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Secrets of history

Giuseppe Pochintesta in Les Airelles : Member of Les Clefs d’Or

At Les Airelles in Courchevel, Giuseppe Pochintesta is on hand to make the ordinary extraordinary. He has been running the Palace’s concierge service for 30 years with his team of 5 concierges, including three “Clefs d’Or (The Golden Keys, a professional association of hotel concierges)” members, available 24 hours a day. Anything is possible Once upon a time… As if from a fairy tale, Giuseppe Pochintesta’s anecdotes reveal enchanting accounts of exceptional adventures, which of course always have a perfectly…

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Mademoiselle Val d’Isère, creating medieval chic with local craftsmen

Tissu artisanal Mademoiselle Val d'Isère

Lying at the heart of the French Alps, the 5-star hotel Mademoiselle will open its doors to the public on 19th December 2019, revealing a uniquely magical world built around grandiose rooms and a poetic medieval identity. Through the clever use of materials, antique decorations, finely crafted wooden ornaments and opulent fabrics, guests are taken on a captivating adventure back through time and deep into the enchanting white kingdom. With its values and attention to detail deeply rooted in its…

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Christophe Tollemer : Medieval Chic comes to Mademoiselle

Portrait Christophe Tollemer

Val d’Isère’s locals have long been admiring the Luxury Hotel of the Airelles collection rise from the ground. And now the time has come for Mademoiselle to open its doors. In what will be its first ever season, the hotel is ready to immerse its guests into its magical world and  medieval château décor. How did this historical journey through time come to be? Passionate architect Christophe Tollemer speaks to us about his work. Could you tell us about yourself…

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Séverine Petilaire speaks about Mademoiselle

Portrait Séverine Petilaire Mademoiselle

Passionate, dynamic and cheerful, Séverine Petilaire speaks to us from her car on the road to Robbio in Italy, near to Milan. “We are going to do a fitting of all our staff’s costumes,” she tells us enthusiastically. “Did you know that they are tailor-made and inspired by Vermeer’s artwork? And as a nod to Les Airelles Courchevel, the porters, valets and bellhops will be dressed in the ceremonial dress of Alpine hunters, inspired by an archive photo from 1850.”…

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