Niarchos Onassis, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo
Reason to Stay
Dance Club, Centra Location, Historic Hotel
It's one of the original hotel palaces that made St. Moritz the chic skiing enclave It is today, built by hotelier Johannes Badrutt's in the 19th Century in a day when Tsars, Kings and European aristocracy were today's version of internet tycoons, Russian billionaires and Saudi princes. A stately façade is well positioned to town as well as optimizing views of St. Moritz Lake with its wintertime polo tournaments and summer amusement.
Visitors arrive to a grand mirrored reception lobby with coffer ceiling adorned in a dramatic 100-light chandelier and staircase ill suited for ski boots or stilettos. Walls depicts Alpine street scenes leading to a series of hallways and corridors that connect spaces like the Miles David jazz bar, as gourmand eatery The K, a top-notch pizzeria and late-night Dracula Club. Those unfamiliar with the spas of the region find a sprawling complex that's the best in town with series of sauna and steam rooms with indoor pool and outdoor hot tubs that are the perfect post-slope indulgence
Rooms of the Kulm have been variably updated over the past few years with entry-level standard rooms adorned in a Tiffany blue and emerald green color palette with glossy, dark woods and intricate adornment on doorways and ceiling that allude to the hotel’s history. We’d opt for no room smaller than a junior suite, given the details like wood paneling and head-on views of the lake the compliment the larger living area with elaborate carved-stone fireplace. Top-of-the-line suites offer even more space with large marble bathroom, dining area and large terraces more ideal in summer than the depths of winter.
Upscale Clientele, Gourmand Eatery, Dance Club
Spa, Restaurant, Lounge, Dance Club, Bar