This grand hotel is situated high above the village, accessed by means of a lift within a cavernous passageway beside the river. Take advantage of your altitude and request a unit with a view of the Matterhorn. Some of the guest rooms are cozy, with traditional furnishings, while others have sleek modern alpine interiors. The Gourmetstübli (open winter months only) certainly lives up to its "gourmet" name with topnotch Swiss cuisine, and a wine list to match. The snug, traditional restaurant setting features beautifully painted wood paneling. A year-round panoramic terrace affords sensational bird's-eye views over Zermatt and its spectacular backdrop of mountains.