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Bürgenstock  hotel a Swiss surprise

Bürgenstock hotel a Swiss surprise

Marc Atchison gets a true taste of luxury and history when he stays at the remarkable Bürgenstock Hotels and Resort that sits overlooking Switzerland's fairy tale city Lucerne.
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A night to remember in Zurich

A night to remember in Zurich

Marc Atchison spends a night at the historic Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich and comes away impressed with the rooms, public areas and especially the dining options.
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Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

In 2019, Switzerland celebrates its long history of making wine in Alpine regions like Vallée with lots of festivals planned and Marc Atchison gets a sneak preview.
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Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Marc Atchison visits a unique ski-in, ski-out hotel tucked away in the Swiss Alps overlooking Crans Montana which used to serve as a cable car station.
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7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

BASEL, SWITZERLAND — I’m not sure what to expect in a city whose name I can’t even pronounce. Is it like the herb I cook with or should I pretend I’m sporting an English accent?
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Skiers can't 'pass' up Switzerland's Andermatt

Skiers can't 'pass' up Switzerland's Andermatt

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND — I don’t give the bartender a chance to finish pouring my midday glass of wine before asking: “Which chair did Elvis sit on?”
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Time is right to visit lovely Lucerne

Time is right to visit lovely Lucerne

UCERNE, SWITZERLAND — The buses start arriving early. As many as 200 a day. The excited occupants — all Chinese — rush off into Schwanenplatz, this city’s main square, and dash towards the entrance of Bucherer, the legendary watchmaker that first opened its doors in 1888.
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Glacier Express a frozen Swiss treat

Glacier Express a frozen Swiss treat

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND — From my seat aboard the Glacier Express, I feel like I’m looking at an endless series of Giovanni Segantini paintings.
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A night to remember in Zürich

A night to remember in Zürich

Zürich - Out of the shadows of a darkened Old Town street walks a man wearing a black cape and tricorne. His face is gaunt, his skin a ghostly white. In one hand he carries a lamp. In the other, a long staff with a spear and axe affixed at the top.
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The Chedi Andermatt a Swiss surprise

The Chedi Andermatt a Swiss surprise

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND - Anticipation builds as the scenic Glacier Express train I boarded earlier in the day in St. Moritz begins its long, slow decent from the stunning Oberalp Pass into the Urseren Valley where lovely Andermatt and my next Swiss Deluxe Hotel, The Chedi Andermatt, is located.
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