Following renovations, Four Seasons reopened a property as the new Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel. The 41-guestroom hotel sits in Alpine Megève, France, spread across three buildings, each offering a different style, from luxury to bohemian to traditional chalet.
Two of the buildings are available for exclusive buyouts, and next year, Four Seasons plans to unveil a separate remote accommodation option nearby. The property is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, lobby lounge, spa, pool and skating rink.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Rothschild family as we celebrate the opening of a second Four Seasons in Megève,” said Christian Clerc, president, global operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “For decades the village and surrounding mountains have been a favored getaway for lovers of the outdoors, and now, we are pleased to enhance the experience even further with this reinvention of a much-loved classic, introducing a new era of luxurious sophistication to Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois.”
The property is just a few minutes from both the village of Megève and the Alps, whether guests want to enjoy luxury shopping, art, bars, history, snowboarding or skiing. Four Seasons Heli Ski Safari service is available for those seeking remote ski runs.
“We suggest a tour via horse-drawn carriage, bundled up in blankets while you take pictures of the village and surrounding mountains. Or, the historic Calvary Path is a lovely trail to hike or cycle, unique to Megève,” recommended Joachim Jacob, manager, Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel.
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