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Once the final run of the day is completed, the rooms, suites and even penthouse are a welcome retreat for some much-needed R&R. I stay in a Prestige Room, which overlooks the snowy slopes that sweep down into Courchevel valley. It is quite the chocolate box view and, in my opinion, is certainly worthy of the extra expense; there’s nothing better than waking up to the mountainous outlook breathing in the alpine air, fresh coffee in hand, of course. The room has a home-from-home feel; the furnishings are sumptuous with a touch of gingham, there’s a scent of cedar in the air while the extravagant Fior di Bosco marble bathroom is the perfect place to unwind and soak in the tub. For further relaxation, the hotel’s spa, complete with Sisley treatments, subterranean pool, aromatherapy room, sauna and

salt sauna, is just the ticket. Guests should ensure they book tables at the hotel’s restaurants: Le Comptoir de L’Apogée and Koori for lunch or dinner. Headed up by chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois, Le Comptoir centres around using the world’s finest produce, with a French gourmand’s interpretation. I highly recommend the chateaubriand with voisin potatoes and forest mushroom cromesquis. The latter eatery takes its name from the Japanese word for ice, and the menu is extensive; make sure you indulge in a selection of sushi rolls, tempura and meat and fish dishes. The pastry chef, Eve Moncorger, also deserves a special mention; her desserts are a work of art and the Guanaja chocolate soufflé tart is well worth the extra calories. If you’re looking for exclusivity, unrivalled luxury and exceptional service, L’Apogée has it all. It’s been a welcome addition to Courchevel for the past three years, and many more to come for that matter.

NEED TO KNOW A deluxe room starts from £800 during low season and £1,850 during peak season. A prestige room starts from approximately £1,050 during low season and £2,180 during peak season. Rates are based on single or double occupancy, per accommodation, per night and include half board (breakfast, lunch or dinner up to a value of €150 per person). L’Apogée is part of Oetker Collection, oetkercollection.com

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