Watching the Winter Olympics may have you eager to hit the slopes yourself. One of the world’s best ski destinations is nestled beneath Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Megève-- the impossibly chic (and charming) alpine resort-- has a brand new five-star address this season which is already drawing all the French celebrities.
Called the M de Megève, the hotel exudes the traditional Savoyard style with a dash of contemporary cool. Designed as a mountain chalet with lots of exposed timber and stone, the hotel has 42 rooms and suites decorated with old leathers, textiles by Arpin, and fur throws.
There is a spa with a dedicated balneotherapy area (think counter-current swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam carved directly from the rocks). Cinq Mondes spa treatments are available. Celebrated chef Stéphane Thoreton helms the gastronomic restaurant, and there’s also a bistro, bar, and excellent wine cellar.
Hotel M de Megève, 15 route de Rochebrune, 74120 Megève, France. Tel: +33 (04)-50-21-41-09, http://mdemegeve.com