Set within a breath-taking backdrop of mountain peaks and the small town charm of Lech, the famed Hotel Arlberg Lech is a sophisticated menagerie of original Alpine style that brims with cheerful informality and sweet, unassuming luxury.
Under the sloping gables an eclectic style swatch of dapper country club, hunting lodge and boutique ski-chalet chic conspire to create comfort, warmth, character and elegant luxury.
The Arlberg’s boutique interiors are a rich patina of textures bound within scented woods and crafted furnishings, framing a rather fabulous plethora of antlers, curiosities, objet d’art and stylish accessories that carefully narrate easy luxurious rusticity.
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.
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.
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.
Senses Spa is a fabulous subterranean wellness world hidden deep inside the Hotel Arlberg, ideal for those Après-ski days out on the piste just as equally as for soothing those hiked-out muscles during the summer climbs. Prepare to be pampered in the slow lane of deep relaxation as the interior borrows from the mountains - think lots of woods and stone with colourful accents from deep sea corals and a super seawater aquarium - contemporary and fresh.
In keeping with their Alpine roots, Hotel Arlberg recently 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.
During the summery months the outdoor pool is a must, and on those cooler days, jump straight into the warmer indoor sister - there is also an outdoor jacuzzi too, perfect for bubbles and mountain eye candy. Fitness is on the agenda here in the gym and it's great to book in a combo of personal training and wilderness adventures out on the hills.
Senses Spa seems a million miles from the snowy capped mountains - and that's exactly what makes it such a lovely warming oasis right in the heart of Lech.
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.
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