Hg2 : The Hedonist

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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As one of Chamonix's grand dames, the appropriately named Grand Hotel des Alpes may be old but it's certainly not outdated.
Les Aiglons
Les Aiglons offers everything any discerning ski bunny would ever want under one fabulous roof.
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.
Casa Valerio
Casa Valerio serves up ridiculously Fresh Italian fare; the pizza is particularly good here, and locals flock in their pasta-loving droves.
Chalet des Drus
Immaculately designed chalet pitting the traditional against the modern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
L’Atmosphere
As something of a local favourite, L'Atmosphere serves up comfort food classics on a glorious, sun-soaked terrace. Be sure to bring your shades.
Hotel Morgane
Hotel Morgane is a must-stay; amenities include 56 well-appointed rooms and seven suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant and an on-site spa.
Le Albert 1er
As one of Chamonix's super-stays, guests at Le Albert 1er can expect extremely well-appointed rooms and amenities aplenty.
Le Bachal
Le Bachal - meaning pool or basin - is where Chamonix's most seasoned spa lovers come to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Chamonix Guiding
Chamonix Guiding offers ready-made-itineraries or tailored routes, depending on what you're after; headed up by mountain man Sébastien Montaz, you'll certainly be in safe hands.
Albert 1er
The jewel in Chamonix's culinary crown; Albert 1er has it all, from fabulous French flare to super-stylish surroundings. Book to avoid obvious disappointment.
Heli-skiing
France and Switzerland may have banned heli-skiing from its peaks, but in Italy it's a different story altogether; rage against the machine and indulge in the adrenaline-pumping sport in Monte Rosa.
Amazon Creek
Amazon Creek is one of the chicest chalets on the slopes; five fabulous bedrooms offer sumptuous ski style while the heated outdoor swimming pool would thaw out even the iciest of skiers.
Eden Les Praz
Eden Les Praz boasts a menu to-dine-for, with a mouthwatering menu of simple dishes cooked well.
La Bergerie
Those seeking traditional French food should head to La Bergerie, which boasts a seasonally-changing menu and a warm, intimate atmosphere that is an inviting respite from the cold outside.
Maison Carrier
Maison Carrier is chalet dining at its most chic; think hearty fare, heavy red wines and a crackling fire in the background.
The Arpin Boutique
Comfortingly dear mountain lifestyle luxury, dear

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