flexiski's sexiest bedrooms
To kick off winter 2018/19 we've been checking out our most seductive rooms and suites in the world of ski. Luxurious mountain escapes, cosy abodes and tartan textures all make it into the collection. There are old favourites, brand new bangers and those with views to die for from Norefjell to Niseko.
If you're bored of bog standard hotel room and want something a little more spectacular in your winter ski break then this could be the collection you've been searching for. It's been tough testing out the luxuriousness but here are the rooms that will have you praying for a bad weather day.
4* Hotel Kitzhof - Kitzbuhel
The views speak for themselves in this heavenly room dominated by huge floor to ceiling windows bringing the majestic mountains to your bedside or bathtub. Up in the roof of the hotel there are vaulted ceilings and stunning wooden features, each studio has a sweeping balcony with views over the iconic Kitzbuheler mountain world. Down to the most minute detail, everything has been carefully designed and crafted, there's even a sixty inch Loewe TV if you fancy a cosy night in.
4* Elisabeth Hotel - Mayrhofen
Heaven penthouse suite
The penthouse suite is the cream of the crop at the adult only Elisabeth Hotel in Mayrhofen. There's a private spa tub overlooking the rooftops of the resort as well as a roaring fireplace in the lounge. You'll have 120 square metres to relax in as well as a huge outdoor patio, perfect for a few days indulgence in one of Austria's premier resorts.
5* Taj-i Mah, Les Arcs
The Duplex suite was high on the list as well but we felt the mezzanine just eclipsed it. On the top floor of the hotel, the suite benefits from a double height ceiling and huge bay windows facing the slopes. You can watch the early risers on the slopes from your bed on a lazy midweek morning. Even the carpets are sink-into-soft in this ski in, ski out beauty of a ski hotel.
4* Lodge Park, Megeve
Styled around an old hunting lodge, this is easily the most luxurious trapper's hideout we've ever come across. Stunning features and a super cosy atmosphere, the whole place oozes class and every single room is a delight. But for the sake of choosing the best, the central, stand-alone stone fireplace in the middle of the plentitude suite makes it an alluring place to spend time in the heart of this charming ski village.
Chalet des Cascades, Les Arcs
This one may be slightly biased as it's our own chalet but it is stunning if I say so myself. Smack bang in the middle of the pistes, indoor pool and sauna as well as a floating glass mezzanine above the fireplace. The master suite spans the entire width of the chalet and gets flooded with light from the picture windows. There's even a living wall in the bathroom above the freestanding bath, well worth calling shotgun if you're renting out the whole chalet.
4* Vestlia Resort, Geilo
Whilst not as outlandishly luxurious as other rooms on the list, the Vestlia's double rooms are stylishly simple. The whole hotel takes utmost care of the basics from the local ingredients and producers used to fill the restaurant's menu to hardwood floors and tartan textures in the bedrooms. It's a pleasure to stay here, easy, relaxing and serene.
4* Norefjell Ski & Spa, Norefjell
The executive suite strolled into this collection on a lazy Sunday amble without a care in the world. This is a place that takes you to the wilderness, in the middle of the slopes, surrounded by forest you have a spa with views for days. It's stunning. Enough said. The suite is the highlight of the room choice with two bedrooms and a fully functioning kitchen. It's awash with windows to admire the mountains and the decor has a beautifully natural feel to it down to the bedside bathtub.
Ki Niseko, Niseko
If the powder fields of Niseko aren't all that you came to Japan for, the penthouse suite at Ki Niseko will have you sleeping in style. The huge five bedroom space has a private hot tub on the terrace with views of the snow-capped Mt Yotei - there are not many hotel rooms overlooking a volcano in a ski resort. The interiors are designed around maximising the volcano views with some nice touches such as a wine fridge, luxury amenities and samue (Japanese-style hotel wear.