Val d'Isère, French Alps
Airelles Val d'Isère
What it is
Arguably the most luxe ski resort in the Alps, with 41 elegant rooms, a Guerlain Spa, four gastronomic restaurants and watering holes, and activities galore—from husky sledding to paragliding.
What it isn't
Just outdoorsy. Guests can check out a movie from the library of the hotel’s private cinema, curl up in a recliner, and snack away with indoorsy delight.
What we think
If we only had a week left to live, we would probably check in here to spend it properly…it’s that good. Clefs d’Or Airelles member concierges await to pamper guests with assistance for any storybook whim, in any season, whether you want to go ice climbing or hike the prettiest untrammeled trails in the Manchet Valley. When you return home to the resort, you’ll find your chalet-inspired room to be Extraordinary with a capital E. Designed by Christophe Tollemer, even the most basic option is anything but; Premier Rooms are fitted with private hammams, deep soaking tubs and jaw-dropping views of the slopes. If you’re traveling en famille, the Two-Bedroom Suite is ready for your sprawl, with its private balcony, two bathrooms and 1,076-square foot floor plan under medieval-esque exposed beams.
You're here because
You’ve always believed in fairytales, and this place really makes them happen, for all ages. Case in point: the flowers hung from the ceiling of LouLou restaurant, which were designed by Thierry Boutemy (famous for his work on Sophia Coppola’s film ‘Marie Antoinette’).
After a morning on the slopes, you’re craving the coziest possible comfort food…and Savoyard cuisine delivers. Award winning pastry chef Patrick Chevallot bakes the housemade bread (he took “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 1994), and the fondue is so note-perfect you’ll be fantasizing about it for years to come.
Restaurants & Bars
Matsuhisa Val d'Isère - The menu will offer a unique culinary experience halfway between Japan and Peru, with a tailor-made range of legendary Nobu dishes.
Loulou Val d’Isère - Mediterranean cuisine and festive atmosphere
La Grande Ourse - Specialties of Savoyard cuisine, with a bistronomic twist
Le Relais Val d’Isère - Steakhouse restaurant with its sunny terrace in the heart of the Manchet valley
The Red Bar - Reveals rare alcohols, as well as an exceptional selection of great wines.
The Smokehouse - Connoisseurs of exceptional cigars and spirits can meet at the Airelles Val d'Isère smokehouse.
At the foot of the ski lift in Val d'Isère ski area, and walkable to a flotilla of buzzing cocktail bars. Be sure to drive 10 minutes away to Lac du Chervril— a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped alpine peaks, with postcard perfect views.