Megève is located in the Haute-Savoie in the Mont-Blanc département, a region of the French Alps just one hour from Geneva and the international airport. This village is a prestigious ski resort in the Alps du Nord that nestles amid the mountains at 1,100 metres above sea level and owes its fame to the Rothschild family that promoted Megève as a French alternative to Saint Moritz in the 1920s. Today, Megève remains a destination that is popular among the French and international jet set, industrial leaders and other leading personalities from the world of economy and politics. Its boutiques, hotels and refined gastronomic restaurants and its 445 km of ski runs make it an outstanding winter sport resort. In 2006, the Zannier family purchased this property from the French chef Marc Veyrat who had run his gastronomic restaurant here since 1999. In December 2011, after carrying out extensive renovation works on the two existing chalets and after building a third, the new hotel/restaurant opened its doors.