A look at an extraordinary building
In 1920, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild chose the village of Megève to build a French ski resort that could rival the resort at Saint-Moritz. There, she built the Palace des Neiges hotel. The Edmond de Rothschild Heritage group replaced Noémie de Rothschild’s emblematic hotel with Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois in 1970.
A second hotel, built on the highlands of Megève in collaboration with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, opened to guests after two and a half years of construction
A idyllic location
The hotel is located at medium elevation, overlooking Mont d’Arbois, the Arly Valley and the mountains of Côte 2000, allowing it to offer a return to the simple life in an ideal setting.
It is the first hotel in Megève to offer direct access to the slopes of Mont d’Arbois.
We owe this luxury hotel to architect Bruno Legrand, who based it on the architectural models of old Alpine sheep barns.
An encounter between two perfectly staged universes
Ariane de Rothschild and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the recognized global leader in luxury hospitality, share the same taste for elegance and attention to detail. And so, it was only natural to choose Pierre-Yves Rochon as the hotel’s decorator.
He knew just how to attune the two universes to form a unique whole. The hotel’s décor was inspired by the history of Megève and is paired with modern interior architecture. The conventions of mountain chalets – chimneys and wood in particular – were revisited to give rise to a contemporary chalet with a warm décor.
Inspired by a major figure in 20th century architecture, Henry Jacques Le Même, who moved to Megève in 1925, where he did pioneering work in Alpine holiday architecture.
A unique experience for each amenity
The Four Seasons Hotel has 55 rooms, including 14 suites.
Each of them offers a variety of universes to their guests, plus a panoramic view of the valley or the Aravis mountain range.
The hallways leading to the rooms are covered with majestic draperies made of brown fabric woven in the Alps.
In an Art Deco spirit, the 900 square metres of the spa are trimmed with clean, contemporary lines.
It is known as
the biggest hotel spa in the French Alps.
The white marble is a fitting nod to the snow and the mountain world. It bedecks the walls of the treatment rooms and the hallways leading to the pool, which extends outdoors so guests can pair their enjoyment of the site’s splendour with a moment of pure well-being.
Located at a medium elevation of 1,320 metres, the hotel’s golf course overlooks the village of Megève. It is considered to be the oldest mountainside golf course. In fact, it was built in 1964 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who entrusted its layout to the golf pro Henry Cotton.
Participation of Maison Rouveure Marquez
Rouveure Marquez is proud to have participated in this sumptuous building project. Our teams of ornamental plasterers made waves out of fibrous plaster to bedeck the hallways of the spa, as well as the ceiling of the wellness centre’s indoor pool.
Our second article on how decorative ornamentation evolved through the architectural styles of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the early modern period.