Hotel Mont Blanc in Chamonix Unveils Makeover

Hôtel Dieu in Lyon France, to be the new InterContinental hotel
Hôtel Dieu in Lyon, France // Photo by ventdusud/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Hotel Mont-Blanc in Chamonix

The ski resort of Chamonix in the French Alps is one of the world’s great winter destinations. In the shadow of Mont Blanc, the peak that inspired the Romantic poets, skiers enjoy the legendary pistes and après-ski scene. New in town: the 100-year-old Hotel Mont-Blanc has unveiled a complete renovation by famous designer Sybille de Margerie (who’s behind the glam interiors of the Mandarin Oriental Paris).

Taking inspiration from the Chamonix valley and the surrounding alpine landscape, de Margerie has created a chic space with soothing colors. The 40 rooms have all the creature comforts (like free wifi and flat-screen TVs), and you’ll find bathrooms resembling mini-spas in the Junior Suites and Suites. Tip: Book the Junior Suite Mont-Blanc for a balcony with mountain views. The two Suites on the top floor also offer sublime vistas, plus they’re equipped with private saunas.

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

Hotel Mont-Blanc, Chamonix

The hotel itself was acquired in 2010 by the Taittinger family, and elegant, historic elements have been preserved (like the mouldings and marble fireplaces). The spa has a gym and an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi, and the restaurant is helmed by Chef Guy Martin of the Grand Véfour in Paris.

Hotel Mont-Blanc; 62 allée du Majestic, 74404 Chamonix, France; Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 05 64; www.hotelmontblancchamonix.com

Hotel Mont-Blanc, Chamonix

Suggested Articles:

While some of Europe's customs live on only as tacky stage shows for tourists, others—like these four—are worth going out of your way to take part in.

Mashpi Lodge has begun welcoming guests to experience the 6,000-acre Mashpi Rainforest Reserve near Quito, Ecuador. Read more here.

Raffles Bali has 32 private pool villas overlooking the Indian Ocean and is the brand's first to offers its new wellbeing program. Check it out.