ZERMATT – Trendy, cool and tasty – the new foodie chalet FERDINAND serving Fondues, BBQ & Raclettes at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Billed as “Alpine Casual Dining”, Restaurant Ferdinand is a brand new place to hit the slopes ready for 2015 and is the long-awaited brainchild of Daniel F. Lauber, who together with his wife, Seraina, founded the award-winning hotel CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort in Zermatt.

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La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Genève, kicks off the winter festivities with a pop-up Winter Lodge.

From lobster by the pool to Fondue under blankets: La Réserve Genève transforms its lakeside gardens again for its annual ‘Winter Lodge’.

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Lech am Arlberg – an exclusive winter ski resort of infinite style and sophistication in the Austrian Alps.

Surrounded by the stunning Arlberg mountain range and famous for being drenched in both snow and sunshine, it’s not hard to figure out why Lech is one of the hottest Alpine winter ski destinations in Austria.

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The Restoration Hotels – aged modernists that marry twisted beams of centuries old with the Corbusier.

Having been stripped back to their bare architectural bones, these designer dens of heritage & modernism are firmly the aged beauties of style having risen from often ruinous states to become a truly unique genre of hotels that stand alone.

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Beating That December “Circus” Feeling at Salzburg’s Winterfest

Kind of like how at the root of homeopathic medicine is the idea that you can treat an ailment by making the body think it’s even sicker with the same symptoms — simplified as “treat like with like” — if all the stress and chaos of the holiday season kicking off this first weekend of December already has you reaching for the blanket and hot water bottle, may we suggest a different style of treatment? After all, when traditional medicine fails, there’s no better time to open your mind to alternative remedies.

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