Headlining Honeymoons, Part 3: Mountains and Movie Stars
Watches, chocolate and honeymoons? Switzerland has long been a dream vacation spot for old Hollywood stars such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. In the third installment of “Headlining Honeymoons” travel editor Becca Hensley takes us to Badrutt’s Palace and describes all the luxury accommodations it provides.
St Moritz, Switzerland
With regular guests as sexy as Sophia Loren, as crafty as Alfred Hitchcock (who spent his honeymoon here), as chic as Audrey Hepburn and as regal as the Duke of Windsor, Badrutt’s Palace, Swiss ski country’s most legendary hotel, has stories to tell. A chateau-like structure perched in a characteristic, jet setter-swarmed village in the Alps, Badrutt’s has been the setting of untold romances, assignations, weddings, proposals and fetes. A people watcher’s fantasy land, as engaging for winter activities as warm weather fun, Badrutt’s Palace promises the royal treatment for honeymooners. Ever-whimsical touches such as hot water bottles with messages (“If nobody keeps you warm tonight, let it be me.”) keep things unpretentious, though swank. In honor of the master, choose the Suite Hitchcock, purportedly the place where he conjured the idea for “The Birds.” badruttspalace.com