The Hide — Flims, Switzerland
It’s easy to hide at The Hide, a hotel that wholly embraces its self-styled ‘adventure playground’ status. A multifaceted property that is equal parts retreat and recreational resort, this stylish hub is a temple to leisure for modern travellers set in the picturesque Swiss Alps town of Flims. Here, creative cuisine, postcard views and chic design converge to create a unique ski experience for those seeking more than the standard Alpine encounter.
It’s all presented in a contemporary package fashioned by Stylt Trampoli AB, whose application of big splashes of colour, swathes of haptic fabrics and mood perfect lighting are defining features at the 47-room hotel. In the double height lobby, a cacophony of jewel tones reigns supreme and frames standout features including a suspended fireplace and wall art by artist duo Bane&Pest, which together create a space ideal for apres-ski lounging. Guestrooms are dressed in shimmering wallpapers and sumptuous upholstery in a pleasing contrast to the hotel’s dining outposts, where raw ceilings and exposed piping set the scene for chef Adrian Tschanz’s modern international cuisine.
Beyond its walls, the hotel’s reverence towards its surroundings is unrivalled. A ski in, ski out concept places guests on slopes within literal minutes, while a multitude of biking and hiking trails put UNESCO World Heritage landscapes in touching distance during the summer. Come May 2019, this hive of activity will be crowned by an expansive modern wellness facility; just one more layer of leisure to anticipate at this bona fide hideaway. §