There are no signs of stopping for Asian luxury villa rental experts, The Private World, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they foray into the posh Alpine skiing destinations of Megeve and Courchevel in France. The said venture marks yet another first for the company as they grow their line of luxury vacation homes beyond Asia.
Backed with a proven track record in the luxury hospitality sector, The Private World has a multitude of premium villa homes under its helm situated in the world’s top tourist destinations of Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali, Indonesia. With a number of deluxe ski chalet homes in Niseko, Japan under its belt launched in late 2017, the company assures to continue its trademark excellence in luxury chalet rentals in the French high-end hospitality market.
Megeve – an ivory paradise with a vibrant past
Often described as France’s answer to Switzerland’s St. Moritz, the charming town of Megève brings with it a long, colorful history dating back to the 13th century. The once-sleepy mountain village sits near the colossal Mont-Blanc—the perfect spot for all skiers of varying aptitudes. A quiet pastoral village, Megève has transformed through time into one of Europe’s trendiest ski resorts through the development of the Rothschild family in the 1920s. Megève has blended its rich heritage and colorful past, resplendent natural beauty, and deluxe entertainment and accommodations to create a premier Alpine winter holiday experience.
Looking over Megève from the balcony of a ski chalet in the Jaillet area.
Megève features boundless ski slopes for all ski aficionados to enjoy. With two ski options available, skiers can either opt for the Portes du Mont-Blanc pass granting access to 100 km of pistes, or the Evasion Mont Blanc that extends ski access to a whopping 400 km. Adrenaline junkies can head over to the impossible Chamonix—the ultimate test of a skier’s dexterity. Apart from Megève’s traditional ski offerings, guests can explore an entirely different side of Mont-Blanc up in the sky for an exhilarating aerial expedition via hot air balloon.
The mountain ski resort is also famed for its mouthwatering gourmet cookery. Home to the finest Michelin-starred dining experiences in the world, gourmands can sample traditional and haute cuisine prepared by the masters. Additionally, Megève takes pride in showcasing high-quality local produce, a nod to its farming roots.
Capping off a day at the sparkling ski village of Megève should include a trip to its lively après-ski scene, a must-try especially for first-time mountain ski-resort visitors. With a plethora of bars and clubs featuring the best in entertainment, experiencing Megeve’s nightlife is truly unforgettable.
Courchevel – the height of sybaritic Alpine living
Just a couple of hours’ drive from Megève is another ski hotspot that has captivated A-listers and the wealthy-elite for decades—the town of Courchevel. This wintery haven is part of the world’s largest linked ski area. Situated in the Savoie region, this enchanting mountain commune spotlights the beauty of the Tarentaise valley. It owes much of its success in the 1940s when it was positioned as the premiere holiday playground by the Saint-Bon Council, transforming the rustic village into one of the world’s hottest destinations.
Ski chalets build around soaring pine trees in Courchevel’s Cospillot neighborhood.
Hailed as the “St. Tropez of Winter Sports,” Courchevel is joined together by seven ski resorts in the sweeping Les Trois Vallees, with over 600 kilometers of slopes on offer.
Skiers can marvel at Le Grand Couloir, one of Courchevel’s main ski features. With an astonishing altitude of 2,700 meters and a steep drop of 340 meters, only the bravest should face the challenge Le Grand Couloir has in store for them. On the other hand, those who prefer a milder experience can opt to check out La Tania’s glades. It is characterized by gentle slopes that skiers can glide through breezily with the surrounding lush spruce forest greeting them at their side.
More than its first-rate ski activities at its seven legendary locations, guests can explore exciting winter activities involving hang-gliding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, dog-sledding, and paragliding.
Courchevel also boasts premium entertainment, shopping, dining, and wellness offerings, with a wide array that visitors can choose from. Unconventional spa therapies such as a chocolate massage, “Hammam” or a Turkish bath, and salt cave spa therapy, might sound peculiar for most people but rest assured, these unique treatments are proven to rejuvenate spa-goers and can be enjoyed in any of the ski village’s top-notch spa centers.
Courchevel Moriond is your gateway to the mountain community’s après-ski scene, where guests can expect an exciting evening. From oyster to wine bars, its eclectic mix of pubs and clubs offer everything for those with discerning tastes. Courchevel 1850, meanwhile, is the pinnacle of everything premium housing exclusive label brands in its place.
Luxury Ski Chalets – Your Premium Winter Hideaway in the French Alps
There’s no better way to enjoy the grandeur of the French Alps than by staying in Courchevel and Megève’s lavish resort ski homes. These luxe resort cabins are gargantuan in size ranging from three to up to seven stories high with five to eight bedrooms – extending accommodations for larger families or group.
Built with the finest timber, stonework, and glass, these plush alpine vacation homes elevate the traditional chalet abode into a dreamy getaway paired with fantastic amenities. Every room is well-curated featuring designer furniture, further accenting the capacious living spaces in the entire luxurious cabin. Guests enjoy the best view of the Alps, all thanks to its ceiling-high windows framing all of its picturesque corners.
Chalet Elixir in Courchevel boasts an indoor jacuzzi and a swimming pool that extends underneath the elevated, see-through lounge area.
Apart from its sleek and refined looks, these romantic chalets flaunt state-of-the-art facilities for the full use of each guest. Elevators, entertainment & cinema rooms, in-house wellness & fitness rooms, to heated indoor pools and saunas—all these can be enjoyed in utmost privacy.
Directly adjacent to its TV lounge, Chalet Des Sens in Megeve features a games room equipped with a pool table, foosball table and a bar.
Of course, another highlight of each chalet is the comfort and luxury that its bedrooms can offer. Guests can delight themselves in spending a restful night in their ultra-stylish beds, sometimes with children’s bedrooms featuring bunk beds for a large family. These cabin suites also come equipped with roomy bathrooms, wardrobe rooms, and sometimes balconies and even workstations for those who are telecommuting during holidays.
With international airports within its reach, these chalets are easily accessible, located right at the heart of Courchevel and Megève’s centrum. Chalets situated on the outskirts, on the other hand, are ideal for those who prefer solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Still, guests can appreciate the convenience of these posh dwellings as they are within minutes from ski points and lifts and moments away from world-class entertainment and dining experiences. Every chalet in Megeve and Courchevel’s line feature modern and premium aesthetics by distinguished names in the world of architecture and interior design.
With The Private World’s continuing commitment to exceptional customer service, guests can expect a dedicated concierge featuring a myriad of custom-tailored offerings, such as a private chef, on-demand butler, chauffeur, fitness coach, and in-house wellness treatments. Additional available services include babysitting, transportation, and ski equipment delivery, to name a few.
All these outstanding amenities paired with bespoke services make for an epicurean holiday lifestyle in the French Alps that is sure to please discerning holiday-makers.