The Culture Kids rallies those thoughtful dens of creativity (12 in all) that have a strong beating curatorial heart, they are locals that have been cast just for their neighbourhood, these hotels are playfully eclectic and crafted with oodles of personal style.
We love that combo of old crusty heritage and sleek modern urban styling and we couldn’t wait any longer to share a sneak preview of the mood-boards. Opening in just a couple of weeks, this new hotel is all about Belle-époque demure meets edgy design playing on the history of the hotel being once popular with English Gentlemen climbers (hence the unusual name of the hotel).
During the summer months, the once crowned Monte Carlo of the Alps, the spa town & resort of Bad Gastein (Salzburger region of Austria), plays host to an inspiring Artists-in-residence cultural programme now in its 5th year: sommer.frische.kunst. 2015 (Summer Fresh Art). Bad Gastein – a popular ski & spa resort in the winter – transforms itself in the warm summery months into a cultural hub of artistic brilliance set against the town’s abundant belle-époque heritage and dramatic mountain scenery that surrounds.
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The Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort continues to refine, rethink and push a casual edge into the realms of traditional luxury with the re-crowned, re furbished PURO RESTAURANT.
Their latest re-launch and foodie addition to the ever-so popular Ferdinand Restaurant which opened earlier this year – is the completely new look to the main in-house restaurant, renamed PURO – which under their motto “More beautiful than ever, and as good as it always was” it is set to climb the delicious ladder of Gault-Milllau (already a respectable 14 points).
Michel, Ilse and son Moritz are the Wichmans, a lovely salt-of-the-earth type of family at home in the Alps and warmest of hosts at the Hotel Spitzhorn in the Ski resort of Saanen/Gstaad. A family that has caused quite a stir amongst its posh Gstaad hotel neighbours with a motto of “the absolute lightness of being” and a clever re-hash of the traditional 3,4 & 5 star constraints.
Chatting with Michel, it is immediately clear that he is man on a mission. A pleasantly gentle entrepreneur, passionate hotelier and nature lover, Michel Wichman has successfully managed to re-think the notions that luxury experiences could only be achieved with an expensive price tag. He has become a bit of a championed rebel on the hotel scene and rightly so.