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La Fenice

Zermatt

Chalet Capacity

14 Adults

Property Highlights

Stunning elegant chalet
Swimming pool & spa facilities
Cinema & games room
Stunning views of Matterhorn

Average Cost

High Season FROM 95,000 EURO
Mid Season FROM 90,000 EURO
Low Season FROM 85,000 EURO
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Overview

A Different View

The Matterhorn. Its Zermatt face: implacable, haughty, iconic. Or as seen from Cervinia, where it is called Monte Cervino. Enticing, more quirky. It teases. For many, it is the more interesting angle, either to climb or to gaze upon. But not many people find luxury on the slopes of the Matterhorn. You can.

La Fenice means Phoenix, the bird that, legend tells, rises magnificently from ashes. It’s a fitting name for this glamorous mountain retreat just above the resort of Cervinia. In its first incarnation, almost 100 years ago, it entertained the rich, the famous and the powerful. It reached its zenith in the 1930s then to fall (for reasons that are obvious) into ruin. But now it has been restored. Fabulously.

The chalet fits its environment. It is hard to visualise the finesse of the interior when you catch sight of its old stone walls, its steeply sloping roof. It perches on a rocky crag, it has interrupted views of some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Europe, and yet it can be reached by road. Cervinia, long over-looked by seekers of the sophisticated winter holiday, has skiing worthy of this prestigious addition. We at Ski Boutique have long been fans of the Italian side of the Matterhorn, not only because of its proximity to Zermatt nor of its wide open immaculately groomed pistes. Cervinia has its own backcountry treasures, a wealth of ski-touring and exciting opportunities to get in a helicopter and explore the steep and deep. With La Fenice, the resort now welcomes those seeking an alpine vacation that soars above pedestrian expectations.

Enter via a tunnel, past ski and bike rooms with facilities and luxuries that are totally indulgent, to an in-house lift that whisks you to the other floors. Every room is exquisite, while retaining the ambiance, the relaxed approach, that a chalet in the mountains should be all about. From the living space, appropriately labelled the drawing and club rooms, to the elegance of the dining room with its sublimely comfortable chairs around a vast table, it pays respect to the Golden Age of mountaineering. Then it styles it up, adds modern comfort and technology and makes it beautiful.   

Accommodation goes way beyond the wildest dreams of a Victorian mountaineer, or even a European aristocrat of the 1920s. Four ‘Junior Suites’ are spacious and stylish, the two ‘Master Suites’ surpass the proportions and the attention to detail that other bedrooms given that name enjoy. The ‘Matterhorn Suite’ at the top of the chalet is 46 square metres of heaven. However, the real charm is that, however sumptuous, La Fenice does not lose sight of its true character. As you turn your gaze to the views through wood framed windows, you know you are in a mountain chalet, albeit a very special one. Wining and dining are some of the highlights of a chalet holiday. Your private chef will prepare bespoke catering to fit your tastes and your needs, using the finest local, seasonal, organic where possible, ingredients. The wine cellar is waiting to share with you its collection of fine vintages, including some little-known local gems.

Set on its hill, La Fenice greets the first of the morning sun and is bathed in the last of its rays at the end of the day. Of course, even Cervinia (with its enviable sun record) sometimes experiences clouds and it does, mercifully, snow. But what a wonderful place to spend a mountain day ensconced in your chalet. There is plenty to amuse everyone. The spa is more than a relaxing dip at the end of the ski day, you can spend hours swimming the 10m sunken pool, lounging in the glass fronted sauna or the large hamman, wallowing in the outdoor hot tub. There is an outrageously well-equipped gym and an in-house personal trainer to put you through your paces. Then relax with a therapeutic treatment from visiting professionals in the art of making you feel at one with yourself and your world. Or get busy. The hours slip past in the games room, with its bespoke pool table, table tennis and football, VR headset and the latest Xbox. And did we mention the top-of-the-range Prosimu F1 racing and flight simulator? Some members of the party might be begging for another cloudy day. You might even run out of time to make the most of the deep sofas in the dedicated cinema, where staff are on hand with unlimited popcorn.

Oh yes, the staff! It almost goes without saying that you will be very well looked after indeed. The Front of House manager will attend to your requests and ensure you get the best out of your stay, supported by a team who know all about combining attentiveness with discretion.

Imagine the morning. It is sunny. The experienced skiers are setting off on the traverse to the nearby blue piste to descend to the lift station, catch all the connections over the Plateau Rosa for the fabulous descent into Zermatt and Chez Vrony for lunch (reservation made - tick). The less speedy are being driven down the road directly to the lift station with plans to ski the sunny slopes to Valtournenche and the Foyer des Guides for lunch (reservation – tick). At the end of the day, you all meet at Testa Grigia and are the last on the slopes as the evening light makes the snow glow pink.

This is heaven, this is the phoenix.  

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Afternoon tea
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 6 nights
  • Can cater for special dietary requests
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation
  • Complimentary bar of beers, house wine, soft drinks & mixers

Features

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre / gym
  • Cinema room
  • Massage room
  • Office/study
  • Pool table
  • Games room with table tennis & table football
  • Relaxation area
  • Prosimu F1 racing / flying simulator with VR

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Host
  • Chef
  • Chalet Manager
  • Housekeeping
  • In-resort driver service

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • WiFi throughout
  • Apple TV
  • Sonos Music System
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Robes, Slippers & toiletries
  • Hairdryer in every bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-resort driver service
  • X1 complimentary massage (1 hours) per day

Floorplans

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - Twin/double with balcony access & en-suite shower room

Bedroom 2 - Twin/double with balcony access & en-suite shower room

Bedroom 3 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 4 - Twin/double with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 5 - Double (super-king) with balcony & en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 6 - Double (super-king) with balcony & en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 7 - Master Matterhorn Suite - emperor double with dressing room, sofa bed in side room & en-suite bathroom with separate shower



Reviews

WHAT WE THINK

Wow - just wow! I see a lot of beautiful chalets but the location and views of La Fenice are just breath-taking. The chalet has every facility you could possibly want - all in a wonderful, under-stated elegant style. And the flight simulator is definitely a first in any chalet !

DAN FRITH - FOUNDER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

No need to rush out of bed - tea or coffee can be brought to your room. The on to breakfast - a healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. Breakfast is served every morning of your stay.

 

High tea temptations

Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.

 

Celebrate with Canapés 

When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen. 

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is served on 6 nights

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides beer, house wines, soft drinks and mixers. Spirits and fine wines are available from the extensive cellar and are payable locally.

 

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.

Please note: Lunch can be served in the chalet as an alternative to dinner should you prefer to dine out in the evenings. Wine & bar drinks are payable in resort.

 

 

Availability

Winter 2022/2023 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2022 03 Dec 2022 EURO 85,000
10 Dec 2022 EURO 90,000
17 Dec 2022 POA
20 Dec 2022 EURO 120,000
27 Dec 2022 POA
January 2023 03 Jan 2023 POA
10 Jan 2023 POA
14 Jan 2023 EURO 90,000
21 Jan 2023 EURO 95,000
28 Jan 2023 POA
February 2023 04 Feb 2023 EURO 95,000
11 Feb 2023 EURO 115,000
18 Feb 2023 POA
25 Feb 2023 EURO 90,000
March 2023 04 Mar 2023 EURO 90,000
11 Mar 2023 EURO 90,000
18 Mar 2023 EURO 90,000 Unavailable
25 Mar 2023 EURO 115,000 Unavailable
April 2023 01 Apr 2023 EURO 115,000 Unavailable
08 Apr 2023 EURO 115,000 Unavailable
15 Apr 2023 EURO 85,000 Unavailable
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