Urban chic meets mountain style
Cool ski hotels and apartments for modern mountain living
Hotel Terminal Neige Totem, Flaine
As pretty as traditional Savoyarde-style ski accommodation can be, it's not to everyone's taste, so it's no surprise that the recent increase in popularity of industrial style, with it's use of reclaimed furniture and raw elements such as concrete and exposed brick, or the cleaner, functional Nordic design has found it's way into Alpine interior design.
There is now an exciting trend in the Alps, with new, contemporary hotels and apartments springing up in many resorts, offering cutting edge design and stylish living spaces.
5* Chalet Skadi, Val d'Isère
The apartments at Chalet Skadi have been built in a contemporary mountain style and the mountain views are simply stunning. Even though the style is modern, we love that they have still incorporated a ski theme, with mountain-shaped headboards and a nod to traditional Alpine style in their use of stripped wood furtniture and fur throws for a really cosy feel. After a hard day's skiing, you can relax at the spa and use the indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, or have facial and body treatments by Cinq Mondes.
3* Hotel Terminal Neige Totem, Flaine
The resort of Flaine has always been known for its bold, modernist architecture and modern art installations, so it's no surprise that the resort also features some stylish and contemporary accommodations. The Terminal Neige Totem is a shining example of this, having been completely renovated and re-opened by the Sibuet family, who are well regarded for providing innovative and stylish hotels. The communal areas have an industrial feel, with muted colours and concrete accents, while the 96 rooms are stylishly decorated using chestnut furniture and plenty of cosy, woollen fabrics. As a truly unique touch, each room features a mural created by a local street artist as a reminder of Flaine’s artistic heritage.
4* La Source des Arcs, Arc 2000
As soon as you enter the reception at the Source des Arcs and see the bright yellow, oversized Chesterfield settee, you know the decor in this beautiful residence is going to be quirky and fun. The apartments themselves boast clean, modern feel with fun elements such as textured walls and stone accents. The residence is ideally situated at the top of the Cabriolet gondola, with direct access to the slopes of the fantastic Paradiski ski domain and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own balcony. Alternatively, you may wish to relax in the wellbeing centre, complete with swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
4* Le Taos Hotel & Apartment Suites, Tignes
Inspired by the spirit and culture of New Mexico, this innovative and unique hotel and residence boasts charm, convenience and easy access to the slopes. The hotel derives its name from the town of Taos which translates to ‘close to the lake’. The soul of Taos can be felt throughout the hotel; it boasts an earthly, homely décor successfully complimented by a selection of fantastic facilities and superb views of the surrounding mountains. Guests benefit from complimentary access to the swimming pool, sauna and steam room or you may alternatively choose to relax in the warm and welcoming bar area after a day spent exploring the extensive Espace Killy ski area.
5* Hotel Koh-I Nor, Val Thorens
Situated at the top of Val Thorens and at a height of 2,364m, the hotel boasts spectacular panoramic views of the resort and valley below. The Koh-I Nor claims the accolade of being the highest 5* hotel in Europe and the name translates to ‘Mountain of Light’ in Persian. This is reflected in the hotel’s luxurious architecture and décor, with large windows and a diamond shaped glass structure ensuring the rooms, spa and public areas are flooded with natural light. The hotel offers 63 opulent rooms and suites, three restaurants, a bar and south facing panoramic terrace. For relaxation and wellbeing after a day spent exploring the fantastic Three Valleys ski domain, guests can enjoy the luxurious spa area complete with two swimming pools, a sauna, steam room, experience showers and ice fountain.