With the Matterhorn towering overhead, there is no doubt that Chalet Hotel Schönegg in Zermatt is truly located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The hotel's design reinterprets traditional alpine style, giving a modern twist to natural materials such as wood and stone, and creating a feeling of harmony with the surrounding environment. From the panoramic terrace or guest-room balconies, the epic landscapes and colossal mountains make a spectacular backdrop. Surrounded by 250 miles (400 kilometres) of pine-lined paths and more than 180 miles (300 kilometres) of ski slopes, this is a paradise for hikers, bikers and skiers alike. After the day's exertions, discover the relaxed atmosphere of gourmet restaurant Saveurs, home to chef Reinhold Wrobel. His fine cuisine sensitively channels the local terroir, with dishes accompanied by wines from an impressive cellar of over 4000 bottles. Some wines have been produced in the local area for more than four generations by the Metry family, owners of the hotel.