When L’Apogée Courchevel was erected in 2013, the hotel was destined to become an icon and the most elegant property in the French ski resort. Built on the village’s highest peak, Courchevel 1850, the Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotel inhabits the former site of an Olympic ski jump installed in the 1960’s by champion Alpine skier and Courchevel legend Emile Allais

Today the road to L’Apogée Courchevel is named rue Emile Allais in a permanent reminder of the vision that shaped this world-class ski destination. 

Unique for the region, the Palace hotel’s contemporary décor is the fruit of a shared vision between renowned interior architects Joseph Dirand and India Mahdavi to bring “urban refinement to the mountains”. Combining Dirand’s plush minimalism for the common areas with Mahdavi’s colors and textures throughout the guest rooms, suites and chalets, the hotel’s design harmonizes warmth and elegant restraint to create an array of distinctive ambiances infused with heart and overflowing with inspiration. 

 Executive Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois’ and Pastry Chef Tanya Colella’s delicate menus offer yet another delightful immersion for the senses. This season the chefs’ creations will be featured, as always, at the hotel’s French restaurant, Le Comptoir de L’Apogée, in addition to a new Italian pop-up restaurant created in collaboration with Gennaro Esposito, Michelin-starred Consultant Chef, and Executive Chef at Oetker Collection’s La Palma Capri. Fittingly named Gennaro’s, this ephemeral restaurant will feature Italian classics with a Neapolitan twist married with the finest Italian ingredients.