INSEEC MSc Fine Food & Tourism students started the week with a day in the world of Luxury ; a trip to one of the most luxury tourism towns in France: Chamonix ! With its amazing nature, mountain sports and mountain way of living style, this town is a must know & must visit place for the students of luxury tourism.
The trip arranged by Inseec professors Romain Dargery and Fabien Lacroix. The day started with a visit to Hotel Mont Blanc which is one of the oldest hotels in the town with the year of establishment: 1849. The hotel renovated three years ago, located at the center of Chamonix and has the amazing view of Mont Blanc. Being part of the family group H8, the hotel gives exclusive service to their customers with the savoir- faire comes by after years of experience.
After completing the tour at Hotel Mont Blanc, the group headed to the second visit of the day, to the Hotel Hameau Albert 1er which is again one of the oldest hotels of Chamonix. It was built in 1903, owned by the Carrier and Maillet families and after achieved to be part of Relais & Chateaux. With its central location, spectacular view and its chalet- style rooms Hameau Albert 1er is like a description of luxury way of living comfort. The hotel also has a 2- Michelin star restaurant that students also got the chance to visit.
Auberge du Bois Prin, the third and the last hotel of the day, was built in 1976, at a higher spot in the town. Standing a bit far from the crowd, it offers peaceful time to its customers with the rooms giving the sense home and just leaving you alone, face to face with the breath-taking beauty of the mountains.
When the hotel visits came to an end, the group had a city tour under the guideline of Tourism Office of Chamonix. Learning about the history of the town and the characteristics of it gave stundets a complete insight about the touristic- structure of Chamonix.
Depending on the information from the hotels and the tourism office, although Chamonix is more famous with its winter tourism, it is quite busy in summer as well. Lying down the hills of the Alps, this magical town is not only offering mountain sports, but an exclusive way of living surrounded by mountain ambiance and a unique cuisine for the region.