The leading French accommodation provider Pierre & Vacances is delighted to announce the opening of the Premium residence L’Hévana in the French Alpine resort of Méribel. The five-star residence opens in December 2019 and is the latest of 26 properties to join the group’s extensive portfolio worldwide this year. The new residence opens under Pierre & Vacances’ Premium brand, which has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2010 and now makes up over 50% of the accommodation favoured by the UK market. The brand was introduced to showcase the company’s finest properties with traditionally designed buildings and the added value of spas and personalised services to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated customer.
The Premium residence L’Hévana is conveniently located in the town centre in the Chaudanne area, set amongst pine trees and within easy access to the ski slopes. Blending Alpine tradition with modern comfort, the brand-new property features 95 apartments, each with two to four rooms with state-of-the-art facilities and stylish fixtures and fittings. Every accommodation has its own large wooden balcony and the 17 bigger apartments also feature their own fireplace and sauna. In addition, the property benefits from an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub and a contemporary well-being area.
Renowned architect Christian Rey-Grange has designed a traditional residence with subtle touches of modernity and outstanding guest facilities. Working with leading interior designer Gilbert Kerdommarec, they have created bright, beautiful and innovative accommodation spaces using sustainable and certified materials, which are in fitting with the local environment. At the centre of their design is the Deep Nature® spa, where guests can relax and unwind after a day on the slopes, with a range of treatments on offer, including sports massage and facials. Boasting a variety of distinctive rooms, the spa uses its own range of skin care products and other cosmetics, ensuring guests leave feeling fully rejuvenated.
The elegant reception area at the Premium residence L’Hévana is designed as not only a welcome space for guests, but also as an area in which to relax and socialise. Benefiting from a large fire, tearoom and library, the innovative space also has a dedicated children’s play area. Meanwhile, the onsite bar will provide a warm and relaxing space in which to enjoy a Café crème, a vin chaud or an exquisite evening cocktail in an intimate and cosy setting complete with piano. And the residence’s restaurant will serve contemporary regional cuisine in a traditional setting, using only the freshest of ingredients selected by the resident chef.
Founded in 1938 and nestled in the beautiful Alpine valley of Les Allues, Méribel is a renowned ski resort where Pierre & Vacances' guests can experience a quintessential winter sports holiday. Famous for its stunning mountain scenery and world-class après-ski offering, the former Olympic resort retains all the charm of a traditional mountain village with its wood and stone buildings, boutique shops and beautiful forest setting. Fast, modern ski lifts offer easy access to the Méribel ski area, with its 45 ski lifts spanning 150km of pistes. The lifts also provide access to the wider 3 Valleys region, which is one of the largest ski areas in the world, with an impressive 600km of pristine pistes.
Pierre & Vacances has a portfolio of more than 360 properties worldwide and are the leading provider of ski accommodation in the Alps and Pyrenees. Offering a range of accommodation types to suit all tastes and budgets, guests at a number of their properties, including the Premium residence L’Hévana, can enjoy a range of special winter sports services, including the ability to book lift passes, ski equipment and ski lessons in advance.
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Founded in 1967 in Avoriaz, Pierre & Vacances is the leading provider of self-catering holidays in Europe. The Pierre & Vacances Group's historic brand has been offering unique holiday experiences for 50 years, without constraints and cultivating the values of freedom, aesthetics, nature and hedonism. Located in the heart of the most beautiful resorts by the sea, in the mountains, in the city or in the countryside, Pierre & Vacances offers three vacation experiences to more than 2 million holidaymakers each year: premium residences, for an exceptional experience and stay in a chic and soothing atmosphere; villages, for a wide range of activities, water areas and children's clubs for all ages; and residences, apartments and houses ideally located and fully equipped. Pierre & Vacances now boasts more than 360 destinations and almost 24,000 accommodations in mainland France and the Caribbean, Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Mauritius and more recently Montenegro, Greece, in Crete or Madeira.