8 New Recommended Hotels, December 2016

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The December Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Switzerland, where he discovered six new luxury hotels. In addition, Mr. Harper traveled to Vancouver and found new luxury hotels, restaurants, distilleries and more.

Hôtel de la Cigogne

Geneva, Switzerland

Photo by Hideaway Report editor

The charming 52-room Hôtel de la Cigogne, with an exceptionally hospitable staff, is set in 18th- and 19th-century buildings on the Place de Longmalle in the Old Town, a five-minute walk from the Jardin Anglais and Lake Geneva.

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Grand Hotel du Lac

Vevey, Switzerland

© Adrian Ehrbar

Grand Hôtel du Lac is a distinguished historic grande dame fronting Lake Geneva that was comprehensively modernized and redesigned in 2006 under the direction of Pierre-Yves Rochon. Its restaurant, Michelin-starred Les Saisons, is overseen by celebrity chef Thomas Neeser.

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Villa Honegg

Lucerne, Switzerland

© Hotel Villa Honegg/Photo Timo Schwach

Villa Honegg is a dramatically sited art nouveau-style mansion-hotel built in 1905, perched 3,000 feet above sea level overlooking Lake Lucerne. A panoramic terrace offers stupendous lake views.

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Schlosshotel Chastè

Engadine Valley, Switzerland

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Schlosshotel Chastè is a picturesque family-owned 18-room country house-hotel in a small mountain village at the foot of the 11th-century Tarasp Castle, in the Lower Engadine. Traditional guest rooms and suites feature local-pine paneling and alpine-style furnishings.

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IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau

Engadine Valley, Switzerland

© Marco Cadonau

IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau is a gourmet retreat run by husband-and-wife team Dario and Tamara Cadonau. Fourteen guest lodgings include 700-square-foot Garden Suites with sitting areas, walk-in closets, private terraces and baths with stone showers and separate tubs.

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Coeur des Alpes

Zermatt, Switzerland

© Joe Condron

Coeur des Alpes is a hospitable family-owned retreat, a short stroll away from the Klein Matterhorn gondola. Sophisticated rooms, suites and lofts are contemporary in design, with wood and glass accents, minimalist décor and floor-to-ceiling windows; many have impressive Matterhorn views.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Vancouver, Canada

© Don Riddle

The historic 156-room Rosewood Hotel Georgia is in a perfectly central downtown location across the square from the Vancouver Art Gallery. The double-height lobby retains rich period details such as elaborate gilt moldings, wood paneling and a fireplace, but accommodations are contemporary.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim

Vancouver, Canada

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The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a new skyscraper hotel with stupendous harbor views from many of its 367 rooms. Floors 20-22 form a hotel within a hotel called the Fairmont Gold “exclusive lifestyle hotel experience.” The main hotel offers several restaurants as well as an extensive spa, complete with men and women’s lounges and a terrace with hot tubs, fire pits and daybeds.

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By Hideaway Report Staff
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