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Bar des Airelles

Chic boutique hotel lures après-ski crowd

Hours 12pm-12am, daily
Phone (33) 479 00 38 38
www.airelles.fr

Le Jardin Alpin 73120 Courchevel 1850 Savoie France

nightlife

After a $51-million renovation it’s become the hottest après-ski scene in Courchevel, replacing the Byblos that exited the hotel landscape after 25-years. Located adjacent to in-house restaurant La Table du Jardin Alpin, the space divides the hotel lobby from a lively outdoor terrace with direct access to Gloriette and the Relais des Skieurs slopes. Visitors arrive in layered Dior and Chanel ski ensembles as a sexy ski valet swaps boots for house slippers to use while inside. The space preserves the tradition of eclectic Alpine decor with a nod to Hollywood sexy and old-world glamor. The decor puts a modern spin on traditional ski lodge decor complete with the requisite lounge soundtrack and occasional live music act. An all-day menu of Raclette, Fondue, chicken crepes as well as the simple French patisserie selection is served on Hermes china and Puiforcat silverware. Apres-ski drink staples include liquor-accented hot chocolate, hot red wine and endless bottles of champagne. Smokers find their own separate refuge in a gentlemanly cigar room with whiskey bar and cozy club chairs conducive to cumbersome French conversation. 

Tips

While the crowd usually clears around 5pm, until then it’s one of the chicest après-ski scenes in Courchevel complete with occasion star sighting and billionaire single scene.

Last Word

Renovated boutique lodge home to Courchevel’s hottest new apres-ski scene just off Gloriette and the Relais des Skieurs slopes.

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