What it is
A slopeside 123-room ski chalet fitted for five-star hipsters, with fireplaces and private balconies in every room.
What it isn't
Just for ski bunnies. Verbier draws 365 days a year with the ultimate mountain high life; the hotel’s spa alone is worth the change in altitude.
What we think
That picture you get in your head when you hear the words “Swiss Ski Chalet?” This is that, and so much more. Your room, lined in blonde wood and likely overlooking the snow-dusted mountain peaks, has all the traditional comfort (like the aforementioned fireplaces) plus perks urbanites require, including pillowtop W signature beds with goose down duvets, a Geneva Wireless Sound System, W MixBar stocked with toothsome snacks, 350-thread-count sheets and—a special treat for the road weary—a pillow menu. Among the w’s six restaurants: a tapas bar helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Sergi Arola and a juice cafe tailor-made for travel wellness.
You're here because
It’s a ski-in, ski-out hotel. Mere steps from your front door: the Medran Gondola, just the start of some 412 kilometers of slopes in Verbier, home to the largest ski area in Switzerland.
You like to pop into yoga classes at hotels around the world, but you must admit you’ve never had an instructor like this: Emilien Badoux, the 2014 Freeride World Tour Champion (and, yes, a yogi). Afterwards, you slide into the turquoise indoor/outdoor pool, which appears to curve into the mountain as a mirror-like pond. Aaaaaaaah.
Restaurants & Bars
W Kitchen – Local Modern Cuisine
Eat-Hola Tapas Bar - Signature Spanish tapas
Carve – Sushi Bar & Asian Fusion
Arctic Juice & Café – Energy Kitchen, Clean Juice & Organic Coffee
W Living Room - Bar menu
W Off Piste - Bar menu
Tucked below the slopes in Verbier, within a quick stroll of every must-visit shop in town, including Moncler and Valmont.