Experimental Chalet — Verbier, Switzerland
Adding to a burgeoning portfolio of chic city boltholes and craft cocktails bars, the ever evolving Experimental Group has now ventured into the great outdoors, bringing its flair for laidback luxury to the ski destination of Verbier.
This time the group have handed over the keys to interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi, who has blended together modern minimalism with authentic chalet style. The result is large, open lounge areas warmed by shades of soft cream and brick, with a deft use of aquamarine and powdered pink adding Experimental’s trademark contemporary touch.
In the 39 rooms and suites, crisp white walls and shades of deep green reflect the surrounding slopes, which can also be enjoyed from the privileged spot of private terraces and jacuzzis, while highlights of wood and softly curved furniture nod to retro ski-style.
On the ground floor, friend and chef Gregory Marchand of Parisian hot spot Frenchie heads up the Chalet Restaurant. Here guests can tuck into traditional and hearty Alpine fare, think rösti, spaetzle, and tartiflette, as well as a lighter selection of fresh line-caught fish and sustainably sourced salads and vegetables.
A roaring hearth, crowned by a ring of antlers no less, boasts the cosiest spot for sipping on Experimental’s cocktail creations, with the group also acquiring Verbier’s legendary Farm Club to continue the après-ski into the small hours. For those seeking sanctuary, the spa will be just the tonic after a day on the slopes, offering treatments courtesy of bespoke skincare brand Biologique Recherche. §