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    Zermatt, Switzerland

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    Hard-core skiers know Zermatt is the place to go, with off piste areas and panoramas galore. With the majestic Matterhorn always in view, Zermatt boasts unparalleled scenery at every turn and dates back over 500 years.

    It is the highest winter sports area in the Alps, and it has the greatest vertical drop in Switzerland, plus the magnificent peak of the Matterhorn can be seen from almost everywhere on its 350 kilometers of trails and slopes.In the Matterhorn ski paradise, 360 kilometres of blue, red, black and yellow runs promise fantastic skiing. Guests can use modern lifts and cable cars, including the recently opened Matterhorn glacier ride.Full of romantic neighbourhoods and quiet corners, it is the quintessential Alpine resort visitors fall in love with. A peaceful yet wild mountain world, it is completely car free and the shops, cafes, bars and sumptuous hotel lounges make Zermatt pulse with life. Fans of fine dining are spoilt for choice here as Zermatt has the highest density of gourmet restaurants in the world. Zermatt is truly one of the best places to visit if you want to fulfill your skiing dreams! It is the perfect luxury destination to unwind and indulge in some fun outdoor activities.

    The Omnia

    Perched on a wooded ledge high above central Zermatt, The Omnia is a serene mountain hideaway. Guests can access the hotel via a tunnel leading to an elevator, which brings them right into the lobby.Thehotel exudes luxury in the shape of spacious, curated-to-perfection rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a hot whirlpool with Matterhorn views.The Omnia is a structural and stylistic study of the intersection of Continental influence and American modernism. Here, primal elements come together as a harmonious whole with fireplaces crackling, while shades of dark granite and white oak accent custom-made furnishings. Private balconies offer spectacular views of the saw-toothed peaks that surround the car-free town of Zermatt. Omnia’s unique wellness centre offers pure relaxation with its mystical ambience and bespoke treatments using high-quality products from Aesop and Farfalla. Guests can taste refined international cuisine and authentic flavours made from selected seasonal ingredients in the restaurant or on the terrace made by Executive Chef Hauke Pohl, whose gourmet cuisine has been awarded with 1 Michelin star and 15 Gault Millau points. The Omnia also offers its own taxi service to and from Zermatt railway station and a shuttle or helicopter service to the airport or the heliport.