Courchevel 1850: Chalet de Pierres Restaurant debuts Moncler Pop-Up Boutique; Valmont Spa offers Bee-Themed Body Treatment
It’s official: the legendary slope-side Chalet de Pierres restaurant has reopened for the 2011/2012 Winter Season in glamorous Courchevel 1850. Also the Valmont Spa at the five-star Hotel de Charme Les Airelles introduces an exclusive “Bee Beautiful” body treatment incorporating the natural healing power of honey; both the ultimate in apres ski.
Gourmands and fashionistas alike will be delighted that this Alpine hotspot debuts a Moncler Pop-Up store exclusively for the season. Moncler, known for their high-end outerwear and puffer jackets, is a natural for keeping these international jetsetters in high-altitude style. Eagle-eyed guests will also notice an uptick in the chic factor among Chalet de Pierres’s staff members: Diesel, Italian purveyors of hip, has outfitted staff in their signature jeans and T-shirts. Shoes will be provided by Aigle for top-to-toe style.
The Valmont for Les Airelles Spa, pampers guests with the limited time-only “Bee Beautiful” body treatment, exclusively being offered for this 2011/2012 winter season. Valmont, the luxury Swiss skin care line specializing in anti-aging technology, created this treatment with the nourishing properties of Alpine bee pollen, honey, royal jelly, and nectar sourced the hotel’s own beehives, housed in the “Airelles Apiary”.
The treatment begins with an exfoliant composed of pollen harvested from local wildflowers, emulsified in Alpine water and enriched with honey. This emulsion gently gets rids of dead cells while the natural honey hydrates and moisturizes and is concluded with a nourishing body cream infused with royal jelly, leaving skin with incredible softness. The 60-minute Valmont “Bee Beautiful” is priced at 240 Euros.
The 7,000 square-foot Valmont for Les Airelles spa also features a Turkish bath, pool, sensory showers, sauna, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, and a snow grotto to cool down at 10 ° C in between sauna sessions.