In December 2016, after six months of work, the K2 Altitude opened its doors at the foot of the slopes, representing a huge achievement. This new hotel is the latest jewel in the K2 Collection’s crown.
"We have been working with Jouffre for the past 20 years and we both share the same family spirit that drives us all. Jouffre workshops have supported us and their team has met all our expectations without fail. In just six months, we have built something that is impossible."
In December 2016, the 5-star hotel K2 Altitude opened its doors in Courchevel, the French Alps ski resort, replacing the legendary Kilimandjaro Hotel.
This project follows the opening, in 2011, of the equally famous K2 Palace. The K2 Altitude is endowed with its own charm but takes after the distinctive elegance and uncommon aura that make the K2 Palace an unrivalled place. This similarity can be explained by the fact that this breathtaking piece of work is a family affair.
The K2 Altitude would indeed not be the same without the interior designer Thomas Capezzone, son of Philippe and Suzanne Capezzone, founders of the K2 Collections company. In only six months, he managed to faithfully transpose a concept originally imagined for the K2 Palace by the Parisian interior designer Olivier Gossart.
It was tremendous work: the hotel counts thirty-two rooms and suites, a smoking area, two restaurants including a gourmet one, a movie theater, a fitness center, a swimming-pool and several common areas...
The ateliers Jouffre were lucky enough to be a part of this sumptuous project by realizing numerous upholstery pieces such as bedspreads, sofas and armchairs for the common areas. But also, banquettes for the movie theater and all window treatments.
Incidentally, the drapery team rose to a challenge by producing a pair of drapes made in coats of mail against a red velvet. This unusual request encouraged the team to search technical solutions, and this brainstorming allowed the conception of a wave-shaped rod, made in metal with a wood profile. But making the drapes has not been the only challenge : the installation itself has been quite sensitive, since these 90-lbs drapes were to be hung at a 16 ft height.
This was a new opportunity for our craftsmen to fabricate unique items suited for mountain environment but still modern, thanks to Thomas Capezzone's expertise. This atypical luxurious atmosphere naturally attracts a demanding clientele, and holds singular pieces of work.
It was a very exciting experience for the ateliers Jouffre to work for this exceptional place, this dream setting in the center of the snowy Savoie where serenity and relaxation are the mottos.
"K2 Altitude fits naturally in the spirit of K2, a spirit really achieved with the K2 Palace opened in 2013. The first influences obviously come from the K2 Palace, it could not be otherwise. Our project, our concept and our decoration are atypical.
For our customers, we try hard to create sensations that generate well-being, so that they feel at home with us. It is thanks to this true family spirit transmitted in every little gesture, in every benevolent attitude and in each of the small objects of decoration that we breathe this atmosphere." Thomas Capezzone