Nothing beats ending the year in luxury and style… We recently had the chance to enjoy Courchevel’s Hotel Barrière Les Neiges. A luxurious ski-in, ski-out affair, Les Neiges lies within a short walk from the town’s main ski lift station and town center. Luxury here is not only defined by the hotel, it’s beauty and professional staff. Luxury is what we felt by the attentive care and treatment felt every step of the experience at Hotel Barrière Les Neiges, Courchevel…
Thanks to Julie Antonioli, Marketing and Communication Manager at Chez Groupe Barrière, we took our time discovering this incredible hotel.
The hotel’s 42 rooms include 20 spacious suites ranging from superior to prestige offerings. In 2017 it’s no surprise to see that everything within the room, including paying the bill, can be done through the supplied iPad.
Wooden elements all around create a warm sense of luxury along with numerous throws and cushions in each room. On the higher floors rooms enjoy wonderful mountain views and many have small terraces.
The bathrooms are spacious; some have piste views and are equipped with double white marble basins, dressing tables and big walk-in showers. Toiletries are own-brand, Diane Barriere products. And we’re not ashamed to tell advise you to try the toilet seats… Warmth has a new meaning.
Headed up by a Lebanese, Rihab Saad, the hotel’s restaurants are simply fantastic. Let’s stop a moment to tell you how proud we were to meet Rihab. A dedicated individual with so much to offer.
Le Fouquet is a Parisian legend and this incredible brasserie serves up fantastic dishes in the midst of cinematic elements and portraits of film stars, and it’s where breakfast is served.
We can’t recommend Le Fouquet enough, it’s simply fun and the food is remarkable.
B Fire is a must-try for those looking for traditional, wood-fired dishes. A new dining concept, it draws its inspiration from Argentina and the flames bring out the subtle flavors of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits alike. You just have to try the shoulder of lamb with potatoes, dates and Burrata. Wherever you choose to eat, you won’t be disappointed.
We were also treated to some delicious raclette in a special exclusively small space within the hotel’s premises called The Chalet. And adorable space with just a few tables, chairs covered in fur, more wood and more decorative sheep.
The Spa Diane Barrière and it seven rooms, hammam and 20-meter pool are out of this world. The perfect place to relax after a long day on the slopes, it just might be our favorite spot in the hotel. Before and after your treatment, you’re served from a great selection of teas while you listen to soothing music and are waited on by attentive staff. A first rate experience, we must admit to falling asleep, a testament to the workout we had on the slopes that day!
Speaking of which, we spent the morning snowshoeing around the forest and through the woods. Beatrice, a professional ski instructor show you the best ways around the slopes, she was a dream! Straight from Ski Room within the hotel, we started our two-hour adventure.
Surrounded with sky high beautiful trees covered in white snow, the experience was one to remember, even the ‘falling downs’ were fun.
Other facilities include in-house screening room and a children’s playroom. The piste-side ski and boot room is a true high point, with a young, fresh team working tirelessly to help guests get the most from the slopes. With never-ending smiles, a constantly-refreshed sideboard of hot drinks and fresh cakes the boot room is a place of warmth and fun after a long day out in the cold.
Hotel Barrière Les Neiges really does represent a first-class winter hotel. With its homage to the past, its classic ski-friendly elements and hard-working staff, this modern take on a timeless era is just perfect for couples and families alike.