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The most beautiful luxury hotels in the mountains

Hotel Ily la Rosière: the new 4-star boutique hotel that offers the possibility of skiing in Italy!

Installed since last year in the building that once housed the Hyatt Centric, the ILY (meaning “I Love You” hotel) has become the new trendy address in the very popular resort of La Rosière. The result of an association between the Eoden company, which specializes in renewable energy, and the Beyond Places hotel group, the establishment cultivates a spirit that is at once family-oriented, modern and bohemian. Not surprising since its new owner is none other than Guillaume Multrier who opened the first Folie Douce hotel in Chamonix a few years ago! The common areas are exceptionally cosy and pleasant, the decoration just crazy of modernity and good taste, as for the views on the Valley, they are simply splendid. This is clearly the editor’s favorite and the mountain hotel of our dreams!

Add to this the fact that La Rosière, with its southern exposure, is one of the sunniest ski resorts in the Alps and that it offers the unique possibility of skiing in Italy or tasting excellent fresh pasta on the slopes, this guarantees you a successful winter or spring ski vacation! As for gastronomy, the ILY le Bonami’s restaurant offers skiers a generous and eclectic cuisine, which gives pride of place to local products and is part of a philosophy of sustainability and short circuits. There is also a Pure Altitude spa with 3 Jacuzzis and a vast 16m long swimming pool, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. The foot we say to you!

L’Armancette : a 5 star mountain hotel in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Located on the heights of Saint-Gervais, the Armancette hotel cultivates the style and spirit of a chic and intimate refuge, far from the usual alpine clichés. Its 17 rooms and suites are entirely decorated with wood, precious fabrics and Italian design furniture to create a chic and cosy atmosphere. To eat, guests can choose between the Mont Joly bistro or the Table d’Armante, where chef Julien Darcy revisits alpine flavors in a gastronomic version. In a mineral and refined decor, the spa invites you to a real moment of relaxation, especially from its heated outdoor pool, open to the Dômes de Miage and the Mont Blanc massif.

Le Coucou: our favorite mountain hotel in Méribel

Head for Les Allues to discover the coziest nest in Méribel. Nestled at the foot of the Rond-Point des pistes, the Coucou Méribel stands out thanks to its chic and relaxed contemporary atmosphere, the signature of architect Pierre Yovanovitch. This approach is evident in the common areas as well as in the 55 rooms and suites and the 2 independent chalets (ultra luxury) that make up the hotel’s offer. A very good mention for the multitude of services offered to clients, including a ski-room, a ski-shop, a kid’s and teen club, or a spa by Tata Harper that has nothing to envy the Parisian palaces. Finally, the food is a treat at Le Coucou, the rare and delicious meats offered by the Beefbar, or the sunny dishes of Biancaneve, the hotel’s Italian table.

The Mont Blanc Chamonix, the hotel steeped in history in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

If Chamonix is not short of hotel treasures, the Mont Blanc Chamonix is a true institution. Standing in the heart of the Chamonix Valley since 1849, the hotel underwent a complete makeover a few years ago under the leadership of interior designer Sybille de Margerie. At the crossroads of Art Deco references, Belle Époque inspirations and contemporary touches, the Mont Blanc brilliantly combines the refined spirit of the palaces with the authentic style of the Chamonix refuges. With 5 stars, the hotel has a haute couture spa operated by Clarins, and a gourmet restaurant where you can discover a beautiful seasonal cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Alps, the Aosta Valley and the Mediterranean basin.

Alta Pura, the highest ski palace, in Val Thorens

Located in the heart of the Three Valleys resort, the Altapura stands out thanks to its refined design, inspired by the minimalist style of Nordic chalets. This spirit can be found in the rooms and suites, 88 in all, all with large bay windows that open onto the Alps. With direct access to the ski lifts, the hotel in the middle of the mountain has a ski shop that will delight ski enthusiasts. After a day on the slopes, guests can relax in the large wellness area and enjoy the Pure Altitude brand of mountain plant treatments. As for gastronomy, there is something for everyone thanks to the hotel’s three restaurants: the Casa Alta and its transalpine menu, the Laiterie and its raclettes and fondues, or the 2mille3, where you can enjoy a nice grill while taking in the view of the peaks.

The Royal Evian because Evian-les-Bains is very close to the ski resorts!

The Royal is the jewel in the crown of the Evian group and can boast one of the most beautiful views of Lake Geneva in the region. Set in the heart of a 19-hectare park, it provides access to the slopes of the Abondance Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With Thollon les Mémises and Bernex only 15 minutes away from the hotel, ski lovers will be delighted and it is worth mentioning that children are entirely taken care of by a shuttle and instructors to go skiing during the day…and allow parents to take a break and relax! Golfers will also find their happiness on the two courses of the Evian Resort, which hosts the Amundi Evian Championship tournament every year. In addition to the quality of its facilities (swimming pool, gym and spa with marine course), the Royal Evian is also an exceptional gastronomic destination thanks to its starred restaurant, Les Fresques, where Patrice Vander pays a vibrant tribute to the Savoyard terroir every evening.

The Carlina, the luxury mountain hotel in La Plagne

A wood and stone chalet at the foot of the Belle-Plagne slopes, the Carlina cultivates the charm of the authentic Alpine buildings of the Haute-Tarentaise. Adorned with wood panelling, its 4-star rooms and suites are an instant invitation to relax.

uietude and rest. A parenthesis of resourcefulness that continues in the wellness area, equipped with a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and an indoor pool where you can take a few swims in complete tranquility. At the traditional table, you can enjoy a rustic cuisine that honors regional products, without ostentation.

Le Cœur du Village, Relais et Châteaux at the epicenter of La Clusaz


Relais & Châteaux stamped Cœur du Village invites its guests to relax after a day on the slopes in the heart of the Aravis area. In addition to its 19 rooms and 41 suites, the hotel offers its guests a 190m2 Chalet Suite, ideal for families and groups of friends. The Cristal Spa and its prestigious equipment (swimming pool with counter-current, bubble bath, herbal tea room, rock crystal hammam, sauna, chromotherapy, etc.) are also well worth a mention. As for gastronomy, you can enjoy a raclette revisited as a croustade at the Table du Coeur, or a Supreme of black chicken in a salt and thyme crust at the gastronomic restaurant Le Cinq, directed by Vincent Deforce.

Les Barmes de l’Ours, a beautiful mountain hotel in Val d’Isère

Located at the foot of the famous Bellevarde Olympic track, the Relais & Châteaux Les Barmes de l’Ours invites its travelers to a real trip around the world, without leaving Val d’Isère. Each floor of the hotel has a warm and original decor: Scandinavian, American lodge, mountain chalet or contemporary loft. At the Table de l’Ours, the starred restaurant in Les Barmes, Chef Antoine Gras draws from the Alpine terroir to offer refined cuisine, supported by masterfully prepared sauces and juices. Let’s also mention the Sisley spa, an elegant 1000m2 setting, the pro-shop, the cigar lounge, the bowling alley and the games area, which complete the wide range of services offered by this superb 5-star hotel.

L’Apogée, Courchevel’s discreet palace


little jewel in the Oetker collection, L’Apogée does not steal the Palace distinction it received three years


Designed by India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand, the decor combines noble materials (wood, marble, leather, etc.), carefully chosen shades, patterns, contemporary touches and inspirations drawn from the Savoyard lexicon. Among its many assets, the hotel offers direct access to the Jardin Alpin slopes, a ski room, a La Prairie spa, a fitness area, a cigar lounge and a billiard room. For dining, guests can opt for the Japanese specialties of Koori, or the cutting-edge gastronomy of Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois at the Comptoir de l’Apogée


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