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Cheval Blanc Courchevel 1850

Louis Vuitton’s hotel, a Haute-Couture alpine retreat

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Only real skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts appreciate the satisfaction of feeling exhausted, their dry hands and cracked lips after a full day out in the endless slopes of the French Alps. But it doesn't matter whether you are a hardened skier or a beginner, few things compare to the sensations you feel when you get a massage at the Guerlain Snow Spa or when plunging into the indoor pool, after a day beaten by the mountain wind and sun.

Every single corner of the hotel oozes LVMH’s savoir-faire. Like a piece of haute-couture, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is one of a kind among the best Alpine resorts. Here, art pervades, some of the pieces were commissioned by Karl Lagerfeld. The pieces seem to harmonically blend with the mountain landscapes outside, through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Don’t you feel like toasting for the new year at "Le 1947", the hotel’s two Michelin star restaurant? There’s no better way than welcoming the year having a personalised dining experience at “Le 1947," where the chef serves improvised dishes created according to your preferences along with magnum sized bottles of wine and Champagne.

Seven days a week, eight hours a day of nonstop skiing without hitting the same slope twice: Welcome to Le Trois Vallées. Here Courchevel joins the neighbouring ski areas of Méribel and Val Thorens to form the World's largest ski domain.

At Cheval Blanc Courchevel you will be able to enjoy the best Alpine snow in a setting of unparalleled sophistication.

This is definitely the ultimate Alpine retreat.

One of a kind

Cheval Blanc Courchevel, the first of Louis Vuitton's trilogy of boutique hotels, the others being Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives and Cheval Blanc St-Barths, is not just another top-of-the-range hotel, but a real piece of art, where uniqueness is patent in every single detail.

The decoration, by designer Sybille de Margerie, artworks by Karl Lagerfeld, who personally contributed the photography and composition, and art pieces by artists of international standing such as Takashi Murakami and Andreas Gursky, confer to Cheval Blanc a truly unique character, halfway between a luxury Alpine hotel and an art gallery; an art display that might even be able to rival the Art Basel show.

But Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a lot more than a magnificent art showroom: it is an exclusive and comprehensive high-end experience, that encompasses your whole stay in Courchevel and delights you at every turn.

The fact that over 80% of Courchevel Cheval Blanc is booked by regulars, that come back year after year, speaks for itself and highlights the degree of loyalty that Cheval Blanc has achieved among some of the World’s most sophisticated skiers.

Gastronomy

Epicures will be glad to know that Courchevel’s restaurants boast an impressive total of 12 Michelin stars. Even in this extraordinary gastronomic haven, Cheval Blanc Courchevel shines with a light of its own.

The hotel’s name is already a declaration of intentions, since it is an homage to Louis Vuitton’s prestigious winery, Château Cheval Blanc, in Saint-Émilion, near Bordeaux.

Le 1947, with two Michelin stars, and renowned thrice-Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno at the helm, offers a creative interpretation of French culinary traditions. 

The connection with the prestigious winery resurfaces at dinner time: Cheval Blanc’s signature restaurant, Le 1947, refers to the Chateau’s best vintage ever. Indeed, the wines available from the cellar at Le 1947 are something to dream about, such as the Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Some wine references are served here pretty much in exclusivity.

Le 1947 is not the only dining option at Cheval Blanc Courchevel, though. Those looking for a social dining experience will enjoy the “Table a Partage”, an ideal venue for private dining parties with no set menu, the chef will improvise a delicious menu based on the diners' preferences, all accompanied, of course, with wine and Champagne.

The White is a contemporary Alpine brasserie. Designed by architect Peter Marino, The White offers bistro-style seating and primes conviviality at meal times. It is specially recommended to try local Savoyard specialities, with a touch of Yannick Alléno’s culinary art.

The White Bar  is the ideal place to recharge your energies after an intense day up on the slopes, it offers a sumptuous selection of French desserts, to be savoured together with the special "Skier’s Afternoon Tea."

The Cigar Lounge, set in a converted Mongolian yurt, offers the coziness and elegance of a classical club.

Additionally, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is always looking for new ways to surprise its guests. This is at the root of “The Creations," that range from the chef’s delicious fruit buns or the original “saucisson cellar” that offers over 20 varieties of sausages from France and other countries, paired with the best wines.

Do not forget to ask for the latest “Creations” when you check in!

Wellness

Cheval Blanc Courchevel’s own in-house Guerlain Spa could be easily considered the apogee of après-ski.

Guerlain has developed a range of treatments exclusively for Cheval Blanc, with a focus on practitioners of Winter sports.

Additionally, here you can also enjoy Ochidée Impériale, one of Guerlain’s feature anti-ageing skin treatments, the result of years of research in the firm’s orchidarium.

Parisian hair-dresser John Nollet, a favorite among movie stars and celebrities, offers know-how through Cheval Blanc’s Hair Room Service.

And what's better than a stretching session before or after skiing at the hotel’s gym in the company of a qualified fitness instructor? Or perhaps relax at the infinity pool, with its very own waterfall and stone decor? It's your choice!

At the feet of the slopes

Cheval Blanc Courchevel is located at Jardin Alpin, the beating heart of Courchevel 1850, the resort’s most sought-after area, renowned for its high end shopping, Michelin-starred restaurants and sophisticated nightlife.

The hotel’s privileged location allows you to hit the slopes without delay. Before you set for your day of skiing, Cheval Blanc’s staff will have taken care of your ski material, heating the boots and preparing some treats for you, such as hand heaters and snacks, for you to enjoy during the day.

Moreover, the personnel can also arrange tailor-made skiing experiences, so that you can best enjoy the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains, including, if you wish, helicopter lifts.

Romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages through a snow-covered Courchevel is also an option.

Shopping

Shopping in Courchevel 1850 is legendary. But it gets even better than that…

You do not even need to leave the hotel. This being an LVMH establishment, Cheval Blanc Courchevel offers a shopping experience on a par with the best Parisian high street: Fendi and Louis Vuitton boutiques are right inside the hotel.

Here you will also find an amazing selection of the best brands for the practice of Winter sports, including a pair of custom-made skis devised in cooperation with sports specialist Lacroix. With these skis on, any slope you grace will instantly be transformed into a haute couture catwalk.

Snowboarders, rejoice! There is also something special for you: a custom-made snowboard designed exclusively for Cheval Blanc by Nidecker of Switzerland.

Children

Here, kids are kings! The Cheval Blanc playroom is called Le Carrousel, and is supervised by the hotel's minders, the perfect setting to make the holidays even more special for the little ones.

 

Here, no two rooms are the same. As in art, uniqueness is the defining feature of Cheval Blanc Courchevel.

The hotel has a total of 36 rooms and suites, each with its own set of features and decor.

Soft, warm materials prevail giving the interiors of the property the allure of a cozy Alpine refuge within a setting of unparalleled sophistication.

A three bedroom chalet plus the superlative “L’appartement”, boasting three suites and a master bedroom, complete the offering at Cheval Blanc Courchevel.

What you will love

  • Unique art-rich setting at the feet of the slopes
  • Two star Michelin restaurant
  • Guerlain Spa 

 

The Apartment

This is Cheval Blanc's Penthouse: an authentic alpine retreat with almost 7,000 square feet and supreme views of Courchevel. 

Hors Categorie describes everything about these quarters: construction, material, decoration and furnishing.

The main floor has three bedrooms with en suites offering a hammam with chromotherapy. A hanging rotating fireplace dominates the spacious dining room/salon and creates the perfect atmosphere for some relaxed reading in front of picture windows. A private kitchen and bar, as well as an adjoining home cinema theater, complete this floor.

The upper floor is pragmatic. There are two large dressing rooms, one on each side of the sweeping staircase, that set the stage for a gala performance. The Carrara marble in the bathrooms suggests a world of bel canto. Add Mountain Chic bath salts to taste and immerse yourself into the main bathtub. The private massage room and Murano crystal chromotherapy hammam complete de exclusive bathroom.

The wildlife in Courchevel's forests are always present in the apartment and throughout Cheval Blanc in various shapes and sizes in unique decorative pieces.

 

The Chalet

Over 1,610 square feet, make the Chalet an exclusive residence with all the services of a hotel. It has three bedrooms, a spacious salon on each of the three levels and a private lift that takes you straight to the slopes.

The Chalet's entrance includes a ski locker room where you can leave your equipment and change into some comfortable slippers before taking the lift directly into your lodgings.

The main floor boasts a wide space of grey oak and picture windows leading out to a garden and terrace with a private jacuzzi.

Next to the dressing room, a sumptuous bathroom fitted with Zebrano marble offers a hammam shower with chromotherapy. Unwind afterwards with a good film in the private home cinema theater.

The upper floor houses the bedroom—with a large dressing room and bathroom with a chromotherapy hammam—and a dining room/salon looking out over the peaks of Trois Vallées where a hanging fireplace creates the perfect atmosphere to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book from the Chalet's library. A Frederik Molenschot chandelier presides over the dining table.

The third and top floor houses the main bedroom, decorated in gold and black. The suite has a bath made of Zebrano marble, a spacious lounge with private bar and a balcony overlooking the slopes.

  

Suites and Deluxe Suites

The suites boast between 800 and 1,100 square feet: one of them is elegantly arranged around a bright and roomy lounge designed to display a sculpture collection.

This second suite has a large reading room at its heart, next to the dining room and also boasts a sauna in the bathroom: the perfect way to unwind after a day on the slopes. 

 

Junior Suites

There are 13 suites measuring between 500 and 700 square feet: each with a double bedroom, a spacious lounge and a bathroom with separate hammam and phototherapy. 

 

 

Superior Deluxe Rooms

Ten rooms with approximately 500 square feet have a South exposure with breath-taking views of the Sommet de la Saulire. Each one is decorated differently and includes a bathroom with separate hammam and phototherapy.  

 

 

Superior Rooms

Five rooms with approximately 450 square feet: they include a spacious bathroom with separate hammam and phototherapy in addition to a balcony or terrace.

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Dinning

Le 1947

This lodge is names after the year of Chateau Cheval Blanc's best vintage. Bestowed with two Michelin stars and the supervision of master chef Yannick Alléno, its kitchen is like a great orchestra harmonizing the different melodies of modern and traditional French haute cuisine.

Julian Hoeber has created a décor that, in its turn, fuses the warmth of leather with a minimalist structural design. Each table is situated under a cupola that establishes separate and discrete dining spaces.

La Table de Partage

Gather family and friends around a custom-made designer table by Gilles Hoang: La Table de Partage is the ideal place for a private celebration.

Your tastes and preferences along with our chef's creativity result in a uniquely creative and personalized menu.

The White

Redesigned by the architect, Peter Marino, The White is an elegant, contemporary brasserie serving haute cuisine inspired in the Alps region as well as traditional specialities such as fondue and tartiflette.

Its outside terrace offers exceptional views of the slopes and cries out for a really good barbecue.

The White Bar

The whole family can enjoy a wide variety of classic French puddings here in the afternoons. Come evening, the White Bar is reserved for private functions.

The Cigar Lounge

This traditional Mongolian yurt makes a warm and inviting smoking room outside.

Sink into a comfy armchair surrounded by leather wall hangings and hardwood coffee tables: the perfect environment to enjoy a cigar and liqueur.

 

The Cheval Blanc Spa

The Spa is a tribute to one of the many jewels in the LVMH crown: Guerlain has created special, Winter sports treatments exclusively for Cheval Blanc.

The Spa offers tailored, limited edition Guerlain products; some that are exclusive to the hotel. Here you can find the only four bottles that exist in the World of one of their most special perfumes

 

The Orchidée Salon is a must-visit. Experience Orchidée Imperial: Guerlain's anti-aging treatment.

Hairdressing Room Service

The renowned Parisian stylist, John Nollet, brings a touch of Hollywood glitter to his clients. He is very much sought-after by stars of the silver screen so it is an authentic privilege to be in his hands.

Fitness Center

Disconnect and relax at the cascade pool completely decorated in stone. 

The complete fitness center offers private stretching instruction adapted for skiers.

 

Guests have a large number of services, including:

  • Horse-drawn Carriage
  • Helicopter Shuttle 
  • Rapid and exclusive air transfers between the airport and hotel

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