Hotel Mont Blanc
Standing resplendent in the heart of Chamonix in the French Alps, the chic Hotel Mont Blanc has brought a new level of skiing luxury to Chamonix since it was acquired by the Taittinger family in 2013.
At a Glance
Stunning interior design cleverly combining old and new features
Outdoor swimming pool with Mont Blanc views
A haven of tranquillity in the heart of this famous winter sports town
Ideal for short breaks or as part of a wider European ski tour
Indulge yourself with a 'Mont Blanc' exclusive treatment in the Spa - specially created for skiers and hikers.Scott Dunn team
Enjoy a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool and gaze up at the awesome and spectacular Mont Blanc.Scott Dunn team
Although Chamonix hosted what is now recognised as the world’s first ever winter Olympics in 1924, the games were not officially recognised as such until two years later. The games were initially referred to simply as ‘Winter Sports Week’ until the International Olympic Committee gave them their full approval in 1926.Clare Leigh
Two English aristrocrats discovered the Priory of Chamouni in 1741 but had no idea that the recital of their visit to this small mountain village and its glaciers, would have such an impact on the whole of Europe. Wealthy tourists came to admire the mysterious 'Mer de Glace'.Clare Leigh
Savoyard cooking, the typical food from Chamonix, is based on a staple diet of cheese and potatoes. Produced locally in summer and easy to store during the long winter months, high in calorific value, it made for a good human fuel source!Clare Leigh
To start planning your vacation to Hotel Mont Blanc
An ideal luxury base for skiing this hotel has been welcoming guests since the start of the 20th century and is a huge part of the history of Chamonix valley. With a prime location in the center of Chamonix, the hotel offers a haven of calm which is reflected in the elegant design of the 40 luxurious rooms and suites.
The interior is a creative triumph from an inspired collaboration between the Taittinger family and renowned interior designer Sybille de Margerie. Many original features have been retained, such as the striking central staircase and mosaic floors and alongside the contemporary colors and furnishings, the overall feel is modern and elegant.
Service is friendly, slick and discreet and the Hotel Mont Blanc team continually ensure that guests have their every need well looked after. The overriding atmosphere they have created at the hotel is cosy and supremely comfortable - perfect for a relaxing vacation.
When it comes to skiing, Chamonix has a reputation that precedes it as one of the oldest and most famous ski resorts in the world; having played host to the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924.
Nowadays it attracts skiers from all over the world who come to pit their wits against the mighty steep descents and the off-piste powder fields. The most famous these of which is the 20 km long Vallée Blanche - a rite of passage for skiers looking to tick off one of the most legendary runs in the world. The ski area itself is quite spread out covering five different mountains and stretches up the vast valley to include the village of Argentière which is the access point for Les Grand Montets. The majority of the terrain is suited to good intermediates and experts; there are a few good beginner areas but these are a little fragmented.
The hotel makes accessing these different areas easy by offering a shuttle service for guests and will arrange pick ups at the end of the ski day.
Each room has a King Size bed and most can be made up as either a double or twin. There are plenty of interconnecting rooms which are ideal for families and each room has a generously sized bathroom.
In-room facilities include flat-screen LED TVs, USB & HDMI connectivity, complimentary WiFi and complimentary mini bar.
20 m² with flatscreen TV, multimedia hub, minibar & safe, slippers and bathrobe and complementary Clarins products. It may be possible to connect to another Superior room.
30 m² with flatscreen TV, multimedia hub, minibar & safe, slippers and bathrobe and complementary Clarins products.
40 m² with a Kingsize bed, flatscreen TV, multimedia hub, minibar & safe, slippers and bathrobe and complementary Clarins products.
|Junior Suite Mont-Blanc||
At 45 m² this suite has a balcony facing the stunning view of Mont Blanc. Also has Kingsize bed, flatscreen TV, multimedia hub, minibar & safe, slippers and bathrobe and complementary Clarins products.
There is the possibility to interconnect with another Junior Suite Mont Blanc.
At 75 m² this spacious top floor suite has breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc, two separate bedrooms and bathrooms, a private sauna, flatscreen TV, multimedia hub, minibar & safe, slippers and bathrobe and complementary 'comfort zone' amenities.
|Superior Plus Room||
Slightly bigger than the Superior room, these have a bath and interconnect with the Superior rooms.
Whilst there are no specific facilities for children at this hotel, guests with children are made to feel very welcome.
Le Matafan restaurant at the Hotel Mont Blanc is headed up by Chef Mickey Bourdillat,whose cuisine focuses on using locally sourced seasonal produce, with some delicious regional specialties.
The Lounge Bar is open for lunch and afternoon tea, serving a superb range of cocktails and champagnes with the inviting and supremely comfortable sofas and armchairs making it the perfect spot for relaxing after a day on the slopes.
One of the most famous names in the ski world, Chamonix attracts skiers from all over the world with its challenging terrain and vibrant, lively atmosphere.
The skiing here is best suited to intermediates looking for a challenge and experts searching for some of the best freeriding the Alps has an offer. It's not all about the skiing though as Chamonix offers a plethora of activites from sledging to ice skating, horse riding to ski joering and paintballing to splitboarding - this resort is a mecca for anyone looking for an winter sports activity destination.
If you're looking for something a little more sedate there are plenty of spas in Chamonix, as well as a surprising number of museums and galleries such as the Musée Alpin and the Espace Tairraz Crystal Museum. Alternatively you can take the Montenvers train to visit the impressive Mer de Glace and the ice caves.
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