One of the most highly anticipated hotel openings of the year, the Four Seasons Hotel Megève is expected to make a splash in the glam alpine playground this winter—just in time for the 2017-18 ski season. The luxury resort is a partnership between Four Seasons and Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, the lifestyle company owned by Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild. (The de Rothschild family was instrumental in first establishing the village of Megève as a ski destination par excellence in the 1920s, and Le Domaine du Mont d’Arbois continues to lure international jetsetters for the winter season.)
As we previously reported, the 55-room Four Seasons Hotel Megève will be the first hotel to offer direct access to the powdery pistes of Mont d’Arbois. Four Seasons will also manage the 18-hole Le Golf du Mont d’Arbois club.
In the latest news from the hotel, Francois Arrighi has been named the general manager. He was tapped from the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, where he worked as hotel manager and helped with the launch of the two new buzzed-about Michelin-starred restaurants. Prior to his work with Four Seasons, his experience included stints in Courchevel, Geneva, and the French Riviera. In preparation for his new position, he’s traveled to Four Seasons mountain resort destinations in North America, including Vail, Jackson Hole and Whistler.
There are currently two Four Seasons properties in France: the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris and Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel in the French Riviera. The rumor mill has been turning about the legendary Hotel du Palais in Biarritz—word on the street was that Four Seasons would take over management—but the Journal Sud Ouest is reporting that the negotiations are over.