Asian luxury villa rental specialists, The Luxury Signature, has set its sights on classy French skiing destinations Megève and Courchevel as they expand their line of premiere deluxe vacation homes. This exciting venture marks another notable milestone for the company as they venture beyond Asia and head to the French Alps for the first time.
The Luxury Signature brings with it years of expertise in the luxury hospitality sector, managing premium villa homes in the world’s hottest destinations, namely Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia. The company is no stranger to luxury chalet rentals, having launched its first ski chalet collection located in Niseko, Japan in late 2017.
Destination: Megève, France
Likened to Switzerland’s St. Moritz, Megève has a long, vibrant history dating back to the early 13th century. The medieval town is situated near the majestic Mont-Blanc alongside ski points suited to every level of skiers. Once a humble farming village, it has been reimagined, through the help of the influential Rothschild family in the 1920s, into one of France’s most luxurious winter ski getaways. Megève has expertly weaved its intricate culture, awe-inspiring Alpine landscapes, and premium accommodations to unique wintery experiences ski aficionados would surely love.
Famed for its fresh, powdery snow, Megève offers vast ski slopes available in two ski pass options. The Portes du Mont-Blanc pass grants access to 100 km of pistes, while the Evasion Mont Blanc upgrades the access pass to an extended 400 km. The challenging Chamonix is the perfect place for thrillseekers and more experienced skiers to test their skills and agility.
Those opting for a different experience of Megève can either enjoy an enchanting sleigh ride or an aerial expedition via hot air balloon with Mont Blanc’s peaks in pure view.
The ski getaway is also heralded for its exceptional gastronomy. Megève is known to house Michelin-starred restaurants featuring the best cuisines from around the globe. From traditional to haute cuisine, expect Megève to have it. Megèvan tables highlight high-quality, locally-sourced produce as the secret to these gourmet masterpieces.
Its bustling apres-ski scene is also something that cannot be missed. Five-star hotels and clubs with internationally-acclaimed DJ’s provide the best entertainment to perfectly cap a day well-spent in this ivory paradise.
Destination: Courchevel, France
Less than two hours away from Megève is the renowned ski resort of Courchevel. A destination that has lured A-list celebrities and royals over the years, Courchevel is part of the world’s largest linked ski area. Located in the Savoie region, this fairytale-like mountain community boasts panoramic views of the Tarentaise valley. Since its foundation in the mid-1940s by the Saint-Bon Council, the once-sleepy mountain village has now transformed into the wealthy elite’s holiday playground.
Earning the nickname the “St. Tropez of Winter Sports,” Courchevel consists of seven ski resorts joined together in the vast Les Trois Vallees. It features a 600-kilometer expanse of slopes ready to be discovered.
One of its highlights is Le Grand Couloir, with a staggering altitude of 2,700 meters coupled by a steep drop of 340 meters–definitely not for the faint of heart. La Tania’s glades, meanwhile, feature tranquil slopes perfect for those looking for an easy ski while reveling at the surrounding lush forest.
Apart from its seven legendary ski locations, guests can discover equally-fascinating winter activities, such as hang-gliding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, dog-sledding, and paragliding.
Courchevel not only prides itself on first-rate ski activities and slopes but also caters upscale entertainment, wellness, dining, and shopping options.
Unique wellness treatments such as a decadent chocolate massage, a Turkish bath, or even a salt cave spa therapy can be best enjoyed in any of Courchevel’s spa centers. The Après-ski scene in Courchevel Moriond, on the other hand, has an eclectic mix of bars and pubs to suit everyone’s tastes. Courchevel 1850 is the hallmark of all things classy, as it houses trendy shops and five-star hotels that one can visit in the village.
A Glimpse Into the New Chalet Collection
The magnificence and grandeur of both marvelous destinations are best enjoyed while staying at any of Courchevel and Megève’s luxe ski chalets. Palatial in size, these posh winter resort homes can range from four to seven stories high, housing up to 15 people at a time.
Strategically located to the nearest international airports, most of these chalets are found right at the heart of Courchevel and Megève’s busy centers. Chalets farther from the hustle and bustle are also available for those who prefer some seclusion. Nonetheless, these lavish dwellings are within minutes from ski points and lifts and within reach of world-class entertainment and dining experiences on offer.
Built with the finest timber, stonework, and glass, these swanky alpine holiday homes have been designed by some of the world’s celebrated architects. Each stunning room touts designer furniture, all accented with premium leather, wood, and fur. Guests will be delighted in these airy and commodious living space with floor-to-ceiling windows giving guests their own picture-perfect view of the French Alps.
More than its divine aesthetics, Courchevel and Megève’s romantic chalets offer the best of five-star accommodations. Guests can enjoy their state-of-the-art facilities: from quick access via elevators, entertainment and cinema rooms, in-house wellness and fitness facilities, to heated indoor pools and saunas, there is plenty for everyone.
After a full day of conquering the slopes, guests will be delighted to rest and retreat in the privacy of their chic and ultra-stylish bedroom. Most of these cabins come equipped with spacious ensuite bathrooms while some bedrooms also feature dressing rooms, workstations and open out to balconies that offer jaw-dropping views of the majestic Alps. Children’s bedrooms fitted with bunk beds can also be found in some chalets.
Committed to providing impeccable customer service, each stay comes with a dedicated concierge plus a multitude of bespoke offerings from a private chef, butler, chauffeur, to fitness coaching and in-house beauty treatments. Other on-demand services include babysitting, transportation, ski and snowboarding equipment delivery, among others.
Couple all of these fantastic amenities with exceptional personalized services and you’re truly in for one luxuriant holiday experience in the French Alps.