The ski season is officially open! Especially for winter sports enthusiasts, we have chosen the best designer hotels at the foot of the picturesque mountains, where you can stay for a snowy holiday.
- CHALET, ZALLINGER, SOUTH TYROL
- QUADRUM SKI & YOGA RESORT, GUDAURI, GEORGIA
- LES GRANDES ALPES HOTEL, COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
- THE HIDE HOTEL FLIMS, FLIMS, SWITZERLAND
- CALDERA HOUSE, TITON VILLAGE, WYOMING, USA
- PANGEA, BRITISH COLOMBIA, CANADA
- HOTEL SCHGAGULER, CASTELROTTO, ITALY
- EL LODGE, ANDALUSIA, SPAIN
- CHALET LES CHALETS DU MONT D’ARBOIS, MEGEVE, FRANCE
- SHALE ULTIMA MEGEVE, MEGEVE, FRANCE
- REICHHALTER BOUTIQUE HOTEL, LANA, TRENTINO, ITALY
CHALET, ZALLINGER, SOUTH TYROL
NOA Architecture Studio has built seven alpine chalets in the popular Zallinger resort in South Tyrol. This mountainous area in the Swiss Alps began to be developed in the middle of the XIX century – there were only seven huts, which were subsequently replaced by one large building, and the church, which has survived to our time. Designing a project for the further development of the resort, the architects decided to “go back to the roots”: this is how seven new designer chalets in the traditional Alpine style and a large welness zone appeared in Zallinger, and the old building, in which the hotel is located today, was reconstructed.
QUADRUM SKI & YOGA RESORT, GUDAURI, GEORGIA
The four-star boutique hotel is built of freight containers, cascading down the slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range at an altitude of 2200 m. It is about two and a half hours from the capital of Georgia, but in Gudauri there is enough entertainment. Almost every room has access to the terrace, which offers a dazzling view of the mountain peaks. Guests are welcome to use the 24-hour lobby bar, pool and sauna. The hotel has a ski storage room, and the nearest ski lift is just a five-minute walk away.
LES GRANDES ALPES HOTEL, COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
Les Grandes Alpes was built in 1948 and became the first hotel in the French resort of Courchevel 1850, having opened its doors simultaneously with the launch of the first lift. Its good location – and it stands in the very center of an alpine village near three ski slopes – has made it a favorite vacation spot for tourists from all over the world. Today it is a modern hotel with designer interiors by the French decorator Jean-Marc Mouchet, comfortable rooms and public areas furnished with Italian brand Flexform furniture.
THE HIDE HOTEL FLIMS, FLIMS, SWITZERLAND
Swiss resorts like Verbier, St. Moritz or Zermatt overshadow the less famous ski regions, as, for example, Flims. But this charming alpine village should not be underestimated: together with the villages of Lax and Falera they form a single ski area, one of the largest in the country. With the opening of the new four-star hotel The Hide Notel Flims, there are more reasons to visit Flims instead of the popular Gstaad. The concept of the new Design Hotels group hotel was invented by the Norwegian designer Erik Nissen Johansen together with the owner Günter Weilguni.
CALDERA HOUSE, TITON VILLAGE, WYOMING, USA
The hotel is located in one of the most picturesque ski resorts in America – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a five-minute drive from the famous Grand Teton National Park. You can buy equipment directly at the hotel: the experts of the sports boutique will offer the best new products and help with the choice. After skiing and hiking in the mountain valley, you can relax in one of the eight spacious chalet-style suites, swim in the heated pool or enjoy a dry sauna.
PANGEA, BRITISH COLOMBIA, CANADA
The capsule hotel was opened by amateur travelers in one of the largest resorts in Canada – Whistler. It absolutely does not look like a typical mountain chalet, which does not prevent it from competing with classic alpine luxury. Instead of the usual rooms here are the so-called 4.6 m² capsules, which can accommodate only a double bed. On the third floor there is a bright lounge area where you can enjoy a cocktail or craft beer and play board games, and on the roof there is a small patio with picturesque mountains.
HOTEL SCHGAGULER, CASTELROTTO, ITALY
This small designer hotel is located in a small alpine village surrounded by the Dolomites. The building was built 50 years ago and was recently restored, complemented by geometric facades of glass and white concrete and minimalist interiors. The rooms and suites are on the upper floors, while the Mediterranean restaurant and bar with a spacious terrace are on the ground floor. The underground level is entirely reserved for a luxurious spa, where you can relax after skiing and long walks.
EL LODGE, ANDALUSIA, SPAIN
This ski hotel is in the spirit of Scandinavian hut is surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Sierra Nevada near Maribel resort. The lift takes guests directly to the ski slopes at the peaks of Borregiles and El Veleta. The hotel is ideal for families: on the ground floor there is a kids club where a nanny can sit with a child and teach him/her how to ski. After a day in the mountains, you can head to the wellness spa or stay in your room and watch a Christmas comedy.
CHALET LES CHALETS DU MONT D’ARBOIS, MEGEVE, FRANCE
Megeve ski resort is just an hour away from Geneva and has been popular with fans of winter sports for more than a hundred years. In 1916, Baroness Noemi de Rothschild decided to create a French St. Moritz here, and in 1927 the French architect Henry Jacques Le Même built a chalet for it, which was called Chalet Noémie. Initially, it was a private home of the Rothschild family, where they came for holidays. In 1960, Edmond de Rothschild acquired the neighboring Chalet Eve, and in 2005 a third house, Chalet Alice, was built. Today Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois is a fashionable Alpine hotel that recently underwent a complete renovation and a year ago reopened its doors for tourists as part of the Four Seasons international chain.
SHALE ULTIMA MEGEVE, MEGEVE, FRANCE
Another new chalet, which appeared in the collection of designer mountain villas of the popular ski resort Megeve, belongs to the Ultima Colection network. Ultima Megève can accommodate up to 18 guests and has a total area of 1,500 sq m. Each suite has a separate bedroom with a bathroom. The building also has a wine cellar, a cinema, a nightclub and a spa with a hammam, massage rooms and fitness facilities. Among the luxury services there is a helicopter transfer from Geneva Airport directly to the doorstep, which is organized by the concierge service.
REICHHALTER BOUTIQUE HOTEL, LANA, TRENTINO, ITALY
In the mountain Italian town of Lana, Trentino region, there is a small Reichhalter boutique hotel with a cozy atmosphere. Modest furnishings, good furniture and lovely vintage details like Viennese chairs or a retro receiver attract lovers of simplicity and good design from all over the world to this very democratic place. The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine, while bicycles are provided during the off-season. The nearest major city is Merano.