Nestled in the prestigious ski resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland is Aïda Hotel & Spa, a charming boutique hotel for adult only and whose warm and welcoming ambience blends beautifully with the natural scenery of mountains, lakes and fir trees that has made the area so popular. The decor of this hotel — which is owned by the Bestenheider family, who also owns the Hostellerie du Pas de L’Ours in Crans-Montana — combines traditional woodwork with contemporary furniture from leading designers and reused materials from local craftsmen. The 18 spacious rooms and suites each recall the authentic and intimate character of a mountain chalet. With large windows that open out to the immense south-facing terrace, all are perfect for taking in the fresh air and spectacular views of the Swiss Alps and valley below. This feeling of space and plenitude continues in the sumptuous 300-square-metre spa. With a heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi and hammam, this special setting dedicated to well-being is ideal for relaxing after a day of skiing or hiking. To cap the experience is Aïda Hotel & Spa’s restaurant “Le Partage”, where renowned chef Franck Reynaud elevates local flavours to new heights.