Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois
Reopened in December 2019 under the Four Seasons brand, Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel enjoys an ideal location in the heights of Megève village, with each chalet situated just a few metres from the next.
With 41 rooms available, the chalets are named after the first three daughters of Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild. Chalet Noémie, built in 1927 by Henry-Jacques Le Même for Noémie de Rothschild, was originally the family’s private chalet. With its intimate design and large windows that open onto the majestic landscape, the chalet is a modernised interpretation of the old farm style.
The main chalet – now known as Chalet Eve – was bought in 1960 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild to host the famous 100 hours festival for the inauguration of the renovated Palace des Neiges, the family’s first hotel establishment. As well as its 25 rooms and suites, it features a reception, the Bar Mont d’Arbois, the 1-Michelin-star Prima restaurant and its chef Nicolas Hensinger, and the spa by Bamford with its splendid indoor and outdoor pools. Built in 2005 as a continuation of Chalet Noémie, Chalet Alice is the most recent of these three chalets.
Ariane de Rothschild, who was heavily involved in the project, appointed Thierry Curty for the interior design, under the artistic direction of Pierre-Yves Rochon. Contrasting textures were prioritised for the materials, with lively fabrics and features that stand out, whether to the touch or the eye. The family’s signature style remains a key feature, with the chalets closely representing the personalities of Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild’s daughters.
Chalet Alice offers a ‘bohemian chic’ style, where vibrant colours bring a touch of joy and light to the rooms. Bold tartan provides warmth and elegance in Chalet Noémie, while Chalet Eve offers a delicate and traditional style. The furniture is a nod to mountain tradition in a contemporary style. The lounge bar and fireplace by the reception have preserved their traditional aspects with bold combinations and furniture, carpets and artworks. Wherever you look there are the timeless features of alpine chalets, from small wooden windows and beams, ancient pine and spruce, rough stone and mountain fabrics.
Throughout the interior design, the Rothschild family heritage remains present, with different decorative elements paying homage such as and Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s collection of canes and pipes.
At Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Restaurant Prima is located in the elegant Chalet Eve. Chef Nicolas Hensinger, awarded one Michelin star in January 2019, offers refined gourmet cuisine that highlights regional produce. Guests will discover an elegant, intimate space that features Thierry Bruet’s murals and a fireplace with roasting meats.
Open from morning until night, Bar Mont d’Arbois provides a wide choice of food and drink. Guests can enjoy an intimate space with a furnished terrace offering splendid views of fir trees. The imposing fireplace helps provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere after a day on the slopes.
With its ideal location at the foot of the famous World Cup Slope, l’Auberge de la Côte 2000 welcomes skiers and hikers to come and taste Savoyard specialities on its vast south-facing terrace or in one of two indoor rooms with their mountain atmosphere.
Located in the heights of Megève, La Taverne du Mont d’Arbois offers Savoyard cuisine with traditional family dishes. Foodies can indulge in a selection of sweets such as blueberries with double cream and meringue.
Majestically facing Mount Blanc, restaurant Idéal 1850’s large terrace and sun lounge located in the heights of Megève provides breath-taking panoramas over the valley peaks. Skiers and hikers can gather here to taste meats and poultry roasted on the fireplace. The wine list champions the Compagnie Vinicole vineyards that produce both local and international wines. Its atmosphere, views and the quality of its delicious cuisines have made restaurant Idéal 1850 an institution on the slopes.
When the first ski lift leaves Megève in winter, Le Club du Mont d’Arbois puts on a lunch menu tailored to skiers. In summer the restaurant offers a quick and indulgent lunch stop at the foot of the golf course, perfect for golfers, hikers and those who love a terrace with a view in a warm and friendly setting.
Finally, guests at Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel can enjoy instant access to the Mont d’Arbois Golf Course. A golf valet is on hand to get equipment prepared and ready for guests to use. The Mont d’Arbois Golf Course plays host to a number of amateur and pro tournaments including Pro-AM and the Mont Blanc International Trophy, as well as junior medals and interclub competitions. The Winter Golf Cup is a unique event that takes place on the snow in mid-winter.