Sure, we love classic chalet-style hotels. But we can also appreciate rebels — as long as they have a good cause. And we can think of no better cause at a ski resort than upping the alpine style ante. From the outside, Le Strato may be all about tradition, but inside, this place is a contemporary designer's dream. Décor in the guest rooms and suites is sexy and plush, with notable details including fabrics printed with black-and-white photos of skiers and shower rooms clad in black slate. Spa Nuxe is a haven within a haven, while the house restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with regional influences, in a venue that features backlit ceilings displaying details from the tapestries of Versailles.