Towering high on a mountain above the picturesque village of Gstaad, the recently opened Alpina is a perfect blend of old alpine lodge and modern five-star luxury.

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On arrival, follow the sweeping staircase to the low-lit Lounge Bar for a welcoming cocktail (make ours an espresso martini), and sink into the muscle-melting, creamy suede sofas.

At the Six Senses Spa, opt for an Ila Ku Nye acupuncture, hot stone and cupping treatment to dissolve any aches, or go for a post-ski swim in the steaming outdoor pool.

KEEP IT COOL: MOUNTAIN RETREATS

No visit to Switzerland is complete without fondue, so head for Swiss Stübli (one of the three in-house restaurants) for a caquelon (pot) of dripping bread chunks coated in hot Gruyère.

In the room, a nightcap in a cosy armchair, with the fairy light-lined rooftops below, is a fabulous end to the evening.

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WOW FACTOR: The Alpina's branch of New York sushi hotspot, Megu, is every bit as delicious as you'd expect. The melt-in-your-mouth red tuna marinated with soy and black truffle, and Wagyu beef carpaccio are sublime.

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours.

GO: Double rooms cost from £572, B&B www.thealpinagstaad.ch while Swiss Air
www.swissair.com return flights start at £193.