For Chalet Tataali, Morzine, the idea was clear, design the ultimate luxury chalet that would bring family and friends together. That was the concept of the husband and wife team who set out in 2012 to find the perfect piece of land to create their stunning masterpiece luxury chalet in Morzine. It took them five […]
Whether you are going on your luxury chalet holiday for a special occasion, a celebration or…well, just going on holiday, the ultimate luxury chalet concierge can arrange you the moon…almost. From special meal requests and birthday cakes, to champagne picnic’s on the piste and helicopter tours, luxury concierge can pull out all the strings to ensure your personal alpine holiday is filled with magic. I caught up with one our leading ultimate luxury chalet operators to find out more about their ski holiday concierge service….
When does your luxury concierge service with a client begin and end?
“The moment a client books a chalet we set the wheels in motion to ensure every whim is looked after; from thinking ahead on the busy weeks and which services require securing well in advance to looking at party size, make up and type of client. Our luxury concierge service will only end once we know our guests have had a fantastic time in resort, and have safely arrived back home.”
Many people consider concierge as just the support for organising transfers, ski hire and lift passes. Can you give me some examples of the extra concierge services you provide?
“Our luxury concierge is a 24/7 service where every person matters; true luxury is personal. Being a step ahead and guided by clients we create bespoke experiences, tailored around the unique and individual requirements of our guests. This varies from your typical supplier needs such as ski passes, ski tuition and ski rental to arranging corporate or wellness packages which can include physiotherapy or osteopath sessions, a detox programme in conjunction with our chefs, an Ice-driving experience or providing access to Après-ski VIP and nightclub areas.”
What kind of dietary requirements do you deal with?
“This varies wildly and can include anything from regular gluten free cuisine to the Paleo diet or also culturally motivated requests such as strictly Kosher or Halal wishes.”
What do you do to ensure all dietary requirements and requests are met for when the guests arrive?
“Our chefs are trained to adapt to any style cuisine; we usually try and pre-empt as much as possible through our bespoke menu consultations. If guests prefer local specialities, classic dining or comfort food in front of the TV, we will ensure they receive just that. The chefs will always try and call our guests prior to arrival to discuss last-minute likes, dislikes and dietary requirements.”
In what way do you make each and every ski holiday experience special and personal?
“Our guests make the rules. We CARE greatly about leaving them with a lasting impression.”
Children receive concierge with you as well. What special things do you arrange for the children?
“As parents ourselves, we understand there is a lot more than just a cot and highchair which babies and toddlers require. We have a comprehensive list of baby essentials; create baby purees fresh each day, provide parents with contact wrist bands, give advice on child friendly services and resort activities, have Charlie Bear waiting on children’s bed together with personalised goodie bags and ensure staff tap into the children’s individual needs.”
Can you give me a couple of examples of special or unusual requests?
“We have come across some very fortunate pets in the past that were given their own room complete with nanny, chauffeur and special organic menus. Themed birthday celebrations are popular with one chalet being transformed into a frozen wonderland for a little girl, or laser shows projected onto a near mountain side. Giant Easter egg hunts have been arranged in the past and once an entire fire pit was shifted up the mountain for a surprise slope-side champagne picnic. We have the ability to cater to guests requests, no matter how big or small. Our concierge team will always try and make it happen.”
If you fancy a luxury getaway to Val d’Isere then take a look at Marco Polo featuring a gold leafed swimming pool as well as a games room and wellness area. If The Three Valleys is where you see yourself, we have Shemshak Lodge with ski-in ski-out access to the vast ski area or Chalet Le Grenier with its very own games room and large terrace.
SO, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a super special time, let us know and we will see what we can arrange just for you. Send us an email or give us a call on +44 (0)1202 203653 and we’ll be happy to help!