LUXE Travellers heading to the French Alps for ski season will be pleased to know that the Grand Hotel du Soleil d’Or is due to debut on 6 December, 2019 in Megève.
It’s not just the skiing that draws the crowds; the French Alos has developed a reputation for its fine après-ski hot spots and luxury hotels, like Les Fermes de Marie (Sibuet Hotel Group), Domaine du Mont d’Arbois (owned by the de Rotshchild family) and the Four Seasons. Now, another one is joining the mix: The Grand Hotel du Soleil d’Or.
It's not a new-build hotel; it first opened its doors in 1901, and now, nearly 120 years later, it’s being reborn as the 11th maison for the Millésime Collection. Housed in the original historic building, there are 16 rooms and suites that have been individually decorated. Adjacent, you’ll find three, four-bedroom chalets (Le Pionnier, Les Trois Champions and La Benne Rouge), for families or groups.
With its panoramic bar, the hotel is aiming to be the place to see and be seen. Sip cocktails prepared by bartender Elie Favreau and his team while taking in the views of the historic heart of Megève with the Alps as the backdrop. The bar will have a replica of the famous village fountain filled with champagne bottles. The restaurant will serve traditional mountain cuisine meant for sharing, while the La Chocolaterie will showcase creations by renowned chocolate maker Jean-Paul Hévin. The wellness space will offer a pool, hammam, sauna and spa treatments by Gemology.