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Visit the Swiss village of Gstaad, where the local luxury aesthetic leans toward the rough-hewn, as restrictions mandate traditional exteriors. “You basically build a chalet or…a chalet,” HBA partner Nathan Hutchins jokes. Exhibit A being the Alpina Gstaad, a six-story, 56-key hotel designed by his firm and Elizabeth Wampfler, partner at Jaggi & Partner. Photography by Eric Laignel.