The Hotel Valrose in Rougemont, high up in the Swiss Alps, reopened in late 2016 after a 20-month renovation that cost nearly $10 million. It’s a breathtakingly modern interpretation of Alpine design, with wooden walls, leather chairs, and sensual fabrics.
The property, which is a few minutes from the slopes, was built in 1904 when the Montreux-Oberland Bernois (MOB) railway arrived in the Pays-d’Enhaut. Jean-Jacques Gauer, a former director of the Lausanne Palace, and Edgar Bovier, executive chef at the Palace, are behind the project. This boutique property features just 12 guest rooms, a restaurant, coffee shop, and a garden patio. The hotel is managed by Florian Carrard, a former chef at the Lausanne Palace, who offers local cuisine based on regional products.