St. Moritz, Switzerland
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
A Legend Reborn
What it is
A circa 1856 icon with six humming restaurants, a 9-hole golf course, 21,000-square-foot spa, and activities galore.
What it isn't
Just for grown ups. Kiddo’s are pampered with VIK freebies ranging from ice cream to cocoa; their own kid’s club (foosball included); and a kid’s menu that’s thoroughly Swiss, whether they want a croque monsieur or veal paillard.
What we think
Winter vacays weren’t really a thing until Kulm Hotel popularized them in the 19th century. And why not? Cold weather lures here abound: cross country skiing the Engadine valley; tobogganing; trying curling in an ice arena; and shredding the gnar (just how the travelers of yore put it) down St. Moritz’s manicured slopes—to name just a few options. Of course, summertime thrills are equally fabulous, ranging from mountaineering to SUP-ing. Want to check into your room and never leave? Many are fresh from a revamp by Pierre-Yves Rochon, so you just may. We love the 409-square-foot Deluxe Double Room; many have a private balcony overlooking St. Moritzersee lake and the surrounding cradle of Alps.
You're here because
The posh, well-stocked gym has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the mountainscape, plus yoga, boxing and pilates sessions with a pro upon request.
After your morning on the ski slopes, you’re ready for two very important things: a well-deserved nap, and a couple spa treatments. Today you opt for a detox seaweed bath and a warm spiced mud wrap that leaves you feeling as fresh as the dusting of snow that’s falling, like powdered sugar, just beyond your door.
Restaurants & Bars
Grand Restaurant - offers and extensive buffet breakfast as well as a six-course dinner experience
The Pizzeria - traditional trattoria serving Italian delicacies, pasta, and crispy pizza from the wood-fired oven
Chesa al Parc - offers an array of Swiss delicacies and international dishes as well as a variety of snacks, cakes and coffee daily
Bob Restaurant - (winter only) offers light and rustic dishes for lunch on the terrace. Located in the Starthaus on the grounds of the hotel
Sunny Bar by Claudia Canessa - (winter only) offering Peruvian cuisine
Kulm Country Club - open for lunch, dinner or a small snack, this restaurant offers Italian-Mediterranean cuisine
The K by Mauro Colagreco - (winter only) offers signature dishes by Michelin starred Chef Mauro Colagreco
The centuries-old spa town of St. Moritz, a destination for pre-Goop wellness enthusiasts since the 16th century. Be sure to stop in at Museum Mili Weber-Haus, the 1917 chalet of the famed Swiss artist that is, no surprise, cute as a button.