It's easy to dismiss Avoriaz: high-rise, mid-range a bit plain Jane. But then Maisons et Hôtels Sibuet swept in to take charge of the resort's only hotel - The Sixties, wood-shingle, pyramid-shaped Dromonts - and shake it up into the funkiest, retro-styled crashpad in the Alps.
You can’t miss the Hotel des Dromonts with its eye-catching architecture located in the town of Avoriaz, one of a string of ski resorts built in the French Alps in the 1960’s. The quirky ski-in and ski-out building is angular and pyramid style and was inspired by Le Corbusier’s designs for economic urban dwellings, maximizing vertical space and providing great views from every room.
Nestled in the heart of the historic Dromonts neighbourhood in Avoriaz, the Hôtel des Dromonts style is organic, with a layout that splays out like a fan, affording panoramic views across the breathtaking landscape, and an innovative “tavaillon roof” style siding covered in cedar shingles, these wooden shingles are typical of Savoyard roofs, giving the hotel its signature pinecone shape.