There is an exclusive club up in the mountains, where membership can not be bought or bartered, it is a membership of recognition, for the very finest properties across France. - we are very lucky to work with five such properties in the luxury resort of Courchevel 1850. Known for its high-rollers, fine dining, impeccable ski area and boutique shopping, it is little surprise that this is where some of the finest hotels in the country are to be found.
Created in 2010, the “Palace” distinction is a prestigious label which celebrates and recognises the finest hotels in France, of which there are currently 31 properties to carry the stamp of approval.
Here is a selection of our favourites this season…
Hotel Le Cheval Blanc
Courchevel 1850, France · 36 Rooms & Suites
The Cheval Blanc is a firm favourite with the VIPs of the fashion industry. Boasting several in-house, designer boutiques to satisfy its clientele’s appetite for couture. Spread over five floors, all rooms are spacious and offer a living area and depending on the orientation of the room will have either a terrace or balcony with stunning views. Unwind after a full day of skiing in a deep-bathtub with your favourite film playing on the bathroom′s wall-imbedded plasma screen. Choose one of the hotel′s suites with private hammam for a glamorous and intimate haven to relax in.
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Hotel Barriere Les Neiges
Courchevel 1850, France · 42 Rooms & Suites
Boasting an ideal location, you will find Barriere Les Neiges is ski in, ski out right on the Bellecote piste and within the main village of Courchevel 1850. Its aim is to be an ultra-luxurious hotel, suitable for all. To complete the hotel’s high, ultra-luxurious standard, it is home to the resort’s largest spa. Over 1,000 sqm of space, with a hair salon, thermal experiences and an outdoor Jacuzzi facing the mountains. The Alpine décor blends elegantly with a contemporary feel throughout each of the rooms and suites. Almost all rooms open out onto a balcony or terrace with chairs and warm blankets so you can enjoy the views over the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
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Courchevel 1850, France · 53 Rooms & Suites
The Hotel L'Apogee is part of the luxurious Oetker Collection, linked to several world-renowned hotels such as The Bristol in Paris and Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes, South of France. The rooms at L'Apogée are some of the most spacious in Courchevel, with interconnecting options between rooms and suites for the convenience of families. The beautiful L'Apogee Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day on the slopes. With luxury products by La Prairie the spa features an indoor pool, various saunas, hammam, Bania Lounge Suite, beauty salon, hairdresser and a fitness centre.
Hotel Le K2 Palace
Courchevel 1850, France · 30 Rooms & Suites
The Hotel Le K2 Palace has been designed with the Alps and Himalayas in mind, blending a mix of traditional and contemporary features. It has an excellent location with ski-in/ski-out access to the Cospillot piste. For younger guests the K2's children's club is a fantastic grotto full of toys, slides and fun activities under the supervision of the hotel's team. For teenagers looking for a place to relax the K2 Palace offers a cool lounge with arcade games, simulators, pool, air hockey and a recording studio on hand to keep everyone entertained. This is all rounded off by the fantastic private cinema available for screenings on request.
Hotel Les Airelles
Courchevel 1850, France · 48 Rooms & Suites
Tucked away in a pretty forest in Courchevel 1850, the Hotel Les Airelles is a winter wonderland for children and adults alike. Catering for the whole family in one hotel, Les Airelles offers an ice rink, ice grotto, game’s room and private cinema. The hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access in Courchevel 1850 onto the gentle pistes of the Jardin Alpin that run toward the centre of the resort. At lunchtime, La Table des Airelles is transformed into a unique feast experience, opening out onto the terrace on sunny days which you can reach directly from the slopes. At dinner time, there are three choices of restaurant, including Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire′s Italian concept restaurant, PieroTT.
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