Alpine sunshine: Four Seasons Hotel Megève opens for the summer season

On the slopes of the Mont d’Arbois in the French Alps, a stay at the spectacular Four Seasons Hotel Megève offers so much to be enjoyed

Travel and Wellbeing 14 Jun 2024

Four Seasons Hotel Megève in summer

In the 100 years since Baroness Noémie de Rothschild discovered the Alpine haven of Megève and the Mont d’Arbois plateau, the resort has become a byword for luxury skiing at the highest level. The village of Megève is a beautiful spot, combining a medieval square and cobbled streets with celebrated restaurants and unrivalled shopping surrounded by spectacular flora and fauna. While often favoured for winter sports, the village resort presents opportunities for stargazing, nature hikes, climbing, golfing, canyoning and wellness activities come summer; and where better to discover these verdant slopes than the Four Seasons Hotel Megève.

Perched right on the side of the Mont d’Arbois (and offering ski-in, ski-out access in the winter), the Four Seasons Hotel Megève is a mountain jewel for the whole family, blending contemporary French design with Alpine tradition. The unrivalled panoramic vista viewed from many of the luxuriously appointed rooms and restaurants takes in Mont Blanc and the Aravis mountain range. 

Selection of sushi from Four Seasons Japanese fusion restaurant Kaito
Signature Japanese dishes meet local Alpine produce at Kaito

From bistro classics at Bar Edmond to inventive Japanese fusion at Kaito (which offers direct access to the golf course), Four Seasons Hotel Megève uses some of the finest Savoyard produce to create mouth-watering dishes that are matched only by the views. Winter guests can enjoy La Dame de Pic – Le 1920, Alpine home of the most highly decorated female chef in the world, Anne-Sophie Pic, and sister restaurant to La Dame de Pic at the City of London’s Four Seasons Hotel Tower Bridge.

Outdoor pool at the Four Seasons Hotel Megève spa
Four Seasons Hotel Megève indoor-outdoor pool offers spectacular mountain views

The jewel in the crown of the hotel is surely the spa, home to a heated indoor-outdoor pool set in the crisp mountain air. Signature treatments, inspired by the mountains, use pine tree oil and extract of edelweiss flower to create a rare moment of pure relaxation for body and mind. The spa’s rooms are there to prolong the feeling of calm, while the experience can be extended to your suite with a herbal bath to soothe tired muscles after a long hike.

This summer, for the first time, guests can enjoy a stay at the hotel’s Ideal Suite 1850, the highest suite in MegèveLocated at an altitude of 1,850 metres from the village on a secluded mountain, the suite provides a tranquil sanctuary for stargazing and guests can choose to be accompanied by an astronomer from the Mont d’Arbois observatory for “A Night Above the Clouds”. Using cutting-edge equipment to uncover the secrets of the cosmos, guests will learn all about galaxies, nebulae and star clusters, along with a delicious, private Savoyard dinner.

Yoga session in eco-friendly dome in Four Seasons Hotel Megève
Yoga sessions and meditation classes can be experienced in an ecological geodesic dome located near the hotel

From the Celestial Wonders stargazing evenings, combining an alfresco French feast under the stars with expert guidance from an astronomer on how to use a telescope, to Full Moon sound bathing sessions that will take place in the hotel’s open-air geodesic dome, opportunities to discover the cosmos this summer are open to all hotel guests. In this tranquil setting, participants can embark on a transcendent Tibetan sound bowl voyage under the night sky.

Four Seasons Hotel Megève opens for the summer on 14 June, with Superior rooms starting from €600 per night;