French Jewels of Hospitality

Cheval Blanc Courchevel

Cheval Blanc Courchevel

Ooh la la! Join me at Departure Lounge for a French wine and truffles reception showcasing the hospitality jewels of Paris, St. Barths, the French Alps & the Maldives. Learn about Hotel Esprit Saint Germain on Paris’ Left Bank and meet owner Laurence Tafanel. Then discover the exquisite Cheval Blanc properties represented tonight by Evelyn Weber, manager of Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France. She will present her property in St. Barths, as well as the Cheval Blanc properties in the French Alps and the Maldives.

What: French Jewels of Hospitality

Where: Departure Lounge, 311 W 5th Street (at Guadalupe), Austin TX 78701

When: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (come and go). The hosts will speak at 7:15 pm.

RSVP here or call me at 818-268-6552. I hope to see you there!

Street parking and the lot at the former post office across the corner from Departure Lounge on Guadalupe are the best options.

The contemporary ski-in ski-out Cheval Blanc Courchevel, set in the prestigious Jardin Alpin of Courchevel 1850, has direct access to the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski domain. With just 36 rooms and suites Cheval Blanc Courchevel is an intimate and inviting haven where impeccable, personalized service evokes an easy going and friendly atmosphere. It is home to the Cheval Blanc Spa with signature treatments by Guerlain, and culinary art at Le 1947 – a two-Michelin-starred restaurant by Yannick Alléno. Le Caroussel, an authentic Mongolian yurt, will delight younger guests.

Cheval Blanc Courchevel offers a unique skiing experience and each day the concierge meticulously prepares the ski equipment for each guest.

Virtuoso amenities include daily breakfast, 150 Euro hotel credit, upgrade on arrival and early check-in/check-out (if available).

Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, is the Departure Lounge winter sports expert with a passion for everything snow, a wealth of knowledge, and some very cool tools to lead you to the right slopes!


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