Two swish new resorts in the Alps have been announced, one of will be ready for discerning skiers in the coming 2017-2017 winter seasons. The first to open its doors will be Four Seasons Hotel Megève, ideally situated at the base of Mont d’Arbois in the French Alps. Facing iconic Mont Blanc and just 70 kilometres from Gevena International Airport, the cosy 55-room hotel marks Four Seasons’ first foray into Europe’s mountains. While Megève is famed for its powdery winter terrain, the resort has plenty of reasons to attract travellers in the summer as well, with its Michelin-star restaurants, charming setting and golfing – of which club Le Golf du Mont d’Arbois, designed by three-time British Open-champion Sir Henry Cotton, will also be managed by Four Seasons.
Not opening until 2020, but still one well worth earmarking for future ski holidays, Six Senses Crans-Montana will be the brand’s first hotel in Switzerland. In the canton of Valais, and a two-hour journey from Geneva, the resort will boast ski-in/ski-out facilities and a sun terrace – a welcome après feature following a long day on the slopes. The resort will be comprised of 47 guest rooms and suites, as well as 17 residences (available to purchase now, if this sounds like your ideal holiday home). All other Six Senses characteristics will be present and accounted for, such as restaurants, a 2,000-sqm spa, and an overall luxurious destination created with a focus on sustainability and use of local materials.