New galleries, a soon-to-open museum, and the return of a unique art fair add to the Swiss city’s cultural cachet
In Saint Moritz, most things blessedly never change—the parade of trapeze-cut mink coats swaying through the lobby of the circa-1896 Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, the hot chocolate at Hanselmann, and the fondue nights at Restaurant Engiadina are forever.
So is the spectacular beauty of the Engadine valley in southern Switzerland, which is where Saint Moritz, the most glamorous ski resort on the planet, is located. It’s as unblemished today as it was when the area became the world’s first alpine winter resort in the middle of the 19th century. And while the martinis at Mario’s, the bar at Badrutt’s, remain almost raspingly bone-dry from one year to the next, the chatter in this intimate venue changes from season to season.