Top 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World – 2012

For the first time in at least two decades of reporting the worldwide cost of living survey Zurich sits atop the ranking as the world’s most expensive city. An index swing of 34 percentage points pushed the Swiss city up 4 places compared to last year to overtake Tokyo which remains in 2nd place. Geneva, … Continued

Rent a village in Europe!

Planning a conference and want something a bit more personal? In the midst of negotiations and want to find the perfect private hideaway? Instead of a five star resort, what about renting out an entire village in central Europe, rebranding the street names after your top executives, etching your logo into the snow and hiring … Continued

Nestle launches bespoke luxury chocolate bonbons

Chocolate giant Nestlé has created a brand of luxury, bespoke chocolates that cater to consumers’ individual tastes and delivers the customized box within 48 hours. The new brand will be sold under Maison Cailler and begins with a chocolate tasting where consumers rate their preferred flavors in an online questionnaire. Within 48 hours, they’ll receive … Continued

Franck Muller Totally Switzerland – Only Watch 2011

Here’s a look at Franck Muller’s contribution for the 2011 ONLY Watch charity auction. The unique watch designed for this occasion is dubbed “Totally Switzerland” and painted in a distinctive vibrant shade of red, characteristic for the Swiss flag. This model is a variation of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours design, which offers an innovative … Continued

Zurich’s airport most pleasant in Europe

A report released last week by the French airports group Aeroports de Paris has suggested that Zurich’s airport boasts the highest customer satisfaction in Europe. Nearly 90 percent of travelers said that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their travel experience through Zurich International in Switzerland, by far the highest score of the 16 … Continued

Zurich Airport boasts “best airport bar”

A bar at Switzerland’s Zurich Airport has been named as the best airport bar in the world at the Airport Food and Beverage Awards, held in Manchester earlier this week. The Center Bar, which stretches along one side of Zurich’s departure terminal, beat contenders that included Harry’s Bar, an open air lounge on the roof … Continued

US overtakes France as best place to live

International Living has just published its annual Quality of Life Index for 2011. Topping the Index this year is the United States of America. In the influential publication’s 2011 Quality of Life index, last year’s winner France slipped to fourth place out of the 192 countries surveyed. It is the first time in five years … Continued

Become a Baume & Mercier Very Special Reporter

Baume & Mercier is currently holding a competition via its Facebook page to give its fans a rare chance to attend the prestigious Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, Switzerland. “This is a gift to our fans at the occasion of Baume & Mercier’s 180th anniversary. We couldn’t celebrate it without them,” … Continued

Want to find out exactly how a hotel works?

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what goes into running a hotel, Accor hotels chain is giving its customers the opportunity to find out. A total of 41 hotels across Switzerland will be opening their doors for one day in October to allow visitors to find out exactly how things work behind the scenes. Each hotel … Continued

Swedish driver faces $1 million fine for speeding

Police in Switzerland said on monday they had seized a Swedish motorist’s $240,000 sports car after he was caught doing 290 kph on a Swiss motorway. The 37-year-old Swedish citizen was driving a black Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, which carries a 570-horsepower engine. With a speed limit of 120 kph (70 mph), the driver swept by … Continued

Solar plane sets out on historic flight

An experimental solar-powered aircraft took off Wednesday from a Swiss airbase in a bid to make history by flying round the clock and through the night. Solar Impulse whirred along the runway at Payerne in western Switzerland, reaching 35 kilometres per hour (22 mph) as lone pilot Andre Borschberg gently lifted into clear skies at … Continued