Hotels are the art of living in the mountain, from Couchevel to Gstaad, from a palace with a fairy tale decoration to ultra -eco hotels designed by Pierre Yovanovitch or Fabrizio Casiraghi.
By Fanny Guénon des Mesnards
Founded by the businesswoman Raymonde Fnenestraz in 1992, the legendary hotel of the Courchevel station is about to inaugurate new private chalets, where the concept of ultralujo is updated.Dispersed around the main building and close to the tracks, these residences embody the most luxurious of hotel services, in a decoration that combines an opulent carpentry and beautiful fabrics.Within the walls of the historic building, which looks like an Austro -Hungarian castle of the nineteenth century, the rooms and suites wear heavy velvet curtains and brocades, well -chosen objects such as porcelain vases from the house of Gien, works of art of the period of time of timeand hand -painted headboards.A detail that falls in love: throughout the hotel, the frescoes are reworked every year before reopening.
In the gastronomic aspect, three restaurants share fame.At the Coin Savoyard Restaurant Hotel, local products are held with a series of specialties such as the traditional Savoyan Fondue, Mont d'Or with black truffle melanosporum.The most splendid buffet is offered in the table Airelles that exists...A modern fantasy feast, which combines a series of desserts (Paris-Brest, Saint-Honoré, fresh fruit cakes, crème brûlée...) With a wide selection of meats, grilled fish and fresh sushi prepared by a chef from the Nobu Matsuhisa brigade.The Italian cuisine is not far behind with the Piero restaurant, where chef Marco Garfagnini is inspired by its Tuscan origins to prepare tuna and saffron tuning dishes, grilled prawns with mustard and lemon, truffle gnocchi and seafood risotto.For dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream with caramelized hazelnuts, mounted cream and molten chocolate is always a success.The highlights of the hotel is the private attic of the last floor, with mountain views, large views seen, and decorated with a bucolic wallpaper, carved dark wooden furniture and an XXL terrace with Norwegian bathroom.
Renovado por los diseñadores de interiores Charles & Co, el Alpaga revela una nueva y limpia decoración en la que la madera sin tratar se une a una fina selección de muebles de época.In the 22 rooms, suites and private chalets, ceramics, bedding, mohair and views seen complement the view of Mont Blanc and snowy peaks, with a delicate tones palette.
It has a traditional bistro and a two -star restaurant, the table of L'Alpaaga, directed by chef Anthony Bisquerra, which combines seasonal flavors: truffles, winter vegetables, jerusalem artichokes, clementines and nuts are part of aMenu in perfect harmony.
Le Mélézin, the only Hotel Aman de France, is located directly on the Bellecôte de Courchevel track, hidden between snow -covered firing avenues.With its 31 rooms and suites covered with wooden panels, Amaan Le Mélézinpose a architecture signed by Ed Tuttle and a Japanese purity, a rare decorative choice for a hotel on the slopes of the mountain, where retro codes and tartan printsThey are usually fashionable.Cultivating the Wabi-Sabi philosophy, dyed of historical references (carved wood armchairs of the 18.On the terrace of one of the most beautiful suites, with a view to the skiing track of Bellecôte, a Norwegian red cedar bath is the culminating point of the concept of well -being, the conductive thread of the establishment, whose spa occupies no less than 767 meters squares...
Equipped with a Hammam, a yoga study and a 14 -meter pool under elegant arches, it becomes the dreamed sanctuary after a day of skiing: the exit to the tracks is made between the walls of a warm ski room, whereThey can preheat boots.In the Nama restaurant, chef Keiji Matoba has created a menu based on the OMAKASE and Japanese snacks to share, such as the Angedashi-Mochi (eggplant, Bon Shoy, Daikon, onion and vegetables), the Soba Soba Salad with crispy chicken,The tuna tartar with avocado, tomato, cucumber and wasabi, or the fine selection of nigiris, where the sea hedgehog, fatty tuna and gold are a must in the part of the bar, the fireplace and the use of green velvet areA metaphor for alpine elegance.
The Maisons relative hotel is located on the Belvedere road, the most impressive viewpoint of Méribel, with direct access to ski slopes.This beautiful residence combines 55 rooms, including 39 suites and 2 private chalets, a vintage inspiration decoration and a 450 m2 Tata Harper spa with two swimming pools (interior and exterior) in front of the snowy peaks.The designer was inspired by the childhood holidays in Valberg, in the South Alps, and designed 230 pieces of custom furniture for this project.The hotel owes its unique decoration to Pierre Yovanovitch, which created 250 pieces of custom furniture for the occasion.
Although there are many decoration ideas in space (lace headboards, carpet with graphic motifs, mustard yellow velvet sofas), we love the subtle use of ceramic tiles.His presence in the different halls find their peak at the Beefbar restaurant, where they cover with unsend not only an entire wall, but also the wooden tables, an ingenious idea to replace the tablecloth.Color variations reinforce the spirit of family home that owners so much appreciate.
His legendary towers and his unique architecture give Gstaad Palace the appearance of a story castle.With their noble woods, his gold and roofs with historical frescoes, this legendary hotel has welcomed Liz Taylor and Louis Armstrong, who were fans of their traditional decoration.The six restaurants, the bar and the Greengo club are the places to see and be seen in Gstaad.
Elegant and sports: This describes verbier, the favorite station of the European aristocracy;The British royal family is regularly.With its traditional wooden chalets and its 410 kilometers of slopes, it is one of the most beautiful winter hotels in Switzerland.In the heart of the station, in a traditional 1936 villa, Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon and Pierre-Charles Cros have opted to open the restaurant Experimenta villa after starting the bars, hotels and restaurants plus cool in Paris, newYork and Ibiza.
As for the decoration, Fabrizio Casiraghi resorts to his memories of family vacations in the Bolzano region, in the south of Tirol.Gone are the tartan carpets that usually abound in tourist establishments.The ground floor, decorated in the style of the Belle Époque with Josef Hoffmann chairs and a deer cornice spider lamp, could be a decorative remake of the Gran Budapest hotel.In the 39 rooms and suits Queen Lo Vintage: the art deco header is next to a Bauhaus -style lamp and paintings of the 50s.
Article adapted by Alejandra Manzano via AD USA