Cordee des Alpes
A little taste of luxury in the heart of the wild! Cordee des Alpes is your welcoming retreat in Verbier!
About the Operator
New to the resort of Verbier is La Cordée des Alpes, a luxurious bespoke four star hotel and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a hotel which promises you an unforgettable stay.
Designed with both International and local architects who have extensive knowledge and experience of building in the region, using the finest local materials and finishings, La Cordées design will reflect the Alpine environment and flavours which make Verbier so unique.
A exceptional environment dedicated to your service and offering the finest facilities such as our gastronomic restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa and gym.
A warm and relaxing retreat where we will make you feel…. at home.
Set in the heart of the Alps, the Valais has more 4000-meter mountains than any of the other alpine regions. Most of these peaks were first summited at the beginning of the last century and that is where our story begins. Edward Whymper conquered the Matterhorn days ahead of an Italian team in 1865, our very own Grand Combin was first summited in 1857 and it is from this era that the inspiration for La Cordée des Alpes begins.
When you arrive at La Cordée you will see an authentic canvas rucksack, wooden ice axe and leather climbing boots used by climbers during what was probably the most exciting era of European alpinism. Over 100 years ago, every summer climber from all over Europe arrived in the Alps to attempt to summit unconquered mountains peaks. With them would arrive the Alps first tourists, spectators and walkers with travel trunks keen to enjoy summer in the Alps. The first hotels were built and the Swiss began developing their unparalleled sense of service and the alpine holiday experience was born. Shortly after, skiing became a sport, the first lifts were installed and ski holidays became the winter holiday of choice for Europe’s elite.
It is from this era, with an attention to the details of the moment, interpreted to meet the expectations of today’s travellers, that we have taken inspiration for the interior design of La Cordée des Alpes. Partnered with over 30 years of experience in Verbier, owner Marcus Bratter and his team have assembled what we consider to be the ultimate in service and luxury for your winter or summer alpine holidays