Winter is well and truly upon us. Instead of wallowing in self-pity as the U.K descends into a permanent state of grey, escape the constant drizzle and head to the blue skied, snow covered mountains of the Alps. One of the most exclusive areas of the world, this is where the international jet set and socialites of the world chose to spend parts of the winter. To cater for this elite clientele, a number of luxury hotels have cropped up in some of the Alps exclusive resorts. We’ve created a list of the very best of these luxury hotels.
- Cheval Blanc, Courchevel
One of the most upmarket resorts in France, Courchevel has a number of luxury hotels to choose from. The Cheval Blanc is the most exclusive of the resorts large selection of opulent hotels. With rooms starting at £1,219 per night you would expect this hotel to offer the very best service. The interior décor channels an alpine style, creating a homely vibe. The facilities are superb with a beautifully eloquent spa, indoor children’s play area and a restaurant serving dishes garnished with gold flakes, this hotel knows how to cater for its privileged guests.
- Raffl’s St. Antoner Hof, St. Anton
The delux, 5 star Raffl’s St Antoner Hof is the most prestigious hotel in the delightful resort of St Anton. Centrally located at the heart of the ski resort, the hotel is classic in design, emulating a traditional alpine style. Unlike other luxury hotels, Raffl’s embodies a relaxed nature with comfort the main priority. Known for its vibrant après ski parties and clubs which stay open until the morning, St Anton is a superb place to visit with a group of friends.
- Chalet Hotel Christina, La Plagne
This family friendly resort is the ideal destination for beginner skiers looking to learn the ropes. Chalet Hotel Christina owned by Mark Warner, is the perfect luxury hotel for families visiting the resort. With their very own British trained nannies, various kids clubs for all ages and a central location 100 yards from the ski school meeting point, Mark Warner have done well with this hotel. With ski to door access as well as a sun terrace overlooking the slopes, the 4 star hotel is arguably one of the best for families visiting La Plagne.