Picturesque Chandolin, perched 1,981 metres (6,500 feet) above sea level in Switzerland’s pine forest-covered Valais canton, Europe's highest permanently inhabited village -so you can imagine the kinds of views you’ll find at this brand-new eco-retreat. Everything at Chandolin Boutique is meant to pay homage to the beauty of the region, from the bespoke natural materials and terraces or balconies in its 25 guest rooms to the seasonal, locally sourced ingredients—Val d’Hérens beef; just-caught fish—and bay-window views served at its restaurant. After a day on the slopes, hit up the Wine Bar for your choice among over 400 hand-picked vintages—or better yet, grab a table at the Sunset Chalet Bar for craft cocktails and fondue.
• 25 rooms & 4 apartments (15-55m2)
• Hotel opened: July 2017
• Architecture: Kittel SA
• Interiors: Extreme Artdesign Studio