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Alpine hotel fully booked as ski party countdown starts

16th October 2011 Print

Thousands of gay ski fans will descend on the stylish French Alpine resort of L’Alpe d’huez next March to celebrate European Gay Ski Week. 

Gloucester-based Take Me To (Ski) say their newly refurbished Hotel Les Grandes Rousses in the heart of the resort is already fully booked for the week with thousands of winter sports fans expected to hit town for Europe's leading gay ski experience. 

Take Me To (Ski) brand manager Chris Wadley said the hotel specialises in tailoring breaks for all tastes and staff were looking forward to introducing new customers to their revamped restaurant, après ski bar and boutique spa facilities. 

He said: “The organisers have provided the opportunity for people to let their hair down and enjoy the fantastic carnival atmosphere the resort is famous for – while at the same time taking advantage of the fabulous high altitude skiing.” 

European Gay Ski Week is becoming a regular fixture on the L’Alpe d’huez scene and brings thousands of partygoers to the resort. 

Chris Wadley said: “We are confident our newly refurbished rooms, restaurant, après ski bar and contemporary spa will prove as much of a hit during this event as it is expected to throughout the rest of the ski calendar.”

Take Me To (Ski) have spent a cool £250,000 overhauling their flagship hotel and early bird party fans snapped up all available rooms back in the summer to ensure they weren’t left out in the cold next March. 

“Our location in Route du Signal is close to the heart of the action in the aptly named Avenue de Jeuxe – but far enough away to guarantee a peaceful haven for the people who prefer to relax and enjoy some seriously top notch pampering. 

“Les Grandes Rousses is literally just around the corner from the resort’s bars and restaurants and boasts ski in and ski out facilities to maximise your time on the piste. All the essentials are close to hand including shopping, eating, drinking and partying not to mention the skiing.

“We are also planning a series of get to know you parties in our refurbished après ski bar so our guests can meet new people before they venture out for the main events in Avenue de Jeuxe.” 

The refurbishment project has seen 55 bedrooms completely re-decorated with new mini bars, flat screen TVs, ipod players along with branded bedding and specially selected decorations. 

The restaurant has also seen a major makeover with new colours, tablecloths and lighting. The bar and reception has also been redecorated, with new carpets, ceiling, decoration and modern light fittings.

Chris Wadley said: “We are confident the gay community will appreciate the chance to relax in superb and stylish surroundings where they can be confident of a truly luxurious stay. We’re determined to offer tailor-made breaks to suit everyone and are looking forward to playing a major role in a very exciting week.” 

European Gay Ski Week will be returning to Alpe d'Huez from March 24-31 in 2012.

See for more information.