Grand designs Culture Business ... Print comment The Cristallina lodge opened in Ticino in 2003 with a focus on minimalism and functionality.(© Marco Volken, Zurigo) The Riffelalp is an example of a classic alpine hotel in 1884.(Jules Beck © Swiss Alpine Museum) The Tschuggen Bergoase wellness centre attracted acclaim for its design when it opened in Arosa in 2006.(© Tschuggen Bergoase, Arosa) La Vetta hotel and restaurant in Monte Generoso around 1900.(Giorgio Sommer © Swiss Alpine Museum) The modern Scuol youth hostel opted for comfortable rooms instead of the usual dorms.(© Ralph Feiner, Malans) It took 500 workers to build the ambitious Maloja Palace Hotel in the late 1800s.(Giorgio Sommer © Swiss Alpine Museum) The sleek Cube Hotel in Savognin opened in 2005, aiming to appeal to young guests by adopting an open-all-hours policy.(© The CUBE Hotels GmbH & Co KG) The Park Hotel Vitznau, pictured around 1910, was built in a Belle Epoque design on the shores of Lake Lucerne.(© Swiss Alpine Museum) Alpine hotels past and present.Vacancies, an exhibition at the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern, highlights how tourism in the Alps has changed. Links Vacanies, Swiss Alpine Museum Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!