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Five-Star hotel becomes Italian Hospitality Collection’s first ski venture

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The hotel group’s first ski resort sits at the foot of Mont Blanc… 

As the ski holiday industry grows even further in popularity, despite factors such as the EU Referendum or Brexit, Italian Hospitality Collection has announced that the luxury resort of Le Massif has officially opened its doors in the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur.

Le Massif, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has a distinct chalet vibe in its design. It shelters a total of 80 rooms and suites, a world-class spa, a private, in-house ski concierge, two on-site restaurants including the gourmet Cervo Rosso Steakhouse and all-day-dining family restaurant Chetif, two bars and a ski room.

The five-star hotel is conveniently located in the centre of picturesque Courmayeur, a stone’s throw from both the resort cable car and the village’s most fashionable boutiques and vibrant nightlife.

Contemporary sofa in a minimalistic bar

Image Credit: Italian Hospitality Collection

The expansive Le Massif Spa offers the ideal antidote to a day on the slopes, with a range of innovate treatments including forest bathing and alpine stone massages designed to soothe aching muscles. Centred around Italian Hospitality Collection’s signature Equilibrium philosophy – pioneered at the collection’s award-winning Tuscan spa properties – the treatment menu has been expertly curated to tackle internal inflammation, the number one cause of life-limiting illnesses.

In an exciting period of growth for the  hotel collection, Le Massif is Italian Hospitality Collection’s first ski property, joining a portfolio which includes Chia Laguna resort in Sardinia and the renowned thermal spa hotels Grotta Giusti, Bagni di Pisa and Fonteverde in Tuscany.

In regards to hotel development within ski locations globally, recent reports suggest that an overwhelming majority of 76 per cent of ski travellers believe that chalets were a more popular accommodation choice than hotels. This suggests even further that hotels opening in these locations must, like Le Massif, work harder to ensure that its design is one that evokes a home-from-home setting on the slopes.

Six Senses plans to develop resort and spa in Kitzbuhel, Austrian Alps

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is set to add yet another extraordinary destination to its portfolio of properties in some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring locations.

Set in the breathtakingly picturesque Austrian Alps, Six Senses Kitzbuhel Alps showcases its stunning environment through all seasons: from winter’s snow covered terrain with high-end ski activities, to spectacular summers when the landscape is vibrant with nature’s verdant palette of colours.

Six Senses Kitzbuhel Alps will feature 80 guest accommodations, include 50 residences, plus a small village of chalets available for private sale. It is being developed by Kitzbuheler Alps Projekt, with architects for the hotel/residences and chalets IAW – International Architecture Workshop, Turin, Dusseldorf, Moscow and hotel interior design consultants Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Six Senses Spa Kitzbuhel Alps by Six Senses Creative. Project management and landscape design is being carried out by AECOM who also overseas sustainability aiming at LEED certification, with emphasis on the latest energy technology such as solar or heat exchange.

Six Senses plans to develop resort and spa in Kitzbuhel, Austrian AlpsThe overall design concept of Six Senses Kitzbuhel Alps could best be described as a modern interpretation of traditional Austrian design. Warm natural finishes incorporate wood and stone with the introduction of rough-hewn exposed timber beams in public areas. Glorious swaths of natural light wed the seasons to the interiors and the restrained use of art and craft features subtly define the setting.

Dining at Six Senses Kitzbuhel Alps will focus on seasonality with a restaurant focusing on local dishes with ingredients supplied from nearby organic farms. An all-day venue features a delicatessen and international fare. This venue is also located near the resort’s meeting and special events facilities that offer a direct link to vehicular parking. The lobby bar will feature innovative beverage services and offer alfresco seating in the warmer seasons. The spa cafe will also offer outside dining plus an indoor dining room with fireplace.

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SEVERIN*S - The Alpine Retreat

SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat celebrates launch

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The highly anticipated SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat is stepping into 2017 in style, following its official opening on 22 December.

Bringing a new level of luxury to Lech, SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat is delighted to have begun welcoming guests to enjoy this extraordinary luxury chalet hotel, which offers nine sumptuous suites, a fine dining restaurant and Alpine inspired bar, wine cellar, swimming pool, spa, state of the art gym, as well as a four-bedroom private residence with a home cinema, office and hot-tub.

SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat celebrates launch

Clad in reclaimed Tyrolian wood with a stone facade and featuring an eye-catching copper roof, SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat blends effortlessly into Lech’s beautiful landscape, with special care placed on the use of traditional building materials.

Inside, exceptional interiors await where Alpine charm has been combined with contemporary touches to provide every modern comfort in stylish surrounds. Guests can expect furnishings by Italian studio Minotti, cosy fireplaces at every turn, walls adorned with modern works of art curated by Vienna’s Contemporary Art Advisors and state of the art technology.

SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat’s nine stylish suites provide spacious bedrooms and separate living areas with private terraces boasting sweeping views over the mountains. Three of the nine suites can be adapted to accommodate families but those looking for added space and privacy those can enjoy the delights of the four-bedroom private residence spanning two floors and complete with home cinema, free-standing bath tub in the master suite, private kitchen and bar, outdoor hot-tub and office.

In November 2016, the Gustav Zech Foundation signed the contract to take over what was then called the Blumen Haus hotel development, through the acquisition of shares in the Blumenberg Anstalt.

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