Best hotels for contemporary luxury
by Richard Visick, 21st May 2015
Our luxury hotels come in all shapes and sizes, and a variety of styles. Here we have selected our top 5 for those who prefer contemporary luxury and cutting edge design...
1. The Chedi Andermatt *****
The Chedi Andermatt opened its doors in December 2013 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading luxury hotels in the Alps.
Part of the GHM Group - the Asian brand synonymous with style, service and serenity - the Chedi combines innovative modern architecture with elegant Alpine charm. Its extensive facilities include two restaurants, an après-ski bar and a magnificent spa with indoor/outdoor pool.
The sumptuous suites are beautifully furnished, and guests are offered every possible comfort and convenience, as you would expect in a hotel of this stature.
From £1755 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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2. W Verbier *****
Another iconic hotel brand, the W, has made a first foray into the Alpine scene with its flagship property in Verbier, which opened at the start of the 2013-14 winter season.
Sitting in an unbeatable ski-to-the-door location at the foot of the Médran lift, the W Verbier’s traditional chalet-style facade hides a more contemporary interior, with all the unbridled luxuries you would expect of the W label.
The clever addition of just enough traditional Alpine touches amongst the urban chic, combined with the hotel’s fantastic facilities and attentive service provided by its enthusiastic staff, have already made the W Verbier a huge hit.
From £2165 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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3. Les Suites de la Potinière *****
Courchevel 1850, France
Although Courchevel may have one of the highest ratios of 5-star hotels per capita in the world, Les Suites de la Potinière stands out as one of this exclusive resort’s most desirable establishments. Its cosy and intimate atmosphere (there are only 15 suites in total) and the effortlessly cool, cutting edge design, combine to make this the ultimate modern, luxurious retreat, right in the heart of one of the world’s greatest ski areas.
From £3460 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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4. Hotel Altapura *****
Val Thorens, France
The Hotel Altapura has won widespread international acclaim, and sets the benchmark for contemporary elegance.
The ultra-modern design, beautiful rooms equipped with a range of high-tech gadgets and fantastic designer spa put the Hotel Altapura at the pinnacle of cutting edge luxury. Its fantastic piste-side location at the entrance to Val Thorens and impeccable, friendly service only add to its appeal.
From £1395 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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5. Hotel Avenue Lodge *****
Val d'Isère, France
Eschewing the traditional style of many of its peers, the Hotel Avenue Lodge is a stylish alternative for fans of cool, modern design. In an excellent location bang in the centre of the village, and boasting one of the best spas in town, it has everything you could wish for in a luxury ski holiday.
From £1475 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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