When snow blankets St. Moritz, Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, with its white façade, looks like a winter wonderland. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel faces the Alps and lake, which ensures breathtaking panoramas at every turn, from the indoor-outdoor spa to all 60 individually decorated suites. And the property makes use of its photogenic backdrop, serving everything from breakfast to afternoon tea on its many terraces.
In advance of the seasonal hotel’s December 18 opening, we turned to Christina Tan, an Indonesia-based photographer and luxury travel influencer who goes by @SassyChris1, to give us a tour of the Carlton’s most Instagrammable spots. She shared her experience from an earlier trip, and it confirms what you might have guessed about this St. Moritz hotel from its photos: it’s like a fairy tale.
“Daily breakfast at Restaurant Romanoff is a delight with traditional and international fare.”
“Carlton Bar & Lobby has been listed among the 44 best hotel bars worldwide by Forbes Travel Guide. I was lucky to experience their traditional afternoon tea during the Christmas holiday, when they decorate the fireplace with a tree.
“In the evening, I enjoyed sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine while music played on the grand piano.”
“This was one of the most spectacular sunrises I witnessed during my stay in St. Moritz.”
“The Carlton Penthouse Suite has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, five terraces, a spacious living room with a dining table and office, and a fully equipped kitchen.”
“What a view to wake up to every morning from my balcony.”
“Have breakfast on one of the balconies of the Carlton Penthouse Suite to get a view over the mountains.”
“The three-floor spa offers a sauna, a gym and an indoor and outdoor pool. For more privacy, rent a spa suite.”
“One of the most unique experiences during my stay was having a chef’s table dinner at Restaurant Romanoff. I was able to mingle with the talented chef and staff in the kitchen, where they created a five-course meal accompanied by wines.”
“I took a pleasant ride on a horse-drawn coach around town toward the woods, with a picnic basket full of hot drinks and delicious food.”
“In the evening, St. Moritz turned into something out of a fairy tale, with a touch of luxury.”
“The main street of St. Moritz radiated Christmas vibes.”