Hôtel Le K2
A hotel or a miniature village? It’s a fair question to ask when looking at the cluster of Alpine chalets on the mountainside at Courchevel 1850. But that’s just the luxurious Hôtel Le K2, one of the Leading Hotels of the World. There are 29 rooms and suites here, all sumptuously decorated in elegant neutral shades and featuring sleekly incorporated state-of-the-art technology, Bvlgari bath amenities, and huge windows – to better appreciate the sight of the peaks looming nearby, of course.
But, while the rooms are undeniably luxurious, the five private chalet-suites up the wow quotient to stratospheric levels. After all, what’s not to like? The massive square footage? The flawless Alpine-chic decor? The private hammam? Or the home cinema and pool? Maybe it’s the attentions of the butler or the ski room? Nope. Thought not. If only life were like a stay here.
Guests who can drag themselves out of their chalets and rooms will find the famous Michelin-starred Le Kintessence restaurant, the Goji Spa by La Prairie and the Shu Uemura hair salon, not to mention the various cocktail bars, the dedicated kids areas (a veritable wonderland with video games, dance floors and a recording studio) and the pool. In fact, such is the hotel’s alluring appeal that you’d be forgiven for forgetting that you’d come here to ski. But if you do, don’t fret. The Hôtel Le K2 has its own stylishly-stocked ski shop on-site, Le Ski Shop by Volant.