Design Hotel Madlein is a pioneer in design architecture in the Alps. The new Madlein was born out of the necessity to merge several buildings into one. Designed by Mescherowsky, the hotel is characterized by composed simplicity. Only wood, glass and stone were used to create this Zen-like feel. The rooms, accessed via a glass staircase, boast clear and clean lines that blend to create an urban yet tranquil atmosphere. They are separated by glass walls which, together with large window panes, create an endless play of light and shadow. Located in the heart of trendy Ischgl, the Madlein blends a vibrant après-ski scene with a Zen Buddhism inspired interior.
“The Anton is like an expedition into the new world of Alpine architecture, a dream about Tirolean holiday culture turned into space”, is what the trade press says. Centrally located in St. Anton am Arlberg, Hotel Anton is built in modern style. The sweeping façade is covered in wood shingles for warmth, the grass - or snow - covered flat roof almost blends into the hill. Designed by Pöschl/Comploj, the décor is characterized by simplicity. The hotel’s many large glass walls blend the interior with the exterior, fusing them together. The functional rooms can be connected or separated and allow the hotel to provide accommodation for groups or families from two to eight people. Adjoining the restaurant is a transparent playroom for children.
Naturhotel Waldklause was built in a forested area near the Aqua Dome wellness centre. This modern wood, glass and stone building caters to eco-conscious guests with a high body and health awareness and strong individuality. The single building complexes are separated by a light flooded courtyard and linked by a wooden bridge. The beds are positioned in front of large windows with views of the magnificent Ötztal mountains. The living area behind the beds is raised by two steps. This way the beds are hidden from view and when entering the room you feel as if you have stepped into a private apartment. All rooms are soundproof to the outside, ensuring a pleasant and restful stay.
Located in the centre of town and near the Galzigbahn lift station, Skihotel Galzig is a modern 4* hotel made from aluminum, glass, wood and regional stone. The first floor has a glass and aluminum façade for maximum transparency. The lime-oak furniture goes well with the dark oak parquet floor. All rooms boast oversized sliding doors which open up to stunning mountain scenery and allow daylight in.
The Lux Alpinae is symbolic for a new generation of modern lodgings in Tirol. The bipartite edifice, which is connected by a panorama lift, creates the illusion of growing out of the side of the mountain. The interstice between house and hill is roofed with a concrete surface that is used as a climbing wall. Arcades lead to the rooms, which have large glass walls and south-facing balconies. Guests can choose between “red” and “blue” rooms with glass-walled bathrooms.
When the architects Dieter Henke and Marta Schreieck were asked to revamp the Turmhotel they were confronted with two tasks: to sanitize the old building designed by Lois Welzenbacher in 1931 and to add a rotund glass structure north-west of the existing building. Today, the beautiful ensemble of Parkhotel Hall stands tall as a top place to stay in the medieval town of Hall in Tirol.
This complex conveniently built in front of the main train station in Innsbruck was designed by Manzl-Ritsch-Sandner in 2005. The 125m long Ibis Innsbruck Hotel was erected perpendicular to the Inntal valley and sits atop stilts as a kind of “floating counterpart” to the station. The hotel makes up about a third of the entire complex, the remainder consists of offices and a café-cum-restaurant with a terrace facing Südtirolerplatz. The hotel’s 75 rooms all have internet access.
At Hotel Kitzhof in popular Kitzbühel, modern design meets traditional materials. Designed by the Kitzbühel architect Werner Aschaber and interior designer Ursula Schelle-Müller, the hotel has a unique, innovative style. In the lobby and the Kitz lounge, modern and traditional elements are used to create a harmonious ambiance. Natural materials and warm colours provide an atmosphere of subtle elegance. Despite its modern design and clean lines, the hotel still offers the traditional warmth for which it is renowned. The beautiful larch floors and the elegant furniture with gray and red loden lend a welcoming and natural feel to the rooms. Only few colours are used to create an unobtrusive setting that does not overwhelm. The spa is all white minimalism and the garden with sundeck, pond, grass spaces for sunbathing and a modern version of a farmers’ garden were created by the award-winning landscape designer Friedhelm Hellenkamp.
"Traditions revisited" was the guiding principle for the interior design of Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbühel. The clean and modern design features an interaction of concave and convex lines, light and shadow, sweet and woodsy scents. Warm cream and earthy colours, indirect lights, natural oak floors and panels upholstered with felt loden create a soothing and stylish atmosphere. Architect Wolfgang Pöschl, multiple winner of the Austrian Architecture Prize, and his team satisfied the high demands of hotelier Christian Harisch to a stunning degree. At the Schwarzer Adler you won’t find an Alpine sauna squeezed in between a Turkish Hammam and an Egyptian steam bath: the hotel is defined by simple elegance and purism. The walls are decorated with large black stone slabs, which also encircle the pools and lend a mysterious light to the 3-storey spa. The spa has direct elevator access to the Alps’ longest rooftop pool overlooking the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbüheler Horn and Wilder Kaiser mountain ranges. Many of the rooms are decorated in elegant country-house style. The boutique suites feature functional and minimalist elements combined with natural materials such as loden and leather. The suites all boast private saunas and Bang & Olufsen multimedia centers.
For further stylish accommodation options in Tirol, visit: www.tyrol.com/design-hotels
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