W Verbier, Switzerland
Picture South Beach coming to the Alps and you'll have a good idea of this stylish Swiss resort in the nightlife-friendly ski town of Verbier. The W hotel chain's first ski property, the W Verbier opened last season and was an immediate hit with trendsetting ski types thanks to its swanky vibe, ski-in/ski-out locale in the Medran area of Verbier and excellent restaurant headed up by a Michelin chef. We love the hotel's indoor/outdoor pool and Carve nightclub. And no request seems to befuddle the W Mountain Concierge, who can arrange things like torch-lit nighttime descents and heli-skiing with little warning.