Aside from the stunning architecture of the Omnia Hotel, guests will be amazed by the surrounding landscape of the Swiss Alps- here in Zermatt. Initially Heinz Julen came up with the concept for this hotel. He was born in Zermatt and famous globally for his architecture but his ideas were too outlandish- his plans for the hotel were never completed. Still today some of his concepts are still present such as the hidden underground entrance where you walk through a cave like tunnel to take an elevator up to the lobby and a underground function room that looks like it could double as a fancy night club if suited the occasion.

Initially funded by the owner of USM– a famous Swiss design group, the hotel incorporated many USM designs in public spaces such as the reception desk made with USM Haller cabinets. The hotel is an immaculate balance between cozy chalet and cool design for the ski enthusiast seeking solace from the cold.

The theme being a modern take on a classic chalet, the hotel features beautiful contemporary furnishings and decor that offers a warm, cozy touch. Guests staying at the hotel have plenty of luxurious amenities to choose from – including a library with a fireplace, sun terrace with a view of the iconic Matterhorn, and a state-of-the-art fitness studio.

After a day of exploring or hitting the slopes, unwind in the heated pool, Turkish bath, outdoor whirlpool or Finnish sauna. I found the heated indoor pool to be the most astounding, or I’d be found lounging in the lobby library surrounded by the great view and huge collection of design books.

A variety of dining options are available to guests – gourmet dishes, created by exceptional chefs, are served in an intimate dining room complete with fireplace and low lighting. Additional dining options include a cavern encompassed by stunning granite walls, steel and glass, or the Lounge Bar, which serves high tea, snacks and cocktails.