Coeur de Megève, Renovated by Sybille de Margerie, Opens in December

A ski resort atop a mountain in the French Alps
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Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, the village of Megève is one of the world’s great winter destinations. It was first developed as an alpine playground by the de Rothschild family in the 1920s, and it’s since cultivated a reputation for glamor and sophisticated après-ski hot spots, in addition to its endless miles of powdery pistes (from the Megève chairlifts, there’s access to 275 miles of skiable trails). Luxury hotels like Les Fermes de Marie (Sibuet Hotel Group) and Domaine du Mont d’Arbois (owned by the de Rotshchild family) welcome regulars each season, while new additions (the Four Seasons Hotel Megève, opened in December 2017) continue to draw the world’s gaze to this pretty corner of the Alps.  

In recent news, the Coeur de Megève—a boutique hotel that’s been run by a local family for three generations—will be given a new lease of life after a major renovation. Situated on rue Charles Feige, the village's main shopping street, the hotel is set to reopen on December 22— just in time for the winter ski season. It was purchased in 2017 by Martine Kampf, and will be the first hotel in the Kampf family’s new hospitality company called Steller Hotels. The boutique hotel group will also operate properties in Paris and Rome. 

The Coeur de Megève, meaning the Heart of Megève, is currently undergoing a makeover by acclaimed interior designer Sybille de Margerie (her other projects include Mandarin Oriental, Paris, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, and the Royal Champagne). The chalet spirit will pervade the 39 guest rooms, upgraded in a contemporary style. Most have balconies or terraces. Facilities include La Muse Restaurant, Le Meige cocktail bar, and a spa by Tata Harper.

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