Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Chamonix

Hôtel Mont-Blanc
Around for over a hundred years and recently lavishly refurbished, the Hôtel Mont-Blanc Chamonix is the grand dame of the Chamonix hotel scene.
Les Houches
Chalet Bibendum
Private catered lodge at the foot of Mont-Blanc is among the more luxurious chalets in Chamonix.
Club Med
Club Med is a byword for style and sophistication, so it's hardly surprising that the spa at its Chamonix outpost is one of the best in the area.
Chamonix Experience
25 experienced guides await at Chamonix Experience, where you can choose from a variety of itineraries to really get the best out of the mountain.
Ski Sensations
Les Aiglons
Les Aiglons offers everything any discerning ski bunny would ever want under one fabulous roof.
Chalet Refuge de Lognan
Chalet-Refuge de Lognan is one of the best restaurants on the mountains, thanks in large part to its secreted away location.
Le Bistrot
Le Bistrot is run by a Michelin starred chef who knows exactly what he's doing; the proof, as they say, is in his puddings.
Golf de Chamonix
Chalet des Drus
Immaculately designed chalet pitting the traditional against the modern.
Le Restaurant 3842
After a room with a view? Look no further than Le Restaurant 3842, which offers sweeping panoramas with its lunches.
Chalet Le Marti
With space for 20 skiers, Chalet Le Marti proves that big is beautiful with plenty of room for apres-ski fun; add to that the services of a personal chef and waiting staff and you're guaranteed a good stay.
Evolution 2
Evolution 2 has ski bunnies of all levels flocking to its classes; the all-mountain course is its crowning glory.
Chambre 9
Expect loud rock music and strong drinks at this après-ski favourite; indeed, Chambre 9 is where the after-party's at, and everyone's invited!
Grand Hotel des Alpes
As one of Chamonix's grand dames, the appropriately named Grand Hotel des Alpes may be old but it's certainly not outdated.
Casa Valerio
Casa Valerio serves up ridiculously Fresh Italian fare; the pizza is particularly good here, and locals flock in their pasta-loving droves.
Hotel Les Lanchers
Proving once and for all that size doesn't matter, Hotel Les Lanchers is a boutique beauty on the outskirts of Chamonix; expect charm and comfort from the moment you check-in.
La Terrasse
Whether you want to lounge on a sofa cocktail in-hand or dance on a suitably sturdy table, La Terrasse can provide; as one of the resort's biggest and best bars, this venue is as versatile as they come.
Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix
As one of the most respected guide operators in Chamonix, Compagnie des Guides will have you up and on the slopes in no time.
Jeu de Paume
Chalet just got a whole lot more chic at Jeu de Paume; 23 super-stylish rooms await, all decked out with traditional mountain décor.
Ski touring
Ski touring is one of the best ways to take in the picturesque sights of the resort, without rushing past everything at breakneck speed.
Mountain Guide Office – AIGMB
The official office of Chamonix's mountain guides who offer a range of summer and winter activities for the outdoors enthusiast...
Alpina
Three-star doesn't necessarily mean below-par, as the Alpina proves; with comfortable rooms and an on-site spa, this is one of Chamonix's super-stays.
Quartz Bar
Housed inside the prestigious Hameau Albert 1er hotel, you'd expect the Quartz Bar to be a classy affair - and it is, with sophisticated cocktailing taking place against a backdrop of live jazz.
La Cabane des Praz at Hotel Labrador
Enjoy traditional mountain food at La Cabane des Praz at Hotel Labrador, and refuel for an active afternoon on the slopes.
Brevent and La Flegere
Be sure to pack your passport if braving Brevent - you may end up in Switzerland!
Les Balcons du Savoy
If self-catering is more your thing, then Les Balcons du Savoy is one of the finest apart-hotels in the region; expect a four-star stay with style.
La Bergerie de Planpraz
Tradition abounds at La Bergerie de Planpraz, where hearty man food is served up against a backdrop of mountain restaurant chic.
ESF de Chamonix
With an emphasis on on-pisted skiing, ESF de Chamonix will sharpen up your ski skills enough for you to show off on the slope.
Le Morgane Hotel Spa
Le Morgane Hotel Spa is found at the hotel of the same name, and lives up it its five-star reputation with more a spa menu that's fit-to-bursting with tantalising treatments.
Rendezvous
Sleek and downright sexy, Rendezvous is the new kid on the Chamonix block; with a clean, modern aesthetic and a strictly locally-sourced menu, it's hardly surprising its reservation book is fit-to-bursting.
Chalet Valhalla
Chalet Valhalla is one of the coolest chalets in Chamonix; located at the foot of the Vallee Blanche, it offers room for up to 16 people in super-stylish surroundings.
Sanglard Sports
As one of the region's oldest sports shops, Sanglard Sports has everything one discerning ski bunny could ever possibly need for the slopes.
Nighttime skiing
Do it in the dark. Skiing, that is.
Sportmarche
Size isn't everything, but Sportmarche proves that sometimes big is best with an oversized space that sells pretty much everything you need for your time on the slopes.
Le Privilege
Those looking to clink flutes of Champers without looking posh or pretentious should check out Le Privilege; bubbly stuff is served by the ice bucket-load here amid shabby chic surroundings.
L’impossible
Organic will always be hip, even in the mountains. Which is why L'impossible packs 'em in every night of the week, with a menu rammed full of the stuff.
Le Albert 1er
As one of Chamonix's super-stays, guests at Le Albert 1er can expect extremely well-appointed rooms and amenities aplenty.
MBC Micro Brasserie
Looking for beautiful home-brewed beer? Call off the search! MBC Micro Brasserie can provide with more of the golden stuff than you could ever possibly drink in any one lifetime.

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