December 18, 2012
What's new in the French Alps
New spas at Les Airelles in Courchevel and Alpaga in Megève plus an ultra-luxury dining and sleeping experience for one night only at Megève's Chalet du Mont d'Arbois -- these are some of this season's new openings in the French Alps.
Les Airelles in Courchevel to reveal new spa at reopening
Les Airelles, a Courchevel hotel that has the ranking of palace, is planning its grand reopening on December 14, with a brand new luxury spa added to its amenities. The establishment teamed up with Swiss brand Cellcosmet to provide a beautification and treatment menu catering to women, men and children.
The treatment menu at the brand new spa banks on a novel concept enabling anybody to benefit from a tailormade treatment that takes into account skin's physiological age.
For €540 guests can enjoy nearly two hours of "Swiss Deluxe Anti-Age Ultime", the total package for the face and body, with exfoliation, revitalizing massage, and a hydrating treatment.
The spa also has a few special treats for men, such as a cell treatment that makes shaving smoother.
Alpaga hotel in Megève to open La Colline spa
Its prestigious location and fine cuisine are already well-known to the luxury crowd, but the Alpaga hotel in Megève is upping the ante by adding a La Colline spa to its amenities on December 7, enabling guests to relax and undergo beauty treatments using the Swiss beauty brand's products when they're not hitting the slopes.
The spa sports a minimalist decor made of dark stone and offers an intimate, peaceful haven.
Aside from treatments by La Colline, the spa has other goodies to offer, such as a large pool with a bubble bench, fountains, massaging jets, a Turkish bath and a fitness studio.
At the heart of the spa lie two treatment cabins offering a range of services from a 30-minute candle massage (€65) to the full-fledged face treatment-manucure-pedicure combo (€335 for four hours), which are all Alpaga exclusives.
Le Chalet du Mont d'Arbois in Megève opens suite with a view on the Mont Blanc
For the new winter season, the Chalet du Mont d'Arbois in Megève, owned by the Rothschilds, is opening a new luxury suite as part of its restaurant l'Idéal 1850, which overlooks the ski slopes.
The 100 square meter suite includes a 60 square meter master bedroom, two additional bedrooms, and two bathrooms, including one that offers a chromotherapy and hammam shower. It can host up to seven people at a time.
The suite can be booked for one night only from mid-December onwards. It is only accessible via a gondola/ski lift. Included in the price are a dinner of regional specialties on location and breakfast.