Contemporary or alpine tradition?

It is time to decide on the structural design for the hotel extensions, and it is the turn of the spa. The choice is between contemporary big windows creating maximum view and light, and a more traditional ambience with smaller windows and wood. Both options have to provide the ability to open the windows in summer. There is flexibility with the local planning department so we are told! Here are a few photos to give examples. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment and if the technology works you should be able to paste in photos of your favorite spa!



Hot tub or Jacuzzi?

If you have to choose between relaxing in a hot tub with your friends or partner in the snow, or  in a jacuzzi which would it be? Being blown around by bubbles is nice for 15 minutes or so, but relaxing in a hot tub with steaming hot water with a constant temperature  for 30-45 mins  sounds inviting. If there is limited space available what would you choose to install?

Ideas for the Spa



Tell us what you think?


Concepts for external design

After spending the summer consulting with the local residents and owners in Vichères, we are almost ready to begin finalizing the structural and facade design.

Raccard Concept

Historic Vichères

Historic Vichéres


Old alpine buildings do not necessarily lend themselves well to modern expectations of comfort and en-suite bedrooms. A simple walk across the corridor to a shared bathroom is an improvement to putting on your boots and jacket to visit the outside toilet round the back of the chalet.  Some people are happy to walk across the corridor to visit the bathroom, others cannot entertain the thought. The bedrooms and bathrooms require renovation for sure, but how far should we go?

Bar & Restaurant Area

So here are a three pictures  to stir your creative juices. How can we create a “wow” factor by retaining the essential character but doing something different?

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