Altitude and attitude

    23 March 2017

    Das Central, Solden, Austria (Above)

    Solden has much more to offer than just skiing. When the snow melts, you can hike up to the summit of the 3,048-metre Gaislachkogl for lunch at Ice Q and toast your achievement with a glass of the restaurant’s very own Pino 3000. Too tame? How about mountain biking or whitewater rafting? And a short drive away is Area 47, home to zip lines, rope courses and a wake-boarding lake: adrenaline–junkie heaven. Afterwards, head back to Das Central, Solden’s only five-star hotel, for Kaiser-schmarrn or fondue in the wine cellar — or a spell in the traditional Austrian sauna if you need to unwind.

    Mikro House & Kalla House, Corfu

    High above Kalamaki beach, two new villas, Mikro House (sleeps six) and Kalla House (sleeps ten), nestle in olive groves with views of the Ionian Sea and Albanian mountains. They can be rented separately or together.

    Ten Trinity Square, London

    Just across the road from the Tower of London, Four Seasons has set up home in the Grade II-listed former headquarters of the Port of London Authority. Anne-Sophie Pic, a three-Michelin-star chef, heads up the kitchen in La Dame de Pic, her first London venture.

    The William Vale, Brooklyn

    If you want to pretend Trump hasn’t happened, Brooklyn is the place. And if you want a taste of Brooklyn life, go to the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg — affluent yet creative, hip without being too edgy. The hotel has all the liberal-bubble accompaniments you could want — a nightclub, regular artsy events, sex kits on room service. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but the rooms are elegantly designed, and the views of lower Manhattan are a dream. Try to forget that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, owns lots of the property you can see.