From the outside, Hôtel Les Airelles looks like an Alpine fairytale come true, with its wooden balconies, pastel paintings and cozy window nooks. The enchantment continues in the welcoming lounge where guests can linger beside a fireplace on velvet-clad couches. The hotel's founder was inspired by the life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (captured so memorably by Romy Schneider in the biopic “Sissi”), and the interiors, created by Christophe Tollemer, showcase an imaginative take on Austro-Hungarian glamour. Equally grand is the restaurant with menus conceived by Pierre Gagnaire. Les Airelles is a perfectly sumptuous place to return to at the end of a vigorous day on the slopes — the kind of hotel Sissi would have checked in to while visiting Courchevel.