With the snow-dusted Alps in the backdrop surrounding a sparkling lake, dotted with wooden cottages and upscale shops, St. Moritz sure looks a million dollars. The residents of this quaint town often brush shoulders with King Carl Gustaf of Sweden – St. Moritz is a much preferred weekend getaway amongst celebrities and royals.
To ensure that you do not miss out on Europe’s preferred ski destination, we’ve put together a deluxe itinerary for you to ensure that you do not miss out on anything.
Day 1 – Over a delectable selection of hors d’oeuvres and Turkish coffee, time will simply fly on the new A330 jet in Turkish Airways business class. With your much-loved movies & sit-coms, you will feel right at home in your fully reclined seat. On arriving in St. Moritz at dawn on your first day, a swanky Rolls Royce will assist you to The Badrutt Palace Hotel – often frequented by the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Robert Di Niro, we’re told. If you are one of those who is used to staying at one of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, we highly recommend that you stay at St. Moritz’s finest. From the minute that you step into the expansive lobby, you experience a feeling of exquisite luxury and limitless indulgence. Although the luxury hotel has 157 well-appointed guest rooms, we suggest that you check yourself into the Hans Badrutt Suite! The suite emanates finesse from its very doorstep – the three magnificent bedrooms, a majestic piano and floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the snow-kissed Alps from its generously sized balcony.
That evening, dine at Le Restaurant; and relish the freshly prepared Canard de barbarie rôti aux cerises de Thurgau. Cooked to perfection, the roasted duck dipped in exotic cherry sauce will tingle your palate. On reaching up to your suite, do not forget to stand out in your balcony and watch St. Moritz at night, with illuminated cottages, the snow-capped Alps and the pristine lake right in front of you, it almost feels like Christmas.
Day 2 – Wake up to a lavish spread of pancakes and croissants paired with gourmet jams and the finest selection of teas. Tour the endless skies in style in a private helicopter and let the picturesque snow-covered peaks and glaciers get embedded in your memory forever. And just when you’re done taking in the lush surroundings, you can take a cable car up to Diavolezza and make your way to the cafe on the mountains offering panoramic views and finger foods at its very best. It’s come to become a favourite of Kate Moss and Liz Hurley.
Stroll down Via Serlas — past Chanel, Gucci, Bulgari, Chopard and Pucci — watching would-be shoppers step down from picturesque horse-drawn carriages. For all you tea connoisseurs, enjoy a selection of gourmet teas at The Badrutt Palace Hotel’s Le Grand Hall accompanied by caviar and carefully crafted pastries – well this is how it’s done in St. Moritz. A personal favourite of Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock, this tea bar is where you would want to be seen.
With its gastronomic flair, allow the Restaurant Enoteca to appeal to your culinary taste buds with an innovative Alpine menu. They serve three delicacies in each course – so much for apparent miniscule European servings.
And just when you think you’ve done it all – gamble your notes away at Casino St. Moritz, ideally situated by the Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains.
Day 3 – here in this magnificent town, Corvastch is on your agenda. How do you get there -cable car. For all of you whose idea of a day well spent is basking in the sun and fancying some stunning views – this is seventh heaven for you! For lunch, it’s time to devour some Italian! Savour the taste of mouth-watering authentic Italian at Trattoria at the base of Corvastch. The wood-finished settings and cozy ambience set the tone for a perfectly enjoyable meal.
After these three days in heaven, I know it’s hard to step into the world of reality, but you still have a few hours left with your Rolls Royce ride to the airport and your business class ride back home.
It’s true; all good things do come to an end.