Hôtel Avenue Lodge, France
From the outside, Hôtel Avenue Lodge appears to fit in with the traditional Savoyard feel of Val d'Isère. Set on the main street of Avenue Olympique, it has a classic chalet-style exterior, with sloping roofs and slate walls. Step within, however, and the space opens up to reveal hip interiors by Jean-Philippe Nuel, a neon-lit lounge bar, cowhide chairs, antler sculptures and 51 rooms with scarlet side tables and abstract photography.
Hôtel Avenue Lodge, Avenue Olympique, Val d'Isère, France (00 33 4 79 00 67 67; hotelavenuelodge.com). Doubles start at €365, with breakfast.