At the nexus of sustainable design and modern luxury, these four Austrian hotels ace Alpine charm. ⬇️
Naturhotel ForsthofgutEvery element of this spa oasis in the Leogang Mountains echoes the hotel's philosophy of harmony with nature and it's a luxe home base for year-round outdoor adventures. A new adults-only spa lakehouse includes an authentic onsen-style pool, Finnish sauna and infinity pool and three new garden loft suites above the Japanese lakeside restaurant feature floor-to-ceiling windows and free-standing tubs. Walch’s Rote Wand Gourmet HotelA family-run guesthouse since 1959, this resort in Zug comprises six separate houses, all connected via underground passages. Local silver fir lines the walls and ceilings in the modern cube room and family lodges. Your host, Joschi Walch, is a true gourmand. His latest project was revamping the village's historic school and Alpine dairy building into a coveted 19-course chef's table tasting menu worth a transatlantic flight in itself. Tempel 74This collection of 10 new apartment houses in Bregenzerwald by local architect Jürgen Haller has garnered international accolades for trailblazing architecture since opening in December 2019. Simple, elegant woodwork and locally made furnishings celebrate regional building traditions and imbue your room with a natural woodsy scent. Jürgen's wife Evi is the heart of hospitality, offering slices of fresh baked cake as you socialize with new friends by the fireplace. Hotel CentralThis five-star hotel in Tyrol overlooks the Ötztal Alps with spacious suites and a modern country house vibe. Private balconies overlook Alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers and rugged prehistoric rocks. Smiling staff greet you each morning with ‘Grüß Gott’ as you tuck into the luxurious gourmet breakfast buffet that's included with your stay. The Venetian-inspired spa is an ornate wonder, spread across three floors with 10 different saunas and steam baths.