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The Chedi Andermatt
Chedi, Andermatt, Switzerland
Opening this December, the svelte 106-room Chedi is part of a project in Andermatt by General Hotel Management that is built over a former military base atop Canton Uri’s rural and rugged Adula Alps. The game-changing property, designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of the architecture firm Denniston, resembles a floating timber lodge glowing from the inside. It is home to a ski-in common room, a Japanese restaurant, an ice-skating rink and a 2,400-square-foot spa that uses organic Alpienne products emphasizing Swiss-folk-medicine ingredients like olive oil, beeswax and lanolin. Rooms start at $670; 4 Gotthardstrasse; 41-41/887-0659; thechedi-andermatt.com.