Ready for a peak vacation? Join the ultimate high society on a weeklong splurge in glitzy St. Moritz. Or find a piece of powdery heaven on a quick getaway to the mountain village of Vail.
: Relax in fully reclined, Business Class comfort while flying nonstop between Chicago and Zurich with Swiss International Airlines
. Then take a first-class seat aboard Rail Europe and traverse the dramatic, UNESCO World Heritage–designated Landwasser Viaduct on the way to St. Moritz.
Overlooking Lake St. Moritz and the surrounding alpine splendor, the 60-suite Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
marked its 100th anniversary in 2013. To help celebrate, this boutique hotel welcomes Virtuoso clients with a weeklong stay in a totally refurbished Carlton Suite featuring a plush lounge with dining for six and a private balcony. Enjoy personal butler service; complimentary minibar; use of the spa and wellness center; Internet access; and shuttle service from the train station. Also includes buffet breakfast and Carlton dinner daily.
Engadin St. Moritz boasts nearly 220 miles of gloriously groomed slopes, from bunny hills to black diamonds. Explore as many as possible with a six-day ski pass.
: Soothe those tired muscles with a full-body, 50-minute massage per person in the tri-level Carlton Spa
Flying Economy Class with American Airlines leaves more reserves for après-ski and retail therapy. Nonstop from Chicago to Vail.
Set in the heart of Vail Village, The Sebastian—Vail
brings sustainability to a whole new level. This stylish, 107-room property emphasizes environmentally sensitive design and building materials, while its Block 16 restaurant refines the farm-to-fork concept.
The only thing finer than three days of lift tickets for two: The Sebastian’s private base camp and ski valet offering ski-in/ski-out access. Included in package.
: Revitalize with a choice of 50-minute treatments per person at Bloom Spa
(shown at right), which uses indigenous plants in its holistic therapies. Included in package. After a particularly grueling off-piste day, consider an 80-minute “The Après” massage with warm compresses, stretching, and sea salt bath.
Originally appeared in Virtuoso Traveler magazine, December 2012.
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