Hôtel des Dromonts
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. The listed building is all sloping walls and weirdly interconnected rooms, designed to make the most of the views, but the new incarnation works - with shiny, tinkly bells on: original archways, curvy seatings area, retro furniture, cowhide walls, nobbly silver fabrics and vintage photos of rosy-chekked skiers. The hotel's bar Le Festival celebrates the film festival that was held here until the Nineties and serves purple mojitos that match the groovy walls. The pure Altitude spa had a former life as an underground nightclub - no more shagadelic dancing, but we're more inclined to spend a few hours in the new slate-and-wood retreat, finishing with a soothing signature "candle ritual" massage. The whole shebang is a little bit Alpine kitsch, a little bit Barbarella - and a little bit fabulous.