At the top end of the village by the Klein Matterhorn Paradise cable car station, this imaginative "Design and Lifestyle Hotel" features unrivaled Matterhorn views. The most salient feature of the design is the generously oversized windows, which allow guests to feel at one with the grandiose mountain-scape. A glass lift brings you from a subterranean entrance into a lofty, free-flowing space, with a casual reception desk, ingenious local architect Heinz Julen's trademark flamboyant chandeliers (some created from musical instruments), an expansive "island" bar in the middle, and a breakfast area beyond. Hidden behind a curving glass wall is an atmospheric spa, nestled beneath a mirrored ceiling studded with starry-sky lights. The vaulted rooms are minimalist, decorated with leather settees, animal hides, and high-design accents: Think Swiss chalet meets Manhattan-style loft. Some quarters have kitchens, log fires, and free-standing baths. The latter are not for the shy—they're divided from the living area only by glass.