Our Story

We started with ski chalets — now we make sure all your holidays go to plan from the Alps to the world.

Who are Fish and Pips? We are lifelong friends, Holly Chandler (“Fish”) and Philippa Hartley (“Pips”) with a shared love of travel, adventure, food, skiing, and making people happy.  It was from these shared passions, our experience in luxury hospitality and our unique skill sets, that we embarked on our joint venture.  We founded Fish&Pips in 2006 and haven’t looked back.


After having been seasonnaires working in luxury ski chalets, it became clear there was a gap in the market for a dedicated, small and highly personalised ski business, with the guest firmly at the heart of it all. From our base in Méribel Village, we grew a portfolio of catered and self-catered chalets, providing the highest level of friendly and personal service, exceptional cuisine and attention to the minutest detail, with guests returning year after year. Fish&Pips soon became one of the best independent ski chalet specialists and is one of the most established and reputable Alps based chalet companies today.


From chatting to guests, a lot of market research, and a little help from our visionary investor and non-exec Director, Blake Rose, with his Scott Dunn pedigree, in 2019 we launched a very carefully curated portfolio of small Mediterranean villas and luxury family hotels. We only chose properties where the ethos of exceptional service and delicious food, was very close to our own. Our properties are all hand-picked, and each one offers something a little different.And properties we knew our guests would absolutely love. Our collection then began to naturally evolve to boutique retreats in the UK and further afield in Europe servicing the demands of our guests. Our portfolio now covers Europe, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa with anything from a weekend city break to a luxury tented desert camp, from a 5* beach hotel to an eco-island adventure or from a crewed yacht to a safari.   And we remain to this day, experts in the Alps.


Our team has grown too, bringing expertise in luxury travel, a dedicated concierge service and exceptional product knowledge. Most importantly, everyone here at Fish&Pips shares the same commitment to forging relationships with our guests in order to create the perfect holiday, and delivering it with passion and honesty.


Be it for families, couples, friends or multi-generation celebrations, we get to make sure your holiday is exactly how you’d like it.  With our ever-developing portfolio and our friendliest team of experts, we’ll be your go-to for a lifetime of holidays.

We look forward to sharing our love of all things travel with you.

Holly & Philippa x