As the Christmas celebrations come to an end, there isn’t much that beats an energetic ski holiday. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite hotels that besides having amazing locations for memorable skiing, also offer a place of relaxation and fine dining once the sun sets.
Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, St Moritz, Switzerland
Located in the popular Swiss resort of St Moritz, this century old hotel offers a truly memorable stay, both during and after ski. It’s a distinctively individual and exclusive venue that blends local charm and tradition with contemporary design. This luxurious hotel has three restaurants: Les Saisons offers delicacies from all over the world, Ca de Oro is a luxurious Italian restaurant and Enoteca serves local cuisine.
However, the true star of this hotel is its 2,500 m2 spa and wellness area that includes an indoor pool, fitness area, sauna, aroma grotto, massage and beauty treatments… The list of ways to indulge goes on.
Hotel L’Arboisie, Megève, France
Located between the valleys of Upper Savoy in the heart of the French Alps, Hotel L Arboise has a charming ‘cabin in the woods’ feel. The décor of the rooms is inspired by the four elements and incorporates a mix of traditional use of slate and wood and modern comfort. An excellent restaurant serving Savoy specialties, as well as a well-equipped bar are on hand. The hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools and a spa with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, for some well-deserved pampering after a day on the slopes.
Located at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, La Pleta is a charming hotel offering authentically luxurious facilities and services. Besides a wide selection of both smaller rooms and larger suites, the hotel has a boutique, beauty salon, gym, indoor pool with sauna, café and two restaurants: Del Gel al Foc, serving Catalan cuisine, and Petita Borde, which focuses on health foods.
Aava Whistler Hotel, Whistler, Canada
Aava Whistler Hotel is a luxurious contemporary hotel with chic interiors, offering all the comforts of home. The hotel is located at the heart of Whistler Village, a buzzing place with lots of great shops as well as some of the best bars and restaurants that Canada has to offer. Relax on the outdoor pool deck and enjoy the fantastic views. Aava also has a restaurant offering only the finest ingredients; ‘White Spot’ is a British Colombia original that shouldn’t be missed.
Lagacio Mountain Residence, Dolomites, Italy
Located in the tiny village of San Cassiano among the Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO natural heritage site, this traditional hotel offers a stay that resembles something from a fairytale. Local timber, loam walls, wooden and stone floors and linen fabrics make this hotel original with a warm atmosphere, and wellness facilities are available for after ski relaxation.