My wife and I decided to spend the NY week in the Tessin and discovered the Kurhaus above Lugano. It was a great decision and we thoroughly enjoyed the rest and the tranquility that the hotel offered us. It has been entirely remodeled and I found the modern atmosphere most pleasing. Service was excellent, staff friendly and courteous. Rooms were good sized and it is well worth the difference in price to have a lake view. In addition to the restaurant there is a bar where one can snack or eat. The food was excellent. If you eat in the restaurant, it is necessary to book your desired time. The hotel has very nice spa facilities and an indoor/outdoor pool. In the a.m., there were introductory classes (albeit only 30 min) in either yoga, pilates. aquagym, the 5 Tibetians -- depending on the day. Teacher was excellent. Also enjoyed the massage we had. The directors were extremely open and available -- they even organized two hikes in the area which we thoroughly enjoyed. The small town of Cademario is an easy 20 minute walk and worth the trip. In short, a great place to go.