Conference News March 2019 - Page 47

47 WHERE TO STAY AND MEET HÔTEL L’ARBOISIE Megève is not short of luxury hotels, and CN was fortunate enough to take a tour of some of the most popular ones. Hôtel L’Arboisie is a 4-star hotel which sits high above the town. The hotel bedrooms are designed to feel like chalet accommodation, and they don’t disappoint. Luxury runs throughout, from the spa to the cosy lounge. The hotel has seven meeting rooms which can hold up to 60 people in a variety of layouts. The smallest room measures 25sqm while the largest is a healthy 70sqm. LE FERME DE MARIE Le Ferme de Marie is a 5-star hotel hidden away behind the trees near the centre of the town. The humble entrance yields a jaw-dropping reveal as you enter into an open-plan space What the agencies say TIM COLLETT, HEAD OF CREATIVE, WRG Megève is a truly stunning place, it is easy to understand why many people regard it as one of the most pre-eminent villages in the Alps. SIMON HAMBLEY, CEO, STRATA CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS It was my first time in Megève and I was impressed. Perfect for a corporate group: accessible, high-quality hotels, intimate, and great skiing. More importantly, much wider choice of activities that I expected beyond the skiing. Great potential for some amazing incentives and smaller conferences. comprising the reception, restaurant bar, and, you can miss it, the library. This extraordinary hotel is a maze of secrets with fantastically designed accommodation. The meetings spaces will surprise you most. Behind a functional events space ideal for around 60 delegates is a large conference room capable of holding up to 200. It is accessible via step-free access and boasts a well-appointed décor and plenty of tech, including plenty of plug sockets for the all-important chargers! FOUR SEASONS MEGÈVE I had never heard of Megève but I was amazed with what it had to offer in terms of hotels, restaurants and a vast tree-lined ski area which suits any level of ability. The proximity to Geneva airport means this is a great location for short trips, both business and pleasure. I've already started planning our 2019 family ski trip to Megève and can't wait to go again. Destination striking views of Mt Blanc, Alpaga offers a mix of dining and accommodation offerings. There are five meetings spaces, the largest of which can hold 80 people. ALPAGA The Four Seasons Megève is the first property the major hotel chain has entered into the region. This hotel is the height of BEN TURNER, MD, WONDER LONDON luxury, with rooms on all sides offering stunning views of the town and vista. The ‘Teen Room’, which comes complete with pool table, arcade machines, giant TV and computers is a sight to behold, and can be converted into a meetings space. The hotel boasts a superb wine cellar, like something out of a James Bond film, with the oldest bottle of wine dating back to 1868 (which would set you back €238,000). There are three main event spaces with delegations up to 180 easily accommodated. Alpaga is another 5-star residence that offers a blend of chalet and hotel living. Surrounded by quiet gardens and with DINA GREEN, MD, CORPORATE & AGENCY, FREEMAN EMEA LIZZY DRING, DIRECTOR, RIGHT ANGLE CORPORATE What a stunning place to be. Easy to reach, easy to navigate, loads to do with great facilities to suit most client requirements. Megève is a stunning location which I would have no hesitation in recommending to our corporate clients. It's perfect for both small and large groups and would suit both the incentive market as well as being ideal for large conferences and team events. Megève is certainly on our radar as a 'hot' location for 2019.