Courchevel Live

Courchevel Live

The Directors of Kaluma Travel attended the LIVE Courchevel event 09-12 December.

The event was attended by over 250 industry professionals from around the globe including; luxury travel agents, tour operators, airlines and journalists.

Despite the hectic schedule of workshops, hotel visits, resort activities, skiing, cocktail parties and meals, we found time to share marketing  strategies and to discuss the differing perceptions of Courchevel from various countries around the World.

The highlights included the showcasing of the new 5 star Hotel LE K2, the after dinner party at L’Oxygene and the final night’s fantastic party at Le Mangeoire.

The K2 has been finished to an exceptionally high standard. It was clear to see that even the most cynical of travel agents were left a little lost for words. Five stars are well and truly deserved, so congratulations must go out to the hard working team behind the project. Loving the Rolex Daytona charging ceramic black room safes!! Trés James Bond. And simply the best Canapes we’ve ever had.

The delicious food at Le Mangeoire was followed by a dramatic change of mood when the firework laden jacuzzi sized cocktails arrived at each table. The lights were dimmed and the music was turned up. From sedate after dinner coffees to en-mass table dancing took all of about 30 seconds!! Well done and special thanks to Francois and Sophie for such a great night and for doing what no one else has been able to replicate. A true flavor of Courchevel’s legendary (late) nightlife.

Many thanks to the tourist office for their organisational efforts and good humour during the event.

And a final thanks to the Hotel Alpes du Pralong for providing accommodation to us. The stylishly newly renovated rooms and Hérmes toiletries were a treat.  And the best breakfast buffet in the resort !

The skiing conditions are fantastic and the slopes are so quiet. Skiers should take advantage before the secret is out.

Richard and Neal

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