ADVERTORIAL • December 2023

Ski and slumber in style with Marriott Bonvoy

Fairy-tale-like, snow-draped villages, chic chalet stays by picturesque pistes, crisp mountain air and comforting winter food – the best time of year isn’t solely reserved for Christmas. Whether you’re after skiing, snowboarding, or après-alpine adventures, these three Marriott hotels bring high style and heavenly perks thanks to Marriott Bonvoy®the programme that rewards you for going on holiday.

Take your pick from more than 8,500 participating hotels and resorts, choose a reward option – either in the form of Marriott Bonvoy points or Avios – then treat yourself. Plus, you can collect 5,000 bonus Avios for every 60,000 Marriot Bonvoy points you convert, making this the best hotel loyalty programme for any traveller with British Airways Reward Flights and swish hotel stays* high on their winter wish lists.

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01 W Verbier

For Swiss mountain magic…

W Verbier, Switzerland
Glamour meets adventure at the W Verbier, nestled in the snow-kissed village of Switzerland’s largest ski area, the Four Valleys. This uber-chic W brand destination cranks up the fun with alpine escapades and the coolest chalet vibes, complemented by a W Mountain concierge and ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service to cater to all your needs. Step outside to a ski-in, ski-out paradise, with 92 lifts and more than 400km of groomed runs suitable for all levels, as well as off-piste, powder-perfect terrain for those craving an adrenaline fix. After conquering the slopes, return to your own roaring fire and the ultimate list of après-ski activities. The only AWAY Spa in Switzerland features everything from deep-tissue massages to two heated pools and cryotherapy sessions, while the hotel’s six restaurants include Michelin Guide favourite Eat-Hola tapas bar (the royal crab lasagne and torched Wagyu tataki are superb), signature cuisine at Bô ! and exquisite Japanese dishes at U-YAMA Sushi Bar. Visit W Living Room for next-level soirées, such as Champagne and oyster nights on Saturdays, then keep the party going with DJ beats at W Off Piste before sinking into your cloud-like signature W bed. Bliss.

02 AC Hotel Innsbruck

For a Tyrolean treat…

AC Hotel Innsbruck, Austria
For those seeking to combine skiing, shopping, and sightseeing, the sleek AC Hotel Innsbruck is the superior choice. Nestled in the capital of the Alps and originally built in 1972 for the Winter Olympic Games, this stylish haven is just a short shuttle ride to picture-perfect peaks, including the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck formed of nine ski resorts– a dream for families and serious freestylers. After a morning of mountain adventures, swing back to the hotel for a midday coffee. Need a break from the slopes? Transition to a day of cultural charm in the fairy-tale Old Town (just a five-minute stroll from the hotel). Here, you can wander pastel-coloured mediaeval buildings, whimsical shops, quaint cafés, and luxurious landmarks such as the Swarovski showroom and the unmissable Ambras Castle (be sure to explore the Chamber of Art and Curiosities). Afterwards, return to the hotel for a delectable Mediterranean-meets-alpine dinner at the modern AC Lounge.

03 AC Hotel Baqueira

For some Spanish snow...

AC Baqueira Autograph Collection, Spain
Wake up to a crowd-free winter wonderland in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees at AC Baqueira hotel. This hotel hideaway offers a spacious cabin feel and sits just 50 metres from a cable car that whisks skiers to the slopes of the Val d’Aran valley (an area once so snowed-in that it formed its own culture and language, Aranese). Despite the secluded location, Lleida train station is easily accessible and all the après-ski comforts are in plentiful supply. Pamper yourself with the hotel’s sauna, Turkish bath, sensation shower, Jacuzzi and heated beds, or unwind with an array of rejuvenating spa experiences, from post-ski massages to ultra-nourishing scrubs infused with damask rose essential oil. The dining? Indulge in the cheese-obsessed La Raclette restaurant and Pyrenean favourites such as duck with spaetzle at 4 Valles. Cap off your evening with classic post-dinner cocktails at the adults-only SNØ Bar or cosy Cigar Bar. The Suite Bar sets the stage for DJ beats, or for a more chilled evening, head to the Lounge Bar for board games and a side of nibbles.

*A "stay" is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity or any points-eligible rate. For more information about collecting Avios with Marriott Bonvoy, 
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