L’Apogée Courchevel hotel - Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France
Overlooking the Courchevel valley, L’Apogée is the newest addition to German hotel group Oetker Collection. The interior design of this new ski-in ski-out hotel sees the unlikely marriage of India Mahdavi - doyenne of colour, texture and patterning - and monochrome master Joseph Dirand. Housed within a chalet-shaped volume that uses plenty of wood panelling, Mahdavi’s guest accommodation achieves a sense of homeliness with bespoke furnishings upholstered in deep greens and reds. In his public spaces, Dirand has allowed a modicum of colour, greys and beiges merging with burnished brass and variegated marble. A restaurant with striking mountain views is overseen by two-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Franques. And the spa, which follows Dirand’s usual black and white palette, has six treatment rooms, a salt cave and a steam room.