Courmayeur Is Northern Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

Courmayeur is a place for adventure seekers. Set in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, one of Europe’s largest mountain ranges, it is picturesque all year round. Looking into town or out onto the troughs and peaks of this alpine region, there are simply no bad views in this northern Italian resort town. The town is filled with narrow cobbled lanes, quaint chocolate box buildings, and every high-end shop you can name.

Commanding a prime spot in the centre of town, yet set slightly back from the main action, Le Massif is a bold new property that blends modern design with old-world charm. Hewn from natural materials, blond wood and sleek marble, every details has been considered.

There are 74 light-filled contemporary rooms, including four suites, many with sun-drenched terraces. Except clean-lined serenity throughout. And there’s a calming spa with a Turkish bath, sauna, and Jacuzzi that is not to be missed.

Housed within the boutique property are three delightful restaurants and a sleek bar. The Cervo Rosso steakhouse is perfect for those icy winter nights, Chétif serves hearty Italian faire, while LM38 is Le Massif’s new and indulgent gourmet destination restaurant.

What makes Le Massif the right fit for LHW? With its exceptional location at the foot of Mont Blanc, Le Massif Hotel & Lodge is able to benefit from the best of the two cultures, both of which are represented there: France and Italy. Guests enjoy picturesque outdoor facilities for skiing and hiking, exquisite dining that ranges from Michelin-starred tasting menus to Franco-Italian comfort food, and access to a charming village just metres away. Today’s travelers seek properties that are rooted in their destination and deliver tailored experiences. Le Massif does this and more, combined with warm Italian hospitality at its finest and led by local staff who have a deep, personal connection with Courmayeur.

LHW looks for hotels with unique personalities in great settings—what are some of the design elements at Le Massif that stood out to LHW? Cradled by the granite walls of Mont Blanc and the wonder of the Alps, Le Massif is perfectly positioned in this natural setting with Italian tradition and elevated mountain hospitality. The furnishings, terraces, wood, stone and fabrics honor the mountainscape and its Italian roots. At LHW, we celebrate an appreciation for local design and traditions, and this is undoubtedly found at Le Massif.

What did Le Massif bring to Courmayeur that wasn’t already available? Since its opening in 2018, Le Massif has set the bar for luxury in Courmayeur as the first five-star establishments in the area. The luxurious retreat meets cozy cabin offers impeccable appointments and the perfect location to explore Courmayeur’s many delights. Its bespoke wellness programs and ecologically sound principles that were part of its construction distinguishes this property. Le Massif is an ideal mountain escape for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or even a solo adventure.

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