The Chedi, Andermatt
The former Alpine backwater of Andermatt has recently reinvented itself, after Egyptian-born developer, Samih Sawiris, committed nearly two billion Swiss francs to create six new hotels, 490 apartments, 25 chalets and an 18-hole golf course. The latest to enter the upmarket mix is The Chedi. This is the first European outpost from GHM – the ultra-luxury Asian hotel group with properties that span from Bali to Oman. The interiors, by French architect Jean-Michel Gathy, are a fusion of natural woods and stone, while the ski-in living room and in-house spa promise to cradle skiers after a day swishing around the Urseren Valley.
The Chedi, Gotthardstrasse 4, Andermatt (00 41 41 888 74 77; thechedi-andermatt.com). Doubles start at Sfr650 (£448), including breakfast.