Driven by a passion for mountains and skiing, Christiane and André Pinturault arrived in Courchevel in the early 60s. In 1972, they decide to build their first « new generation » luxury hotel. Construction lasts for two summers: 1973 and 1974. Christmas 1974 marks the opening of this new jewel.
Because of a life-long friendship with Maurice Herzog, famous mountain-climber who ascended the Annapurna, first 8000 meters in 1950, André Pinturault decides to name his hotel after this man and the incredible challenge he realized and achieved.
This is the beginning of the story of the Hotel Annapurna.
In the 80’s, Christiane and André trust their son with the hotel’s management and during the season of 1985-1986, Claude Pinturault becomes the head of the Hotel Annapurna. The first changes took place the following summer, when Claude decides to create the hotel’s first suites.
Since 2008, the Annapurna Hotel has gone through various makeovers, however always while maintaining its own mountain image. Improvement of the facilities for disabled people, rooms renovations, bar and restaurant refurbishments, rebuilt of façades and balconies, renovation of the wellness area, creation of a Kid’s Club, … the Hotel Annapurna never stopped to renew itself!
To carry on the tradition, Sandra Pinturault, Claude’s daughter, joined the hotel’s team in 2013. Climbing up from receptionist to Front Office Manager, she now leads the hotel as General Manager.
In 2017, Sandra decides to remodel the hotel’s logo, maintaining tradition but giving it a new breath. It is the beginning of a new era for the Hotel Annapurna.
Almost fifty years later, Sandra keeps on adapting her jewel to accommodate an ever more demanding clientele, thus maintaining the hotel’s status as one of the most sumptuous 5-star hotel of the resort. Today, the Hotel Annapurna, one of the last hotels of the resort still led by its founding family, is a reflexion of its residents: singular and remarkable.