Pull up at this hotel, and before even thinking about the slopes, head straight to the sumptuously designed spa. This 500-metre-square space features abundant amenities, including a swimming pool and steam room. There’s also a water wall, an ice cave and a Jacuzzi overlooking the towering Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.
The entire area is designed to promote serenity, with a scheme balancing natural materials such as stone with modern mirrors to enhance light. The treatment portfolio is extensive, ranging from revitalising body wraps to intensive chromotherapy sessions.
The on-site Akashon restaurant, whose name means ‘by surprise’ in the local dialect, specialises in alpine cuisine served in a minimalist setting with an open kitchen and subtle lighting. Hearty dishes such as veal and trout are on the menu. For a light bite during the daytime, try ’50s-style diner The Epicerie du Midi. Sit on the glossy red stools and sip on fresh coffee as you refuel with light snacks such as home-made cookies.
Rooms adhere to a retro-chic aesthetic, with vintage lighting, soft checked linen and mid-century-modern furniture reminiscent of the early ’60s. Oak parquet lines the floor, and a mix of stone and wood décor nods to the natural beauty of the surrounding alpine town. Duplex Apartments offer upscale whirlpool baths and extensively equipped kitchens if you’re travelling in a group.