Saturday, July 19, 2014

Club Med’s New Val Thorens Resort


Val Thorens Sensations is located in the heart of the 3 Valleys one of Europe’s most popular and largest ski regions in the world, with 372 miles of pistes for exploring. Ski season will run from November through May at the resort.
In keeping with the youthful and contemporary feel of the ski domain, this Resort will be chic and 
informal. The concept, highlighting sport and energy, will combine intense thrills with an inviting party 
atmosphere. The architecture by Studio Arch, in harmony with the ski domain’s young, modern allure, 
and the interior design by Sophie Jacqmin, seamlessly link the latest trends to the local spirit, for an 
up-to-the-minute spin on Alpine culture.
Club Med Val Thorens will have 384 rooms from 248-square-feet and up, including 12 Deluxe Rooms, five Junior Suites and six Suites. Family rooms will be available, as well as kids clubs for young skiers.

The project amounts to an €80 million investment on the part of Club Méditerranée and 
its partners, Crédit Agricole des Savoie, SETAM (Operating company for Tarentaise Maurienne cable-cars and managing ski-lifts for Val Thorens), CEPRAL (Caisse d'Epargne Rhône Alpes subsidiary), 2 RB-1(A Private investment company) and SSP (Mixed company combining the investments of the "Conseil Générale of the department of Savoie" in the local ski-lift companies; actor of the development of the ski resorts, it is also involved in real estate. Biggest shareholder of SETAM, it is particularly interested in the development of the 3 Valleys ski domain.). One third will be financed by the  simplified stock corporation SAS Val Thorens le Cairn, and two thirds will be financed by a banking  syndicate loan. Crédit Agricole des Savoie, SETAM and Club Méditerranée hold equal shares  amounting to 22.22% of the assets of SAS Val Thorens le Cairn, whilst CEPRAL, 2 RB-I and SSP hold shares amounting to 16.67%, 11.1% and 5.56% of assets, respectively.
Club Méditerranée will operate this Resort under a renewable 12-year leasing contract.

New Paris City Stop for US visitors:
With Club Med’s new City Stop option, guests can add on a stay in Paris when headed to or coming from one of Club Med’s French ski resorts. Flights, premium hotel accommodation and airport transfers will be arranged by Club Med, freeing guests up to explore the city.

Pioneer of the upscale holiday club concept, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) is the only global holiday brand and a leader in its sector: all-inclusive, high-end, friendly and multicultural holidays for families and couples.
With resorts in 26 countries, it boasts 71 Villages on five continents as well as the cruise ship Club Med 2, with 14,000 GOs and GEs representing over 100 different nationalities. Club Med also offers "Circuits Découverte By Club Med" discovery tours and "Club Med Business" incentive programmes and conferences.
Since 2004, Club Méditerranée has been pursuing a strategy of high-end repositioning, to meet the expectations of a clientele in search of an exceptional holiday experience.

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