Two years ago, Four Seasons opened a talked-about luxury hotel in the alpine playground of Megève. An instant hit, the slopeside Four Seasons Hotel Megève was a partnership with Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, a lifestyle company owned by Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild. Historically the de Rothschild family was instrumental in developing Mégève as a fashionable winter ski destination. (Noémie de Rothschild first opened Domaine du Mont d’Arbois in the 1920s.) In the latest news from the French Alps, Four Seasons has announced a new sister property, Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel, after a renovation of the historic property that cost more than $11 million.
The five-star hotel was given a makeover overseen by Ariane de Rothschild in partnership with Four Seasons and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. (The famous designer is behind such projects as the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, The Savoy in London and The Peninsula Shanghai.) The 41 guestrooms and suites are spread out over three different buildings, each representing a different style, from bohemian chic to traditional alpine luxury. Note that Chalet Alice and Chalet Noémie are available for exclusive buyouts.
Dining is a focal point here with Prima restaurant, awarded a Michelin star in January 2019, serving gastronomic cuisine prepared by chef Nicolas Hensinger with locally sourced ingredients, including foraged flowers and plants. Food lovers will also want to try Le 1920, the Michelin two-starred restaurant at sister property Four Seasons Hotel Megève. Other on-site attractions include a lobby bar, an ice skating rink, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, and a spa equipped with hammam and sauna. Nice perk: Guests of both Four Seasons properties get access to all facilities.