Edmond de Rothschild Heritage and Four Seasons Announce First European Four Seasons Ski Destination in French Alps of Megève
Facing Mont Blanc and conveniently located just 70 kilometres (44 miles) from Geneva International Airport, Megève is a preeminent skier’s paradise, offering more than 130 groomed Alpine runs, endless fresh snowfall, and powdery off-piste terrain. As Megève’s first hotel to offer direct access to the Mont d’Arbois slopes, the 55-room
Within the village of Mont d’Arbois, a collection of existing chalets will be extensively renovated prior to re-opening as a Four Seasons hotel, offering guests a second destination in the heart of the historic ski village. The chalets are conveniently located close to the main gondola, providing unparalleled access to both the charm and history of Mont d’Arbois village, and the slopes of its impressive mountain range. In addition to the chalet and hotel,
Commenting on this exciting development, Ariane de Rothschild, Chairwoman of the Executive Committee of Edmond de Rothschild Group, said, “This partnership will bring new dimensions not only to our hospitality at Mont d’Arbois but also to the town of Megève. The professionalism, international network and longstanding experience of
Commenting on the project, J. Allen Smith, President and CEO,
Continued Smith, “Megève’s mix of Alpine charm and sophistication makes it a popular destination among luxury travellers both from within Europe and further abroad, and we look forward to welcoming
Mont d’Arbois village’s multiple Michelin-star restaurants, historic Alpine architecture, and winding cobblestone streets have established Megève as a destination known as much for its gastronomy and cultural richness as for its striking natural landscape. The surrounding areas of Megève also offer endless opportunities for Alpine adventure, including heli-skiing, dog sledding, glacier snowshoeing, and more than 30 kilometres (19 miles) of groomed cross-country skiing trails through idyllic snow-capped forests. A truly year round destination, Megève is transformed in the spring and summer months, as its mountainside meadows flourish, attracting visitors from around the world to its colourful gardens.
About Edmond de Rothschild Heritage
Inspired by their passion to combine innovation and excellence, and to ensure that precious know-how is passed on to future generations, Baron Edmond de Rothschild and then Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his wife Ariane turned to investing in different “Art of Living” activities. Today, this commitment to quality is expressed in three main business units :
- Wines: 5 domaines spread over 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of vines producing 3.5 million bottles a year in France, Spain, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa.
- Hospitality: Currently, 2 hotels, 5 restaurants (among which the 2-stars Le 1920), and a 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Henry Cotton.
- Nature: a farm with 350 head of cattle producing 9 varieties of cheese (among which the famous Brie de Meaux AOP), hunting estates in France and Africa, outdoor trees nurseries with more than 300 precious species.