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de Charme les Airelles in Courchevel, France Completes Final Stage of $51 Million
Courchevel, France (September 17, 2008) -
Situated in the heart of the Jardin Alpin, Hotel de Charme Les Airelles is one
of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world and will complete a two year
$51 million dollar renovation to coincide with the reopening of the winter season
on December 12. The five-star ski resort has hosted royalty and the world's most
illustrious guests and debuts the largest apartment suite in Courchevel. This
luxurious 5,900 square-foot four-bedroom accommodation sits atop the fourth floor
of the hotel, featuring a private Spa, sound proof screening room and a stunning
terrace with a whirlpool bath overlooking the French Alps.
extensive renovation brings Les Airelles' accommodations to a total of 37 guestrooms,
14 suites and a private apartment. All rooms and bathrooms have been upgraded
with refined decorations inspired from Italian and Austrian chalets of the past,
including hand-painted wooden panels, Frey and Rubelli materials, along with Dedar
and Declerc soft furnishings and silks. Units are fitted with the latest hi-fi
and video technologies and wireless high-speed Internet access. Bar and lounge
area have all received a facelift, now including a roaring fireplace, cozy and
intimate alcoves, a smoking parlor and lunch buffet restaurant with a sunlight
the new top fourth floor private apartment will make its debut with breathtaking
views over the Courchevel ski resort.
Prestige Junior Suites
on the hotel's south side offer 700 square-feet of space overlooking the ski slopes.
All feature a bright, vast living areas and bathrooms equipped with hammam-shower
and large dressing rooms. Some Prestige Junior suites are equipped with two bathrooms.
On the west side at snow level are Les Airelles' Junior Suites. The 430 square-foot
suites feature a separate lounge, guestroom and bathroom with hammam shower, plus
balconies that peer over the Jardin Alpin.
and relaxation can be found at the Valmont for Les Airelles health spa. 7,000
square-feet of public space include soothing waterfalls, swimming pool, indoor
and outdoor whirlpool bath, hammam and saunas. Physiotherapists-osteopaths, aesthetician,
hairdressers and a barber for the men, are all on hand to serve guests needs.
Adding to the spa is an aromatic jet shower system, a fruit
juice and herbal-tea bar, five sound proofed cubicles fitted with showers (one
of which offers balnÃ©o-therapy and a solarium) and a modern fitness
room with the innovative â€Kinesis Personal' system.
from the steaming sauna into the spa's one-of-a-kind snow cave. Covered with natural
and pure powder snow, the cave creates and idyllic atmosphere in a crystal-clear
glacier world. Guests experience the stimulating and cooling -10Â°C
temperature in between two trips to the sauna, creating a truly purifying sauna
By Terry, an exclusive upscale line of cosmetics
catering to the world's social elite is also available at Valmont for Les Airelles
spa. Founded by Terry Gunzburg, formerly of Yves Saint Laurent, these cosmetics
are built on principles of fashion and luxury. The line emphasizes texture, quality,
a staggering array of color choices, and presentation. The line is packaged in
â€Jewel Cases' reflecting the treasure inside.
The La Table du Jardin Alpin restaurant opens onto a
sunny terrace with direct access from the ski slopes to the Gloriette and the
Relais des Skieurs. A skier valet is available to help guests remove boots and
ease into warm carpet slippers.
After skiing or in the evening,
there is the Bar des Airelles, completely renovated for intimate gatherings. Refined
sweets await, accompanied with the finest teas and the hotel's famous hot chocolate.
Highlighted by soft piano or contemporary lounge music, the Bar des Airelles becomes
the essential evening meeting place for the hotel's clientele. An elegant smoking
room is available for those who love enjoying a cigar while sipping vintage spirits
after a meal or relaxing after a day on the slopes.
time, Pierre Gagnaire for Les Airelles serves up sumptuous dÃ©cor
and the cuisine of famed chef Pierre Gagnaire. The restaurant pays tribute to
Sissi of Bavaria, in a warm atmosphere of Austrian charm. In the center of the
room hangs a majestic chandelier from the Cristallerie St Louis. The art de table
is by the partner houses HermÃ¨s (crockery), Puiforcat (silverware)
and Cristallerie St Louis (glassware), all punctuated with contemporary touches
including Olivier GagniÃ¨re armchairs and modern artwork.
La Table du Jardin Alpin restaurant features traditional Bourgeoise cuisine stamped
with the seal of authenticity. At Le Coin Savoyard restaurant, guests will discover
a genuine Carnotzet, a unique place to taste regional specialties prepared with
the best local cheese products: Tartiflette, Raclette and Fondue, all in a family-friendly
The Children's Kingdom is a
new 1,076 square-foot transparent game room. A play castle invites the youngest
ones and a second room with arcade video games, two Wii consoles and curling game,
cater to older kids. Children also have the option to view films in a private
cinema room. All activity is under the benevolent and capable watch of the hotel's
The family-friendly hotel also features
an old-world wooden carrousel and children's entertainment for holidays including
Christmas with Santa Claus and Easter activities such as an Easter egg hunt. Les
Airelles is truly a children's paradise, paying attention to every need of younger
guests as much as is paid to the hotel's adult guests.
Boutique/ Skating Rink
On your way to the ski slopes, visitors will pass
Placette Italienne with a new Valentino Haute Couture Boutique, and a little further,
the Nouvel Espace Ski to rent or buy the latest innovative in ski equipment and
accessories. A private ice-rink will delight the young and not so young alike,
from the beginning of the season until mid-January. The hotel's famous Skier Valets
are at guests' disposal, providing assistance and access to the biggest ski resort
in the world, Les 3 VallÃ©es. In addition, free transfers by barouche,
a horse drawn carriage, are available to guests throughout their stay.
more information about Les Airelles, please visit www.airelles.fr.
About Les Airelles
Les Airelles also features a
business center, meeting space, children's program, fitness center, pool, ski
in ski out facilities and WiFi access. The property is located five minutes from
Courchevel Airport, thirty minutes from MoÃ»tiers Rail Station and
is a two-hour drive from Geneva and Lyon International Airport.
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