Club Med this year unveils two new premium snow resorts with modern design and authentic cultural ties, as part of their promise to provide next-level snow holidays in the ultimate winter destinations with amazing experiences, made easy.
Club Med Tomamu in the Hokkaidō region of Japan and Club Med Samöens in the French Alps will both welcome guests from December 2017. Bookings for the resorts will be available from 1 February 2017 as part of Club Med’s best value Early Bird booking offer.
“Club Med is in the business of creating happiness,” says Madeleine Clow-Suares, General Manager, Club Med ANZ. “With the launch two new resorts in incredible destinations, Australian snow-lovers will have even more options for experiencing their idea of happiness, both on and off the slopes.
“With our promise of delivering the world’s best snow holidays, we strive to always make the experience as easy as possible with new innovations and services, giving our guests the gift of more time to spend doing what they love with who they love.”
The launches signal Club Med’s plans to open a minimum of one new snow resort each year, to cater for growing consumer tastes for hassle-free snow holidays in diverse, authentic locations.
CLUB MED TOMAMU, HOKKAIDŌ, JAPAN
Following a 173 per cent increase in Australians travelling to its Asian ski resorts over the past five years, Club Med Tomamu will open in the Shimukappu Village of the Hokkaidō province in the North of Japan, joining the existing Club Med Beidahu (China), Club Med Yabuli (China) and Club Med Sahoro Hokkaidō (Japan).
Recently rated by Lonely Planet as a ‘Best in Asia’ location to visit’ due to its mountainous landscape and alpine villages, Hokkaidō is now easily accessible thanks to a new bullet train link with Tokyo.
Club Med Tomamu will combine endless winter sports adventures in a majestic untouched wilderness, with authentic Japanese culture and cuisine.
Designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel in a modern, chic aesthetic reflective of its surroundings, Club Med Tomamu brings the beauty of Japanese nature into the resort. The resort’s 341 rooms provide a range of stylish options suitable for couples and families alike, including triples and suites.
For thrill-seekers, 29 runs, spanning 21kms beckon; suitable for beginners through to advanced levels. World- class powder will reward snow enthusiasts with skiing and boarding, snow trekking, snow biking, snowmobiling, snow rafting and more.
The incredible experiences continue off-the-slopes, including ice slides, skating, an ice bar and dining at the local ice village; fun at Japan’s largest indoor wave pool; and relaxation in the Kirin-no Yu open-air bath.
Once guests have worked up an appetite, they can satisfy their taste buds and curiosity with Japanese and international delicacies, including fresh seafood, at Tomamu’s Itara restaurant, and speciality Japanese Yakiniku barbecue at a la carte restaurant, Haku.
Japanese tea lessons, as well as Japanese sake and whisky tasting can be savoured at breathtaking Cloud 9 The Nest bar with panoramic views of the slopes, and guests can also enjoy live performances fire side at an outdoor lounge at the cosy Unkai Bar.
For children, Club Med makes the snow experience a truly memorable and easy one, with dedicated, age- appropriate Kids Clubs for tots aged from two through to teens aged 17. The resort’s snow garden is a paradise of snow lessons and games with specialist GOs and multicultural new friends.
Club Med Tomamu is available to book as part of the Club Med Early Bird offer with a saving of up to 30% from $2185 p/adult and $875 p/child for 7 nights, based on departure from 17 March 2018 and in non-connecting Club Rooms.
CLUB MED SAMÖENS, GRAND MASSIF, FRANCE
Located in the heart of the Grand Massif ski domain in France, Club Med Samöens boasts 360° views of the unspoilt Alpine mountains, just one hour and 15 minutes from Geneva airport, making it the perfect destination for families.
The resort brings together the incredible natural surroundings with chic modern design and amenities, plus gourmet French Savoy dining to deliver an authentic mountain experience. Guests can dine in ski gondolas within the resort, enjoy relaxing modern baths within their room, or swim among the mountains at the heated pool, all with cliff-top views. Perhaps most impressive of all, guests can ski from the resort’s gently sloping rooftop directly onto the snow.
As the fourth-biggest ski domain in France, Samöens caters extensively for beginners through to advanced levels, with highlights including 265km of slopes, charming runs winding through the pine forests, and breathtaking views of Mont Blanc.
A family haven away from home, Club Med Samöens offers tailored Kids Club care and snow adventures for children between 4-months and 17 years old; a kids-only snow garden; plus a dedicated family-friendly restaurant.
All-day dining at Club Med Samöens allows guests to live at their own pace and savour the mountain spirit. Savoyard two-Michelin-starred chef, Edouard Loubet has put his unique touch on the dinner menu of ‘Le Refuge’ gourmet lounge, featuring fresh local specialities and a wine corner where a sommelier will guide guests to select a perfectly paired choice.
To complete the rejuvenation experience for mind and body, guests can relax at the mountain-view swimming pool, hamam, or sauna, or be blissfully pampered at the Carita spa.
The resort’s design cleverly combines a chalet-style atmosphere with a breath of modernity, in a way that celebrates and integrates with the dramatic mountain landscape. The 420 rooms range from club, deluxe and suites.
Club Med Samöens joins other popular snow resorts in France, including Club Med Val Thorens, Club Med Val D’Isere, Club Med Valmorel and Valmorel Chalet-Apartments, Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, Club Med Tignes and Club Med Chamonix.
Club Med Samöens is available to book as part of the Club Med Early Bird offer with a saving of up to 30% from $2135 p/adult and $1705 p/child for 7 nights, based on departure from 17 March 2018 and in non-connecting Club Rooms.