France has long been the number one destination for UK skiers, and last year the country’s many winter sports destinations attracted more than 55 million visitors from around the world. There are few rivals that have the prestige of French ski destinations and, of the 56 biggest ski resorts in the French Alps, Courchevel – dubbed the St. Tropez of winter sports – is the chosen location for well-heeled visitors looking for first-class amenities. Courchevel 1850 is a favoured destination for skiers worldwide, as it boasts one of the longest Alpine seasons and some of the world’s best ski infrastructure. Long renowned for its designer boutiques and unrivalled cluster of Michelin-starred restaurants, this year the exclusive Six Senses Residences Courchevel will add an extra dimension to the Alpine hot spot with the opening of its new luxury spa.
On-site Six Senses Spa Adds to Luxury of Courchevel’s First Fully-Serviced Residences
The Six Senses Residences Courchevel is a collection of 53 exclusive apartments ranging in size from 70 to 260 square metres, including ten spacious duplex penthouses offering breath-taking panoramic mountain views, up to five exquisitely appointed bedrooms, bespoke wine cellars and triple aspect balconies overlooking the slopes.
The interiors, designed by Alain Foeillet, carefully blend contemporary style with traditional mountain influences that celebrate the alpine aesthetic. Inspired by the natural environment, the apartments feature timber panelling, beams, stone and beautiful, organic materials. Furniture and accessories collections by award-winning Morpheus London are also available.
The spa, combined with the 24/7 concierge service, sets a new benchmark in Courchevel, giving residents an exceptional wellbeing experience. After a day on the slopes, those staying at the Six Senses Residences Courchevel will be able to relax and unwind, making the most of holistic spa therapy, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym and private residents’ lounge.
An Investment in One of the World’s Most Desirable Winter Destinations
According to the latest Savills Alpine Ski Market Report, the Alps attract 43 per cent of all global ski visitors, compared to just 21 per cent in America and 15 per cent in Asia Pacific, and it is home to 35 per cent of the world’s ski resorts. Courchevel 1850 benefits from a ski season of 168 days, which exceeds the average season length of 4-5 months, and the resort has good, reliable snowfall.
The Alpine residential market is largely driven by second home owners and investors. Properties in Courchevel have high capital values, reflecting the strong demand for homes here, while quality rental properties attract premium rents over an extended period. A major advantage of investing in the Six Senses Residences Courchevel is that the 20 per cent VAT-payable on the sales price can be recouped on renting the apartments out.
Rental demand in Courchevel has typically remained robust, buoyed by its desirable location and large numbers of visitors every year. The new spa and hotel-style service at Six Senses Residences Courchevel is anticipated to make it the residence of choice, appealing to visitors looking for the ultimate luxury ski experience.
With over 50 per cent already sold, apartments in Phase II are now for sale – prices range from 1.5 million to 9.65 million Euros.
Kerry McClinton-King, Business Development Director at Six Senses Residences Courchevel
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