Le K2 is a fabulously chic resort on the edge of Courchevel village 1850, with direct piste access (ski-in, ski-out).
The design is Tibetan inspired, featuring beautiful wood and stone, and luxurious décor, from velvet fabrics to sumptuously soft rugs. The main hotel is home to 26 rooms and 4 suites, and then connects to 6 spacious suite-chalets by a passageway (each with a swimming pool). Bedrooms are large, cosy open-plan spaces with king beds. The K3 luxury suite is one of the hotel’s most exquisite features - spread over 3 levels, it’s a 300sqm 3 bedroom-suite, enjoying ensuite bathrooms and butler service. The large lounge area with bay windows and spacious terraces take in panoramic views across the valley.
Hard core days on the slopes are balanced out by utterly relaxing sessions in the Goji Spa by Valmont, which is home to an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, hot tub, treatment rooms and Tea Room offering a unique blend of remedial infusions.
If parents want a little downtime in the spa, there’s no need to worry about the children being entertained. K2 kids get to play on a sled, visit a grotto, play with giant teddy bears in a snowy white space, especially created for a magical winter adventure. Teenagers have a separate area with video games, simulators, a sensory dance floor and recording studio.
For dinner, definitely book Le Black Pyramid, a cosy dining room setting next to the black glass pyramid that houses a thousand-bottle wine cellar.
The restaurant offers a gourmet menu, and particularly fantastic cheese selection by artisan cheesemaker Bernard Mure-Ravaud. Guests are spoilt for choice with dining options: Le Kintessence has 2 Michelin Stars, and dessert restaurant Le Sarkara has 1 Michelin Star. Chef Jean-Rémi Caillon combines local seasonal products in his sensational menu, and pastry chef Sébastien Vauxion’s patisseries are worth the experience alone.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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