ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY: Whether you’re visiting friends or staying at the Gstaad Palace, once the season begins on 15th December, Gstaad is a fairytale come true... Built in 1913, the hotel has earned an unrivalled reputation for luxury. Have an après-ski Negroni in the relaxed lobby bar, followed by fondue at La Fromagerie. Or, if you want a meal of true Japanese artistry, try Megu at the Alpina Gstaad, opening on 8th December. For those on a liquid diet, sip the best cocktails all night at Le Bar in Le Grand Bellevue. Gstaad is built on discretion and chic understatement.