St. Moritz

St. Moritz by night
St. Moritz is famous for its winter sports, and almost as famous for being a celebrity getaway spot. St. Moritz has twice hosted the Winter Olympics, so it definitely has the terrain to challenge even the most aggressive expert athletes. The resort lays its claim to fame as being the oldest of its kind in the world. It is certainly o­ne of the most famous and has referenced in two James Bond movies, Goldfinger and For Your Eyes o­nly. To put the history of St. Moritz in perspective, the resort has been used for recreation since before the end of the civil war when hotelier Johannes Badrutt brought guests to St. Moritz. Because of its unique mountain location, St. Moritz gets as much sunshine as anywhere o­n earth, over 300 days a year.

Almost since its founding, St. Moritz has been a luxury vacation haven for the wealthy, the well-known, and the young and the beautiful. The streets are lined with high end retailers like Bulgari and Chanel and world class fine dining is to be found o­n every corner, often o­n the lower floors of some of the world's most expensive hotels, such as Badrutt's Palace Hotel.

St. Moritz
Today, celebrities are frequently sighted at St. Moritz. According to sources, George Clooney was most recently spotted and photographed vacationing in St. Moritz. Other recent celebrities reported to have been sighted in St. Moritz include Kate Moss, Prince Charles, Ivana Trump and a number of Europe's celebrities and 'celebutantes'.

Whether o­ne's interest is purely athletic and you are looking for some of the best skiing o­n the planet, or you prefer exclusive culinary delights and expensive boutiques, St. Moritz is sure to please those who have a taste for the luxurious life.