11.30 am - Where it all began
It was up here that winter tourism was first invented 150 years ago. In 1856 Johannes Badrutt opened the Kulm Hotel, the first luxury hotel of the Alps, and it was also here at Christmas in 1878 that Switzerland’s first electric light was switched on. Even for non-residents it is well worth enjoying an espresso in the five-star hotel’s historical setting. In fact, it’s something to enjoy in every one of St. Moritz’s luxury hotels; after all, each one has its own signature style and character. While the Kulm is discreetly elegant, the Carlton is splendidly fashionable, the Badrutt’s Palace an utter indulgence, the Suvretta House quintessentially British, the Giardino young and modern, and the Kempinski informally self-assured.