Winter 2009 Snow Magazine – Live Lift Luxury
…Even so, there is an anticipatory renaissance happening here, with innovative restaurants, hip bars and shops, and fresh-faced hotels sprouting up over the past couple of years. One in particular catches our attention: the River House (+41 (41) 887 0025), an old pharmacy transformed by owners Kevin and Sarah Obschlager into Andermatt’s first upscale boutique hotel. With only eight rooms, it’s a cozy upgrade from the traditional Swiss pension, and the restaurant has ushered a whole new culinary aesthetic into this sleepy burg. The bar, Di Alt Apothek, is clearly the most popular in town, as we happily witness into the wee hours of the morning. Tomorrow, after all, our only responsibility is the train ride to some unfinished business in Zermatt.
by Jack Shaw