In the past 10 years, one holiday brand has been investing in skiing and broadening its appeal beyond its traditional French client base. The secret to Club Med’s growth in popularity, especially with British skiers, is simple – huge investments in new luxury hotels across the Alps, and constantly delivering value for money. Since this well known French hotel group was acquired by a group of Chinese billionaires, the company have gone from strength to strength. Access to billions of Euros of investment capital has enabled the business to expand quickly with the opening of a new ski resort in each of the past 6 years. The recent openings include new 4* hotels with 5* spaces in Valmorel, Val Thorens, Samoens, Les Arcs and opening for the 2021 ski season is a new slopeside hotel in La Rosiere. In 2022 a new Club Med resort will open on the East Coast of Canada in the Quebec area, the first North American resort for Club Med. Planning has also been approved for a replacement new hotel in Tignes, currently, code-named “Ski Line”. This remarkable new hotel will be highest in Europe and will include an indoor ski slope, perfect for guests visiting in the summer months. The group are not only building new hotels but also carrying out a multimillion Euro upgrades were completed last winter at the resorts in Alpe d’Huez to add more luxury rooms, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and Val d’Isere to upgrade rooms to a 5* standard and complete fit-out to the public areas within the hotel. 5* space in a 4* hotel Several of Club Med’s ski resorts, now have 5* areas, while the hotel is rated 4*, a limited number of rooms are graded 5*, guests see a number of added benefits besides larger and nicer rooms, these included, private resort transfers, access to exclusive 5* lounges and spas, concierge services and room service. Priority bookings in the spa and speciality restaurants. Another new concept from Club Med are their private chalets. These 2, 3- or 4-bedroom apartments have a private butler and access to 5* spaces. (not available in all resorts) Guests have full access to the other areas in the hotel but have their own private space, very popular with family groups. Club Med pioneered the concept of the all-inclusive holidays which was quickly copied by hotels and tour operators. The reality of most all-inclusive holidays is a typical “tour operators” idea of all-inclusive, a Greek hotel forced by the tour operator to include limited free local drinks and a beer, canteen styled dinning and if you are lucky ice cream for the kids, which was proudly announced to be all-inclusive. Club Med pushed the all-inclusive to the limited to include everything you need on a skiing holiday except travel insurance and Ski equipment rental, if its required, many skiers have their own equipment. Everything that’s included in the Club Med all-inclusive price.
- Flights from most regional airports including resort transfers (ATOL bonded)
- Full area ski pass
- Full days ski lessons (5 days)
- Qualified ski guides for off-piste skiers- safety equipment provided
- Kids clubs and childcare
- All acholic drinks and cocktails- (Champagne only included in 5* hotels spaces)
- A massive buffet Breakfast
- 4-course buffet lunch with unlimited wine
- 4 or 5-course evening meal either buffet styles or in the table service speciality restaurant
- Unlimited wine and cheese with evening meal
- Après ski high tea and soup
- Snack and hot drinks throughout the day
- Pre-dinner canapes
- Evening entertainment
- Room with interconnecting rooms
- Free ski carriage on all Club Med’s charter flight
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