Stay at Airelles Courchevel
Picture this. You’ve just come off the slopes, tired but exhilarated. You enter the ski room where a butler will take your skis and hand you a hot chocolate and heated slippers. Walk through to your spacious room, with its traditional wood carvings and cozy blankets piled high on the bed, before slipping into your bathroom’s hammam to relax and recharge. Don't forget to enjoy your Champagne aperitif before heading to the hotel’s restaurant; a buffet like no other, complete with caviar and oysters. After dinner, perhaps a horse drawn sleigh ride is in order, or maybe just a book in front of a huge crackling fireplace as the night covers the snow adorned mountains outside.Welcome to Les Airelles, a hotel that isn’t just proud of its service, it stakes its reputation on it. A hotel where every wish you could possibly think of wanting on a skiing holiday can be yours for the taking.
Situated in a forest of scented pine trees on the edge of Courchevel, Les Airelles It’s a ski-in-ski-out residence just 50 yards from the lifts that take you up to Courchevel’s famed slopes. The town itself is deep in the French Alps, a two hour drive from Geneva airport. The hotel can also arrange a private helicopter transfer if you prefer.
Les Airelles is shamelessly traditional and pays homage to traditional alpine chalets. Rooms are spacious, as are the suites and chalets, each decorated in traditional Alpine style. The jewel in the hotel’s crown is the four bedroom apartment that comes with an array of spectacular treats, from a private butler, daily caviar and Champagne to a chauffeured Rolls Royce, private helicopter airport transfer, bespoke custom designed skis by Olympic champion skier Antoine Dénériaz and a monogrammed Céline handbag.
Who is it for
Those looking for a dollop of old world, cozy charm in incredibly sumptuous surroundings. If you like your service outstanding but still discreet, you’ve come to the right place. The hotel prides itself on not letting guests lift a finger once they arrive (a useful addition to a skiing holiday), so it’s a perfect choice for those looking for unadulterated relaxation.
Facilities & activities
Facilities at Les Airelles are head and shoulders above the rest. For relaxation there is a La Mer branded spa, hair salon and designer boutique. For outdoor days, take advantage of the hotel’s ski butlers or the Hermés horse drawn sleigh. Three restaurants are on site, the most famous of which is a buffet of the highest order.