The summit of excellence: Courchevel’s 3 palace-hotels open for the winter season

From 12 December onwards, arrive by private plane at Courchevel’s altiport, surrounded by the world’s biggest ski area, and experience life at one of our palatial ski-in ski-out hotels.

The ultimate skiing resort par excellence, Courchevel boasts access to the Trois Vallées and an unparalleled choice of pistes. It is at the heart of this snow-blessed setting that Courchevel has been created – a resort designed for skiers in the know, but now also appealing to those with an aesthetic eye, thanks to the works of art displayed in nature that Richard Orlinski and Romero Britto will bring to the resort in 2015.

Here, your stay is planned so that you don’t waste a minute of your valuable time once you arrive by private plane at the resort’s altiport, which is cleared of snow all winter and situated just 5 minutes from everything. Dine at luxury mountain restaurants on the slopes, kit yourself out in clothing and equipment featuring the latest cutting-edge technology, and shop in exclusive boutiques at the resort’s three luxury hotels: Les Airelles, Cheval Blanc Courchevel and Le K2.

For winter sports enthusiasts, a stay at one of these three palatial properties is a guarantee of ultra-personalised service, with professional ski instructors, attentive and discreet housekeepers, doormen, Golden Key concierges, and staff in their designer spas all dedicating their time and energy to ensuring a perfect experience combining sporting pursuits and fine dining.

 

Les Airelles, is the archetypal palace-hotel which exudes the sort of timeless luxury inspired by the story of the Empress Sissi (whose château is the inspiration behind the hotel restaurant), and epitomised by its Saint Louis crystal glassware.The hotel’s winter sports staff are kitted out in the uniform of the “chasseurs alpins” (an elite French military battalion), as are the ski valets who, as well as making sure your skis are always available and maintained, will even warm your slippers and provide a glass of vin chaud and a selection of the finest charcuterie during a restorative break. A ride in the hotel’s Hermès-inspired horse-drawn carriage is a truly regal experience, while the hotel’s themed evenings take guests on a colourful, exciting and fairytale journey back in time or around the world – to the Middle Ages, Shanghai, the medinas of Morocco, and Brazil.

 

Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a palace-hotel that is constantly evolving, continually reinventing itself to entice and surprise its guests. Following on from its gastronomic restaurant, Le 1947, which opened its doors in 2011 and boasts a decor by Sybille de Marjorie, it is now the turn of the chic brasserie par excellence The White, which has been redesigned for the season by Peter Marino. Also new this year is the redesign and extension of the chalet to offer three bedrooms, a private spa, private movie room, a jacuzzi on the terrace as well as direct access to the slopes. A new space devoted entirely to children will also give our younger guests the freedom to enjoy themselves to the full. For the wellbeing of our guests, the Spa Cheval Blanc offers a wide array of Guerlain-themed treatments which have been exclusively designed for winter sports and the mountains. In addition, a series of exclusive events designed by the world’s most prestigious brands will be held during the winter season, including the not-to-be-missed Hublot-Cheval Blanc slalom on 20 February 2015.

 

Le K2 is a truly unique luxury hotel. Echoing the legendary Himalayan peak after which it is named, Le K2 is in perfect harmony with the village of Courchevel 1850. With its remarkable mountain-side setting, just a few steps from the centre of the resort, Le K2 is a prestigious hotel surrounded by independent suite-chalets connected to its restaurant and lounges by underground galleries. In addition to several bedrooms and lounges, every suite-chalet boasts a swimming pool, home cinema, hamman or hot tub, and a private ski room, plus a butler, chef and housekeeper, all of which combine to ensure an ultra-exclusive stay. Le K2 is a luxury village in its own right, with a boulangerie and an in-house chocolatier creating divine pastries and welcome boxes featuring cocoa-inspired creations which are re-invented every season. Not forgetting our new hand-made wool and cashmere slippers, perfect for relaxing in style after a day on the slopes!​

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