradise in winter, with some of Europe’s best hotels for your skiing vacation. But it could be yours all year round with…

The Swiss alpine village of Andermatt. Image by Laureen Missaire The fairy-tale village of Andermatt is fast becoming one of Switzerland's most desirable destinations with the recent opening of a…

A view across the Engadine valley from Muottas Muragl, above St Mortiz Switzerland’s Engadine region has been the enchanted holiday home of the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Gerhard Richter and…

The Bürgenstock resort complex sits atop a mountain ridge overlooking Lake Lucerne At the new Bürgenstock resort in Switzerland, medical science meets luxury indulgence. Darius Sanai gets…

Night time skiing on Corvatsch Mountain, St. Mortiz It’s been another winter of fantastic snowfall, and Darius Sanai is dreaming of his favourite location in the Alps, and the vibe at…

Grand Hotel Kronenhof in winter with its natural ice rink Winter is here, and the world’s illuminati, glitterati and party-rati are agglomerating in mountain resorts, from Aspen to St Moritz,…

The Zenith El Primero Elite With its revolutionary new mechanism, Zenith has challenged a 300-year-old watchmaking standard. Rachael Taylor meets the innovator behind the brand In the Jura…

Up next in the exciting new development of Andermatt Swiss Alps? A state-of-the-art concert hall and artworks by a Swiss graffiti artist At first glance, it might not seem like the most likely…

Lenny Kravitz performs at the 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala, with DiCaprio (centre) and Madonna (right) Whether painting, music or immersive experiences, artists – and the art they…

Perched on top of a mountain, the Bürgenstock Hotel boasts unparalleled views of Lake Lucerne Bürgenstock is the most ambitious resort development in European history, a spectacular complex of…

The artist in his signature (dis)guise in Hong Kong Street artist Alec Monopoly’s distinctive creations are a blend of subversive graffiti culture and post-pop colour. And he has now been tasked…

The sinuous curves leading up to the St Gotthard pass The St Gotthard, Oberalp and Furka are three of the most spectacular mountain passes in Europe. And the new Holiday Village Andermatt Reuss is…

Gerhard Vormwald, Thomas mit Messlatte, 1980, Gelatin silver print photography, 30cm x 30cm Courtesy Prince House Gallery photo basel is Switzerland's first and only international art fair…

Richemont's debut watch brand Baume aims for total sustainability Uber luxury goods holding company Richemont owns some of the world's biggest brands in the watch and jewellery industries…

The UR-105 provides an analogue and digital display of the time URWERK’s unique approach to high horology has established it as one of the most creative and desirable brands in the industry.…

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel in the alpine town of Arosa, Switzerland Laetitia Sanai The wintersports season may feel a long way away, but you need to book now to get a room at a top hotel for…

La Réserve's outdoor pool area with sweeping views over the lake and the Alps Why should I go now? Switzerland’s lowland lake district has cast off its winter shroud of snow and ice, the sun is…

The remote alpine village of Andermatt, Switzerland. Image by Laureen Missaire Deep within the Swiss Alps, tucked between Zermatt and St. Moritz, lies what is perhaps the most ambitious little town…

The Waldhaus Sils sits above Lake Sils, in the Upper Engadine of Switzerland. Image by Gian Giovanoli The Waldhaus Sils sits on a rock amid a forest in the heart of the Engadine, Switzerland’s…

Ulysse Nardin FREAK VISION, launched at this year's SIHH The venerable Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, known for its elaborate and striking timepieces, was purchased by luxury group Kering (owner…

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, Davos Why should I go there now? The Belvédère is the hotel for top dignitaries at the World Economic Forum in Davos, held on the last week of this…

Panorama of summertime in St. Mortiz A short blast in a vintage Ferrari from the crowds of the Côte d’Azur, the two most prestigious villages in the Alps offer glamour, sunshine, fine dining and…

Polo tournaments don't exactly suffer from a downmarket reputation, but there is polo and there is the Hublot Polo in Gstaad. On arriving in your car, you are confronted with a unique kind of…

The breathtaking views of the Matterhorn are worthy of any postcard and a million selfies Above Zermatt, Switzerland's most spectacular mountain village and home to the Matterhorn, high-altitude…

Francois Paul Journe is the CEO of the eponymous Geneva-based watch company that is the ultimate object of desire for some of the world’s most discerning collectors. For our Luxury Leaders series,…

Javad Marandi, international entrepreneur with investments in the UK and continental Europe, is the first to feature in our new Luxury Leaders series. Here Marandi describes his work in…

The Alps are at their most sublime when the sun is warm, the snow has given way to meadows, and the crowds are far away, says Darius Sanai. Here we focus on two legendary resorts which really come…

DARIUS SANAI’S Luxury travel views Where our Editor-in-Chief ponders culinary conundrums from his sojourns around the world Not so long ago, to experience the best of the world’s cuisine, you…

The Matterhorn put Zermatt on the map DEEP BLUE SKIES, PERFECT TEMPERATURES, NO TEEMING CROWDS, EXCELLENT CUISINE, CLEAN AIR, ENVELOPED BY NATURAL BEAUTY: WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THE SWISS ALPS…