Les Airelles: A winter tale

Les Airelles
Les Airelles

Les Airelles, the prestigious star of Courchevel, the favorite destination of the ski world, invites you to a unique winter holiday experience. We talked to Les Airelles General Manager Jacques Charles about all the exclusive details of this fairytale hotel.

Hotel Les Airelles turns your ski holiday into a dream experience with its location, architecture, and outstanding services. What are the distinctive features of the space?

Les Airelles is one of the 6 prestigious hotels and restaurants of the LOV Hotel Collection. Le Chalet Privé Ormello, Le Mélézin, Le Chalet de Pierres and Les Airelles are located in Courchevel, while La Bastide de Gordes hotel is located in the Gordes region and Le Pan Deï Palais is located in Saint-Tropez.

Our vision is determined by the idea of ​​developing luxury concepts infamous and unforgettable locations. Everything is developed at Les Airelles to offer a personalized stay. We promise a personalized and unforgettable holiday. We strive to make every minute of your time at Les Airelles exceptional.

Les Airelles, a member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, which brings together the world’s leading hotels, is the most valuable of our hotels. Les Airelles is often compared to Disneyland’s fairytale castle, Sleeping Beauty Castle. Les Airelles is called the palace of a thousand and one pleasures. A dream palace built on the slopes, the legendary palace of Courchevel…

What activities await guests here?

Les Airelles consists of five thousand square meters of space containing 52 regular rooms and 14 suites, and a 550 square meter detached mansion with its own private butler. We have three restaurants and one of our chefs, Pierre Gagnaire, has 2 Michelin stars. Our hotel, which is built on the slopes, offers indoor and outdoor ski areas and valet service for skiing. With Cellcosmet SPA, indoor swimming pool, hairdresser, boutiques, special ice-skating area, and ski shop, it is possible to do many activities in Les Airelles.

At Les Airelles we offer many possibilities and holiday programs in our children’s areas. A 100 square meter game room with a big castle inside, a cinema, a multimedia corner, Play Station, X-Box and many different kinds of toys suitable for all ages… The game room is supervised by caregivers and animators for 12 hours. A large carousel is placed on the terrace for New Year’s Eve.

We offer various activities for after skiing during your holidays in Les Airelles. Traveling on sleds or snowmobiles pulled by Siberian wolves, magic shows, and laser shows in the forest… It will also be possible to relax around the Eskimo houses we will build this year and enjoy chocolate and cookies.

The team has a unique style here, doesn’t it?

The entire team of Les Airelles wears a uniform suitable for the mountain. Thus, we offer our guests a special atmosphere in harmony with the hotel’s architecture, which they cannot find elsewhere in Courchevel. While the female employees wear long dresses, the clothes of the male hotel staff are inspired by the mountain commandos of the Alps.

It must not be easy to meet the expectations of distinguished guests from all over the world…

At Les Airelles, luxury is like a permanent condiment. Many prestigious brands such as Hermes, Bentley, Cartier, and Christies surround you. Our interior designer, Christophe Tollemer, is very talented and takes care of the decoration and renovation of our hotels. At Les Airelles, the main line of our design is Austro-Hungarian-Bavarian styles. We use wooden areas together with traditional tiles and hang original pictures on our walls. From the rooms to the common areas, antiques, traditional striped furniture, luxury tapestries, artwork, and paintings are featured everywhere. As I mentioned before, the clothes of our employees are in harmony with our ambiance and in a suitable color.

We will open a new dinner restaurant in Les Airelles this winter. It will be an Italian concept restaurant that we developed inspired by the prestigious hotel Cala Di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy. Thus, at Les Airelles, our guests will have a wide selection of restaurants: Le Coin Savoyard offers classic regional dishes from the hands of 2 Michelin-starred chefs Pierre Gagnaire. La Table du Jardin Alpin serves as a gourmet buffet style lunch restaurant. The new Cala Di Volpe will present the most delicious examples of Italian cuisine.

In addition, guests staying at one of our three properties in Courchevel (Les Airelles, Le Chalet Ormell, or Le Melezin) can use their half-board rights at any other property. In other words, it is possible to have lunch at Le Chalet de Pierre or La Folie Douce and dinner at Les Airelles or Le Melezin. Only at LOV Hotel Collection Courchevel has such a comprehensive experience.

How are special days celebrated here?

For the end of the year, we organized an impressive and exciting event with the concept of Empress Sissi. Hungarian gourmet menu, magnificent decoration, surprises, and shows… It was an unforgettable night! We have planned many different events for our winter seasons such as Russian Christmas, Women’s Day, and Carnival events.

Courchevel is one of the world’s favorite ski resorts. What times are ideal to visit this place?

Our hotel is open from mid-December to mid-April. From January 15 to February 15 Courchevel is a little quieter. This period is perfect for those who want to travel outside of the busy holiday season. However, of course, it should not be forgotten that Courchevel is a great ski destination and offers many opportunities besides skiing, such as shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs.

What do you think should be in a man’s winter holiday suitcase?

Ski gear for the day and trendy clothes for the night. An iPod full of music to relax in the ski cabins, a Go-Pro to record unforgettable moments, a helmet with earmuffs to enjoy the ramps, sunglasses, scarf, gloves, sunscreen, ski goggles, and a credit card ready for shopping!…

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