If you’re looking for places to stay in Courchevel which offer optimum privacy (which, after all, is what shades-on superstars crave), Hotel Annapurna is the place for you: thanks to its location, nothing else looks down onto the five-star establishment. In the same celeb-friendly vein, the hotel’s concierge is more than happy to organise helicopter transfers to and from the airport to ensure discretion for discerning guests.
Inside are sixty-four extremely well-appointed rooms, each named after the highest peaks in the Himalayas. We recommend having a drink or two in the piano bar before dining at the fusion restaurant found in-house; there’s a playroom for under-eights and a games/theatre room for older youngsters should you want to enjoy some important alone time with that special someone.
And when all you want to do is to relax, a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, spa and swimming pool heated to 30-degrees are on-hand to ensure you’ll leave feeling rested and rejuvenated. Interestingly, Hotel Annapumpa is owned by the Pinturault family, whose son Alexis is on the French ski team.