An Enchanting Winter Time Destination in Courchevel
Les Airellesin Courchevel is a mythical locationin one of the most exclusive winter resorts in the world, and offers tailor-made servicesin order to ensure the utmost comfortto their guests. Hotel clients are taken care of by a 180-person staff, welcoming regular guests with the same renewed pleasure and newcomers with unreserved enthusiasm.
An enchanting setting created by architect Christophe Tollemer, Les Airelles was inspired by 19th Century Austro-Hungarian Empire chalets and castles. Since its renovation, which totalled some 57 million Euros, Les Airelles has been awarded 5 stars and luxury hotel status. Feted by The Leading Hotels of the World, it is indisputably one of the most beautiful mountain hotels in the world.
The ski-in ski-out Maison offers a direct access to the “Trois Vallées”, the world’s largest ski domain.
The Hotel de Charme Les Airelles, an enchanting placein the heart of the most glamorous of French ski stations. This mountain castle now becomes a Palace, imposed by its location and its history as well as it timeless and grandiose decor. The “Palace distinction” thus allows the recognition of hotels presenting exceptional featuresin France.
COMFORTABLE AND SOPHISTICATED NIGHTS
37 guestrooms,14 suitesand one Private Apartment. Each area offers luxurious and sophisticated interior design, including tailor-made or chiné furniture and accents, as well as décor inspired by Italian and Austrian antique chalets. Interiors include hand-painted wooden panels by expert craftsmen from Florence, Frey and Rubelli fabrics, along with Dedar and Declerc soft furnishings and silks.
All our rooms are equipped with the latest hifi-video equipment and Wifi Internet connection.
Only in the novels of Anne Braillard (Bibliothèque Rose) and here at the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles will you find that children are treated like little princes. You will hear nothing but cries of wonder and delight when they arrive to discover collectible soft toys, personalised games, not to mention the range of products exclusively for children by perfumer Blaise Mautin.
On the terrace, a vintage carouseloffers rides at Christmas and New Year. The private skating rink, complete with its own chalet and two skating valets in period dress, is open all winter. Reality meets fairy tale once again.
Hearts beat fast when the children set eyes on the castle in the playroom, specially built to their scale. Enormous crochet stag heads adorn the walls of this 100 m2 space dedicated to fun. Thanks to a sprinkling of magic fairy dust, the list of delights is long: a multimedia area, latest generation video games, PlayStation, X-Box and Wii consoles, soft toys, wooden toys, dolls, cars, lorries, a cinema room with cartoon-style oversized sofas… Two marvellous nanniesorganise games, painting, cake-making and craft workshops, the only interruption being bursts of laughter at the arrival of a clown or magician. On the terrace of Le Jardin Alpin restaurant, presided over by friendly, willing staff, there are child-sized buffet tables with matching mini crockery…
In the spa swimming pool, an area is set aside for swimming lessons, competitions, and water polomatches organised by Les Airelles'; swimming instructor.
And of course, the constant entertainment comes into its own at Christmas! A huge fir tree stands in the reception hall next to the Prussian stove, and cleverly moving mechanical animals amuse visitors of all ages. On the morning of December 25th, children assemble for the arrival of Father Christmas’ horse-drawn carriage. In his sack? Nothing but personalised presents for everyone! “Les Airelles offers a hotel service that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s even better than a Palace!” enthuses Giuseppe Pochintesta, the Clés d’Or head concierge who earned his stripes at the Paris Ritz. “Everyone revisits their childhood here. Les Airelles has the unique ability to surprise people who have seen everything, been everywhere and stayed in the most beautiful luxury hotels on the planet. It’s truly magical.”
Enjoy dinner at Pierre Gagnaire at Les Airelles
Pierre Gagnaire, the great chef from Rue Balzac in Paris, set up his flavour laboratory in Les Airelles and designed a signature menu for his two-Michelin star restaurant, Pierre Gagnaire pour les Airelles. With several grand cru wine cellars, the gastronomicrestaurant is a place suspended in time. On the Louis-Philippe side tables sits glassware designed by Hermès. From the ceiling hangs a custom-made Saint Louis chandeliersculpted with wooden cupolas. Around the tables sit armchairs designed by Olivier Gagnère. This treasury of elegance and efinement is reserved for an intimate number of only twenty guests who will discover the magical alchemy of revisited traditional cuisine. In the large dining room, a dedicated waiting staff of 40, dressed in traditional Tyrolean costume, whirl between three areas of culinary delight, La Table du Jardin Alpin, Le Coin Savoyard, and Le Bar des Airelles.
Have breakfast, lunch and dinner atLa Table du Jardin Alpin
In the grand room that opens out onto the newly enlarged and embellished terrace, a fire crackles in the earth of a Renaissance fireplace. The walls are a joyful riot of silver plate and Giens faience. The ceiling is covered in huge frescoes. The sideboards have received a makeover, giving la Table du Jardin Alpin a new sense of intimacy.
A dining room for around thirty people has been created behind the fireplace where traditional cuisine bourgeoise is served in generous amounts. The breakfast buffet, straight out of a Perrault fairytale, is a delight to behold : viennoiseries, including the famous Saint Genix praline brioche, pancakes, waffles ands eggs cooked to order, tarts, giant baskets of fruit, hot chocolate made in the old-fashioned way…And lunch and dinner are also served as a buffet, with deliciously temping rotisseriesserved on finely worked pedestal tables. The Chef and his team offer traditional and nouveau cuisine, with attention to the smallest detail marked by the seal of authenticity.
The Chef and his team offer traditional and nouveau cuisine, with attention to the smallest detail marked by the seal of authenticity.
The Coin Savoyard: a genuine Carnotzet, a unique dinner destination
In the Coin Savoyard located at the back of the chalet, all manner of traditionnal regional Savoie cuisineis served : fondues, gratin dishes made with Beaufort cheese, tartiflettes and grilled meats on the fire, all made with the finest produce of our region.
A stay at les Airelles cannot be envisaged with the family regaling in a whit chocolate fonduein the convivial decor of an authentic Carnotzet.
THE BAR DES AIRELLES
Consisting of a refined smoking room and a whole series of cosy little salons, the Bar des Airelles invites you to enjoy a gourmet supper or intimate conversation set to the pure music of a grand piano. Elegance and chicabound here, a place famous for serving rare spirits, its unique ambiance, and regular end-of-week concerts. “Les Airelles has been adapted to the style of the day whilst conserving the original spirit instilled by Madame, and then by Mademoiselle” insists the first Maître d’Hôtel, Roger Boccia, proud of the twenty seasons he’s spent here. “We’re not there to serve, but to be pleasant and charming”, he adds.
WELL-BEING AND BEAUTY AT LES AIRELLES
Within this haven of relaxation, be amazed, then allow yourself to be transported by the magical futurist scenery. Frolic in the waterfalls around thegiant swimming pool. Lie back in the indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. Experience 3D sensations in the sensory showers. Float away in the steam room or sauna, try out a surreal trip through the world’s first snow grotto! Real snowflakes refresh both body and mind at -10°!
Or exercise in the fitness suite under the watchful supervision of the Les Airelles sports coach. To soothe aching muscles, massages are given by the expert hands of a physiotherapist-osteopath. The Cellcosmet spaembodies the very essence of sensual pleasure. In five completely sound-proof cabins, one of which has its own thermal bath, beauticians give rejuvenating treatments. Haute couture beauty makeovers using the prestigious Terry make-up range and Creed perfumes are also available. Round off this luxurious experience with a trip to the hair salon or barber… Les Airelles spa also makes visits to private chalets, so our beauticians and masseurs can carry out their treatments in complete peace and quiet in your accommodation.
WINTER SPORTS AT LES AIRELLES
In the “ski room”, ski valetswearing Alpine hunting uniform warm up gloves and bootsbefore taking guests to meet ski instructors from the Courchevel French Ski School. A unique tailor-made service comprising waxing and skating valets, a groom, two ski men and a coachman dressed by the Arpin woollen mill…
A dedicated ski shop offers a connoisseur’s selection of clothing and of course, Les Airelles signature skis from AZ Atelier, the company run by Alain Zanco, specialising in designing skis that combine art and technology – made-to-measure skis that exude their authenticity through the scent of wood and varnish.
CHALET ORMELLO – AVAILABLE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE
With a surface area of 1 000m², Chalet Ormellocomprises 9 bedrooms (7 double en-suite rooms and 2 master bedrooms), that can sleep up to 15 people. The chalet exudes a traditional atmosphere, combined with all modern conveniences, boasting a décor which is both luxurious and elegant.
VIRTUOSO AMENITIES FOR CHALET ORMELLO: • Les Airelles anoraks for each client • Les Airelles Toilet/ Beauty Bag in each bathroom • 3 Terre d’Hermes & 3 Kelly Calèche Perfume & Fragrance in the 2 master bedrooms • “Coffret” Pestemal Hamman • Flowers in the lobby, dining room and lounge areas • JP Hévin Chocolate box • Decorated wooden box of 12 Candied Chestnuts • Champagne, brand according to client’s choice • Dried fruits, French sablés,and twist doughnuts (bugnes) in candy boxes • Fresh fruits basket • Complimentary breakfast will be offered to clients
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Neighborhood: Ski-in/Ski-out/Mountains Nearest Airport: St-Exupry (LYS) 78 mi/125 km
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