Aman Le Melezin
What it is
An exquisite 31-room ski châteaux in the heart of charming Courchevel, with a two-story spa and three Michelin starred chef regularly helming the restaurants.
What it isn't
Just for skiers. Curated exploits include dog sledding surrounding powdery slopes, matcha tea ceremonies, and hot air balloon rides, among so many more.
What we think
Well-heeled ski bunnies have retreated to Courchevel for generations for its ultra-luxe amenities (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and more have outposts here) and storied history—boldface names ranging from Brigitte Bardot to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We have no doubt that Aman Le Melezin will be the new “it” place to stay. Guest rooms manage to nod to the region’s architectural history (thanks to intricate blonde oak woodwork galore) while maintaining a modernity that urbanists from across the globe demand. The starter room category, Chambre Junior, is a cozy 237 square feet; we love the Suite La Vanoise for its spacious 861-square-foot floor plan, separate living room with a flickering fireplace, and balcony that peeps out on the Vanoise mountains. Honeymooning (or second-honeymooning?)? Try the Suite Ski Piste with Hot Tub; it’s got its own Norwegian hot tub set on a private terrace overlooking the slopes.
You're here because
A luxe ski room awaits, complete with heated boot racks and ski butlers to assist with your every whim (including topnotch ski lessons).
Ensconced on a mossy velvet bench at Nama, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, you take in a fresh dusting of snow falling on the evergreen trees and can’t help but pinch yourself. Is this heaven? Then you have your first bite of dessert: rice pudding with yuzu sorbet and citrus jelly, and it’s settled. It’s real, and it is.
Restaurants & Bars
Nama - Exquisite sushi, sashimi and Wagyu beef are highlights of master chef Keiji Matoba's menu
The Bar, Library and Salon - offering Courchevel’s largest sake and Japanese whiskey collection, as well as a range of exclusive house cocktails
The Terrace - offering coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or après-ski drinks
Central Courchevel 1850, just a two block stroll from Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga.