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The New and Improved Club Med Alpe d’Huez Welcomes Guests



In terms of travel, the phrase “all-inclusive” usually brings to mind tropical resorts scattered along all the best beachfront locales with watersports, entertainment, activities and unlimited amounts of food and drinks.

There’s no doubt the resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean provide fun for all types of travelers. However, the all-inclusive concept is not limited to only tropical destinations.

Club Med has resorts all over the world and invites travelers to experience the convenience of an all-inclusive ski vacation.

The company has several resorts with the all-inclusive ski concept available throughout France, Italy and Switzerland, and last week Club Med re-introduced Club Med Alpe d’Huez in France.

PHOTO: Club Med Alpe d’Huez lobby area. (photo by Codie Liermann)

Located at 6,100 feet in the Grandes Rousses mountains, this resort was recently closed down to undergo a $110 million renovation.

It opened back up as a 4 Trident resort on December 15, 2019, and TravelPulse was on site as the property welcomed its very first guests to get a firsthand look at everything the all-new upscale property has to offer.

As a ski-in-ski-out resort, downhill skiing and snowboarding take the lead as top activities to participate in during a winter stay at Club Med Alpe d’Huez. Whether guests bring their favorite gear from home or rent it on property, they can hit the slopes bright and early and take in the sun-drenched scenery throughout the day.

A room at Club Med Alpe d'Huez
PHOTO: A room at Club Med Alpe d’Huez. (photo by Codie Liermann)

The ski area, L’Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine, has slopes of all levels and more than 155 miles of runs with altitudes ranging between 5,905 feet and 10,925 feet. Runs include 18 black trails, 28 red trails, 31 blue trails and 34 green trails.

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All guests—even ones as young as four years old–can take advantage of complimentary lessons and ski lift passes with their stay.

The downhill adventures are only one of the many winter sports visitors have access to in this area though. Additionally, travelers can choose to hike, showshoe and cross-country ski. There are even dog sledding and ice skating opportunities nearby as well.

Although it’s hard to resist the sunny slopes and breathtaking views, not everyone in the group may be interested in spending their days out in the snow. Back inside the resort, there are plenty of things to do to pass the time.

The 441-room resort was re-designed with guests of all ages in mind. There are specific rooms that invite children to use their imagination throughout the day, starting with baby rooms and going up to teenagers with each age accommodated in between.

Any children uninterested in spending their days skiing can choose to check out the library or enjoy board games, the playground or one of the many other indoor activities available.

Some visitors might have a hard time peeling themselves away from the slopes, but whether it’s squeezed in between lessons or set aside as an entire day dedicated to recovery, visiting the Club Med Spa by PAYOT is a must.

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PHOTO: A green run in Alpe d’Huez. (photo by Codie Liermann)

In addition to indulging in a treatment, adults can spend time before and after the service in the relaxing lounge area and steam room.

Travelers wanting to keep up with their fitness regimen will have no problem doing so at this resort. Classes are available throughout the day and include workouts such as yoga, core training, various types of cycling and more. To top it off, guests also have unlimited access to a pool and a hot tub.

It might be impossible to go hungry at Club Med Alpe d’Huez. In addition to enjoying meals at either Les Alpages Gourmet Lounge or Le Pic Blanc, the main restaurant, guests are constantly invited to indulge in delicious drinks and snacks throughout the day.

room views at Club Med Alpe d'Huez
PHOTO: Room views at Club Med Alpe d’Huez. (photo by Codie Liermann)

If waking up to the stunning views of mountains in place of beaches sounds like a welcome change, consider trying a different type of all-inclusive this winter. And if summer vacationing is more of interest, this property offers plenty of biking and hiking experiences in the warmer, less snowy months.

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Las Vegas Sands Donating Two Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment



WHY IT RATES: With the Palazzo and Venetian shuttered in Las Vegas, parent company Las Vegas Sands continues to pay some 10,000 furloughed Team Members and provide full health-care benefits, and has just announced a fresh donation of two millions pieces of personal protective equipment to support the work of those battling coronavirus on the ground in New York and Nevada. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer

Las Vegas Sands today announced it will donate two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical mask donations will be distributed in the company’s corporate headquarters of Nevada as well as New York, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Each state will receive one million masks. The 20,000 protective suits will be donated to hospitals and first responders in Nevada.

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“Hopefully our donations will help protect people on the front lines so they can continue their invaluable work, and we can start to see the numbers of people affected begin to diminish,” Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson said. “Our properties in Las Vegas may be empty right now, but our hearts are full of hope for the future. The determination and courage I have seen in our Team Members, which I know is the same throughout this country, gives me every confidence we will get through this unprecedented crisis.”

This contribution marks the second round of personal protective equipment donations Sands has made. The company previously provided 100,000 masks to the Las Vegas health-care community and 5,000 masks to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. It also donated 1,900 coronavirus test kits to the state of Nevada.

Mr. Adelson said the one million masks being sent to New York will help health-care professionals and first responders in the state currently with the most cases of coronavirus.

“People are looking to New York as a bellwether for what comes next, both in terms of the pandemic’s impact and for how quickly the region, particularly New York City, is able to recover from the aftermath of the virus,” he said. “It’s important we steer resources to the places where the need is the greatest and most urgent.”

In addition to the protective gear donations, Sands is fulfilling its pledge to give $250,000 to several important local organizations during this time of need. The company is making contributions to ‘Three Square’, Southern Nevada’s largest hunger-relief organization; ‘Communities In Schools’, which is helping provide meals to students who would otherwise be participating in their school’s free and subsidized meal programs; and ‘Share Village Las Vegas’, a veterans assistance organization that also runs a community food pantry.

Sands also has donated 60 pallets of food and more than 55,000 bottles of water to local organizations. In addition, the company is currently paying each of its nearly 10,000 Las Vegas Team Members, along with providing full health-care benefits, while its properties remain closed.

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SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Corp. press release.

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