EUROPE. FTAN, ENGADIN, SWITZERLAND.

CLUB PRIVÉ IL PARADIS.

Amid heavenwards-pointing peaks, painter Hans Walter Beyer built a small retreat in Alpine Engadin, south-east Switzerland, appropriately naming it “Il Paradis”. That was in 1910, and more than a century later this is still an art-filled space, with over 100 pieces on display by contemporary artists, alongside antique furniture and creative personal touches such as the hand-sewn Please Do Not Disturb tags. The hotel houses 23 rooms and suites, and for part of the season is exclusively reserved for Club Privé “Il Paradis”, which offers an all-inclusive experience to a limited number of members. The creative theme extends into the “Garden of Eden” spa, with its mosaic of biblical scenes, where a wide range of treatments are on offer. For those seeking an authentic culinary experience, cookery courses are available in a 7,200-foot altitude cabin with an old wood-burning stove at its centre – an elevated experience, indeed.

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