— What was your inspiration to buy a vacation home in Verbier?
Verbier is considered quite fashionable, trendy and glamorous, but at the same time it’s very sporty. Nobody comes here just for the crowd, they all come for the skiing. Compared to many other luxury resorts that also focus on designer shops and a jetset lifstyle, Verbier offers world class sking and great apres ski too.
It was also very important to me that the resort is accessible from London. I can fly to Geneva and then it’s only an hour and fourty minutes drive, so its also an easy destination for weekends.”
— La Vallée Blanche balcony
— Tell us a bit about the renovation of La Vallée Blanche.
As the interior was so important to me for my own apartment, I hired an architect with whom I had worked before and travelled frequently to Verbier to oversee the project.
I’m also a bit obsessed with technology, so we have used the latest equipment such as: touch panels and remote controls to operate the television, watch movies, use the internet, operate the lighting system and blinds etc.
In each master bedroom there’s an iPod and Wi-Fi and in two of the master bedrooms there are mirrors that can change into a television. You can watch TV, DVDs or YouTube. We also have plasma TVs and speakers in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms.”
— La Vallée Blanche lounge
— To you personally what is so special about this vacation apartment?
The standard of architecture of La Vallee Blanche is very good and you rarely find apartments that have this level of detail, especially in this price range it’s quite special. La Vallée Blanche is in the 15-20,000 Francs per week range and most others of similar quality cost around 50-70,000 Francs. La Vallée Blanche is comfortable for families and extremely accessible.”
— What sort of feedback do you get from your guests about La Vallée Blanche?
In general, the feedback has been very positive. Customer service is very important to me.”
— La Vallée Blanche bedroom
— What kind of services do you offer your vacation guests?
We have many different items and services included in the price of the room. Our vacation guests will receive a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne and a welcome tray containing essentials like bread, milk, tea, coffee, cereal and jams. They can also enjoy complimentary use of our Apple TV movie and music library and the iPads in each double room.
And finally, our guests also get 10% off ski hire here in Verbier and have free use of 4VK freeride custom made skis.”
— La Vallée Blanche kitchen
— And there is also a gold package and additional services that guests can book?
For skiing we organize a private ski instructor or ski guide for a half day to help you get most of your stay. Ski passes will also be delivered to the chalet.
On top of that, we also offer services that guests can book separately. For example a private chef, cocktail parties and events, daily breakfast or afternoon tea, snow table picnics and champagne ice-bars on the mountain, quad bike hire, deliveries of shopping, wine and groceries, driver service, baby sitting, yoga, pilates or massage treatments, torch lit skiing and any excursions in the area.”