Luxury igloo-topped hotel to open in France – Savoie

The hotel is situated at an altitude of 2,300 metres, in the Val Thorens ski resort in the Savoie region of France.  When it opens this December, after months of great anticipation, Hotel Pashmina aims to combine an authentic mountain refuge experience with a complete range of ultra refined services. The five-star establishment has focused on a warm and welcoming décor as well as modern facilities to entice skiers.

Apart from the 42 rooms and suites varying in size between 36 and 70 square metres, the hotel has imagined a new range of accommodations entitled “Cosy Home”. This section consists of eight living spaces over a surface of 60 to 155 square metres. Each shelter can include up to three rooms and serve a central living area equipped to make guests feel right at home.

Romuald Fassenet, who has been recognised with an award as a top craftsman of France, will oversee the kitchen and the cuisine selections of chef Josselin Jeanblanc. The Val Thorens ski station is known for a number of fine-dining destinations. And this new hotel has created its own gastronomy hotspot, Les Nouveaux Explorateurs. While fans of heartier, more rustic mountain dishes can head to the Base Camp restaurant. The Pashmina’s food sites also offer a culinary discovery guaranteed to surprise: tailor-made tea made with snow crystals.