PRESS KIT 2016 NIRA MONTANA, LA THUILE Nira Montana is the latest gem of the collection Nira Hotels and Resorts, inaugurates on the 5th December 2014. Situated in the picturesque town of La Thuile, into the heart of Aosta’s Valley at the foot of the Mont Blanc, the first 5 stars of the La Thuile and preferred destination for mountain lovers, distand just a few meters from the ski slopes and from the most suggestive excursion paths. Built in a sophisticate design of wood and stone that feature the three floor building, the internal furniture of the common areas, and suites remind to the style of the valley’s traditional houses. The building uses energy saving and cutting-edge technologies systems, in order to guarantee any kind of comfort; Nira Montana is member of Design Hotels. A large space is dedicate to wellness under the iconic brand Nira Spa which offers to guests – resident or not – an indoor swimming pool, 4 treatment rooms using Comfort Zone products, a generous wet area with sauna, Turkish bath and a fitness center Technogym furbished. Stars restaurant, added to the best of the Aosta’s Valley into the “Guida de l’Espresso 2016”, offer an authentic Italian food & wine experience, in an environment draw to welcome guests in style. Located close to La Thuile town centre and surrounded by the highest European mountains, such as the Monte Rosa, Grand Paradiso and the Mont Blanc, Nira Montana offers stunning view on the surrounding landscape , and favourite starting point to discover a region that own 28 ski resorts and 4500km of trails.
ROOMS AND SUITES AT NIRA MONTANA
Nira Montana offers 55 luxury rooms, blending traditional features with modern design, their ‘forest theme’ runs throughout the hotel. All rooms are endowed of walk-in rain shower, flat-screen TV, iPod-docking station, Lavazza Espresso machine and free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Free wifi is also available in all the hotel environment.
Deluxe Rooms (20 in total) Variable size between 21 and 29 smq, this tipology of room is gifted of King or Queen bed (twin beds available on request) and unrestricted views of the Alps. Most have a balcony or terrace. 4 connecting room are available for this room category. Maximum occupancy: 2 people Grande Deluxe Rooms (20 in total) Room with a surface between 30 and 39 smq, gifted of King or Queen bed (twin beds available) and a balcony or terrace with unrestricted mountain views. Some have a walk-in closet or a second desk in a window niche and many feature a double sofa bed. Maximum occupancy: 4 people Loft Room (4 in total) Spread over two floors, the Loft Rooms offer 34 sqm of space along with a King Size bed, a double sofa bed and a balcony with high-level views of the Aosta Valley mountains. Twin beds are available upon request. Maximum occupancy: 3 people Junior Suites (6 in total) With a surface between 40 and 50 smq, Junior Suites feature a King Size bed and unrestricted mountain views. Most have a double sofa bed and a balcony. Maximum occupancy: 4 people Suites (4 in total) With a size of 56/57 smq, Nira Montana offers the largest suites in La Thuile. Each room host a King Size bed, a comfortable seating area and double sofa bed for 2 people with a stunning view of the Alps. Most have a balcony and some with luggage storage space. Maximum occupancy: 4 people Deluxe Suite (1 in total) The largest suite at Nira Montana and one of the largest in the valley with a surface of 64 smq. It offers a King size bed, double sofa bed, open space bath with Jacuzzi, amazing view on La Thuile and of the surrounding peaks. The ideal accommodation where to enjoy a honeymoon, a wedding Anniversary, a special birthday or just a holiday.
RESTAURANT AND BAR Celebrating the beauty of Italian cuisine, Stars Restaurant guided by the Executive Chef Alessio Mecozzi, offers traditional local and regional dishes, using the freshest ingredients. The restaurant offers all-day dining, with a breakfast buffet and
a la carte service in the evening. Stars restaurant e ambiance is sophisticated yet casual, with local design influences.
The Stars Bar & Lounge features an extensive wine cellar as well as an al fresco area – perfect for an après-ski or post-hike drink. Signature cocktails are also on offer, reflecting the crisp and natural ambience of the surrounding mountain area with the modernity of the hotel. Access to Stars restaurant and Stars Bar & Lounge is open also to external client who does not stay at the Hotel.
NIRA SPA & WELLNESS Nira Montana features extensive wellness facilities, reflecting its picturesque mountain setting and inspired by the natural elements. The “Comfort Zone” Nira Spa offers a range of treatments including bespoke programmes designed to suit guests’ specific needs. At disposal of our guests – resident or external – Nira Spa offers 3 treatment rooms, a beauty room and an area dedicate to pedicure and manicure. On top of it, Nira Spa offers a Private Spa inclusive of a room for couple treatments, available on bookings for the full day which guarranty maximum privacy and a “secure refuge” for couples or small groups of friends that wish to enjoy an escape of wellness and relax. Nira Spa , also, host a fitness centre with Technogym equipment, an indoor swimming pool and a wet area inclusive of sauna, Turkish bath, vitarium (medium heat sauna) and Terre & Aqua (Rasul).
Meetings & Events Nira Montana place a conference room of 177 smq able to host up to 100 people in a theatre set. Although the conference room is located at the basement, Nira Montana can offer natural light via the large window located on the roof. A second meeting room of 19 smq is available for small meetings up to 10 people.
All elements of the hotel are designed to ensure complete care of the origins of the materials. The designs are based on traditional concepts of wood lodgings and are made contemporary by the implementation of clean lines and varied choices of materials. Wood is no longer at the forefront of this concept; wallpaper, paint and iron have been used to bring a fresh take on traditional lodges. Wallpaper with trees, warm chocolate paints and white plaster come together in a combination to add a sense of nature and warmth to the hotel. The mixture of oak floors, white skirting boards and iron-profiled furniture evoke natural and neutral elements. The juxtaposition of wood to iron
overcome by the sophisticated and subtle harmony of all the elements. This balance is further exemplified by the accessories, tree stump bed-side tables transformed by iron detailing, deer heads in white resin and wooden curtain tie backs highlight how all details have been carefully drawn together to create a contemporary ski lodge experience. SUSTAINABILITY Nira Montana was projected in order to reduce the environmental impact, adopting advanced solutions that maximise energy savings through the use of excellent material and products taking care of the thermal insulation. The modern heating system, connected to a central heating plant in La Thuile is the most significant part of the hotel’s technical system. Wood biomass is used to fuel the hotel’s heating and in doing so provides a clean current to the public power grid. Solar panels are used to provide a continuous supply of hot water. All faucets are fitted with aerators to reduce the quantity of water used. LED lights are the main source of light and provide greater efficiency as well as a reduction in the level of energy consumption. Interior design took particular care to the choice and origin of materials: natual coating are made of old recycling wood, parquet is suitably made with an irregular and natural shape, without wastes. Lastly, paints were choose with a water base and has been limited the use of synthetic solvents.
DESTINATION: LA THUILE
La Thuile is easily to reach from Italy and abroad because is located to a short distance by the two main Italian airports, Milan and Turin, and less then 2 hours by car from Geneva. Located in the north-western side of the touristic Aosta’s Valley , La Thuile holds the atmosphere of the authentic mountain village surrounded by the alpin landscape. It’s strategic position, only 15 km by the French board and close to Courmayeur, allows visitors to explore the 160 km of ski slopes located just on the Italian-French board. During your stay at Nira Montana, there are many activities proposal for guests who want to try all seasons of the year in La Thuile. During the winter, 160 km of ski slopes make the happiness of ski lovers, instead of the natural and pristine landscapes of the summer season, is the ideal frame for walks and excursions in mountain bike. Along the Dora river is also possible to practice water sports such as rafting, canyoning and fishing.
WINTER ACTIVITIES With 160km of uncrowded ski slopes and a range of nursery, intermediate and advanced runs, La Thuile offers open-space skiing amid picturesque scenery. Espace San Bernardo, covering 80 pistes in France and Italy, links the French resort of La Rosière with La Thuile. An international pass provides access to 38 lifts carrying up to 58,000 people per hour. Skiing either side of the French and Italian borders, in the silent presence of Mont Blanc and Rutor glacier, is a breathtaking experience. Unusually, thanks to La Thuile’s state-of-the art lifts, skiers and snowboarders rarely encounter queues. Ski runs leave from an altitude of 1,450m
in La Thuile, not far from Nira Montana, and reach over 2,600m in an area known as Belvedere. Run number three is a challenging black 73% gradient piste, dedicated to Franco Berthod, an exceptional skier and coach born in La Thuile who made downhill skiing history. This run is approved for World Cup competitions 2016. Nordic skiing, heliskiing, free-riding and snow-kiting are also popular around La Thuile and there are many opportunities for winter walks and guided snowshoe excursions.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES La Thuile has a pleasant summer climate that
is perfect for nature walks and mountain sports. As the snow melts, skiers and boarders make way for mountain-bikers, walkers, rafters, canoeists and climbers. Hotel guests are free to enjoy the natural beauty of Valle d’Aosta featuring the Grand Paradiso National Park and the Piccolo and Grand San Bernardo Passes. Each summer, the Cheval D’Aoste stables open for high-altitude horse riding and pony-trekking where beginners are welcome to join ‘Baptism of the Saddle’ lessons. Those seeking a swim at altitude can make their way up the mountain to the heated mountain-top swimming pool, while anglers can visit Lake Verney, 2088m above sea level, in search of trout. More extreme sports like mountain biking are popular in La Thuile with bikers reaching the top of the mountain using the Bosco Express and Chalet Express chair lifts. The 220km of gravity defying paths make up fifteen different free ride courses winding through the panoramic forests and pastures between Italy and France. If guests prefer a more relaxing option they can take in the charm of the landscape whilst playing golf on local courses in Courmayeur, or explore and discover the well-preserved Roman monuments of the Aosta region, only 40 minutes away from La Thuile.
NIRA HOTELS & RESORTS
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