Backstage Vernissage, Zermatt
Head Backstage to glimpse the decadent world of artist and hotelier Heinz Julen. Poised above the snowy rooftops of Zermatt, it features doubles and “cube lofts” with handmade furniture, velvet couches and quirky artworks. There’s a Belle Epoque-style café, a sports shop for ski rental and an adjoining Vernissage cultural centre that hides an art gallery, design shop and cinema. During the Zermatt Unplugged festival, the hotel also doubles up as a music venue.
Backstage Vernissage, Hofmattstrasse 4, Zermatt (00 41 27 966 69 70; backstage hotel.ch). Doubles Sfr210 (£141), B&B.