Set in one of the world's favourite ski resorts at 1500m, La Cordée des Alpes is a luxurious bespoke 4-star superior hotel. It is located in the heart of the ski resort of Verbier and promises you an unforgettable stay. La Cordée des Alpes is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
La Cordée des Alpes was designed with both International and local architects who have extensive knowledge and experience of building in the region, using the finest local materials and finishings, La Cordées design reflects the Alpine environment and flavours which make Verbier so unique.
With 32 luxury rooms and suites La Cordée is an exceptional environment dedicated to your service and offering the finest facilities such as our gastronomic restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa, sauna, hammam and gym.
La Cordée des Alpes is an ideal meeting & events venue in Verbier with excellent conference facilities in the centre of the Verbier resort, the hotel can cater for up to 40 people.
A warm and relaxing retreat where we will make you feel like you are at home awaits you at La Cordée des Alpes.
Originally from Cannes, Fabrice Taulier entered the world of gastronomy from a very early age largely thanks to his grandmother, who was a fervent fan of cooking over an open wood fire. At 19, he began his career with a number of prestigious starred restaurants, such as L’Oasis (3* Michelin) at La Napoule, the Royal Gray (2* Michelin) at the Gray d’Albion Hotel in Cannes, as well as the Moulin de Mougins (3* Michelin). He then went on the join the grand Parisienne kitchens as Chef de Partie, from Restaurant Le Paris (2* Michelin) to Lutétie and Jamin (3* Michelin). In 1994, he managed the kitchens at the Mas de Candille (1* Michelin).
Since then, Fabrice Taulier has continued to practice his great skill as a chef at a number of celebrated restaurants in Switzerland, including the Grand Hôtel du Parc in Villars sur Ollon, the Royal Plazza in Montreux, the Relais & Châteaux Le Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey, and the Mirador Kempinski.
His culinary skill has been awarded numerous times, most notably he won the Gualtiero Marchesi Award in 2002 and the Médaille d’Or de l’Académie Culinaire de France.
With decades of experience and know-how acquired from renowned chefs such as Joël Robuchon, Louis Outhier, Roger Vergé, Jacques Chibois and even Jacky Fréon (first winner of the Bocuse d'Or), the new Chef de Cuisine at La Cordée des Alpes invites guests to join him on a delicious gastronomic journey exploring both local and global produce!
For Fabrice Taulier, "cooking is the sharing of knowledge, of friendship, of generosity, combined with seasonal products and local products ".
Depuis l'école hôtelière, ce métier est devenu une passion. Mon parcours et mes diverses expériences m'ont emmenés en Valais d'abord puis jusqu'à Verbier au restaurant La Cordée.
Verbier est une station dynamique au coeur des montagnes du Valais. Ce Valais qui m'est cher, terre de vignobles où j'apprécie la dégustation des cépages si fabuleux et convoités en compagnie de mes amis vignerons. C'est un pays d'alpages aux laits fleuris des vaches d'Hérens, de sentiers aux panoramas inoubliables et de sommets de légendes. J'aime ce pays et les gens qui le font vivre à travers les traditions et les passions qui les animent. Je ne me voyais pas ailleurs qu'ici au restaurant La Cordée où tout ce que j'aime est réuni me permettant de me sentir heureux, libre et d'exprimer tout ce que je suis.
Set in the heart of the Alps, the Valais has more 4000-meter mountains than any of the other alpine regions. Most of these peaks were first summited at the beginning of the last century and that is where our story begins. Edward Whymper conquered the Matterhorn days ahead of an Italian team in 1865, our very own Grand Combin was first summited in 1857 and it is from this era that the inspiration for La Cordée des Alpes begins.
Over 100 years ago, every summer climber from all over Europe arrived in the Alps to attempt to summit unconquered mountains peaks. With them would arrive the Alps first tourists, spectators and walkers with travel trunks keen to enjoy summer in the Alps. The first hotels were built and the Swiss began developing their unparalleled sense of service and the alpine holiday experience was born. Shortly after, skiing became a sport. The first lifts were installed and ski holidays became the winter holiday of choice for Europe’s elite.
It is from this era, with an attention to the details of the moment, interpreted to meet the expectations of today’s travellers, that we have taken inspiration for the interior design of La Cordée des Alpes.
Upon arrival you will feel the authentic atmosphere of one of the most exciting periods of European alpinism. And to set the tone right from the reception hall , wood and stone combine to provide the backdrop for your stay.
Partnered with over 30 years of experience in Verbier, owner Marcus Bratter and his team have assembled what we consider to be the ultimate in service and luxury for your winter or summer alpine holidays.
The hotel La Cordée des Alpes, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, defends the values of eco-tourism in order to preserve the flora and fauna around us.
This environmental policy results in actions from the hotel, followed by responsible behaviour of our staff but also of our guests.
Since the opening, the hotel is committed to :
Emitting a minimum of CO2 and using pellet heating which is a bio- fuel.
Use electricity only generated by hydroelectric power stations in the canton of Valais.
Not overheat any room by managing the heating from computers.
Operating a lights out system as soon as the guest leaves his room.
Separating paper/green waste/kitchen waste/etc. in each service.
Collecting all green waste to produce biogaz.
Collaborating with Eco-Bagnes in order to monitor and improve our consumption of energy.
Reducing printing, promoting recyclable paper.
Recycling unused soap for people in Africa.
The hotel has been built with only local materials.
The hotel is fully equipped with LED lights in exterior.
La Cordée des Alpes tends to reduce its environmental impact by setting objectives that can be achieved everyday.
La Cordée des Alpes participates in many charities close to its heart.
We are a partner of the foundation "Make a wish", whereby the hotel assists sick children to realise their dreams. For example, paragliding above the Alps before enjoying the hotel for a few days.
In collaboration with the "Fondation Théodora", the hotel welcomes volunteers, children and every person who is related to this foundation. In 2014 a lottery was organised and one of the foundation's member won a week-end at the hotel.
The hotel also contributes to the funding of an orphanage in Nepal. CDA Foundation, directly supports children from the children's home in Kusunti who are sent to private schools. Funding also ensures that the children have the necessary tools for learning, such as books, pens, and play equipment.