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Active & Wellness

Vallée de Joux: A hidden gem in the Swiss landscape

The Vallée de Joux, a picturesque region in the Swiss Jura, is a paradise for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and watch aficionados alike. This idyllic region, just an hour from Geneva, offers an impressive blend of natural beauty, cultural wealth and traditional craftsmanship. Natural be...

Mindful Traveller

Mallorca: More than mass tourism – a paradise for sustainability and mindfulness

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, has long made a name for itself as a Mecca for sun worshippers and party tourists. But the island has much more to offer than crowded beaches and vibrant nightlife. In recent years, Mallorca has developed into a destination for sustainable tourism ...

Mindful Traveller

Hotel Eremito: a special kind of retreat in Umbria

In the heart of Umbria, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, lies a unique place of peace and contemplation: the Hotel Eremito. This extraordinary hotel offers its guests an unrivalled opportunity to relax from everyday life and immerse themselves in a world of tranquillity and c...

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Arizona: The heart of the Southwest and spiritual Sedona

Arizona: The heart deArizona, known as the ‘Grand Canyon State’, is a state in the south-west of the USA that is characterised by its breathtaking natural landscape and rich cultural history. Arizona's landscapes vary from the sun-drenched deserts of the south to the forested high plateaus of t...

Active & Wellness

Discover the diversity: Brač and Hvar in comparison

The Croatian islands of Brač and Hvar, sparkling jewels of the Adriatic, offer an unrivalled blend of natural beauty, culture and adventure. Despite their proximity to each other, they are distinctly different and promise unique experiences for every visitor. While Brač delights with its rugged...

Friedrichshafen, Germany

Seegut Zeppelin

The new Seegut Zeppelin, which opened its doors on 6 May 2024, is located in the middle of an old landscaped park directly on Lake Constance. The hotel buildings clad in glazed spruce wood around the Villa Gminder in Friedrichshafen-Fischbach are just 50 metres from the shore. The modern solita...

Mindful Traveller

Folegandros: Discover the authenticity and sustainability of a Greek island

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, off the beaten track, lies the enchanting island of Folegandros,a jewel of the greek Cyclades. Known for its unspoilt beauty and authentic atmosphere, Folegandros offers travellers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the slow pace of island life and experie...

Eat & Drink

Flavor, Fiesta and Flora at the Boca de Agua

A workplace where you can hear birds chirping and see spider monkeys is something special. The dishes that Chef Carlos Bordanave and Sous-Chef Sergio Sanchez serve their guests at the Flora restaurant in the Hotel Boca de Agua in Mexico are just as special as the natural working environment. In...

Design & Architecture

The architecture of the circle, OLM Nature Escape

It looks a bit like a spaceship that has landed here in the picturesque South Tyrolean landscape. The OLM Nature Escape is definitely a building with a recognisable character. How did it come about to plan a round building, what challenges are associated with the 360° angle and why is the shape...

Personalities

If she had a hotel… Küglerhof

If she had a hotel, you would be allowed to walk barefoot here – over warm wooden floors and green grass. There would be no bling bling, but beautiful design and interesting art. You would also be able to play boccia! Because everyone loves boccia, right? People would eat pasta and enjoy the so...

Mindful Traveller

Pure calm at Puradies, Leogang Austria

It’s only four letters and yet it’s not always so easy to find calm. What seems challenging in everyday life is easily achieved at Puradies Naturressort in Leogang… C A L M Calm. It’s the absence of noise, but actually much more… A look at nature, a moment of doing nothing or even inn...

Eat & Drink, Mindful Traveller, Personalities

Sicilian onomatopoeia, Zash Boutique & Countryhotel Sicily

Zash, Bsss, Mhh, Ahh… at the boutique hotel between the sea and Mount Etna, you can hear many sounds. We spoke to owner Carla Maugeri to discover where they are coming from and what other sounds can be heard at the Sicilian country house. Zash – the name describes a sound – which one exa...

Design & Architecture

Hotel Wilmina Berlin: Liberated

An oasis of tranquility in the bustling heart of the metropolis. A place of contemplation and retreat, serving as a counterpoint to the bustling activities of the urban surroundings. The historically preserved ensemble, consisting of a former courthouse and a women’s prison, has been redesigned...

Active & Wellness, Mindful Traveller

Mindful in Mallorca, Es Racó d’Artà // Lifestylehotels

Imagine going on holiday in search of relaxation and experiences and finding something much more valuable instead – namely yourself. Es Racó d’Artà is such a special place that takes a step back and at the same time offers enough stimulation to create space for being human! The days in the mall...

Reischach bei Bruneck, Italy

Hofergut – Suites & Apartments

A new chapter in a long history The Hofergut is situated in a central location in Reischach, at the foot of the Kronplatz, and yet it is surrounded by picturesque green landscapes. Nestled in a spacious forest setting, the Hofergut offers its guests the opportunity for relaxing walks and con...

Design & Architecture

GO WITH THE O: Olm Nature Escape, South Tyrol, Italy

The circle closes at OLM, the round Eco Aparthotel in the South Tyrolean Taufer Valley. It all began with a millstone - now guests can expect a refined "Olm" character in harmony with nature. Harmonious architecture, a forward-looking catering concept and a hotel that is energy self-sufficient ...

Active & Wellness

Bergwiesenglück,Tyrol,Austria: There´s something in the air!

Anyone who recognises this song from the 1950s will know that it continues by referring to a very special fragrance. Exactly which fragrance isn’t specified, we just know that it’s seductive. Perhaps it’s the calming scent of lavender from a mountain pasture, or the powerful fragrance of pine f...

Dorf Tirol, Italien

Küglerhof

Exquisite location and green oasis The Küglerhof rises majestically at an altitude of 700 metres in Dorf Tirol and offers a breathtaking view over the entire Etschtal valley. Set on 4 hectares of land, away from noise and stress, it offers an oasis of peace and relaxation. Numerous h...

Design & Architecture

TRIFORÊT ALPIN RESORT, Hinterstoder: When architecture becomes nature

The majestic mountains are more than just a backdrop here. The intense scent of the forest, the rays of light, the mountain panorama, the snow - the surroundings have a significant influence on the architecture and design of the newly opened Triforêt alpin.resorts in Hinterstoder in the Pyhrn-P...

Priorat, Spain

Mas d’en Bruno

Gran Hotel Mas d'en Bruno: A Luxurious Retreat Discover the Essence of Luxury at Mas d'en Bruno Nestled in the heart of Priorat, Gran Hotel Mas d'en Bruno invites guests to experience a lavish retreat amidst breathtaking landscapes and world-renowned vineyards. Boasting 24 elegant suites,...

Mindful Traveller

The OLM Nature Escape in its element

It splashes, gurgles and rushes in the Tauferer Ahrntal: the circular Eco-Aparthotel is built very close to the water and, like its South Tyrolean surroundings, is strongly connected to the elixir of life. By the water The river that rises at the northernmost point of the country in t...

Deutschnofen, Italy

Naturhotel Pfösl

Located on a sunny plateau and surrounded by lush meadows and dense forests, the Nature Hotel Pfösl in Deutschnofen offers guests a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The majestic peaks of the Latemar and Rosengarten mountains in the background quickly make guest...

PARRANO, Italy

Hotel Eremito

Experience a relaxing getaway at a simply designed retreat, away from the distractions of everyday life. Immerse yourself in the special spiritual atmosphere of a monastery in Umbria and enjoy the seclusion from the world. The natural surroundings and the silence help you to connect with your i...

Active & Wellness

Spring fever in the snow: in search of firn at Bergwiesenglück

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the first flowers are poking their heads out of the ground – spring will soon be here and with it the end of the ski season. Or is it? Not at all! Have you ever heard of spring skiing? Now is the perfect time for a second helping of alpine fun. Not le...

Mindful Traveller

Unveiling the Mindfulness of The Wild Hotel by Interni

Nestled in the heart of Mykonos, The Wild Hotel by Interni stands as a beacon of luxury, seamlessly blending contemporary design with the natural beauty that surrounds it. This haven of sophistication has captivated the hearts of travelers worldwide, offering an experience that transcends the o...

Mindful Traveller

Embracing Nature’s Wonders: A Magical Escape at Treehotel

Nestled amidst the enchanting wilderness of Harads, Treehotel offers a plethora of captivating activities that promise to immerse visitors in the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or seeking a tranquil escape, there’s something for everyone....

Eat & Drink, Personalities

Exquisite enjoyment at OLM Nature Escape

OLM Nature Escape opened its doors in December 2023. The eco aparthotel isn’t just an architectural eye-catcher, the kitchen also offers a truly special culinary concept. We invited Berni Aichner (Head of Cuisine) and Theodor Falser (Michelin-star chef) to join us at the table so we could find ...

Culture, Mindful Traveller

A Journey into the Spiritual Consciousness of Maya Culture

While Mexico is renowned for its vibrant party scene, the country is also gaining popularity for a new kind of travel—one that places self-love, spirituality, and connection at the forefront. Mexico boasts an abundance of dreamy, untouched locations, providing not only the opportunity to explor...

Design & Architecture, Mindful Traveller

OLM Nature Escape: innovation and sustainability come full circle

The OLM-Nature Escape, embedded in the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites, embodies not only an outstanding technological concept, but also an architectural masterpiece in line with the highest sustainability standards. The project meets all the criteria of the “Casa Clima A Nature” stan...

Design & Architecture

Hotel Gundari Folegandros opening in 2024: experience raw luxury and leave it all behind

What defines the complete fusion of nature and human-created spaces? How can the timeless Cycladic tradition, untouched by architectural overdesign practices, be passed down through the ages? And what is the perfect ratio for modern living that aligns with the eternal principles of scale? Gunda...

Folegandros, Greece

Gundari Resort

Raw Luxury Nestled in 80 hectares of untouched nature on the southeastern coast of the secluded island of Folegandros. The luxury resort Gundari rises high on rugged cliffs, overlooking the azure depths of the Aegean Sea. This extraordinary oasis is designed to inspire and invigorate. ...

Mindful Traveller

Environmental certificate for Gradonna****S Mountain Resort

The Gradonna****s Mountain Resort has been impressing guests with its in-house energy generation, environmentally friendly construction and many initiatives implemented in daily operations since it opened in 2012. This exemplary commitment of the design resort was recently confirmed by TÜV Aust...

Culture

Ambiente Sedona, Arizona, USA – The story of Ambiente Sedona

Where modern and minimalist meet. Where wilderness and nature come together. That’s when you know you are at Ambiente Sedona. We talked to boss sisters Jennifer and Colleen and they told as all about Ambiente. Can you share the story of how the idea for Ambiente Sedona came about and what in...

Active & Wellness

White Desert, Antarctica: Explore the Unknown

Patrick and Robyn had a vision in 2004. Ever since then, the possibility of exploring Antarctica has been made available to the public with a luxurious twist. White Desert has also successfully managed to combine adventure travel and eco-tourism. How do they do it? Find out here. Can you ple...

Design & Architecture

SAND, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany: Come rain or shine – keep it cool, sustainable and free at the SAND

SANDwindandweather – that’s probably the best way to describe the feeling of freedom that comes over you when you can visit the Baltic Sea in autumn and winter. The sea is rough and vast, the wind forms imaginative shapes in the clouds, the fresh breeze buffets the isolated groups of walkers ex...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna****S Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Powder, here we come

Winter sports fans take note: the winter season at the Gradonna****s Mountain Resort starts on 8 December 2023. Located at 1,350 metres above sea level, the resort features 42 chalets and a hotel, and is the ideal base for anyone after fun times on the snow and the slopes. Families with chil...

Design & Architecture

Boca de Agua, Bacalar, Mexico: A new story unfolds

Imagine a place where the very essence of nature dances in harmony with the pursuit of serenity and well-being. This enchanting tale unfolds on the Yucatán Peninsula, where lush jungles and azure waters converge in a ballet of life and tranquility. Here, amid the lush beauty, Boca de Agua emerg...

Active & Wellness, Culture

Refugium Lunz: Summer Refuge

At the church square in Lunz am See, there lies the Refugium Lunz, which opened in spring. It invites you to come and stay. More than “just another design hotel”, it is a place of contemplation and refuge. Now ideal to escape the heat of the city, enjoy the summer freshness and experience a tru...

Active & Wellness, Mindful Traveller

The Refugium Lunz: Where work becomes vacation

In today's hectic world, people often look for unique places, not only to create unforgettable experiences, but also to use as a place to work in this day and age. The Refugium Lunz, a hidden oasis in the middle of the Ybbstal Alps, offers the ideal setting for Christmas parties, meetings and w...

Active & Wellness, Eat & Drink

A magical retreat in the Alps , THE SECRET Sölden

In the legendary winter sports destination of Sölden in the heart of the Ötztal Alps, you’ll find THE SECRET, a mystical and magical resort that opened its doors in March 2022 following extensive renovation and expansion work. For guests who are looking for both a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a ...

Design & Architecture

Touching with all your senses:A unique experience at the Hotel Bergland Sölden

A holiday at the Hotel Bergland Sölden promises not only relaxation and luxury, but also a touching experience for all the senses. The hotel attaches great importance to offering its guests not just accommodation, but an all-round sensual experience. “We create touching encounters, moments and ...

Active & Wellness

A paradise for the senses: the Puradies Naturresort and its heavenly spa in Leogang

Welcome to Puradies – where freedom meets the majestic beauty of the Alps and a unique nature resort merges with a newly designed Heaven Spa. An unrivalled combination of snow-covered slopes, alpine luxury and heavenly relaxation awaits you amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Skicircus Leog...

Design & Architecture

OLM – the circular Aparthotel launching in December 2023

From December 2023, OLM Nature Escape, an extraordinary eco aparthotel, will set innovative trends in the South Tyrolean holiday hotel industry in three ways: with bold architecture in a circular shape, a pioneering culinary concept and, for the first time in the Alps, as a completely energy se...

Hinterstoder, Österreich

TRIFORÊT alpin.resort

In the TRIFORÊT alpin.resort,alpin.resort, situated in the renowned Hinterstoder ski area amidst the stunning mountain landscape of Upper Austria, guests are treated to an unparalleled blend of ultimate privacy and boundless freedom. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this resort se...

Sand in Taufers, Italy

OLM Nature Escape

ECO-living: a new way of vacation Embedded in the Tauferer Ahrntal in South Tyrol, an Eco Aparthotel,was created that combines future and tradition. Completely energy self-sufficient, CO2-neutral and innovative regional. In the midst of nature and in the rhythm of the seasons. The name revea...

BACALAR, Mexiko

Boca de Agua

The fact that the small town of Bacalar, located on the Yucatán Peninsula, bears the title of "Pueblo Mágico" sounds promising. After all, Mexico's Secretariat for Tourism explicitly awards this distinction to towns that shine with their typical and well-kept character. However, Bacalar's surro...

Culture

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Croatia: Art, luxury and nature in perfect harmony.

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery has announced the opening of its new Sculpture Garden, featuring a series of monumental sculptures by Belgian contemporary artist Arne Quinze. Curated by Berlin-based art consultant Reiner Opoku, a series of large-scale sculptures offer an enchanting fusion of...

Active & Wellness

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel #lakesidemoments

Jumping into the lake completely carefree even before breakfast. A picnic on the lakeshore. Chilling on the beach. A yoga session on the jetty. Alpenhotel Kitzbühel is located directly on Schwarzsee, the warmest lake in Tyrol. Lifestyle, design and summer delights combine here with relaxation i...

Active & Wellness

Naturresort Puradies: Even more heavenly relaxation

The nature resort Puradies in Leogang/Salzburger Land has generously expanded and converted its wellness area. Since June, the expanded Heaven Spa offers the even more “heavenly relaxation”. Wellness inspired by nature The new wellness and spa areas were harmoniously integrated into the s...

Mindful Traveller

Es Racó d‘Artà, Mallorca, Spain: A place for your wellbeing

At Es Racó d’Artà, you give back. Not only to nature but also yourself. Surrounded by nature, you can unwind, be free and feel at home. We met up with the people behind this special retreat and asked the owners about all things sustainability, and what we can do to give back to nature as well. ...

Mindful Traveller, Personalities

Hotel Bergwiesenglück, See, Tyrol, Austria: Greener than green

A holiday at the Bergwiesenglück boutique hotel and chalet doesn’t just have a lasting impact on the heart and soul – nature also has reason to be grateful for the efforts of the two hotel owners Anna and Rudolf Schuchter when it comes to protecting the environment. Anyone who finds themselv...

Active & Wellness

ElisabethHotel, Mayrhofen im Zillertal, Austria: Exclusively for you and me

Quiet at last! And we don't mean that it has to be quiet as a mouse all the time - but at the ElisabethHotel it gets quiet inside you. One reason? The Premium Private Retreat exclusively welcomes guests aged 16 and over, making it a wellness retreat for connoisseurs. All is still right with ...

Mindful Traveller

Ambiente Sedona, Arizona, USA – It´s all about the senses.

Ambiente Sedona, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Sedona, is a captivating retreat that promises a rejuvenating escape from the bustling world. From the moment you arrive at this enchanting destination, you are envelopedin a seamless fusion of luxury and natural beauty, making it the per...

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Vila Valverde, Algarve, Portugal – As if it was made for me

As if it was made for me If you are looking for tranquility and yet life, if you don't want to compromise on your vacation and yet value sustainability, if you want to feel the attention to detail and yet appreciate the big picture, then Vila Valverde is the perfect place for you. The best o...

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Gradonna****S Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Sleep well in nature!

If you live in the city, you might often wonder how you can achieve restful sleep when there’s so much “vibrant” noise and activity in the background. You’re tired of the situation and just tired in general. It would be much more beneficial to sleep against the backdrop oft he breathtaking East...

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Experience the essence of nature at La Valise Tulum, Mexico

Experience the essence of nature at La Valise. Situated in the captivating coastal town of Tulum, Mexico, La Valise Tulum is an enchanting boutique hotel that has won the hearts of travellers worldwide. What sets this gem apart is its unwavering commitment to sustainability – an ethos that perm...

Mindful Traveller

Hotel Nidum, Mösern, Tyrol, Austria – Bathing amid the green

Immersion takes on a refreshingly natural meaning at NIDUM. In summer, guests at the casual luxury hotel can expect more than just an infinity pool and a hot tub – there’s also a specially designed natural bathing pond, right on the edge of the forest next to the hotel. It’s an oasis for anyone...

Design & Architecture

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, St. Leonhard im Passeier, Italy: In full bloom

As the age-old adage goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In South Tyrol, Saltaus, Apfelhotel’s young new generation of owners are breaking new ground while staying true to their traditional roots. noa*’s novel design and architecture evokes the vintage charm of this historical hotel...

Eat & Drink

Naturresort PURADIES, Leogang, Austria: Natural cuisine to experience

Puradies is getting culinary reinforcements: “Casual and yet with a lot of atmosphere” is how the new “Bistro” on the roof of the new “Heaven Spa” building is to be. The natural cuisine experience, which has already won top awards at ESS:ENZ, will move in here. It will serve “pure taste with a ...

Personalities

Naturresort PURADIES, Leogang, Austria: Memories of a regular guest

Achim Biston spent holidays at Embachhof for more than 40 years, long before the old farmhouse and guesthouse became Puradies. We asked him what he particularly remembers from those holidays. Lifestylehotels: What is your personal connection to the Madreiter family and the old Embachhof? ...

Active & Wellness

Naturresort PURADIES, Leogang, Österreich: Garden of Eden

Can wellness be a sin? Certainly not in Puradies: the new “Heaven Spa” has been carefully integrated into the landscape with a view to sustainability. From June 2023, the new relaxation oasis and restaurant will open its doors not only to Adam and Eve, but to all guests of the nature resort in ...

Design & Architecture

Hotel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland: Bringing the outside in

Nestled in the Vallée de Joux, surrounded by woods, mountains and lakes, Hotel des Horlogers has broken down the boundaries between nature and architecture - creating a space of harmony. We asked the architects of Hotel des Horlogers how they came up with the concept and how exactly they brough...

St. Leonhard im Passeier, Italy

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof

Refreshingly different The Apfelhotel Torgglerhof is a delightful and traditional hotel located in St. Leonhard in the Passeiertal valley. It is surrounded by the beautiful Alpine landscape of the region and offers its guests a peaceful and laid-back setting. The hotel has been run by the...

Belgium

Belgium As a vacation destination, Belgium is an excellent insider tip in the middle of Europe. In constant competition, the regions and cities try to outdo each other in culture, architecture and hospitality. For visitors, the country has become a rich treasure trove! Meanwhile, they indulg...

Design & Architecture, Mindful Traveller

Lifestylehotels™ goes Arizona

At Ambiente™ Sedona, the goal is to provide discerning guests seeking a scenic escape with modern, elegant accommodations in a nature-focused setting. The landscape hotel is the first of its kind in North America. With great respect for the land and all the creatures who roam it, the innov...

USA

USA The country is overwhelming: America, the "land of opportunity"! Americans think big and everything seems to be possible. The "American Dream", the diversity and contrasts between nature and culture as well as the lifestyle & mentality make the USA a very popular vacation destination.

Arizona, USA

Ambiente™ Sedona

Re-engage your Senses The Ambiente™ Sedona offers discerning guests an immediate nature experience. Located on the edge of Red Rock State Park, the architecturally interesting resort is a modern and elegant retreat surrounded by stunning scenery. The landscape hotel is the first of its kind ...

Mindful Traveller, Personalities

SAND, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany: Me time by the sea

Those who think a winter holiday should be spent in the mountains skiing and playing Scrabble should take a trip to Timmendorfer Strand on the Baltic Sea. It’s a place that encourages you to unwind, to enjoy yourself, to pause. By the beach. At SAND. Enjoy yourself with a clear conscienc...

Design & Architecture

Hotel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Schweiz: The 5 wonders of Hotel des Horlogers

Hotel des Horlogers, nestled between hills and mountains and entirely surrounded by nature, has many stories to tell – from watchmakers to nature and time for yourself, about the important things in life and the five wonders of the region. One: Authenticity The hotel’s location in the Val...

Design & Architecture, Mindful Traveller

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel am Schwarzsee, Austria: Safeguarding the future

The issue of sustainability is becoming more and more prominent, even when you’re on holiday, so it’s good to know that hotels like the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel on Lake Schwarzsee exist. Read on to find out more. Ultimate comfort in nature’s paradise Location: The Alpenhotel Kitzbühel on L...

Mindful Traveller

Meneghetti Wine Hotel and Winery, Bale, Kroatien: It’s calmer in Croatia

When the stresses of day-to-day life get too much, holidays can be spent relaxing and soaking up the sun while enjoying some privacy. In line with their philosophy that “time and privacy are the new luxury”, the Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery provides the innovative approach of the villa co...

Design & Architecture, Mindful Traveller

LJs Ratxó Eco Luxury Resort, Puigpunyent, Spain: Natural and committed design

Owner Lisa Jane Cross, together with interior designer Blanca Rosselló, have turned this Mallorcan finca into a haven for lovers of the new sustainable luxury. This authentic destination hotel, located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana (Mallorca), has its own team of 6 carpenters, who ha...

Lunz am See, Austria

Refugium Lunz

For the weary and the energetic. All who like to eat and drink. Who like to see beautiful things and seek adventure. Or rest. Or anything in between. The Refugium is located directly on the church square in Lunz am See, the Ybbs and the Gothic parish church from the 15th century to the side....

Active & Wellness

The Crystal, Obergurgl, Austria: Winter on top

Right near the slopes, at 2,000 metres above sea level at the end of the Ötztal Valley, you’ll find The Crystal VAYA Unique in Obergurgl, just made for unforgettable days spent in the snow. This is where you can enjoy a winter holiday in maximum comfort and with never-ending options up in the c...

Active & Wellness

Bergwiesenglück, Paznaun, Austria: In the mountains, I am happy.

Happiness at the Bergwiesenglück. Slow living. Breathtaking views. Unwinding. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the retreat in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps. Not far from Ischgl and Kappl, this boutique hotel is the ultimate haven of tranquillity. Rudolf Schuchter told us all about it. Q -...

Lifestylehotels™ goes Mexico

We are constantly striving to expand internationally and for the first time we can introduce you to new hotspots in Mexico - La Valise Hotels Rocco Bova was engaged as brand ambassador for South and Latin America. The renowned hospitality expert was, among other things, GM of the Chablé Reso...

San Miguel de Allende , Mexico

La Valise San Miguel

This is where old world elegance meets modern design. After careful restoration, the classic structure of the house blends seamlessly with the local architecture and complements the beauty of the surroundings. The heart of La Valise is the oasis in the courtyard. Here, time ceases to exis...

Tulum, Mexico

La Valise Tulum

A private bungalow on the beach with more sophistication, art, luxury and daydreams A small beach house has been transformed into an exclusive 22-room boutique hotel. La Valise Tulum is a place that revives the local Mayan craftsmanship and puts it in a contemporary setting. With great sophi...

Mindful Traveller

Best Sustainable Tourism-Destination: Stari Grad, Insel Hvar

Maslina Resort, Croatia’s very first mindful luxury property, is delighted that Stari Grad has been named as one of the three top Croatian destinations in the category of ‘Best Sustainable Tourism Destinations – Innovative and Smart Destinations’. The city of Stari Grad is dedicated to protecti...

Eat & Drink

Monaci delle Terre Nere, Zafferana Etnea, Italien: In vino veritas – 3 questions for a sommelier

Right on the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, you’ll find the historic estate of Monaci delle Terre Nere and its own vineyards. Full of extraordinary charm and natural beauty, this spot was originally chosen by the monks of St Anne’s order in the 17th century. Terraces were ...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna****S Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: MAGDALENA’S – natural cosmetics that get under your skin

The MAGDALENA’S made in Tyrol range of skincare products draws its power from nature. Containing vegan and regional ingredients, the products don’t just pamper guests at the Gradonna****s Mountain Resort (the home of the beauty brand), they’re also available to visitors to the magdalenas.tirol ...

See, Austria

Bergwiesenglück

Being private is the new happiness Moments of happiness at 1,250 m above sea level are promised by the boutique hotel Bergwiesenglück in the middle of the Tyrolean Alps. How could it be any different. It is a place where the view wanders over the lush green mountain meadows to the rugged pea...

Le Brassus, Switzerland

Hotel des Horlogers

A place to connect to nature, make time for yourself and the things that matter Imagined by the global architecture firm BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group designed Hôtel des Horlogers for architecture and nature to be one, complying with Minergie Eco Standards. Thanks to an avant-garde con...

Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort, Kals am Großglockner, Austria: 6 a day

We all know the rule: five (portions of fruit and veg) a day to maintain your health! Thomas Krobath, hotel director of Gradonna****s Mountain Resort, swears by his six a day to make sure he does his bit for the environment. But what exactly is involved? Let’s find out! Alpine nature...

THE SECRET Sölden, Tirol, Österreich: Curtain up!

It only had its premiere in March and already it’s set for the stage: presenting, The Secret Sölden. Let’s take a tour of the best places in four acts. Magical and mysterious resort in the middle of the Sölden Alps. Ouvertüre:LA’LIV Wonderfully versatile. LA’LIV is the heart of Th...

Career

Career Stylish retreats for inspiring timeouts Lifestylehotels™ is an internationally operating company based in Graz. As one of the pioneers of the lifestyle-oriented hotel industry, we have been successfully active in the market for more than 20 years. The demand for aesthetics ...

Culture, Design & Architecture

Steinach Townhouse Meran, Italy: Merano for the mind

South Tyrol is characterised by the fusion of Alpine tradition and Mediterranean flair, which may seem like contrasts at first, but actually result in a harmonious blend of architecture, cuisine and natural highlights. A true gem in this area of northern Italy is Merano, just the tonic you need...

Active & Wellness

Alpin Juwel, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria: 5 paths to deep relaxation

Escape the daily routine for a few days, soothe the soul and really relax – this is the goal of many people when they go on holiday. The four-star Alpin Juwel hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm has a spa especially for those looking to unwind, with an area of more than 1,000 square metres playing ho...

Eat & Drink, Personalities

Alpenstern Panoramahotel, Damüls, Austria: The magic of mixology

Bartenders are thought to be good listeners, but is that really the case? We spoke to Oliver Polster from Bar Novum at the Alpenstern Panoramahotel in Damüls. The Alpenstern Signature Cocktail: 4 cl Johnnie Walker Green Label1 cl Roe & Co Irish Whiskey2 cl chartreuse green liqueur2 c...

Active & Wellness

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel am Schwarzsee, Austria: Summer by the lake

If thinking of Kitzbühel only brings to mind ski slopes and cockscomb, you should visit the famous winter sports resort during the summer, not least so you can swim in the idyllic Lake Schwarzsee, where the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel offers a new wellness escape right on the water’s edge. Summer w...

Design & Architecture, Personalities

ElisabethHotel Premium Private Retreat, Mayrhofen, Austria: Passion

What’s it like having a hotel for a home? To grow up among guests and employees? “For us, it was totally normal,” say siblings Sebastian and Sophia Moigg. The pair spent their childhood in Mayrhofen, where today they give their guests at the ElisabethHotel a very warm welcome. It was obvious...

Eat & Drink

Hotel Nesslerhof, Großarl, Austria: regional enjoyment

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art" - FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD - and it's this art of enjoyment that you'll find at the Nesslerhof. – in the sauna, the rooms, the spa and the restaurant. The team at the Nesslerhof has made it their aim to turn a necessity into a ...

Eat & Drink

Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia: Croatia in the heart and on the plate

Massimo Cvek is the new head chef at Maslina Resort, and in keeping with the hotel's philosophy, the 31-year-old wants to focus on local products and ingredients from the region. His goal is to present Croatia's culinary diversity to his guests - with reduced ingredients, but with a wow effect....

Advent Calendar

Lifestylehotels Advent Calendar Take part in the Advent calendar competition from December 1 to 24 and with a little luck you can win one of 24 exclusive prizes every day. Get the chance to win luxurious stays in one of the extraordinary Lifestylehotels™. The giveaway starts Frid...

Design & Architecture, Mindful Traveller

Bergland Design- und Wellnesshotel Sölden, Austria: Nature into the home

Bergland Design- und Wellnesshotel Sölden is characterised by regional elements of nature. Larch constitutes the shell; oak, stone and loden constitute the “filling” of the hotel. Only the cellar remained from the forme Café Bergland of the post-war period, when the hoteliers Elisabeth and ...

Personalities

Hotel Nesslerhof, Salzbrug, Austria: the guest whisperers

Many people know that the Skiwelt amadé is a special kind of winter destination. But fewer know that there are also great health and fitness facilities in the Grossarl Valley. At the Nesslerhof, you can choose between the two – or simply indulge in both. "Diversity instead of mono-cultures ...

Indonesia

Indonesia Indonesia is a southeast Asian country consisting of thousands of volcanic islands. The population is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. The beauty of the picturesque natural landscapes mixes with the unique culture of the people. Enjoy the pris...

Artà, Mallorca | Spain

Es Racó D’Artà

Awaken your senses On the edge of the National Park of the Llevant Peninsula near the town of Artà in northeast Mallorca, the famous Mallorcan architect Toni Esteva has created a wellness hotel in a class of its own - Es Racó D’Artà. A retreat full of color and texture, unique smells and tas...

West Sumba Regency East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

NIHI Sumba

Modern design meets wild nature and tradition NIHI Sumba is located 70 min away via air from Bali Denpasar airport, in Sumba Island, Indonesia. A pristine and less crowded island. The resort is an example of a sustainable operation in harmony with the environment and the Sumbanese people. At...

Lagao, Portugal

White Exclusive Suites & Villas

An exclusive experience Meters from the Atlantic coast, WHITE is the result of a passion that João and Catarina Reis share for creating unique, intimate places in singular landscapes. This devotion to providing an exclusive experience, where time crawls at another pace and nature controls o...

Ribeira Grande, Portugal

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort

Natural coastal landscape meets modern luxury Overlooking the grand beach of Santa Barbara, Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort, the Azores’ first ecologically-friendly eco-beach resort was opened in 2015. It began with a passion for the natural black beaches along the picturesque northern coast ...

Mindful Traveller

Bergland Design- und Wellnesshotel Sölden, Tyrol, Austria: Larch and loden

Inspired by the mountain landscape around the Tyrolean village of Sölden, a couple working in tourism and carpentry created a retreat where the scenery can be experienced both indoors and out. The natural colours of the Bergland Design- and Wellnesshotel in the centre of Sölden blend into the m...

Mindful Traveller

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: A modern take on nature

The Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals am Großglockner is proof that a luxury resort can sit harmoniously in the Alpine landscape of a national park. The mountain landscape in East Tyrol is imposing – imposing to the extent that even in this small corner of Austria, you’ll find 241 3,000-metre...

Riposto CT, Italy

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel

Surrounded by Nature ZASH Country Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel where guests rediscover a time where they live in another dimension, made of slow gestures, new visions and mysterious voices: zash, splash, cucù, crag, ciuf, druum, pluf - the instinctive and hidden sounds of nature. To be...

Ostuni , Italy

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Red Palazzo in the "White City" of Ostunia History paired with elegance and an eclectic antique design meets contemporary touches and global elements from Africa and India. The one of a kind hotel Paragon 700 convinces with jaw dropping interior design and exceptional service. The original ...

Active & Wellness

SAND, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany: The grown-up hideaway

The 4 * lifestyle hotel SAND is a place of inspiration, a mix of pure naturalness and hip lifestyle - a place to feel good, which feels both cosmopolitan and uncomplicated. Clear colors and stylish design create a retreat for body and soul, which harmonizes perfectly with the dreamlike surro...

Active & Wellness

Arabella Retreat & Spa, Nauders, Austria: freedom is a state of mind

The Arabella Retreat & Spa near the Tyrolean border with Italy and Switzerland is a special place that promotes the freedom to enjoy your holiday just the way you like it. Relaxation means something different for everyone: while for families it might be a pleasant hike followed by some p...

Active & Wellness, Design & Architecture

Alpenstern Panoramahotel, Damüls, Austria: Retreat and space

We will generally only allow ourselves to fall if we know that we’ll be caught safely – and that’s what we get at the new four-star Alpenstern Panoramahotel in the Bregenzerwald forest, where we land in a safety net of relaxation, enjoyment and sustainability. The host family at the Alpenste...

Active & Wellness, Eat & Drink

Sportresidenz Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria: It’s all about the green

Golf thrives on nature at Sportresidenz Zillertal: on the lush green of the undulating landscape, and on the feeling of space that, in the Zillertal, is provided by the astounding mountain backdrop. It’s this backdrop that makes the small but perfectly formed holiday village of Uderns in the...

Active & Wellness, Mindful Traveller

Bergland Design- and Wellness Hotel Sölden: A tribute to nature

You’ll feel the power of the mountains in a very particular way at the Bergland Sölden, where ancient plant knowledge has been revived in the SPA to allow us to relax in harmony with nature. "Nature is the best medicine", famous naturopath Sebastian Kneipp was a firm believer in that princip...

Active & Wellness, Eat & Drink

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: time to recharge

Silence, Reflection, Views – these are the names of the new power places to be discovered this summer and autumn in the forest surrounding the Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals am Großglockner, East Tyrol. If you’re looking to explore nature and experience it with all your senses, there’s n...

Eat & Drink, Personalities

Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia: with open arms into the summer

Maslina Resort, a contemporary, five-star resort on the Croatian island of Hvar, has welcomed the new season with open arms and a lot of exciting announcements. Situated in the stunning Maslinica Bay near the 2400-year-old town of Stari Grad, Maslina is surrounded by olive groves and te...

Sölden, Austria

THE SECRET Sölden

The place to be in Sölden A place where freedom, joy and magic meet. The Secret Sölden immediately captivates you with its mysterious and stylish design. A place to marvel, switch off and enjoy. The golden entrance with sloping wooden panels gives an idea that something new is being created ...

Active & Wellness

dasMAX, Seefeld, Austria: Set off on new adventures

After what’s happened over the last 12 months, many people are longing for new experiences and a bit of an escape from the norm. Thank goodness the dasMAX in Seefeld is expecting us – for a holiday just how we like it. A holiday for some means hours spent chilling out by the pool, while for ...

Active & Wellness

The Eder Collection, Maria Alm, Austria: 3 hotels, 1 family

The Schwaiger family has already developed two creative hotel concepts as part of their Eder Collection, but at the end of 2021, the lifestyle hotel and adults-only accommodation will be joined by a new addition that boasts an unprecedented family concept.  In the heart of the Salzburg ...

Culture

Gästehaus Krenn, Stainach-Pürgg, Austria: Early summer

Summer hasn't yet arrived in full force – the nights are pleasantly cool, while the day sees blossoms and blooms forming a sea of colour. It's a truly special time in the Styrian Ennstal valley and in the Gästehaus Krenn. The morning air is still cool, but you can already feel the gentle war...

Active & Wellness

The Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal: laid-back luxury

With breath-taking vistas as far as the eye can see and simple design that capitalises on the abundance of natural light, The Oitavos is the ideal location to find sanctuary as we all work towards establishing a new normal. It’s almost impossible to tear your eyes away from that view – t...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Time for family, time for nature

It’s about time for a holiday at Gradonna Mountain Resort! The need to just treat ourselves and spend precious time together as a family again is especially strong considering the events of the last year. Not long to wait now! It hasn’t been an easy year – for anyone. What with working from ...

CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sir Albert

A hotel for trendsetter and design lover Sir Albert is a hotspot for stylish traveler. The hotel is a completely renovated diamond factory in the heart of Amsterdam’s De Pijp district. To keep the charm of the building they retained the high ceilings, large windows and historical details of...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Spring vibes in the snow

If you can’t decide between going skiing or hiking, fear not – in the period between the winter and summer seasons at the Gradonna, you can do both. With bonus spring vibes! From the middle of March, there are signs of spring in the air in East Tyrol’s largest ski resort – the birds are chir...

Harads, Sweden

Treehotel

Where nature and imagination run wild If you are looking for a place far away from the stresses and demands of your daily life, the Treehotel up north in Sweden could be your ideal retreat. At Treehotel nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined for an exciting ad...

Culture

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel am Schwarzsee, Austria: leisure at the lake

The thin layer of snow crunches gently underneath your feet as you head out early in the morning from the Lakeside Lodge to the banks of the Schwarzsee lake. A holiday by the lake at the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel in winter – how wonderful! After taking in a deep breath you can go back to your cos...

Design & Architecture

Laurichhof, Pirna, Germany: „Design to go“ – an award winning matter close to the heart

Rome wasn't built in a day? In order to set up such a successful and well considered project as a hotel with a completely new concept, certainly. That's why the Seidel family, working as architects also spent more than 5 years on the implementation of their very personal and visionary project, ...

Personalities

SAND, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany: Relaxation with perspective

At SAND, located only a few minutes walk from Timmendorfer Strand, one enjoys vacation as a journey to oneself through deceleration, absence of everything superfluous and the awareness of being able to enjoy with a clear conscience. The passion and the desire to be hosts were the crucial ...

Personalities

Arabella Retreat & Spa, Nauders, Austria: Arabella feeling

The Arabella in Nauders combines the 4* comfort of a hotel with the advantages of a vacation apartment. For more than 40 years, traditional family values have been cultivated here and the unconditional love of quality has been shared with the guests. At the Aparthotel Arabella, space is deliber...

Mindful Traveller, Personalities

Naturresort Puradies, Leogang, Austria: Open space in the nature resort

Get out of the city, back into nature and still enjoy a vacation at the highest level. This is possible in the Puradies of the Madreiter family, in absolute privacy in Leogang's best position on the sunny plateau. To the right, the Steinbergbahn gondola, to the left the Asitzbahn, takes you ...

Eat & Drink, Personalities

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Istria, Croatia: About finding paradise on earth steeped in history

An estate, that already back in time was a great place of hospitality, is now a luxurious and unique hotel and winery - thanks to the wish of a Croatian couple they have found "their" paradise with the Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery. A history of hospitality After the Napoleon's w...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Beat you to it!

That’s what you’ll be shouting with glee when you’re able to glide down freshly prepared pistes first thing in the morning, then in the afternoon swing right into the hotel bar of the Gradonna Mountain Resort. These and all of our other winter wishes were granted at the Gradonna Mountain Res...

Bale-Valle, Croatia

Meneghetti Wine Hotel and Winery

Nature meets luxury Located amidst untouched nature – in Istria, Croatia’s largest peninsula and most developed tourist region – Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery offers luxury and unique privacy, sophistication and elegance in its architecture. Wooden beams and floors, modern and antique f...

Mindful Traveller, Personalities

Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, Western Peloponnes, Greece: Unpretentious, conscious luxury

Dexamenes Seaside Hotel - a wine factory turned into a stunning seaside hotel that truly cares about the guest experience. Owner Nikos Karaflos felt the powerful energy of the place and knew „that that a hotel would have to be the next stop in the history of this place.“ Let yo...

Design & Architecture

Bergland Design- und Wellnesshotel Sölden, Austria: Casual Luxury – Design Hotel in the Tyrolean mountains

Elisabeth and Sigi Grüner, the hosts of the Bergland Hotel Sölden, welcome their guests in a modern and stylish ambience in the heart of Sölden. Modern architecture, well thought-out room layout, the best infrastructure and the quiet, nature-oriented atmosphere promise premium vacation moments ...

Personalities

Stadthotel brunner, Schladming, Austria: A boutique hotel for body, mind & soul

"Right at the heart of things" - for Petra Brunner, physical, mental and spiritual well-being play the central role in her boutique hotel in Schladming. This is reflected not only in the traditional, vegetarian, vegan and ayurvedic cuisine with its high quality products but also in the extensiv...

Active & Wellness, Mindful Traveller

Alpin Juwel, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria: Back to nature

The attribute of being “virus-free” is of particular importance in the current climate, but it has always been the case at the Alpin Juwel Hotel, and it continues to be so now. The fact that chemicals are not required to achieve this has been proven by the Salzburg hotel, whose sustainable conc...

Design & Architecture, Eat & Drink

Naturresort Puradies, Leogang, Austria: Rustic luxury

A holiday in a hut evokes images of a rustic atmosphere – a four-star hotel, on the other hand, is all about luxury. You’ll find both in the cosy chalets at the Puradies, where you can spend your holiday in private as a couple or as a family, and enjoy unobtrusive luxury combined with sleek, Al...

Design & Architecture

The Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal: a stunning work of art

Just a short boat ride from Lisbon, in the middle of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, lies The Oitavos design hotel. Here on the Atlantic coast they have created a design hotel that boasts contemporary architectural flair. It is run by the Champalimaud family and is currently in the capable ...

Culture

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: sustainable by nature

Anyone visiting this place will discover nature at its most beautiful – at the Gradonna Mountain Resort Hotel and Chalets in Kals am Großglockner, nature and sustainability are simply a way of life. The landscape flickers past rapidly before the train starts to slow down with a groan, as if ...

Active & Wellness

ElisabethHotel Premium Private Retreat, Mayrhofen, Austria: just the two of us

There is much to discover at the ElisabethHotel in Mayrhofen in Austria’s Zillertal region – nature and what it has to offer could keep you occupied here for weeks. We share what a perfect weekend at the adult-only hotel looks like, with a mix of both relaxation and invigoration. It’s Friday...

Active & Wellness

Bergland Design- and Wellness Hotel Sölden, Austria: Alpine appeal

Surrounded by mountains towering over 3,000 metres high sits the Bergland Hotel in Sölden. If you’ve ever dreamt of climbing one of these mountains, this five-star hotel is the perfect base camp – and for countless other outdoor activities besides. "We are totally in love with our mountains,...

Mindful Traveller

Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia: conscious indulgence

At the new Maslina Mindful Luxury Resort, laid-back Mediterranean style meets contemporary French influences. The resulting design characterises the whole of the expansive hotel and promises to lift your spirits. The island of Hvar is renowned for its rich history, untouched nature, cul...

Active & Wellness

ALFA Hotel, Serfaus, Austria: Hosts with passion

The hiking and family paradise of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has a lot to offer. Several adventure parks and the untouched mountains are among the highlights - „Hike and Bike“ is a little-known insider tip. At the ALFA Hotel, right in the centre of Serfaus, you can let yourself be pampered after an eve...

Active & Wellness

Bergland Design- and Wellnesshotel Sölden, Austria: Slow Ageing

Too many thoughts whizzing around in your head? Had enough of the noise of the city? Leave your stresses behind and join us at the Bergland Design- and Wellnesshotel Sölden, where you can take it slow on your way to achieving total relaxation and a fresh glow. “I think that people should be ...

Active & Wellness, Mindful Traveller

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: nature holiday in the amphitheater

The Gradonna Mountain Resort Hotel & Châlets lies like an amphitheater right at the foot of the Großglockner. Here in East Tyrol, at the entrance to the Hohe Tauern National Park, the incomparable natural scenery plays the leading role. Guests can admire golden eagles and marmots on extensi...

Kitzbühel, Austria

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel

At the lakeside The Alpenhotel Kitzbühel is situated in a unique location directly on the shore of Lake Schwarzsee near Kitzbühel with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and the Wilder Kaiser. With its own access to the lake and located in a nature reserve, guests can enjoy the in...

Design & Architecture

dasMAX, Seefeld, Austria: Urban.Rural.Max

“Do more of what makes you happy” – that’s the motto of the dasMAX hotel in Seefeld. You can feel the vibe, and that’s why dasMAX makes us happy, too. Speak to any Austrian about Seefeld in Tirol and they’ll probably all have a similar image in their heads. Nestled on a plateau between the W...

Active & Wellness, Personalities

Das Kaltenbach, Tyrol, Austria: The ultimate day-dream

Stephan Haas spent more than two decades working in senior management at a bank before leaving it all behind and becoming a hotel owner. The result is Das Kaltenbach, which offers the perfect combination of much-needed privacy and luxury. Q - You built The Kaltenbach from nothing in the ...

Eat & Drink

The Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal: A family affair of comfort and simplicity

The five-star design hotel The Oitavos on the Portuguese Riviera close to Lisbon is a bold design statement. The sparkling steel and glass construction seeks to embrace the beautiful natural surroundings of sand dunes and the ocean rather than compete with it.  Overlooking the prot...

Active & Wellness

Das Graseck, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: leave stress in the valley

Das Graseck, the solitary highlight above garmisch-partenkirchen, combines a hotel and preventive medicine centre under one roof. The hotel’s own gondola soars over snowy forests, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a dot on the landscape and at 900 metres above sea level surrounded by a nature r...

Seefeld, Austria

dasMAX

Nordic minimalism in the best spot dasMAX is a stylish boutique hotel in the perfect spot in Seefeld in Tyrol. Located directly at the railway station and only a few minutes’ walk from the centre, the ski area and cross-country skiing trails are within easy reach. The bright rooms radiate No...

Personalities

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: the Gradonna Effect

An interview with Thomas Krobath, who manages the Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals at the foot of the Grossglockner together with Brigitte Berger. The 39-year-old tells us why there are no fireworks at Christmas, how to promote sustainability in such a large hotel and he explains the Gradonna e...

Mindful Traveller

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: a natural spectacle

Gradonna – the very name sounds like a force of nature. In fact, it is a 4-star superior resort named after a nearby prehistoric archaeological site. "Party animals be warned, this is not the place for you",says a smiling Martha Schultz, co-owner of the Schultz Group, which runs the Gradonna...

Eat & Drink

Nidum Hotel, Seefeld, Austria: Absolute luxury

Where opposites attract and combine to create a feeling of harmony: the NIDUM Hotel is the perfect place for a luxurious holiday in a relaxed atmosphere. And for the ultimate culinary treats. Stylish retreat This is a hotel that lives up to its name. In Mösern near Seefeld, the “Schwalben...

Mindful Traveller

Monaci delle Terre Nere, Sicily, Italy: black earth

A volcano, a vision and an incredible idyll. The Monaci delle Terre Nere in Sicily is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. A very special corner of the world that is more than worth a visit. The Country Boutique Hotel Monaci delle Terre Nere in Sicily lies between Europe’s highest acti...

Personalities

Nidum Casual Luxury Hotel, Seefeld, Austria: Hosts living for Casual Luxury

"As my sweetheart always puts it: I'm a true Tyrolean host", smiles Michaela Lechthaler, the warm-hearted hotel director at the NIDUM Casual Luxury Hotel in Mösern. Her sweetheart is Maximilian Pinzger, the owner of the property. The 31-year-old Vinschgauer pulls the strings in the background. ...

Active & Wellness

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: restful sleep in the mountains

For the late riser the world is in good order for a longer period of time. This aphorism by Uli Löchner probably raises only a tired smile from some people. Sleep problems lead to sleepless nights for more and more people. Getting a good nights sleep is especially important for your health and ...

Personalities

Bergland Design- and Wellnesshotel Sölden, Austria: World champion host

"The ski lift was our nanny. Our mother sent us out in the morning and we returned home for lunch", recalls Sigi Grüner, host at the Bergland Hotel Sölden. When it comes to skiing the five-time deep snow world champion and three-time synchronous ski world champion is the right contact to talk t...

Mindful Traveller

Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: alpine herbs for radiant vitality

Crystal clear and naturally pure is how the mountain spring water splashes from the hotel's own spring at the Gradonna Mountain Resort in East Tyrol. The water comes directly from the bedrock of the Blauspitz in the Granatspitz group around the Großglockner. Not many hotels can offer their gues...

Stylish retreats for inspiring timeouts

Lifestylehotels™ takes you to places where you are allowed to unfold. Discover not only new places, but also discover yourself. The world we would like to take you to is a world of allowing and mindfulness. Mindfulness is more than a buzzword at many of our member hotels. Farm-to-table concepts...

Camaiore, Italy

Locanda al Colle

Where the heart is at home The boutique hotel Locanda al Colle is in the Northern coastal part of Tuscany, on a sunny hill just outside of Camaiore. After an extensive renovation, the building, which was once a farmhouse, has blossomed into a sophisticated and modern hotel. There are a total...

Design & Architecture

Sublime Comporta, Muda, Portugal: an uplifting feeling

Listen to the sea, breathe in the salty air and feel the breeze in your hair at Sublime Comporta. On a small jetty located on an estuary, feel the wood under your feet, watch the waves dancing and listen to the fisherman at work. Comporta Comporta is a small Portuguese community on the A...

Montefollonico, Italy

Follonico

The heart of Tuscany In the heart of the dreamy landscape of Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards in the province of Siena, you will find the boutique hotel Follonico in the little town of Montefollonico. The hosts, Suzanne and Fabio, have created a cosy hideaway from an ancient farmhouse, follo...

Funchal, Portugal

Quinta da Bela Vista

Luxury hotel in a family mansion The Quinta da Bela Vista, a more than 160-year-old family castle, has been lovingly restored and converted into an exclusive luxury hotel. The design hotel is surrounded by a lush 25,000 sqm garden full of exotic plants and filled with valuable antique furnit...

Timmendorfer Strand/Niendorf, Germany

SeeHuus

Modern maritime lifestyle by the sea Here, lifestyle meets warmth; wood, light sand tones and fresh ocean colours give the SeeHuus its individual modern maritime flair. The hotel on the Timmendorfer beach/Niendorf is beguiling with its high-quality furnishings and gorgeous location by the se...

Campos, Mallorca | Spain

Fontsanta Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness

NATURAL THERMAL WATERS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF MALLORCA The Font Santa Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness, next to the village of Campos, is located in the southern part of Mallorca. It is much more than just an exclusive hotel in that it has the only natural thermal waters in the Balearic Is...

Canyamel, Mallorca | Spain

Pleta de Mar

LUXURY INSPIRED BY NATURE Located on Canyamel beach on Mallorca’s north coast, the 5-star boutique hotel Pleta de Mar, opened in Spring 2017. Surrounded by Mallorca’s nature and looking out onto the sea on top of the steep coast, the hotel and its elegant style blends into the landscape perf...

Fügen, Austria

Mia Alpina . Zillertal Family Retreat

Lifestyle for families The Mia Alpina in the Zillertal valley perfectly combines family, wellness and lifestyle and is just the thing for families with children who are looking for a mix of style and child-friendly facilities. The hotel is made up of Junior Suites and spacious Family Suites,...

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Hideaway

Hideaway in a world heritage site Experience culture, nature and the unique power of a very special place between salt slopes and lake. Discover the peace and calm of the Hallstatt Hideaway, and find yourself. With six unique private suites to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect "h...

Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel

Young, charming and special The Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Zermatt, in a prime location right at the "Matterhorn Glacier Paradise“ ski area base station. The hotel blends perfectly with its natural surroundings and has a wonderful view of the magnificent M...

Timmendorfer Strand, Germany

SAND

Lifestyle at the Baltic sea The SAND on the beach in Timmendorf offers SANDy downtime on the Baltic Sea coast. The boutiqe hotel is only 50 m from the beach and stands for individuality, the very highest quality, sustainability and closeness to nature. The philosophy “Sand Aspires Natural De...

Sutivan , Croatia

Hotel Lemongarden

Hideaway with a paradise garden The Hotel Lemongarden is located amidst the picturesque fishing village Sutivan on the north-west coast of the island of Brac. The boutique hotel exudes unparalleled charm, not least because of its three almost 300-year-old stone buildings. It was from three p...

Zafferana Etnea, Italy

Monaci delle Terre Nere

Peaceful landscapes and subtil luxury Spacious outdoors are waiting for you: take your most comfortable shoes and discover the fields and landscapes of the eco-certified estate Monaci delle Terre Nere. The dreamlike residence at the slopes of Mount Etna is devoted to the concept of Slow Livi...

Muda, Portugal

Sublime Comporta

Luxurious simplicity Sublime Comporta is nestled on a stunning 17-hectar estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, sand dunes, vineyards, rice fields and 60 kilometres of pristine white-sand beaches. The boutique hotel is close to the tranquil fishing village of Comport...

Mission Statement

Mission Statement Stylish retreats for inspiring timeouts Since 2001, we have been in search of the new, the aesthetic, the inspiring. Looking for places, experiences and people that widen our horizons, appeal to our senses and inspire our thoughts. When we find what we are looking f...

Mösern, Austria

Nidum Casual Luxury Hotel

"Casual luxury" on the Seefeld plateau High above the rooftops of the Inn Valley in Tyrol sits the Nidum Casual Luxury Hotel, the perfect place for a generation of travellers hungry for life. Staying here is an absolute pleasure: designer furniture in red wood and accessories in soft natural...

Zell am See, Austria

Senses Violett Suites

Luxury and inner satisfaction The Senses Violett Suites (adults only) nestle up at the foot of Zell am See's local mountain - the Schmitten: nature, style and luxury combine here to pure relaxation. In the Senses Violett Suites design speaks a grounded language. Straightforward shapes allow ...

Kaltenbach, Austria

Das Kaltenbach

Revitalise in the Zillertal valley The Apart Hotel "Das Kaltenbach" blends into the surrounding countryside like a Tyrolean mountain village. Up on the mountain plateau at the edge of the Jungwald and Bergbach, it offers breathtaking panoramic views. The owners of this family-run hotel have ...

Maria Alm , Austria

Hotel Eder

The king of the Hochkönig Hotel Eder in the centre of the picturesque village of Maria Alm offers the perfect conditions for anyone who loves the high alpine life: the sporting adventure starts right behind the hotel in the ski and hiking region Hochkönig in Ski Amadé. The design hotel Ed...

Maria Alm, Austria

Hotel SEPP

Charming flamboyance Hotel SEPP is characterised by the philosophy of togetherness. The Alpine Boutique Hotel, made for adults only and guests over 21, is a special place that brings together old and new, tradition and zeitgeist. But most importantly, guests - as together we are all less ...

Uderns, Austria

Sportresidenz Zillertal

Exclusivity meets lifestyle The Sportresidenz Zillertal has a direct access to the Zillertal‘s golf course, the „Leading Golf Courses“ Championship course of the Golfclub Zillertal-Uderns which combines lifestyle with sophisticated hospitality. In addition to the 18-hole course, which of cou...

Geinberg, Austria

Geinberg5 Private Spa Villas

Exclusive privacy “Just private” - nestled amidst the hills of the Upper Austrian Innviertel, the Geinberg5 Private SPA Villas offer an exclusive refuge. The 21 private spa suites guarantee peace and intimacy. Every suite has a wellness area and its own walkway leading to private bays in the...

Mayrhofen, Austria

ElisabethHotel Premium Private Retreat

A heaven of peace and relexation The family-run ElisabethHotel Premium Private Retreat is situated in the centre of Mayrhofen in the Tyrol. Just a few minutes from the oasis at the foot of the Zillertal Alpine divide, the design hotel is the ideal base for sports. Alpine style meets elegance...

Leogang, Austria

Naturresort PURADIES

A little closer to heaven The Naturresort PURADIES lies at the heart of the ski resort, Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn. Located right at the slopes, this hotel is a "ski-in ski-out" facility in winter. Enjoy an unbroken view of the Birnhorn and its surroundings from the sunniest hi...

Kals am Großglockner, Austria

Gradonna Mountain Resort

An exclusive natural alpine paradies The Gradonna Mountain Resort Chalets & Hotel is located directly on the Kals slope in the Großglockner Kals-Matrei ski area. The designer alpine hotel at an elevation of 1,350 metres offers pure natural pleasure inside and outside. The wood shingle fa...

Culture

SAND, Timmendorfer Strand, Deutschland: Searching for the smiling whale

The SAND is just a few steps away from Timmendorfer Beach and stands for individuality, the very highest quality, sustainability and closeness to nature. If you are very lucky you might get a glimpse of him from the rooftop outdoor sauna of the Boutique Hotel SAND on Timmendorfer beach....

Active & Wellness

Sportresidenz Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria: Golf infinity

First-class relaxation at Sportresidenz Zillertal. A treat for the eyes, an experience for the soul. Nature sets the tone with which you blend here. The 18-hole course was chosen as the most beautiful in Austria. Accommodation with a view of the mountains and first-class relaxation. A ...

Active & Wellness, Design & Architecture

Hotel Nesslerhof, Salzburg, Austria: into the alpine heaven

When the weather gets this warm, we all long for a cool dip to deal with the hot summer days. Not only is the Nesslerhof situated in the cool of the mountains, it also has a total pool area of 805 sqm. Hotel Nesslerhof is perfect for a summer holiday in the mountains, for refreshing deligh...

Culture

The many faces of Tuscany

Travel Tuscany and experience nature in all its diversity: sea breeze, mountain air and the scent of pines; brunello, olio extra vergine and bruschetta. And even more so in terms of culture, you couldn't ask for more. A cultural city break, a seaside holiday complete with sandy beaches or a...

Culture, Design & Architecture

Locanda al Colle, Camaiore, Italy: a country house for bon vivants

Between a garden and olive grove on a sunny hill just outside Camaiore, Tuscany nestles the Locanda al Colle - a very special retreat for the bon vivant. Genuine traditional charm Blooming garden terraces with views of the sea, a house full of art, a heated salt-water outdoor pool … the ...

Active & Wellness, Design & Architecture

Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland: refreshingly sophisticated

Hotel Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel cuddles up at the foot of the most beautiful Alpine peak in an invigoratingly sophisticated style. In summer, the Matterhorn offers the chance for some great hiking or biking in the idyllic high-Alpine mountainous landscape. And of course to go Alpine ski...

Active & Wellness, Eat & Drink

Hotel Lemongarden, Brač, Croatia: an oasis of serenity

The unspoiled beauty of centuries-old houses combined with lush nature really enhance the appeal of Hotel Lemongarden. Colourful bougainvilleas, roses, hibiscuses and lemon trees play the melody – while the over 300-year-old stone houses of the adults-only hotel Lemongarden Braĉ in the fi...

Culture, Eat & Drink, Mindful Traveller

Pleta de Mar, Canyamel, Spain: Luxury by nature

Let’s assume that there is such a thing as paradise on earth. Then the following applies: Paradise is paradise. That means: Unbelievably beautiful, perfect; the celestial is included from the very beginning. Majorca introduces its paradisical side «Larger than life,» so to speak – an...

Active & Wellness

Hotel Sepp, Maria Alm, Austria: exSEPPtional

There are hotels. And then there are hotels that coin their very own adjective. ExSEPPtional stands for the unusual – exceptional – lifestyle and Hotel SEPP. Arrive, take a deep breath and enjoy the view. Maria Alm lies in the Hochkönig mountains, and the beauty of nature simply overwhelms ...

Design & Architecture

Senses Violett Suites, Zell am See, Austria: Luxury and peace of mind

The Senses Violett Suites are nestled up against the foot of the Schmitten – Zell am See’s local mountain: Nature, style and luxury combine to pure relaxation. Stylish paradise The view from the balconies of the “adult hotel 16+” over the glittering frozen lake is far sweeping – on the h...

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