Set to the mountain backdrop of Vorarlberg in the heart of ski resort Lech, luxury Hotel Arlberg is a chilled menagerie of Alpine originality, modern informality and a dialogue with nature.
Under the sloping gables, an eclectic style swatch of dapper country club and boutique ski-chalet chic conspire to create comfort, warmth, character and elegant luxury.
The Arlberg’s boutique interiors are a rich patina of Alpine inspired paints and textures bound within scented woods and crafted furnishings. Keeping the Alpine narrative is a rather fabulous plethora of antlers, curiosities, objet d’art and stylish accessories.
Now in their third generation, the hands-on owning family Schneider has captured the essence of everything wonderful about Lech & Austria with impeccable style and a respectful nod to tradition.
The Hotel Arlberg Lech was without a doubt created by alchemists of the Alpine lifestyle and very much Liebe.
With almost a luxury suite or deluxe room for each week of the year, 51 in total, Hotel Arlberg's five-star accommodation is split between the original Residence and the Jagdhof, which contains spacious signature design suites.
Food and taste are high on the gastro agenda in a stay at the Hotel Arlberg. From fine dining to local rustic fare, be prepared to be culinarily spoilt. Catering for the international guests of the Hotel Arlberg is done with ease under the direction of Chef Patrick Tober, across each of the hotel's 3 restaurants.
Tober is an homegrown talent, already being at the hotel for the past 10 years - only recently did he take over the reigns and has been feverishly adding his creative stamp to the regular tastes of this region.
Deliciousness is firmly on the menu here, serving delights from the simple joy of a fondue in the aged Alpine-themed Walser Stube, to the out of this world tastes nestled in their plush contemporary restaurant decked in seating booths, polished woods and fiery reds, to a treat of Italy with their highly regarded fine dining luxuy restaurant, La Fenice.
The fireplace bar that spills out over into the lounge is where the tales of the day are toasted in the heart of the Hotel Arlberg.
Returning from a day out on the ski piste or a mountain hike requires some tender loving care – this TLC formula has been redefined in creating a wellness hotspot in the heart of Lech. What a spa and wellness destination in the Alps should be about have been on the minds of the owning family for some time. They not only wanted to create the best spa offering in Lech but one that resonated with the surrounding nature, a space that borrowed its inspiration from the very mountains their guests flock to time and time again. Snow, ice, water, heat and the senses have narrated the new Senses Spa.
Arlberg’s spa sourced its fabric from the mountains. Chemical-free paints in earthy tones, breathable limestone plaster and energizing volcanic clays, semi-precious stones, Carrara marble, ultramarine ash and quartzite stone clad the spa adding to the sense of cocoon-like warmth and natural wellbeing. Clever use of copper leaf lamps makes the spa glow and new glass courtyards let the bright mountain light fill the cavernous spa that comes complete with a fireplace and gorgeous chillax lounging.
Apart from the impressive variety of steam rooms, saunas, experience showers and hot/cold plunge pools, fortifying Kneipp applications amplify circulation and stimulate metabolism. There are two steam rooms, two bio-saunas (60°C with humidity), a Finnish sauna, an infrared cabin, a cold plunge pool and a ladies-only area.
Senses Spa has been recently kitted out with the latest multi-sensory water experiences including; Acquamoon, Horizontal and Sensory Sky installations from Dornbracht. The only place in the world to seek every Dornbracht shower under one roof. In collaboration with well-known experts from Kneipp therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and research into well-being, our innovative water technologies create memorable, one-of-a-kind spa experiences with chroma and aromatherapy properties.
Dip into the new outdoor stainless-steel heated pool sunken into the garden landscape affording magnificent mountain views – what a way to complete the cycle of sensory spa wellness.
In keeping with their Alpine roots, Hotel Arlberg partnered exclusively with fellow Austrian spa & skincare guru, Susanne Kaufmann - renowned for her plant-world inspired healing remedies formulated using only natural ingredients. Winning countless awards for her products, try out a series of her treatments and gain your own piece of Kaufmann's healing touch, from her herbal stamp massages to the fabulous facials.
Fitness is on the agenda here in the super equipped gym and it's great to book in a combo of personal training and wilderness adventures out on the hills.
Winning an award for its Interior Architecture at the German Design Awards, Hotel Arlberg brings sophistication to the wellness scene to Lech and makes for the perfect spa pitstop come snow or shine in the summer months.
A lovely smile from three generations greets each guest here as it is very much a family affair – the founding Schneider family are the very soul of this infamous hotel, where Grandma still has a thing or two to teach.
What is so special is that each of the family members has a distinctive role, talent, passion & drive – and collectively, this is what defines the dna of the Hotel Arlberg and makes it unique, original and wonderfully authentic, from the Alpine heart to the stylish modern interiors.
The only old-timers here are suitably parked in the garage.
Hotel Arlberg sits snug next to the rushing waters of the river Lech that laces through the valley of Vorarlberg. During the winter season, most arrivals come in via Zurich and then take the special ski coach to Lech.
Sitting politely back from the road, Hotel Arlberg is right in the heart of village life and, importantly, is opposite the main ski lifts that disappear up towards the mountain tops.
In front of the hotel the high street hosts impressive restaurants, bars, high-end boutiques and banks which are all just a hop from the hotel's doors, and close by is the new Lech Golf Course in Arlberg Klostertal.
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