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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 concept, visitors are immediately immersed in the natural environment of the Vallée de Joux, one of the cradles of Swiss complicated watches. BIG conceived the hotel so that all the rooms would offer a breath-taking view over the Risoud forest. Departing from the usual codes of hotel architecture, the building consists of slabs descending towards the valley and tilting slightly to embrace the topography while creating a continuous path into nature.

Inside AU*M breaks down boundaries, allowing harmony to arise between architecture and nature. The interior concept is inspired by a walk through the Risoud forest. An interior passageway follows the hotel’s atypical zigzagging structure and connects the 50 rooms, varying into different categories, from the Valley Guest Room to the Signature Suite. The hotel also encompasses two restaurants and a bar open to everybody, wellness area with two treatment rooms, a hammam, a sauna, a relaxation space, one sensory shower and a fitness room  as well as three seminar rooms. The two restaurants take their guests on an exclusive culinary journey and impress with the use of local products and ingredients, enhanced by a selection of regional wines as well as locally brewed beers. In addition, the hotel has its own fruit and vegetable garden. 

As a meeting place for locals, mindful travellers in search of the power of nature, watch, architecture and food lovers, Hotel des Horlogers invites visitors to connect with nature, make time for yourself and the things that matter. Its sustainable approach encompasses local partnerships to reduce its carbon footprint, support local communities and participate in the region’s economy.

Rooms and Suites

All 50 rooms have a large bay window which offers a breathtaking view over the Risoud Forest. The rooms and suites meet the highest standards of eco-responsible tourism and present a warm and welcoming decor with raw materials from the region. They are equipped with contemporary design furniture and sophisticated comfort.

Reading pleasures in a dreamlike setting

A house that is completely dedicated to books, listening, reading, reading aloud, writing and thinking in connection with dialogue and play – the Hallstatt Hideaway Mountain | Lesehotel.

This place of longing with a view over the Hallstättersee and Dachstein glacier offers retreat to all who at the same time feel safe in the scent and silence of the forest. 12,000 books in 20 rooms, stocked with new publications from 20 publishers, provide a constant flow of inspiration and happiness. Because reading makes you happy and healthy. Who among us is not assailed by attention-fracking and longs for effortless concentration? At the “Predigstuhl” in the heart of the Salzkammergut, this can be easily achieved. Sustainability is the top priority here: the cooking is vegan, vegetarian – and with fish and meat on request. Extensive hiking and mountain biking routes start directly at the hotel, climbing tours can be started directly behind the house. Mental training and nutritional coaching can be booked as well as massage and yoga classs.

Arrive, take off your shoes and feel the oak floor barefoot, fall into one of the comfortable reading chairs and let your gaz wander to the horizon. Because here you can do one thing above all: bathe in a sea of books and simply do nothing!

Best Room – Surhkamp Suite

In the Suhrkamp Suite you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Hallstatt and the Dachstein Glacier. Float at the highest point of the house and enjoy the exclusive balcony across the entire width of the room. Your stay will be a unique pleasure thanks to the new publications of the Suhrkamp publishing house! Thanks to the ergonomically shaped backrest of the Plug&Play reading bed, you can let yourself be read to for hours and enjoy your breakfast, snacks and excellent wine in your suite.

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 behind it, something mysterious. The former castle-shaped hotel “Castello” has been skilfully integrated into the new resort The Secret through the conversion and extension. On a property area of 6,000 square meters, the house convinces with a lot of spaciousness, generous gardens as well as 44 spacious units, 21 of which are new Signature Apartments. The new house breaks up existing structures and follows an open-house approach.

With this, the Tyrolean entrepreneurial family Huter sets new standards and brings modernity into the local architecture. Inside, the contemporary construction tastefully intertwines with noble design and high-quality materials. Discover the mysterious underground labyrinth corridors! With the help of the architects from Going Places, the hotel and its unique design became the “place to be” in Sölden!

Private realm

The larger-than-average flats at THE SECRET Sölden offer unique flair in modern alpine chic with enough space to feel good and be yourself. The rooms combine a unique combination of comfort, space, cosiness and style. Thanks to high-quality and modern furnishings paired with enough space for everyone, you will experience a feeling of freedom and retreat in the luxurious rooms.

A feel-good secret

As beautiful as your own flat retreat is, sometimes you need a little more relaxation. LE FEEL – the name of the wellness and spa area of the Secret Sölden speaks for itself. A place of deceleration and tranquillity. Early in the morning you can start your day with a refreshing dive into the infinity pool. During a late-night sauna session, you can enjoy the soothing warmth even late in the evening and end the day in a relaxed way with a view over the Sölder mountains. In summer, the 2500 m² garden invites you to relax, sunbathe and sunbathe. But the garden is also ideal for sporting activities outside the hotel gym.

Thanks to an open-bar concept in the lobby, guests have the opportunity to freely take drinks and small appetizers from noon until early evening. The hotel restaurant LA’LIV offers French-alpine fusion cuisine in the evening, aperitifs can be enjoyed with a unique view of the Sölder mountain scenery in the Skybar THE VUE. Here, bartender art is united with extravagant interior, especially unique is the partly glazed ceiling. Enjoy witty evenings and unforgettable hours above the rooftops of Sölden.

Best Room – Extra Large Plus Secret & Smart Secret Signature

The “Extra Large Plus Secret” apartment is the largest in the resort at 155 square meters. It is located on the south-west side on the upper floor. Since there are no other units adjacent to the apartment, it scores especially with tranquility and absolute privacy. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a bathtub and a private infrared cabin for two people. The cozy apartment is designed in alpine style with noble local woods. The new “Smart Secret Signature” category shines with style and comfort. It dresses sensually in wine red, lava and wood nuances, furniture and lighting solitaires leave their own signature. The 70-square-meter apartment, with two separate bedrooms and private balcony, is located in the main house with short distances to all facilities.

Rest and relaxation in the Bregenzerwald

At the Panoramahotel Alpenstern in the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg, rest and relaxation are a priority. The hotel offers a breathtaking view of the idyllic mountain landscape of Damüls.

The distinctive modern yet timeless design by architect Johannes Kaufmann and Tyrolean interior designer Stefan Ghetta, provides the Alpenstern with a uniquely cosy flair. Thanks to the high-quality materials and the homely atmosphere, the hotel invites you to relax and let go. You will find peace and coziness, paired with hospitality.

Indulgence and relaxation at the highest level

Peter Bischof and Sandro Abel treat their guests to traditional, but newly interpreted dishes in one of the two hotel restaurants. From the sun terrace, you have a unique view of the mountain peaks of the Damülser Horn, the Zitterklapfen or the Zafernhorn. Aperitifs and cool drinks can be enjoyed in the NOVUM bar, where unusual and creative cocktails are created on a world-class level. Those who feel more at home in the world of wine are in good hands with the hosts and sommeliers Corina and Maximilian Steinfeld. The informal atmosphere invites to a relaxed wine tasting evening.

Tranquility awaits you in the adults-only spa area of the Alpenstern. Here you immerse yourself in a world of deceleration, for a refreshed mind and a regenerated body. In the Alpenstern SPA above the rooftops of Damüls, guests are pampered with complete tranquility and pleasant warmth. Families can enjoy their own textile family sauna on the ground floor. Here you will also find the water world, with an infinity and indoor pool as well as other lounging options to enjoy time together as a family.

Best Room – Himmelschlüssel

The special feature of this ultra-modern living dream is the open bathroom with shower, which is connected to the bedroom, as well as a high-quality box-spring bed in king-size. The south-facing design room offers an impressive view of the Damüls mountains from the bed. Guests can also enjoy this view from their own balcony. The “Himmelschlüssel” is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the new Alpenstern Damüls.

Wagrain’s first design hotel

Almmonte Präclarum Suites is situated in a sunny location surrounded by impressive mountains directly at the valley station of the Flying Mozart. Wagrain’s first design hotel focuses on simple luxury and an inspiring combination of nature and architecture as well as an exciting mix of tradition and modernity.

The hotel’s location on the sunny plateau is unbeatable for an active vacation. In summer you start directly from the hotel to numerous hiking and biking tours, in winter you are on the slopes in no time – ski in ski out at the valley station of the Flying Mozart. Service is a top priority – start the day with an enjoyable á la carte breakfast with regional products and enjoy the evening in the in-house restaurant.

All suites at Präclarum Suites Design Hotel offer unpretentious luxury with high-quality materials and simple lines. The natural atmosphere and expansive views thus create a unique and inspiring vacation experience. Fancy some rest and relaxation after an active day? Whether after a day in the snow or a hike, the outdoor infinity pool heated to 30° C all year round definitely invites you to take a dip on the sun deck of the Almmonte Premium Spa above the rooftops of Wagrain. Next, into one of the saunas or to the massage and then enjoy the tranquility in the panoramic relaxation room. In terms of cuisine, you are spoilt for choice between the international Almmonte Restaurant 96 Fine Dining in the directly in the hotel and Asian Style Fine Dining in Tahini by Almmonte in the sister hotel Almmonte Sensum Suites.

Best Room – Präclarum Suite

The design-inspired Präclarum Suite with high-quality regional materials awaits you on 68 m² with 2 separate bedrooms with luxury box-spring beds and a separate living room. Enjoy the free view from the sunny plateau to the surrounding mountains from your private mountain panorama terrace.

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 international flair of the world-famous skiing resort and the beauty of the surrounding nature at the same time.

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel

After intensive new construction, the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel welcomes its guests with all the comforts and amenities that make for unforgettable holiday moments. The architecture of the newly built rooms is a successful combination of typical Alpine Tyrolean characteristics and a modern lifestyle touch. Natural materials, exclusive textiles and fine local woods create a feel-good atmosphere. In addition, there are unique suites in the two annexes, the Das Steghaus, located directly on the jetty of the Schwarzsee, and the Lakeside Lodges, some with their own garden and access to the lake. 

There are five elegantly and cosily furnished suites on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Steghaus. From their terraces, you have the feeling that you are not only on Lake Schwarzsee, but directly in it. The perfect interplay of modern architecture and cosy atmosphere ensures a very special kind of luxury. Here, lingering is taken to a new level. In the Lakeside Lodges, the two-storey panoramic window fronts with spacious lounge areas allow you to experience the soothingly beautiful view of Lake Schwarzsee and the adjacent flora and fauna even more intensely and clearly. The extremely high-quality yet simple interior design additionally emphasises the idyllic view that makes these suites so unique.  The relaxation area of the hotel with sauna and steam bath makes for a cosy retreat after a long day of skiing. Enjoy the spa oasis on 1,000 sqm with Infinity Pool and the sauna directly at the jetty.

Pure indulgence in a prime location

Regional specialities and pure culinary delights can be experienced in the hotel’s own restaurant and in the new à la carte restaurant Das Steghaus with sun terrace directly on Schwarzsee. In addition to the daily specials, seasonal delicacies with a unique fresh touch are recommended. The stylish ambience – in warm bronze tones – is equally inspiring indoors and outdoors. Not only because of the spacious outdoor areas, but also because of the year-round lounge area directly on the water.

Best Room – Lakeside Lodges

The suites of the new Lakeside Lodges leave nothing to be desired. The noble materials and generous glass fronts with a fantastic view of the Schwarzsee guarantee pure well-being. All suites are equipped with their own panorama saunas. The spacious balconies and terraces with garden are the ideal place to enjoy the view of the Schwarzsee and the magnificent Kitzbühel mountains.

Recreation at the highest level

The Almmonte Sensum Suites is surrounded by impressive mountains directly on the sunny plateau of Wagrain-Kirchboden. The architecture is a successful mixture of tradition and modernity. High-quality materials such as natural stone and wood radiate comfort. The hotel, fitting harmoniously into the fascinating natural scenery, is characterised by clear lines and a reduction to the essential.

The exclusive boutique hotel has 19 rooms, 10 of which are suites. The art of reduction is also celebrated here: The interior is pure in design, but luxurious in its amenities. Natural materials and colours characterise the interior design. The warm tones of wood and natural stone combined with high-quality loden fabrics dominate. Details such as the freestanding bathtub or the rain shower in some suites provide additional moments of well-being. From the spacious balconies you can fully enjoy the mountain landscape. After a day in the snow or an extended hike, you can relax at the Almmonte Sensum Suite Spa. The year-round heated Outdoor Infinity Pool, the Finnish Sauna and the Infrared Cabin are just as tempting

Guests can choose between the Almmonte Restaurant and the Ciao Ciao by Almmonte. While Ciao Ciao celebrates the lifestyle of Italian cuisine, Almmonte Restaurant offers traditional dishes as well as international cuisine. In both cases, no compromises are made with regard to the quality of the products: all the ingredients come from organic farming. The hosts offer recreation at the highest level combined with absolute exclusivity.

Best Room – Roof Top Suite

The Roof Top Suite on 40 m2 and with a spacious terrace leaves nothing to be desired. The view of the surrounding mountains is spectacular, best enjoyed with a warm bath in the free-standing bathtub. The cuddly box spring beds ensure a restful sleep.

Romantic holiday with Grimming view

Gästehaus Krenn is situated in the picturesque village of Pürgg, nestled in the beautiful Ennstal valley, opposite the mighty Grimming mountain range. The incomparable view over Trautenfels Castle down to the valley and the surrounding mountains is impressive. Originality, deceleration and enjoyment – if you are looking for an ideal retreat without sacrificing the comforts of modern comfort, then you will feel at home at Gästehaus Krenn.

The boutique hotel is a haven of peace in fast-moving times, it almost seems as if time stands still here. The lavishly renovated house convinces with an exciting mix of tradition and modernity: from the original tiled stoves, stylish designer furniture to impressive works of art. The hotel offers a total of four spacious rooms and three suites. A lovingly furnished “Greißlerei” with hand-picked assortment and homemade petit dessert invites you to linger on the terrace or in the lounge of the Gästehaus. Culinary delights can be found in the restaurant “Gasthaus Krenn”, where regional delicacies are served.

Best Room – Suite Pürgg

The Suite Pürgg captivates with its modern and cosy ambience as well as a spatial division of living and sleeping area. It is the only one of the seven rooms/suites that has a small, ultra-modern kitchen block. From the three balconies in the living room you can enjoy a view towards the Ennstal valley, from the bathroom towards the Johanneskapelle or in the bedroom towards the Grimming.

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 Nordic elegance and are furnished in a reduced way with Bo-Concept design classics. Every detail and all the materials used are of the highest quality and the guests notice that quite quickly. The hotel deliberately avoids superfluous “Nice-to haves” and pompous chic. Contemporary luxury is welcome – but only where it makes sense. Plenty of possibilities without any obligations. That is how the hosts of dasMAX summarize their philosophy. After an active day you can relax in the wellness area with Finnish sauna and spa. Be sure to enjoy the sensational view of the Seefeld mountains from the rooftop terrace. In the Honesty Bar you should miss the great selection of cocktails, in dasMAX Bistro you can enjoy your breakfast, an extensive brunch or afternoon snacks.

Best Room – Deluxe Double Room

There is plenty of room in the modern Deluxe Double Room. The furnishings radiate Nordic elegance. Bo-Concept Design classics with the highest quality materials dominate. The keen attention to detail can be felt everywhere. A comfortable sitting area invites you to linger, the terrace offers a wonderful view over Seefeld and its many mountains.

Spa-oasis admist the mountains

A mere 30 kilometres from Bregenz, amidst mountains, forests, alpine pastures and lakes, Sonne Lifestyle Resort as a symbiosis of new and old has arisen. An ultramodern annex was built onto the long-established Sonne Inn to create a new lifestyle resort. The new part of the Sonne Lifestyle Resort is also very down to earth, but only as far as the materials are concerned. Otherwise, clarity and modernity drive the design. 38 superior designer rooms and eight penthouse designer rooms meet even the highest of demands. The restaurant spoils guests with regional and international dishes in a five-course gourmet dinner. The 1,500 sqm spa with steam bath, massage tables and rest areas also offers a beauty spa.

Best Room – Penthouse Design Zimmer

The Penthouse Design Room at Sonne Lifestyle Resort offers on 45 sqm highest comfort: wooden floor, open bathroom including two wash basins, wellness shower including steam bath, bathtub, top-quality mattress and bedding with natural fibres, sofa arrangement, flatscreen TV, safe, fridge and many more amenities.

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