Posted on 22 November 2013
Reinforcing its reputation as one of the world’s most desirable and chic ski resorts, Courchevel is looking forward to the December opening of a landmark five-star hotel resort.
L’Apogee Courchevel, located in Courchevel 1850, is the latest addition in the distinguished Oetker Collection of hotels. Its arrival is a boost for the 1850 village, including owners of ski homes there, as it will attract high calibre guests to the area, putting it firmly on the radar of the world’s skiing jet set.
L’Apogee Courchevel translates as “the highest point” and the hotel seeks to reflect this through its location, service, and accommodation. Set in Le Jardin Alpin and just minutes from the ski village of Courchevel, the resort is expected to raise the skiing and cultural experience of the French Alps to a new level.
Featuring one of the largest ski schools in the world, a prime location atop a former Olympic ski jump, and the ability to ski in and out of the club directly, L’Apogee Courchevel will quickly become a landmark on the Courchevel slopes. Other winter activities such as dog-sledding, vertical ice climbing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding will also be available there.
The hotel has 55 rooms, including 33 suites, a four-bedroom penthouse, and a five-bedroom Chalet L’Amarante – an ideal base for conducting your hunt for the perfect ski property. Each contemporary room was designed by renowned architect and interior designers Joseph Dirand and India Mahdavi and feature special touches such as steam showers, heated balcony floors, and bespoke local furnishings.
The cuisine, including the restaurant Le Comptoir, at L’Apogee Courchevel is overseen by two-Michelin-star Chef Yannick Franques, which is complemented by two luxurious bar lounges – Le Bar de L’Apogee and the Champagne Lounge.