Luxurious hideaway, Pontresina – a nudge from St Moritz
Take a few days in the beautifully quaint village of Pontresina, just 8km from the showy glamour of St Moritz. Not only will staff at the green-domed, fairy-tale hotel Grand Kronenhof happily lock away all digital devices upon arrival, but they’ll also remove every phone, clock and TV from your room. Here, the blue flickering screens of phones are exchanged for slow sunrise hikes along the mountains of the Upper Engadine valley – the highest inhabited valley at 1800 km.
Framed by pine forests and hugged by chocolate box mountains, the hotel presents a roaring fire, an infinity pool that overlooks mountains (and channels music underwater) and a Michelin-grade restaurant. You can also eat from its detoxing Vitality menu within its neo-baroque dining rooms.