The Omnia, Switzerland

High above the snow-dusted rooftops of Zermatt village, The Omnia peeks out from a conifer-topped mountainside in the heart of the Swiss AlpsTuesday, March 21, 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

High above the snow-dusted rooftops of Zermatt village, The Omnia peeks out from a conifer-topped mountainside in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The resort is a magnet for keen skiers who carve tracks in its pristine pistes come dawn, before unwinding in the village’s handful of stylish lounge-bars.

Shadowed by the mighty Matterhorn, The Omnia is a modern take on the traditional mountain lodge. Inside, fires crackle seductively in the cosy restaurant and lounge, casting a flickering glow on the dark granite and white oak furnishings custom made by local carpenters.

Many of the 30 spacious rooms and suites come with a private balcony overlooking the saw-toothed peaks and pretty village while some even feature fireplaces, whirlpool baths and saunas.

On the spa menu is an array of muscle-melting treatments, including a full-body Lomi Lomi massage using warm essential oils — heavenly for aching limbs — and a sports massage for those who have hit the slopes hard. Unwind with a book on the sun-drenched terrace or in the indoor relaxation area, then turn up the heat in the Finnish sauna, caldarium and steam bath.

For some downtime, head to the Feel Well centre for a swim in the light-flooded indoor pool, where floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the mountainous landscape, or swim in the outdoor hot tub while soaking up the impressive sight of the jagged-peaked Matterhorn.

Guests can also work out in the Technogym-equipped fitness centre or stretch away tension with a yoga or Pilates session. Come summer, the spectacular scenery is best enjoyed by hiking, mountain climbing or playing golf, while the 185 miles of skiing trails are guaranteed to be cloaked with snow in the winter months. What’s more, skiers who enjoy a challenge can head further afield to cross over the border into Italy.

After working up an appetite, feast on seasonal dishes — think fresh goat’s cheese or the finest Wagyu rib eye — in front of a flickering fire in the warm, welcoming restaurant, or head to the south-facing sun terrace to dine al fresco in the fresh Alpine air.

Don’t miss

Take a dip in the al fresco whirlpool bath and soak up the soul-drenching beauty of the Matterhorn mountain

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Massages: hot and cold stone, Lomi Lomi, full-body, sports, reflexology, On The Rock, Thai, herbal compress, aromatherapy
• Acupressure singing bowls

Key Facilities

• Restaurant
• Terrace
• Lounge bar
• Board room
• Wellness centre
• Cavern Club
• Pilates and yoga space
• Indoor and outdoor pool

Contact Information

the-omnia.com
T: +41 27 966 71 71
E: info@the-omnia.com

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