Rooms 70 /Architecture Hans Hirschi AG Samedan and Stricker Architekten Pontresina /Interior Design Puri /The Original Puri
One of the joys of staying at Nira Alpina, a glass-and-timber-built mountain sanctuary just five kilometers from the popular resort town of St. Moritz, is being able to ski right up to the entrance. Sitting atop the village of Silvaplana, Nira Alpina is the gateway to some of Switzerland's highest mountains. The hotel appeals to summer and winter adventurers: 120 kilometers of ski runs rush down the slopes towards Silvaplana Lake at the middle of the mountain range, and the surrounding area offers exceptional hiking/biking trails, windsurfing, sailing, and canoeing. Inside, award-winning hotelier Puri has created a soothing space for travelers to enjoy the Swiss Alpine style and unobstructed views of the mountains. Locally-sourced materials like wood and granite are just as likely to be seen as elegant swathes of glass, which let the outside world become a part of the building's interior.
ZRH - Zürich-Kloten Airport
Food & Drink
Stars restaurant: global cuisine, rooftop bar, bakery, Pichalain après-ski hut
Spa & Recreation
Spa by Pure Altitude: treatments, massage, whirlpool, gym, sauna
Conference & Meetings
1 meeting room
Airline desk, breakfast, parking
Rooms & Suites
With the Engadin Mountains visible from every room and the suites’ private balconies or terraces, guests are constantly reminded of the hotel’s location amid nature’s beauty. Ranging from 20 to 50 square meters, the guestrooms are all a spacious showcase of modern minimalism characterized by local materials, king-size beds, and a contrast of refined and rough textures.
The roaring engine and thwack of rotor blades fade to silence as the helicopter lifts off into the distance. You’re on top of the world, alone on the mountaintop and staring down onto a jagged sea of dazzling white: the unfathomable Swiss Alps…
As time passes, what endures are the moments that moved your soul or altered your mind—the Original Experiences that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Click here to read more about the Original Experiences that await at Nira Alpina, and begin dreaming up your next extraordinary trip.
After four decades working for some of the world’s biggest hotel brands, such as Rosewood, Ritz-Carlton, Raffles, Fairmont, and Peninsula, Puri struck out on his own in 2008. He knew that in order to deliver the kind of service and attention to detail he wanted, his future would have to lay with smaller, boutique properties. After launching his first Nira-branded hotels in Mauritius and Edinburgh, he opened Nira Alpina, a modern mountain resort in the historic Swiss town of St. Moritz that has helped remake alpine luxury for a new generation of travelers.