Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
There is no address more famous here than the Palace (as everyone calls it). You'd have to be pretty jaded to sit by the fire in the baronial Grand Hall and not be impressed. The views through picture windows of the mountains and Lake St.-Moritz are heart-stopping. And the décor is grand—times 10: carved coffered ceilings; religious statuary, marble busts, and antlers galore; an original Madonna by Raphael (one of few in the world).Slide downhill headfirst at 80 mph on the upscale ski resort's toboggan run. Then mellow out in the extravagant new suites, which have marble whirlpool tubs, plasma TV's, and private butlers.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.