The hotelier behind the exceptional La Réserve group of hotels has re-opened the Schweizerhof in Zermatt, following a six-month refurbishment. Designed in an alpine chalet style, Schweizerhof is a historic landmark in the legendary Swiss ski resort. This new "avant garde concept" version houses 95 rooms and suites - completely redesigned with contemporary touches. The revamped also features several dining options and an indoor swimming pool, three saunas and a Turkish bath
The stylish retro-Alpine retreat (formerly the Hôtel Nevaï), is perched among the snow-capped summuts of Verbier - houses 39 rooms and suites (designed by Milanese architect Fabrizio Casiraghi), a farm to table bistro by the revered Parisian chef Gregory Marchand and the legendary nightclub - the Farm Club. For mornings after - there's the group's inaugural spa in collaboration with the French, tailor-made skin treatment brand ; Biologique Recherche. This is an ideal hideaway for “après-ski” get-togethers and some rustic revelry.
Best known for slopeside bars and après-ski sessions, La Folie Douce, is embarking on its first hotel by reinventing Chamonix's Savoy Palace from the inside out. Right on the slopes, La Folie Douce Hotel is ski-in, ski-out set at the foot of the Savoy lift which links into the Brevent and Flegere ski areas. Set in the historical palace “Le Savoy” with its grande dame facade - the property now features 248 cosy and modern rooms and a rocking After Mountain bar with live music every afternoon. There are also several dining options, a kids' club and spa with outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
This December starts seeing the opening of France’s highest hotel, on the mountainside above Val d’Isère - with truly spectacular 360-degree mountain views. At a heady altitude of 2551m, France’s oldest cable car station has been transformed into one of the most exciting developments in the French Alps in recent years. Le Refuge (built in traditional stone, wood, and slate) has 34 rooms, three large luxury apartments, and a traditional refuge dormitory with 14 beds - some areas are open for this season. Facilities include a 300-seat gourmet restaurant, a cocktail bar and a spa with a 23-metre pool. The Refuge is only accessible via the ski slopes and the new Solaise Gondola lift so that when the ski lifts close you are cut off from the rest of the world.
A brand new luxury hotel opposite the main cable car station in the centre of Courmayeur with its own satellite lodge (at Checrouit) and magnificent mountain restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Aosta Valley. Le Massif, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, houses 80 rooms and suites, a world-class spa, a private, in-house ski concierge, two on-site restaurants including a gourmet steakhouse and all-day-dining family restaurant, two bars, a ski room, kids club and baby-sitting services, while guests of the hotel have priority access to the slope side destination restaurant and club, La Loge du Massif.
This contemporary ‘eco-resort’ is situated just 600m from both Champoluc and Frachey - in the expansive in little known Monterosa region and is the perfect base if you are looking to maximise your time on the slopes. Looking to offer a new approach to hospitality, where experiences are paired with luxury and comfort. The 30-suite 'Active Luxury Resort' features a helipad for roll-out-of-bed heliskiing, and an indoor climbing wall by the bar.