• NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

ST. MORITZ, SILVAPLANA

A Swiss mountain enclave for the beau monde

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Puri, Nira Alpina

Neighborhood Guide: St. Moritz, Silvaplana
St. Moritz, a once-quiet village in the southeast corner of Switzerland, actually started as a summer destination. Jump ahead to today, and hotelier Puri is making his own mark on St. Moritz with the opening of Nira Alpina, a modern mountainside glass-and-stone resort overlooking the azure Lake Silvaplana. The most incredible thing about St. Moritz, notes Puri, is how true to itself the place has remained. Here are his insider picks:
  • SHOPPING

    Via Serlas

    "Chicago has the Magnificent Mile, New York has Fifth Avenue, Paris has the Champs Ellysee. Here, we’ve got Via Serlas. There, you have Gucci, Puccci, Cartier, Tiffany, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren, everything." Via Serlas

  • NIGHTLIFE

    Pavarotti & Friends

    "I love this wine bar on Via Serlas. The owner looks like Pavarotti and he’s quite the host." Plazza dal Mulin 3

  • DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

    Badrutt's Palace

    "The most iconic hotel here in the valley is Badrutt’s Palace, which has a great ambience. The founders of the hotel, the Badrutt’s family, were also the people who founded the village of St. Moritz." Via Serlas 27
    BADRUTT'S PALACE

  • DINING

    El Paradiso

    "El Paradiso is a ski hut that sits on top of the mountain at 2,500 meters. It’s got a fabulous kitchen and fantastic views. It’s a very, very special setting." Via Engiadina/Randolins
    EL PARADISO

  • NIGHTLIFE

    Dracula's Ghost Riders Club

    "It's a nightclub that was started by Gunter Sachs, the son of a German industrialist. He was a professional playboy who was married to Brigitte Bardot. It’s only open for a few weeks a year and that’s where everyone wants to hang out.” Via Maistra 54, Plazza Gunter Sachs
    DRACULA'S GHOST RIDERS CLUB

Author

TOM CUNNEFF

Tags

NIRA ALPINA | ST. MORITZ | NEIGHBORHOODS


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