Taking French Elegance & Hospitality to New Heights – Les Neiges Courchevel
HOTEL LES NEIGES COURCHEVEL IS AN ICONIC DEVELOPMENT CRADLED IN THE LAP OF NATURE AMIDST THE FRENCH ALPS
The Barriere Group unveiled the prestigious new Hotel “Les Neiges Courchevel” on the 16th of December last year. It is a premier for the Barriere Group to open up a luxurious 5 stars hotel by reaching the summits of excellence in the so famous ski spot, of Courchevel, France. Dominique Desseigne the developer is extremely proud and elated to announce the outcome of a new human and financial venture that culminated in the restoration of the chalet in the heights of the French Alps.
HOTEL LES NEIGES IS A LUXURIOUS UNIQUE CHALET OF EXCEPTION IN COURCHEVEL NEWLY OPENED SINCE LAST DECEMBER
Courchevel, is in the heart of the French Alps and invites lovers and the mountain to beautiful encounters with nature. With more than 600km of tracks, panoramas, contrasts, and majestic with as background the mythical Mont Blanc, some could call it a white paradise in Courchevel. Showcasing a luxurious modern chalet in line with the extreme requirements of the French excellence, signed by Barriere Fouquet’s Group – this is certainly a ideal getaway. Just the name of Barriere Fouquets evokes in everybody’s mind a picture of french style and elegance, after several awards to their 5 star properties by international travel agencies globally.
THE COURCHEVEL “LES NEIGES” EMERGES FROM THE SNOW OF THE MOUNTAINS WITH FRENCH “ELEGANCE”
The name of Barriere, has been for over a century, the legendary guarantor of know-how, excellence, discreet and delicate luxury in French, . The luxurious group proved to be able to attract, seduce an exclusive and elegant clientele. Founded in 1912 by Francois Andre and developed successively by Lucien Barriere, Diane Barriere-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne. Barrière went through the ages to become the French leader of casinos and a reference in luxury hotels.
Through its exceptional establishments, the Group embodies symbols of prestige, refinement and elegance in the French style and has always stood out at placing service excellence at the heart.
The brand new Hotel Barriere “Les Neiges” (Which literally means “The snows” in French is located at 1850 m altitude. A few steps away the Croisette skis to the feet on the Bellecote trail. The new establishment is in fact the defector of the Hotel des Neiges, one of the historic addresses of Courchevel which celebrates its 70 years this winter.
The Barriere group reconfigured the building from A to Z. Keeping only the original frame and, even, the roof has been enhanced and recoated from these two slopes pure cottage style that it lacked previously. The result is spectacular, as the hotel has grown to 42 rooms (35 to 42 m²) and suites (46 to 206 m²), plus a penthouse of 310 m², from the initial 70.
It now offers two restaurants, with terrace facing south XXL, 1 000 m² of spa (7 care rooms Biologique Recherche and Ligne St Barth, aquatic course, sauna, hammam), a 20 m long swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, -room of 240 m² (coached by Maison Bernard Orcel, an institution in Courchevel), a projection room, a (superb) children and teen club.
Courchevel has a plethora of palaces but this one is already announced as a “jewel” with all the latest innovations in in-room technology. The small number of rooms will undoubtedly allow guests to benefit from the exceptional service that characterizes the Barriere hotels and its infrastructures, which are already remarkable.
HOTEL LES NEIGES IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE BEST SPOTS OF SKI IN FRENCH GRANDES ALPS
The hotel is located at the foot of the Bellecôte trail in Courchevel 1850, perfectly combining the alpine tradition with its mountain architecture and the excellence of the Barriere French know-how.
From the top of its seven floors, it unveils the discreet elegance of upscale comfort. The 42 rooms and suites (some with fireplace), and its luxurious ski room of 240m2, not to forget the 3 concepts of tasty catering, including a Fouquet’s brewery and its little VIP club presents to guests the horizons of the mountains, summit and snowy trees.
In the heart of Courchevel 1850, the luxurious ski room will offer beginners and expert skiers easy access to the 600km of slopes of the 3 valleys, the largest ski area in the world, served by 169 ski lifts. The hotel “Les Neiges”, offers a special attention to the preparation of the skis, which are installed daily on the track by the valet ski.
All this will make this hotel an exceptional, elegant and authentic destination, with family or friends. The decoration of raw materials sober and discrete ensures a warm atmosphere around a palette of colours inspired by the variations of the sky and the sunrise.
The inspiration’s design, is entirely drawn from the atmospheres and materials of the mountain, and revisited in a luxurious and contemporary. Between peaks and sky, the Barriere Spirit is incarnated to perfection in this elegant and historic destination. Weather the guest is travelling alone, or with family or friends, they will surely rediscover the pleasures of an exceptional stay in the most beautiful ski resort.
THE DECOR IS CONCEIVED AND DESIGNED BY NATHALIE RYAN WHO CREATED THE DIRO SUITE AT THE MAJESTIC CANNES
The Hotel “Les Neiges”, Courchevel was built in a style of a traditional Chalet, and has included an exclusive boutique, understated the design inviting the guests to unwind after days spent exploring the spot of ski Courchevel, or snow walkings, or sport activities around the mountains.
The guest will be able to appreciate the decor conceived by Nathalie Ryan, who signed it, and is easily noticeable, under her elegant touch. The style of the decor means to be welcoming and warm, dotted with stones, woodwork and silky fabrics. She began her collaboration with the Group in 2010, when she created the Dior Suite at the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic: 400 square meters of elegance and French art of living, in the finest materials and most precious materials. Other Hotels of the Barriere Group, such as “Le Normandy” or the “Royal Deauville”, it is the same finesse that motivates the designer, Nathalie Ryan. She explains that she wanted to “respect and preserve the historical soul of the buildings with their codes, their characters, blowing a decoration of today, authentic”.
The Hotel Barrière Les Neiges makes its promises, by showcasing a unique emotional experience, beyond the visit of just a building. Nathalie Ryan interior designer redecorated the “Normandy” in Deauville and gave it a nice revival for this historic hotel,” says the owner and Chairman Dominique Desseigne.
It’s a dream coming true, as far as I am concerned. I wanted a new prestigious location for skiing and relaxing in the middle of Courchevel mountains by the legendary group Barriere, explains the owner of Fouquet’s and Majestic Cannes, Dominique Desseigne and adds that he could not reach that dream without his exceptional team, that he is thanking, form down to the top of the staff:
“With all the work of the group I was not disappointed by this project, then the mix of the concept of the artworks using the noble materials, in the mountains, delivered the warmth and the idea of the luxury, since the entrance by the fireworks .Therefore, I like the idea that we created a contemporary atmosphere and mountain stylish, in an eco-friendly approach”, explains Nathalie Ryan.
The mix of larches, comes in contrast with the dark ebony and light that gives a tonality, to the furniture level by keeping the leather on the drawers with a mix of crafts, which is why I use silks, cashmere furs and sheets Wool and linen, as referring to my origin of Couture.
The noble fabrics were used for expanding the lighting. The bathroom whose floor has been made with shale to shines anthracite color and beautiful marbles and showers technology. The Summum of the best moment is spent at the Presidential Suite, which is on the top floor, with a hydropole. It has a facade of two dimensions, with pallet, and its annexed bathroom and dressings, plus the big salons, dining room, and two areas signed 100% Fouquet’s.
THE HOTEL PROVIDES MOMENTS OF ARTISTIC ENJOYMENTS UP MOUNTAINS
A bit like the Majestic Barriere in Cannes, where many activities are devoted to cinema, the hotel “Les Neiges” will have a workshops, comics, editing and video, as well as sculpture, music, recording, for children from 4 to 12 years old. The Kid’s club enables the young customer to experience, the games and activities with enthusiasm.
The Ski Room of 240 m2 is the largest room at Courchevel “Les Neiges”. It is associated to Bernard Orsel, the well-known professional ski material manufacturing company. The attendants are happy to assist the clients put on their skis, helmets, heated gloves and warm clothes.
The December 15th inauguration was attended by many agencies from France and elsewhere.
The Live events of all the dean agencies shall be called for organizing cultural events like Russian New Year’s Day and event as per the universal calendar during the festival season.
Dominique Desseigne, the owner of the Barrier’s Group, explains …. “This was a great financial, geographical, human and economic challenge. It’s about doing what we are good at, and doing it at our best. We don’t pretend to be better than the rest that already exist, we aim to be loyal to our clientele, who are used to our high standards of service. We are already working on the recruitment of workforce. Among the 130 people who will be recruited are those that will carry our brand name high and guarantee excellence to our clientele. Our international development strategy has worked well so far. For instance our establishment in Saint Barth, Caribbean Island is highly frequented esp. by North Americans, who need the best service and don’t mind spending money. We also plan to open a Casino soon in Abidjan in Ivory Coast.”