VAL D’ISÈRE – MADEMOISELLE
A new 5* hotel which opens its doors this December is expected to become one of the most sought-after properties in the Alps. Airelles Val d’Isère – Mademoiselle has been built on the edge of the piste beside the old village. It’s part of the Airelles Collection which owns Hotel Les Airelles in Courchevel and La Bastide de Gordes.
The hotel will have 41 rooms, 11 suites and 5 apartments with private butler service. There’s a 1200m² Guerlain spa, children’s kingdom, cinema, 200m² ski room and a gallery of iconic boutiques.
Its 860m² south-facing terrace opposite the village nursery slope is a real sun trap and the perfect lunch and après-ski spot. Its gourmet restaurant, Le VI, is open for dinner with live music every evening. Le Carnotzet is a traditional Savoyard restaurant serving regional specialties. The bar offers a range of rare spirits, vintage wines and Champagne.
DE SOLAISE IS FULLY OPEN FOR THIS SEASON
At an altitude of 2551m, the Refuge has the distinction of being the highest hotel in France. The hotel has 16 rooms, 4 large apartments and a luxurious dormitory (14 single/double beds). There a meeting room for seminars. Also a spa with a 25 m pool, open to all, giving a chance to experience the startling contrast between the warm and welcoming interior and the great outdoors at this heady height. In winter the Refuge can only be reached on skis or by the Solaise Gondola from the village.
You can eat indoors or outside at the main gourmet restaurant, open to visitors for dinner on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. The snack bar has been transformed into a genuine Italian restaurant. The new Bar will serve breakfast for residents and lunch for skiers with a display of cheeses, charcuterie, desserts.
CHALET IZIA BY VILLAGE MONTANA
Village Montana, owners of the luxury Chalet Skadi apartments, is opening a second establishment in the resort this December. 5* Chalet Izia is located at the foot of the slopes and has 51 large apartments. These vary in size from 60 to 135m² and are built in a warm contemporary style using lots of natural wood.
There’s a wellness area with an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, hammam, and a Cinque Mondes spa for guests. Children are welcome and the spa offers specific treatments for kids. Concierge services include reservation of lift passes and ski equipment, organization of transfers, and breakfast deliveries. Tour operators offering these apartments this winter include Erna Low, Inghams, Ski Collection and Ski Independence.