"The first day was so delightful that I had to stay one more. But the second was so delightful that I have settled down altogether for the present." This is from a letter in which Johannes Brahms described his stay in Pörtschach
by the Wörthersee.
In the summer of 2010, a hotel opened its doors directly on the lake promenade named after the composer, and Brahms' lines could have been about this establishment as well. Its name: Lake's - my lake hotel
. Its objective: reviving the tradition of summer holidays
out in the countryside. In line with this, a gleaming white luxury hotel was erected at this historic location, featuring an open-air lounge, bars, a spa, pools and a beach club
This is the kind of establishment that one could find on the Côte d'Azur or in Ibiza - but here it blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape and town. The hotel boasts stylishly modern studios, suites and penthouses, all of which are equipped with iPod stations, espresso machines, books for borrowing and a beach bag that is always packed and ready to go for the guest
. And if there is a day when the weather does not permit a refreshing dip in one of the cool bathing lakes in Carinthia
, there is still the large wellness area, complete with gym, saunas, steam baths, quiet rooms, and two separate spa suites for treatments in a very private setting.
If you think this sounds like luxury and lifestyle with an international touch, then you are absolutely right. After all, Lake's belongs to the renowned JJW Group, which also operates other first-class hotels
such as the The Ring in Vienna and other 5-star accommodations in London, Paris, Portugal and on the Nile. www.mylakehotel.com