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HÔTEL MIL8 OPENS IN AVORIAZ

Hôtel MiL8 is a brand-new, chic alpine hotel, named after the altitude of the French ski resort of Avoriaz

Hôtel MiL8 is a brand-new chic alpine hotel, named after the altitude of the French ski resort of Avoriaz, set at 1,800m, making it the highest and most snow-sure village in the famed Portes du Soleil area. Fittingly positioned in the avant-garde resort created in 1966 as a fantasy-inspired getaway, Hôtel Mil8 will welcome guests once its doors open for the winter 2019/20 ski season in December.

With 42 spacious rooms and suites, Hôtel MiL8 offers an inviting, contemporary feel with shimmering fabrics and ultra-modern furnishings. Due to the hotel’s design, each room is individual, clad in light birch wood, reflecting the local, natural, alpine environment. Parisian interior designers Catherine and Jérôme Clermont from Atelier Obermant have mirrored the hotel’s architecture, which plays on the contrast between curves and right angles and the combination of materials such as warm wood, leather and wool, and raw, urban concrete and steel.

The design of Hôtel Mil8 is inspired by the incredible surrounding architectural geometry. Renowned local architect Hervé Marullaz has created a butterfly-shaped structure that is at once in keeping and unique. Like a fan adorned with spacious balconies, the design allows guests stunning, panoramic views over the snow-topped roofs and peaks of this charming village resort. The hotel’s silver-grey larch façade blends with the traditional wooden tiles that characterise the facades and roofs of Avoriaz.

The glass-fronted wellness centre is designed across four levels so that each space allows guests a breathtaking view of the resort and beyond and includes an infinity pool, sauna, gym and massage room. Hôtel MiL8 partners with organic skincare brand SNÖ eternelle, created by Olympic Silver medallist skier Raphaëlle Monod, based on exceptional Nordic organic and active ingredients.

The cosy lobby welcomes guests to curl up on a vast leather sofa or armchair by the central open fireplace to read or relax with an aperitif. Hôtel MiL8’s two restaurants include one at piste level for lunchtime skiers, while the ground floor space is a more intimate place for dinner, enhanced with wood-clad walls and discreet lighting. Chefs create authentic and inventive menus for on-trend cuisine that blends healthy eating with responsible local sourcing. The inviting and sociable bar will serve delicious hot chocolate, blends of coffee and fine teas with cocktails and a selection of vintage wines. Sharing snacks include tempura, cheese platters and classic Panisse.

Businesses can work in a stylish setting in the hotel's 46 square metre meeting space, with plenty of natural daylight and direct access to a private terrace, which h is complemented by team building activities within the resort.