3 properties that reflect timeless elegance, located at the jet-set approved Megève!
Mont Blanc: Vintage modernity meets Alpine style
For over a century, this iconic hotel has seen the crème de la crème of the arts and cinema world pass through its doors, and yet the magic is still there. Its secret? An irresistible address, just a stone’s throw from the church tower, made for those who love a luxurious and yet authentic mountain lifestyle. The perfect place to sample Megève’s incredible charm, especially when the snow turns the square and church tower all white. Just stepping out through the hotel’s front door and one is immersed in the traditional narrow streets of this ultra-chic and authentic Alpine village.
Having always cultivated an elegant extravagance at this legendary Megève address, the Sibuet Family has recently given the hotel’s lounges and guest rooms a makeover, instilling a modern and timeless atmosphere through a blend of fine ceramics, arts and crafts, and 1950s and ‘60s furnishings.
With its ideal blend of extravagance and elegance, the Mont Blanc offers 38 rooms and suites, each with a bespoke décor. Clean-lined or magnificently sculpted wood is combined with the modernity and boldness of the 1950s and 60s design. The signature suites are the quintessence of this iconic hotel that Jean Cocteau nicknamed the 21st arrondissement of Paris. Each one is different and unique, a nod to the artists and cinema stars who have always been regulars here. Pale wood with a patina is enhanced by amethyst, glacial blue, leopard print or houndstooth check, and soft, snug fabrics and bed linen. A timeless couture décor such as found in the hotel lounges where a vintage breeze blows. Beautiful Vallauris ceramics parade alongside creations by Jean Marais, artisan and collector pieces, 1950s and 60s vintage light fittings and furniture.
Les Fermes de Marie: Chalet tradition meets luxury
In 1989, Les Fermes de Marie began paving the way for a new genre of hotel that has since then become a standard throughout the world. With its strong link to traditional housing, this completely new concept has been offering travellers the chance to enjoy a particular mountain lifestyle, all year round, and to spend a holiday in a high quality, comfortable, family-oriented setting.
The hotel is laid out as a small hamlet of high mountain pasture farms several centuries old, lying in a 4-acre park in the heart of Megève. The nine interlinked chalets form a haven. Each of the farms was dismantled, every piece of wood was numbered, and then reassembled on concrete frames in line with the heritage and the traditions of the area. In this timeless retreat away from it all, the charm of the decoration is only equalled by the soul of every piece of furniture and the patina of every object. The comfort of the 70 highly individual rooms and suites is based on traditional simplicity and subtle refinement, but incorporates modern life as well. The warmth of the T old wood is matched by that of an attentive and ever personal staff. The impeccable quality and range of services on offer mark the personality of a hotel like no other. Here the notion of service takes on its full meaning. Elegant and comfortable, the bar is extremely cosy, with its deep armchairs and huge sofas covered in pine green velvet and sheepskin. Warm materials all blend admirably with the atmosphere and colours that give the place its character.
Lodge Park: Nordic style meets contemporary design
Lodge Park is a trendy, elegant haven in the heart of Megève that wonderfully captures the feel of a chic, Nordic mountain refuge. Guests are transported into a globe-trotting atmosphere throughout the hotel and its 49 rooms and suites. An elegant lodge at the ends of the earth with a stylish coming together of the Far North, the African Savannah and a Scottish manor house, featuring trapper snow-shoes, antelope horn chandeliers, colourful ethnic fabrics, deer antler armchairs and sequoia trunk tables.
The rooms, more lodge than ever, are real sanctuaries of serenity where it is delightful to relax after a day of intense activity in the mountains. Every detail calls out to dreams and restfulness: from the saddle-style leather headboard to the soft woven plaid bed covers, a wild and sophisticated bathroom in the subtle tones of the Savannah, or a cozy corner with a crackling fireplace.