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Vintage 60s inspired interiors unveiled at Hotel des Dromonts

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The only hotel in Avoriaz – one of the highest French Alpine resorts – opened this December with ‘vintage 60s’ inspired interiors.

Fifty years after first opening, the boutique 34-room hotel has been radically redesigned to incorporate ‘vintage 60s’ feel in line with the hotel’s history and architectural style.

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Inspired by 60s Mod style, with 28 rooms and six suites, designed in ‘ski chamber chic’, the interiors feature cosy fabrics, plush carpets and bright pops colour to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere that revisits the retro style of the 60s.

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Originally built in 1964 and so to recreate the spirit of the time, there is a strong focus on the communal spaces, taking inspiration from Pierre Cardin’s famous home interiors that symbolised the era. The circular motif is central to the new design and along with the large rounded fireplace and rounded banquettes, the interiors have been closely aligned to the original 60s design. Some of the original materials such as the 60s style pebbledash, vaults and black slate were sourced from nearby Morzine.

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The striking façade of Hotel de Dromonts will remain – a contemporary architectural landmark in itself, the multi-layered surface is covered in cedar shingles that is typical of Savoyard roofs. A new outdoor terrace has been added onto the exterior offering aprés-ski refreshment and spectacular panoramic views over the Alps.

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Located above the French resort of Morzine, Avoriaz is linked with 12 other resorts either side of the Swiss-French border and is only an hour from Geneva. The resort was created by the Olympic ski champion Jean Vuarnet and Gerard Bremont in the 1960s and Hotel des Dromonts was the first major work of renowned architect Jacques Labro. Jean’s original vision was to create an avant-garde resort that transported guests away from everyday life with innovative but integrated architecture and for the roads to serve as ski runs. His unique vision is still very much alive today as guests can either ski or travel by horse and cart around the resort and the contemporary architecture complements the natural environment.

Hotel des Dromonts, 40 Place des Dromonts, 74110 Avoriaz, France, hoteldesdromonts.com

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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December 26, 2014 | Europe France Morzine Travel | View comments

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