Coeur De Megève: A magnificent mountain destination for Chalet-chic seekers

Just before Christmas, I had the pleasure of discovering the Hotel Coeur de Megève with Bella Zofia. Megève shines at the top of the list of the most beautiful ski resorts in France. We went up to is the famous ski resort village, which I was very excited about, as it was the first time I was venturing to this Jet Set ski location. We arrived at midday at the charming boutique hotel located in the center of the village and headed inside to discover the Cœur de Megève.

ABOUT THE HOTEL

Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, in the jet-set winter destination, the Coeur de Megève is a boutique hotel located in the center of the village of a Megève. Right next to the Ladurée tea shop. The hotel had a beautiful wooden exterior. The interior was decorated with warm oak brown tones and oranges, punctuated with soft alpine accents like soft white throws.

The festive spirit was in full swing in the mountain village, decked with Christmas lights and trees. The snowy roofed scenery, horse-drawn carriages, and blazing log fires definitely added to the ambiance. Situated on Rue Charles Feige, near the emblematic church of the ski resort, and was rebranded as a brand new boutique hotel, decorated in understated luxury, and it continues to be the rendezvous of regulars and welcomes new clients from all over.

Owned by the same family for three generations, the iconic hotel in the center of Megève has been taken over by Martine Kampf and her sons Jean Bastien and Maxence Dussart. While keeping the family and friendly character of the old house and preserving its poetic name “Coeur de Megève”, it has undergone a complete renovation led by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie. She is a prestigious interior designer who has created, among others, the Mandarin Oriental in Paris and Geneva, the Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, and the brand new Barthélémy in Saint Barth.

The hotel has 39 rooms, which are each styled with warm fabrics and walnut wood, and vintage chalet touches. There are 8 room categories available, ranging from Cosy, Comfort, Superior, Superior with Terrace, Duplex Junior Suite, Junior Suite, Family Suite, and Suite. All the rooms have a safe, a tea and coffee machine, bathrobes and towels, Grown Alchemist bath amenities (which smell amazing!).

The hotel also has a restaurant, Tata Harper SPA, a cocktail bar, a cozy lounge, and a super mulled wine and hot chocolate station just outside the hotel.

We received a warm welcome from Nicholas Granger, the General Manager of the Hotel Cœur de Megève. Who ensured we were well taken care of during our stay.

THE ROOM

We headed up to our room which I discovered had a glorious, sunlit terrace that looked over the bell tower and the river. It was absolutely beautiful.

Inside the room, we discovered a beautiful handwritten welcome note and gifts to welcome us from the hotel. The room itself was decorated with paneled wood with soft sage green and deep red notes, offset with copper accents. Matching the style we had seen throughout the hotel, the interior decoration truly added to the concept of a warm heart beating in the center of the village. A cocoon of welcoming warmth sharply contrasting with the bitter cold outside.

The room also had an en-suite bathroom that was very spacious with a double washbasin, an enormous bath(!) and was fully equipped with Grown Alchemist beauty products. This is part of their eco-responsible hotel initiative. These products are free from parabens and artificial colorings. The organic cosmetics brand Grown Alchemist in the bathrooms, can be found throughout the hotel and even the Spa partner, Tata Harper reflects this conscious decision for eco-responsibility.

After unpacking, we enjoyed a light lunch in the restaurant Le Cœur. What was great about the restaurant is that the hotel chooses only seasonal products, and also favors local producers. I opted for their Pumpkin soup with chestnut cream and parmesan crumble. After lunch, we headed out to explore the snowy town.

TATA HARPER SPA

At 4 pm I had a SPA treatment booked back at the hotel. I was very much looking forward to it as the Cœur de Megève Hotel Spa was by the famous American beauty brand Tata Harper. Pioneers in luxury skincare and known for their unique high-quality products made of condensed, pure active ingredients, free from any synthetic components. I chose one of the cocooning rituals for the body, which was very relaxing. The Spa also included a Finnish sauna and a sensory shower.

DINNER & DRINKS

Then we got ready for our aperitif at 6 pm, for this, I wore a soft velvet jumpsuit and a silver Maje jacket with black velvet trim and my Le Chiquito black Jacquemus bag. Decked out in French fashion brands I was Chalet chic and ready for an après-ski evening. We headed down the brushed walnut wood floors and over to the Terrace – a heated and covered bar area outside where we sank down into thick leather armchairs and ordered some light snacks and a cocktail. The ambiance was cozy and chic, with a dusky red light that added warmth to the terrace.

After dinner, we sat by the fire in the Lounge areas to round up the evening with some festive songs like Santa Baby before bundling ourselves up and getting ready for a brisk evening walk. This was a great decision as we got to see the mountain village by night. And as it was a couple of days before Christmas everything was lit up and we even came across “The Love Keepers” – a triptych of monumental sculptures sunken into the snow in downtown Megève, created by the artist Chinikov. After our walk, I ran myself a big bubble bath before sliding into my super soft velvet and satin night set from Etam and tucking in for the night.

BREAKFAST IN BED

In the morning we had the most splendid weather. Sunshine was blazing across the terrace and we took the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in bed. That included fresh juices, French croissants, eggs Benedict, fruits and lots of coffee.

FINAL THOUGHTS & THANKS

A huge thank you to all the staff at the Cœur de Megève, especially Mr. Granger, for a truly warm welcome and wonderful stay. As well as PR & Co, and Virginie, for making this possible.

Then we headed up the mountain for a quick tour before making our way back to Geneva.

I truly loved everything about my first stay in Megève at the hotel cœur de Megève and highly recommend it if you plan a trip to the alps.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Hôtel le Coeur de Megève
44 rue Charles Feige
74120 Megève
+33 (0)4 50 21 25 30
hello@coeurdemegeve.com

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