The French ski station of Courchevel is a buzz with a new boutique hotel which is bringing the word ‘luxury’ to new heights in this uber exclusive resort.
Courchevel, one of France’s most popular resorts located within a comfortable 30 minute Geneva Courchevel ride, is already home to some of the most exclusive five star hotels and luxury ski chalets in the French Alps.
But the latest hotel to join the ranks – L’Apogée – is causing quite a stir in the mountains this year for its exquisite interiors, position and price.
Belonging to the Oetker Collection, arguably the world’s most prestigious hotel group, which includes in its portfolio the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, L’Apogée opened at the beginning of the season on the site of a former ski jump above the resort.
Thanks to its elevated position just above Courchevel, the hotel boasts some of the best views anywhere in the resort, which can be accessed in no time at all from any international airport using our specialized Courchevel airport transfer service.
Built at a cost of €100m, L’Apogée is run by a staff of 170 for just 53 rooms, meaning that it is not just the views, but also the service, which is out of this world.
Unique facilities in this luxurious hotel include a private conveyor belt to deliver guests back from the ski slopes, an in-house ski room offering guests the chance to use the hotel’s own custom-made skis, and bespoke furniture in every single room.
L’Apogée was designed by Parisian designers India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand, who have shunned modern technology and gone for a more sophisticated look for this remarkable hotel, owned by French entrepreneur Xavier Niel, who owns the Internet service provider, Free.
“In the mountains, people spend all day out in the blinding light, so we wanted them to come in and feel cocooned,” Mahdavi said when the hotel opened. “It’s not a statement of fun, or ultra-modern design – we wanted to create something that felt more like a home, a manor house.”
In this vein, the hotel accommodation, comprising of 33 suites, 20 double rooms and a penthouse with its own Jacuzzi and a private terrace, is all decorated in warm colours with art deco bathrooms attached. There is also a five bedroom private chalet adjacent to the hotel which can be rented as well.
L’Apogée also features a signature restaurant with a grill centerpiece, under the supervision of Michelin two-star chef Yannick Franques, a grand terrace for dining outside and a spa and wellness centre with treatment rooms and a swimming pool.
Such elegant luxury comes at a price, however, which starts at €900 per night. A two bedroom suite in high season – between February 8th and March 14th – cost €5,650 per night, not including breakfast.
If you are interested in finding out more about L’Apogée, or about any of our Courchevel airport transfer services including details of our daily flights from Geneva to Courchevel, please feel free to get in touch.
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