Hôtel des Dromonts
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.
In the past, the Hotel des Dromonts, with its cubicle style rooms, happening restaurant, and disco, was the hotspot in the snow. Things have changed dramatically with a remodel of 34 guest rooms, still small in size, and including their original archways. The designer was inspired by the hotel’s 60’s origins and outfitting the cedar-walled rooms in cool shades of gray. Standard rooms have small bathrooms with showers, while superior rooms feature free-standing baths. A handful of suites even have separate seating areas. Many rooms also feature small balconies.
Despite the considerable efforts the new owners underwent to get the Hotel des Dromonts into shape for the contemporary ski and snowboard set, this isn’t the kind of place where you’ll spend a ton of time in your guest room. Not when there are fires roaring in the stone fireplaces downstairs, and after-ski drinks waiting in the retro-chic Le Festival Bar, or classic French cuisine at Les Enfants Terribles.