Europe’s leading operator of self-catering holidays, Pierre and Vacances, is getting ready to welcome back visitors to the slopes this winter, with the launch of an early booking discount, across its French Alpine and Pyrenean portfolio of nearly 70 properties in more than 30 different mountain resorts. As the benefits of the vaccine programmes at home and abroad start to take effect, we can look ahead to better times, and that means planning that first big ski trip, reconnecting with loved ones, and making the most of the great outdoors.
With a wide choice of hotels and residences available to suit every budget, and a range of rooms and apartments that can sleep between two and 12 people, Pierre & Vacances guests can travel in comfort and style. By booking early, holidaymakers can secure their first choice of residence, the dates they want, and a discount of up to 20%. The promotional offer applies to stays of four nights or more, on booking made by 29 September 2021, for travel between 4 November 2021 and 7 January 2022; and on bookings made by 3 November 2021, for travel between 8 January 2022 and 8 April 2022. Furthermore, an additional discount of up to 5% is available on stays of 11 nights or more during the period.
Ahead of the new ski season, the Pierre & Vacances team has been working hard to ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable stay, with special Covid-19 practices at all locations. The Pierre & Vacances Safety+ Charter includes the provision of hand-sanitiser for staff and customers, increased cleaning and disinfecting processes, and the updating of hotel ventilation systems. All properties have onsite staff, to provide guests with any assistance that they need and to ensure that they have a great holiday. And with fully equipped apartments and hotel rooms that feature fully fitted kitchens, there is no need to worry about social distancing when it comes to eating and socialising.
In these uncertain times, travellers can book their ski holiday with peace mind thanks to the Pierre & Vacances Flexible Rate option. It entitles guests to a full refund on their entire stay when they cancel up to 30 days in advance of their trip for any reason. And should Covid-19 restrictions force a cancellation, holidaymakers will have the option to change the date of their stay or opt for 100% of their money back. What’s more, holidaymakers can secure their booking with a deposit of just €1, with the final balance due just a few days before travel.
Workcations: For many the pandemic has meant remote working, with some of us continuing to do so for the foreseeable future. This is giving employees the option to work wherever they please, with Pierre & Vacances self-catering apartments making the ideal option for those wanting to base themselves in the mountains for long periods. With the availability of fast 4G internet dongles and up to 10% off meals delivered to apartments, it is easy to create a home away from home-office with Pierre & Vacances. For this reason, a dedicated Pierre & Vacances promotion for remote workers will be launched this autumn, with the full details to be unveiled imminently.
Extras: Pierre & Vacances offers a number of optional extras across its mountain holidays, with the ability to book winter sports equipment and ski passes online at a discounted rate. Customers can collect their ski passes at reception on arrival and equipment can be picked up quickly and easily either onsite or at a nearby store.
Go There: One of the newest properties to the Pierre & Vacances portfolio, the five-star Premium residence L’Hévana is conveniently located near the centre of Méribel in the French Alps, set amongst pine trees and within easy access to the ski slopes. Blending Alpine tradition with modern comfort, the property opened in 2019 and features 95 apartments, each with two to four rooms with state-of-the-art facilities and stylish fixtures and fittings. Every accommodation has its own large wooden balcony, and the 17 bigger apartments also feature their own fireplace and sauna. In addition, the residence benefits from an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, and a contemporary well-being area. At the centre of the property is the Deep Nature® spa, where guests can relax and unwind after a day on the slopes. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Premium residence L’Hévana, in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £1,244 per apartment / £311 pp. (was £1,555 per apartment, saving 20%).
The Premium residence L’Amara is located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil in the French Alps. Situated at the foot of the Avoriaz cliff, the contemporary property offers impressive views over the Morzine valley. The splendid five-star luxury residence has a cardio-room, heated indoor pool, sauna and hammam, all of which are free of charge to guests. The ski-in, ski-out accessibility and shuttle service to the ESF ski school allows holidaymakers to make the most of their time on the slopes. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Premium residence L’Amara, in a one-bedroom apartment with balcony, sleeping up to four, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £1,487 per apartment / £372 pp. (was £1,858 per apartment, saving 20%).
The stunning five-star Premium residence Les Terrasses d’Hélios in Flaine is one of Pierre & Vacances’ most loved premium properties and is smart and contemporary in its design. Each of the apartments has a balcony with a view over the Grand Massif ski area and the slopes meander right down to the foot of the building. As a ski-in, ski-out residence, it is the perfect base for exploring the 265 km of excellent pistes on offer locally. At Les Terrases d’Hélios skiers can ease their muscles in-house, with a treatment at the Deep Nature Spa® or by spending time relaxing in the indoor pool. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Premium residence Les Terrasses, in a one-bedroom apartment, sleeping up to four, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £850 per apartment / £213 pp. (was £1,062 per apartment, saving 20%).
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Andorra’s Hôtel Austria opened under the Pierre & Vacances brand last winter, after the group acquired the 62-room property, which had recently undergone upgrade works. The hotel offers guests comfortable and modern rooms, many of which benefit from mountain views. Featuring stylish fixtures and fittings, accommodation is simple yet intelligent in design, with rooms able to accommodate between two and four people. An onsite restaurant serves local and international cuisine, and guests can relax and unwind after a day on the slopes at the hotel bar area, which doubles up as a business lounge. Hôtel Austria is located 1 km from the Peretol ski resort and is ideal for those wishing to explore the Grandvalira ski area of the Pyrenees, with its 210 km of pistes and three snowparks. And with secure parking, lift passes available at the reception area, and ski rental shops just a short walk away, guests can enjoy a hassle-free stay. A seven-night stay at Hôtel Austria, in a double room with breakfast, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £468 per room / £234 pp.
Also new to the Pierre & Vacances brand last winter, the Residence Andorra Degas is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, at an altitude of 1,700m, just 750m from the Grandvalira ski slopes. Perfect for families, the 14 fully equipped apartments come complete with kitchens and comfortable living areas and can accommodate between three and six guests each. Lift passes can be purchased onsite, and the nearby Esports ski rental shop makes holidaying here effortless, as does the fast and reliable Wi-Fi and easy to access ski lockers. In the nearby area a wide variety of winter sports facilities and activities cater to a range of abilities and to all age groups. Away from the slopes, there are shops in walking distance, as well as some great dining options, including the delightful Manacor restaurant with its modern European cuisine. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Residence Andorra Degas, in a one-bedroom apartment, sleeping up to three, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £421 per apartment / £140 pp.
Finally, the three-star Residence Andorra La Tulipa joins the Pierre & Vacances brand this autumn. Situated in the beautiful valley of Arans in the parish of Ordino, the property is 10 km from the Andorran ski resort of Ordino Arcalís, with its 15 lifts and 30 km of impressive pistes to explore. Consisting of 15 spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments, each benefiting from a balcony with mountain views, the property features an excellent bar and restaurant, with guests treated to regular live music performances. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Residence Andorra La Tulipa, in a one-bedroom apartment, sleeping up to four, arriving 8 January 2022, is priced from £418 per apartment / £105 pp.
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