Hôtel Hameau Albert 1er, CHAMONIX MONT BLANC



38 Route du Bouchet, FRANCE

+33 4 50 53 05 09

Chamonix Mont Blanc has been one of my favorite winter destinations since I was 18. I love snowboarding and the vibe of this small city when it fills with Australians and Brits is excellent! You don’t see many actual French people there but it hosts more and more Russians each year.

Albert 1er is a special resort just outside of the city center wall and features two beautiful, luxurious chalets that stand apart from the main building. The entire hotel is like a small village with a couple of restaurants within the property, all in very traditional Savoie style.

And when it comes to decor, don’t miss the decoration store just around the corner — a paradise for me! Full of wood retro chic objects, furs, lamps made of reclaimed wood, buttery leather chairs; its the best mountain style you will ever encounter.

If you love peace, impeccable service and luxury, this is the place. Upon arriving, you won’t really walk into a reception, but just a garden of snow with an outdoor pool and spa that are very romantic. If you are booking, be sure to ask for the chalet and not the main building. Although it has all the luxury touches, the main structure looks more like a typical luxury hotel and people just seem a bit more ‘stiff’ there!