Redefining ski-in-ski-out, this hotel is the perfect property for the ultimate in convenience, with a ski slope from its roof directly to the pistes below.
Guests at the Hotel des Horlogers, currently under construction in the Swiss village of Le Brassus, will be able to descend on their skis down a gently sloping path that runs down the roofs of each of its five storeys and directly on to the resort’s pistes.
What’s more, this slope connects the hotel’s amenities, two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a conference center, which are all tucked under the inclined floors. On the interior, a continuous sloping corridor connects the rooms.
The boutique hotel was designed by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group for luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet and complements its other project in the village, an expansion of the timepiece manufacturer’s workshop into the spiraling Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet.
Bjarke Ingels Group said: ‘From the main access road, the hotel’s tilting slabs frame views of the surrounding Vallée de Joux, establishing a connection between the village and the pastoral landscape.
‘Audemar Piguet’s zig-zag hotel and spiraling Musee Atelier complete the Audemars Campus to create a new Le Brassus experience in Switzerland.’
Le Brassus is a tiny ski resort with only two ski lifts that give skiers access to just 10km (six miles) of pistes. The vertical descent is 1,334ft and there are 22 miles of cross-country skiing available.
Question is though, who’s going to be the first with a full send off the roof…?