Country & Town Houses
Hitting the slopes
Avoriaz is an architectural triumph. A futuristic shingle-clad clifftop vision from the '60s, it is still as compelling today. The Hotel des Dromonts was the first building to be constructed, and remains the only hotel in a resort dominated by Pierre & Vacances apartments. While its red cedar-clad exterior remained utterly captivating, internally it needed a facelift. Step forward famed hoteliers the Sibuet family from Megève. They have done a marvellous job, creating a Thunderbirds-style HQ decorated with iconic '60s furniture in bright orange and cowskin. To eat, there's the signature Sibuet blood-red Enfants TErribles restaurant, and a timber-cled bistro with chandeliers made from vintage skis. One of the best views of the iconic building is from the outdoor hot tub, accessed down a Space Odyssey mirrored corridor. Wonderful.