Top Winter Travel Escapes

Destinations that are even better when it’s cold outside.

Courtesy Beau-Rivage Palace
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Beau-Rivage Palace: Lausanne, Switzerland

There’s a reason Coco
Chanel retired at the Beau-Rivage Palace: The five-star luxury property is a
Swiss slice of heaven. Perched on the shores of Lake Geneva—just 30 minutes
from the Geneva airport—this property has been a go-to destination since 1861.
But while the palatial layout and impeccable service recall a lost era, the
outrageous 15,000-square-foot Cinq Mondes spa and namesake restaurant of
Michelin three-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic have a thoroughly modern appeal. This
winter, for the second year, the hotel will transform its terrace into an ice
rink and serve mulled wine and raclette in a nearby chalet.