An imposing fortress-inspired bolthole framed by snow-dusted pines and ragged mountain peaks, boutique hotel Aman Le Mélézin puts a contemporary spin on the classic ski lodge. A pared-down palette of blonde wood and creamy textiles keeps things warm and cosy in the Alpine rooms: retreat to piste-view balconies, private hot tubs or fireplace-boasting suites after a long day on the slopes. You’ll find much to tempt you away from fresh powder snow, thanks to an inviting cocktail bar, fine Japanese dining and a pampering muscle-soothing spa.
Bellecôte slope views
Ski-in, ski-out access
A bottle of champagne in your room
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Smokers needn’t brave the elements thanks to the hotel’s cigar lounge. Two Chambre Junior have been adapted for disabled guests, who also have access to all public areas.Limber up with a free pre-ski yoga session at 9am every day; private tuition can also be arranged for a fee.
Light packers, rejoice: the hotel has travel essentials such as plug adaptors and hair straighteners for impeccable après-ski dos, as well as a ski room from which guests can hire everything they’ll need to hit the slopes.
Keep things relaxed and cosy with cashmere knits, Moncler jackets and graphic patterns.
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Fresh from a head-to-toe refurbishment, hotel Aman Le Mélézin is a far cry from the tropical out-of-this-world retreats that have made the resort group’s name. Inspired by the imposing architecture of a French fortress, this Courchevel 1850 stay cuts an eye-catching figure on the slopes. Overlooking snow-capped peaks, photogenic pine forests and the gentle Bellecôte piste, its aesthetic is very much in keeping with its Alpine surroundings. Toffee and cream-hued rooms are pared-down and cosy, dressed with bold oak panelling in contemporary patterns; many have balconies overlooking the valley and some are decked out with private terraces and pine-view hot tubs. In the kitchen, chef Keiji Matoba rustles up Japanese washoku fare – a tantalising departure from the region’s cheese-and-charcuterie staples. A serene spa, fireplace-toting library and piste-facing bar complete the hotel’s cosseting arsenal – an indulgent recipe, in short, for effortless skiing breaks with all the trimmings.
310 Rue de Bellecôte, Courchevel 1850, 73120, Courchevel, France
0.3 mi / 0.5 km from city centre
- Valet parking
- Aerobics instruction
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- On-Site parking
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
Nama’s intimate dining room evokes a manor-house setting with its oak columns, bronze statues and tasteful paintings. Chef Keiji Matoba specialises in washoku, a traditional form of Japanese cuisine concerned with harmony: expect exquisite flavours and impeccable presentation.
Keep your eye on the slopes from the restaurant’s terrace.
Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 3pm, dinner from 7pm to 10pm. Tipples are poured at the bar until 1am.
Soothe post-ski munchies with French comfort food and a selection of Japanese morsels from Nama’s menu, which can be brought to your room around the clock.
Inspired by the aesthetic of a gentleman’s club, Mélézin Bar has enticing views of the slopes and village. Order the signature Mélézin cocktail, a violet-scented concoction made with local blueberries and a generous dose of champagne, or sample the bar’s inspired selection of Japanese whisky and sake. Pour yourself a tipple from the cigar lounge’s whisky and rum carafes; in fine weather, commandeer a deck chair on the bar’s outdoor terrace for bubbly afternoon tea.
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