Opening: December 19th
Ranking: 5-star hotel
Mood: Medieval chic. A theme fully assumed down to the last detail by the architect Christophe Tollemer, who is experienced in the art of historical reinterpretation: he handled the decoration of Les Airelles, in Courchevel, and La Bastide, in Gordes.
Amenities: 41 rooms, including five apartments with butlers; two restaurants; a large terrasse; a Guerlain spa; a wellness area with swimming pool, and a children’s club.
Winter sports: The hotel is ideally located between the ski lifts and the bottom of the slopes, providing perfect access to the mountain.
— From 850€ per night in December. website here.
5. Grand Hôtel du Le Soleil d’or
Opening: December 6
Ranking: 5-star hotel
Mood: Gourmet and voluptuous, since everything here, from materials to tones, promises to enhance the flavors of spices and chocolate.
Amenities: 16 rooms and three chalets with hotel services; a kitchen designed by Flora Mikula; a panoramic bar; a chocolate factory; a wellness area with swimming pool and Gemology treatments.
Winter sports: Access to the slopes via the Chamois cable car.
— From 275€ per night in December. website here.
Where: Les Saisies
Opening: On December 21
Ranking: Luxury hotel residences
Mood: Canada’s far north embodied in the colors of armchairs and drapes, and in imagery (caribou, buffalo, polar bears).
Amenities: 44 apartments from two to five rooms (4 to 10 people) divided into three chalets; a lounge with fireplace; a lounge bar; a wellness center with swimming pool and children’s areas.
Winter sports: Direct access to the Carrets slopes and therefore to the Espace Diamant.
— From 920€ the week of January 11th in a two-room (4 pers.) apartment. website here.
7. Base Camp Lodge
Ranking: elevated hotel and youth hostel
Mood: Functional and urban, with a nod to the region: bedside lamps in the shape of a fir tree, headboards evoking the ridge lines, cable car mirrors…
Amenities: 106 rooms, four dormitories and nine individual spaces; a restaurant; a bar; a panoramic terrasse and a fitness room.
Winter sports: The new funicular allows you to reach slopes of Arc 1600 in seven minutes.
— From 15€ per night in a dormitory and 49€ in room in December. website here.