Seamus McDermott checks into a night of luxury at the famous Alpine resort
Set in glamorous St Moritz, the Kulm is a grand five-star hotel that played a central role in the founding of winter tourism in the area and, from the colonnaded entrance to the ornate trompe-l’oeil lobby, it makes a suitably stately first impression.
The decor in my deluxe junior suite is suitably Alpine, with traditional Swiss stone pine and grey upholstered panelling, and large windows providing stunning views over the village and lake to the chocolate-box mountain scenery beyond. The hotel’s eight dining options are a mammoth draw, from the formal gourmet Grand Restaurant to the relaxed setting of the Pizzeria. I sampled neighbouring Chesa al Parc, at the entrance to Kulm Park, where the traditional menu provided the perfect antidote to an energetic day on the slopes.
Rooms from CHF675 (£528), half-board