As opposed to the some of Courchevel’s other mega-watted, five-star offerings, L’Apogée Courchevel is all about discreet opulence, rather than ultra-modernity and loud luxury. The signs are there, from the antique mirrors and bespoke furnishings found throughout to the fact that over a hundred tonnes of marble went into the creation of the understated, yet undeniably lavish interiors.
Designed with comfort and warmth in mind, a contrast to the days spent in dazzling sunshine on the slopes, the rooms are swaddled in furs, gingham and buttery-soft leather and decorated in shades of burgundy, forest green, and French blue. All are generously sized and thoughtfully embellished with flourishes like underfloor heating and a restrained splash of gold here and there. The four bedroom Penthouse, meanwhile, has its own rooftop hot tub looking out over the snow-tipped pine trees (and a jacuzzi inside as well) and the services of a butler. And at the zenith of what the L’Apogée Courchevel has to offer are the two chalets, sumptuously decorated and home to private spas and home cinemas, in addition to the chic bedrooms and multiple marble bathrooms.
In the hotel at large, guests will find the Le Spa de L’Apogée, with its tempting menu of Sisley spa treatments, steam rooms, pool, fitness centre, and beauty room, as well as numerous gourmet dining rooms. On cold, snowy days, warm up in the relaxing surrounds of the Le Comptoir de L’Apogée while enjoying fine French dishes like Châteaubriand and duck Foie Gras. Or lean into the snowy theme with a meal at Koori (Japanese for “ice”), the hotel’s new high-end sushi restaurant.