Sleeping in the clouds
This is the lowest hotel in this selection, but its 3,100 metres make a visit well worthwhile. Surrounded by mountains that stand at over 4,000 metres, this is one of the best places in the Alps to admire the stars. Built next to an observatory, it’s located in Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious ski resorts.
A Venetian mask, a sequined bikini or a mask depicting the clumsiest politician of the year. Whatever costume you decide to wear, make sure you don’t miss the liveliest carnivals on the planet.