01/03/2013 The Nira Alpina Hotel, Silvaplana: A Bohemian newcomer
Just five kilometres from St Moritz, a new boutique hotel has opened. The Nira Alpina sits above the village of Silvaplana, and aims to be the perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts looking for something less traditional than that which is usually found in the area.
You can leave your formal clothes at home. The 70-room hotel is made for relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer panoramic views of the Engadin mountains (a view always best taken in with a drink in your hand).
Skiing in and out of the Nira Alpina could not be easier. A glass-enclosed covered walkway links the hotel to the Corvatsch cable car. Not only will guests be able to reach the slopes with ease, they’ll also be able to enjoy untouched powder snow, even being able to carve turns all the way down to the hotel’s main entrance.
That fur coat might yet come in handy - but only during bracing exercise on the slopes, not covering the shoulders for yet another formal cocktail party. The Nira Alpina is just not that sort of place.