Rooms 80 /Architecture GILLES LEBORGNE, ID ASSOCIÉS /Interior Design GILLES LEBORGNE, ID ASSOCIÉS /The Original VALÉRY GRÉGO
One of the first hotels to be built on the Savoie resort of Val Thorens, this legendary establishment has welcomed many mountain enthusiasts thanks to its ideal location and warm hospitality. In keeping with its pioneering spirit, Le Val Thorens was recently transformed into a present-day version of a high altitude chalet. Original aspects of the hotel, however, have not been sacrificed—natural wood and beamed ceilings blend together with both vintage and contemporary furniture, while photographs of offbeat mountain views create a modern-meets-traditional-chalet feel. The two restaurants—fondue and inventive French cuisine—provide contrasting atmospheres; the bar, meanwhile, is a humming après-ski place; and the golden spa offers ancient Asian therapies, a sauna, Turkish bath, and the resort’s largest indoor swimming pool.
GVA - Geneva International Airport
Food & Drink
Restaurant, The Terrace
Spa & Recreation
Indoor Pool, Massage, Sauna, Snow Skiing
Airport Shuttle, Breakfast, Concierge, Late Check-out, Room Service
Rooms & Suite
All 80 of the guestrooms offer a balcony, a bathtub, and either a double bed or twin beds, and span from 23 to 43 square meters. While the 27-square-meter Privilege Room features a bunk bed area for two children that is separated from the main bedroom, the top-floor Suite—at 43 square meters—boasts a separate lounge area with a double sofa bed and impressive views of the surrounding mountains from the balcony.
Valéry Grégo lets a project speak to him. “With my hotels we start with the original purpose of the structure, the history of the neighborhood, the personality of the place. The concept evolves from there organically.” This philosophy, mixed with the Grégo’s study in business and humanities, has led him to open three resorts in the French Alps—Le Fitz Roy, Le Val Thorens, and Hôtel des 3 Vallées—one boutique hotel in Paris, in the vibrant quarter of Pigalle, and his newest property Les Hôtel Roches Rouges on the Provence coast between St. Tropez and Cannes. “In the Alps we chose structures with strong personalities and history and we underwent heavy renovation programs to reveal them,” says Grégo "With Le Pigalle, we want people to discover the neighborhood in the hotel, its past and its present. And with Hôtel Les Roches Rouges, being far away from everything, that’s really the core of the kind of experience we want people to have.”