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AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels

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Feel on top of the world with AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels A small but exclusive collection of comfortable hotels, with plenty of affordable luxuries thrown in. Experiencing life at its best and winding down in style is of the essence here Austria has long been a country that is synonymous with beautiful cities, countryside and a relaxed, healthy outlook on life, but it is more and more becoming the chosen location to break away from a hectic lifestyle and to get back in touch with nature one on one. Our selection of AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels introduces retreats that are situated in the most fantastic locations even when you reside in one of our top city hotels. Our regional hotels provide an escape from the hustle and bustle to get a chance to explore nature at its best. These resorts quench spirit and soul, meeting the highest international standards of quality, service and expertise. What sets them apart from the rest are personal touches and the tireless efforts of the often family-run ventures to make your visit a personal experience to be remembered. What better way to restore your zest for life than a combination of the traditional warm Austrian welcome with world-class facilities, top-notch restaurants, surroundings to die for and an atmosphere that won’t fail to revitalise. Once you feel your energy flow back, a host of experiences await you. Whether you choose to engage in a personal challenge to explore your own limits, simply continue to take it easy with a stroll through the beautiful countryside enjoying glorious views and landscapes, or indulge in the fascinations of a city break, there is a multitude of things to do. Each hotel offers an extensive menu of experiences and most have an amazing choice of spa facilities operated by highly trained therapists. If you have worked up an appetite then fine dining is never far away, and local organic produce makes your break a culinary experience, not only for your palette but also your health. Please take a look at our selection of hotels in this brochure and find an experience to call your own. 2

Why choose us? Whatever your expectations of a holiday - Austria is the country to fulfil them While each hotel and resort is unique, high standards are what AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels have in common Every hotel is of the highest quality, full of traditional Austrian warmth and character, with staff dedicated to creating a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. Most hotels have built up their knowledge of the services on offer over many years, meaning that each hotel has an excellent reputation and the trust of its guests. The individual attention given to guests extends to helping you plan your personal itinerary for the day and in the evening the friendly hosts may even tell you a story or two about the local heritage or the wine you are drinking at the dinner table. Restaurants use local, organic produce, offering traditional and healthy menus often created by award-winning chefs. Spa facilities are of the finest international standards and only highly qualified and experienced therapists will lay their hands on you, offering a wide range of medical, pampering and alternative treatments.

Alongside spa treatments, a wide variety of outdoor activities are on offer including hiking, Nordic Walking, horse riding, mountain biking, golf and of course downhill and cross-country skiing, or for the more adventurous snowboarding, paragliding and wild water rafting. Many establishments are eco-friendly, using carefully selected building materials from natural and renewable resources, following strict environmental protection guidelines. Austria is a year-round destination and easy to reach. Relaxing weekend breaks and longer, restorative holidays are just a 2-hour flight away. An Austrian experience break can be arranged easily and conveniently through a host of tour operators and travel agencies. If you prefer to make your own arrangements, then please visit the experience website and book via the links directly. Austrian hosts care about their valued guests with a passion and facilities and services offer excellent value for money.

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coffee houses. Of course if you simply want to kick back and do absolutely nothing for a change then staying in an Austrian spa, where the accent is on relaxation and restoration, is an ideal way to give your body and mind a treat.

The Experiences As you set foot into Austria you will notice the difference in air quality straight away. Clean cities and countryside alike await with an impressive cultural repertoire and outstanding natural beauty as you embark on your experience of a lifetime A multitude of outdoor activities await, whether you fancy a break in one of Austria’s picturesque cities or prefer to be more in touch with nature. Why not set yourself a personal challenge and have a stab at rock climbing or kayaking? Alternatively, take it slow and try yourself at a round of golf on one of Austria’s many prestigious courses.

herbs and vegetables, to home-baked cakes, breads and pastries. That’s what makes a visit to Austria so unique; there is no need to spend days hiking in the hills and mountains or undergoing strenuous exercise. Simply spending a few days at one of these luxurious hotels will do you the world of good.

Whatever your interest you will find yourself in expert company, helping you perfect many new skills. Explore the calming effect of a holiday right by the lake and take the sailboat out for the day, or combine your stay with a cultural excursion nearby - the choices are plentiful.

Culinary delights are a given and the chance to lend a hand with the opportunity to discover how to make delicious local cheese will no doubt increase your appreciation for these local specialities. Round this off with a wine tasting experience and your taste buds will be truly spoilt.

Many activities on offer are explored in groups, providing ample opportunities to meet like-minded people.

Get stuck in and enjoy a host of festivals of grandeur in Austria’s capital Vienna. Find plenty of historic sites and architecture to admire or enjoy a night at the famous Viennese Opera House followed by a delightful dinner. This city offers plenty of culture and if you can’t take any more in just watch the world go by in one of its many famous

Food is an integral part of your holiday. Much of it is locally sourced and some is produced by the hotels themselves, from home-grown

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Exercising at an altitude also brings added health benefits and there are few sights more spiritually uplifting than lush green slopes against clear sapphire skies.

Spa therapies often incorporate well tried and tested products made from local ingredients – herbs and plants from mountain pastures – making the treatments effective, unique and out of the ordinary. New product ranges, produced exclusively in the Alps, add to the natural feel. Alpienne is a brand that has taken traditional Austrian remedies and ingredients and created a 21st century range of creams and oils. Chamomile and arnica, calendula and hypericum are all natural ingredients which have excellent skincare properties.

Nature dominates in Austria, whether you are surrounded by mountains or gently rolling landscapes, from the pure untreated drinking water of the lakes, mountain springs or your hotel room, to the uplifting panorama and the silence, only broken by birdsong. Hotels tend to be built to a traditional design, using plenty of local Austrian pine which has been found to lift the mood and increase sociability. A medical study, the Austrian Moderate Altitude Study 2000, discovered that after an activity-based three-week stay in the mountains, participants had lower blood pressure, had lost weight and had increased oxygen levels in their blood.

To get the best from an Alpine spa, you need to combine the outside with the inside. Beyond the hotel walls lie myriad ways to complement spa treatments: a hike along marked trails, a cycle ride across pastures and through villages, cantering across meadows on horseback.

Being surrounded by such healthy and beautiful natural terrain can’t fail to lift the spirits, and to be given the choice to participate in a host of physical activities in such unique surroundings will leave you feeling on top of the world with plenty of things to share and talk about when you get back home.

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Experience Hotels Biohotel Stanglwirt

Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol Web www.stanglwirt.com Pages 8-9

Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

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Hotel Fliana

6561 Ischgl, Tirol Web www.fliana.com Pages 12-13 4

Radisson Blu Style Hotel

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Reiters Supremehotel

Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Burgenland Web www.reiters-hotels.com Pages 22-23

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Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rรถssl

A-5360 St. Wolfgang, Austria, Salzkammergut Web www.weissesroessl.at Pages 24-25

Getting there Getting to our Experience Hotels from the UK generally requires airport transfers. You can of course easily arrange for a hotel representative to collect you from the nearest airport and although this might represent an additional charge, there are many low-cost airlines offering cheap flights from UK airports. Once there, savings are instant considering the high quality service which is hard to find at such reasonable cost.

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Hotel Hollmann Beletage

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Herrengasse 12, A-1010 Vienna, Austria Web www.radissonblu.com/stylehotel-vienna Page 21

Gartenhotel Theresia

5753 Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Web www.hotel-theresia.com Pages 14-15 5

Radisson Blu Palais Hotel

Karawankenhof Thermal Spa Hotel

Warmbad-Villach, Carinthia Web www.karawankenhof.com Pages 18-19

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The Trattlerhof

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Gegendtalerweg 1, A-9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim Web www.trattlerhof.at Pages 26-27

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Biohotel Stanglwirt

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Eco-friendly living with an indulgent twist in unique surroundings Ideal for • Families • Couples • Tennis players • Equestrians • Golfers • Skiers The Hotel If you think it is impossible to mix indulgence with healthy living, pay a visit to the Biohotel Stanglwirt. Beautifully designed, the entire hotel including all suites, rooms and furniture is built from Austrian wood, adhering to eco-friendly principles. Spend days horse riding, walking or in the spa, with evenings at one of the six elegant restaurants, all of which serve produce from the hotel’s local farm.

The Experience The Stanglwirt, in all its picturesque splendour, is a place for everyone who enjoys something a bit special and impresses instantly with the natural wood generously used throughout. You will be treated to hospitality which is fully committed to an organic philosophy. The food on offer in the Stanglwirt is of the highest standard and quality; meat and cheese come from own farm animals. The waters throughout the wellness & spa facilities such as the spacious rock sauna, the organic pine sauna, salt water grotto, natural stone sauna, the Wilder Kaiser sauna, the whirlpool area and the mountain crystal steam grotto come from their own natural spring. The relaxation room has fantastic views of the Wilder Kaiser mountains and it is even possible to have an open-air massage. Spa treatments on offer are extensive and of the highest standard and the unique indoor fitness garden is open daily. A variety of courses for all hotel guests such as Yoga, Pilates, Aquagym, Back Fit, Nordic Walking, Bums - Tums and Thighs, stretching and Kinesis are 8

on offer, and there is also a renowned golf training centre which has its own golf school just a short stroll from the hotel. Alternatively there are no less than 14 tennis courts to choose from. The most amazing picturesque farm provides a true children’s paradise, whilst white Lipizzaners from the hotel‘s own private stud farm graze out on the green pastures in front of your hotel room, providing a dreamy view... It‘s just like being in a fairytale!

Spa Treatments Thalasso treatments – combining local spring water with imported French sea water – are great for improving circulation, and seaweed wraps continue the Thalasso theme. For something more soothing, Biohotel Stanglwirt has its own Ayurveda specialist and treatments include massages for mums-to-be and a profi-lift power massage, a type of Yoga for the face.

Outdoor Life Canter on one of the hotel’s Lipizzaner horses, try Nordic Walking, get some expert golf coaching, or perfect your backhand at the acclaimed Peter Burwash school for tennis. The hotel has its own hunting grounds and offers guided walks in the Wilder Kaiser mountains which also present fantastic skiing opportunities in winter.

À la carte Experiences V ast choice of luxurious spa and anti-ageing treatments (inclusive Dior product range) ■ H  orse riding on Lipizzaners from own stable ■ L  earn how to play tennis the professional way ■

Facilities 1 75 guest rooms and suites ■ 6  different restaurants and 2 bars ■ 5 pools plus 6 different hot & wet areas ■ S  eawater aquarium with coral reef ■ 2  saltwater indoor and outdoor pools with bubble jet recliners and massage areas ■ International 25m sports swimming pool with Omega time recording (unique in Austria) ■

1 4 tennis courts ■ C  hildren’s farm with animal zoo ■ 1  3 treatment rooms ■ S  tate-of-the-art “Fitness Garden” ■

(indoor 500m²) Driving range incl. private golf school ■ Private ski school ■ Exclusive, hotel-own shopping alley ■

Biohotel Stanglwirt Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tyrol Tel +43 5358-2000 Email info@stanglwirt.com Web www.stanglwirt.com Nearest airports Salzburg 70km, Innsbruck 90km, Munich 152km

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Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

HHHHSuperior

Picture-book scenery combined with elegance, tradition and rustic design awaits Ideal for • Nature lovers • Couples • Hikers • Skiers • Families The Hotel The charming Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl is the ideal base for a perfect Alpine holiday and a must for anyone looking for a real mountain experience. Perched at 1,930m above sea level and surrounded by towering 3,000m peaks, it offers a wonderful mixture of breathtaking nature and pure relaxation in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. The location provides the perfect spot for hiking on summer holidays and, being situated directly adjacent to the ski lift, ideal conditions for ski holidays alike. An extensive wellness area leaves nothing to be desired and ranks among top wellness destinations. All rooms are state-ofthe-art, beautifully styled, and very comfortable. The hotel’s restaurant is known throughout the region for its excellent cuisine. And even fitness equipment is provided. The kids are well cared for too, in the hotel’s own kids club.

The Experience If you are into a mixture of mellow and fast-paced experiences and activities, the Edelweiss & Gurgl offers the ideal combination. Explore the many hiking trails that the region has to offer, safely guided by a member of hotel staff, and make a few friends along the way. Find out what it feels like to stay in a mountain hut at 3,006m above sea level, try horse riding in the modern indoor riding centre or, for those who

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are experienced, even out in the mountains. Have a go at archery or Nordic Walking. Children will love this hotel as they can enjoy themselves in a large play area whilst parents find time for themselves. Experience the unique views over the mountains from the heated outdoor pool, then let hotel chefs pamper your palette with an evening of fine dining. After a long day out in the fresh mountain air what could be more rewarding?

The Spa The state-of-the-art 1,200m² Glacier Spa features steaming saunas, large indoor and outdoor pools, a bubbling whirlpool and highlytrained staff who will not fail to relax every muscle in your body. There is a multitude of treatments available to choose from and only the best products are used.

The Sauna Premium materials, like wood and stone, create a lovely and most soothing atmosphere. Strengthen the body’s defences by ridding it of all toxins in the Finnish or the herbal aroma sauna, as well as in the Laconium. The cold-grotto and adventure showers will later revive you, leaving you feeling fantastically refreshed.

À la carte Experiences H  iking ■ C  ycling ■ C  ultural excursions with the Ötztal Card ■ S  pa & beauty ■ W  ellness programme ■

Facilities ■

1,200m² Glacier Spa and

relaxation area Heated indoor and outdoor pools ■ Beauty area ■ 132 rooms and suites ■

Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl ■

Hotel restaurant with

conservatory and wine cellar ■ Children’s play area

5 Ramolweg, 6456 Obergurgl Tel +43 5256-6223 Email info@edelweiss-gurgl.com Web www.edelweiss-gurgl.com Nearest airport Innsbruck 90km

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Hotel Fliana

HHHHSuperior

Contemporary style in the most privileged, picturesque, sun facing setting Ideal for • Hikers • Bikers • Canyoning Fans • Gourmets • Swimmers • Spa Goers The Hotel

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This brand new super stylish and modern hotel in Ischgl, Tirol is the ideal base for mountain hikes, bike tours, city trips and so much more. Its contemporary high quality interior does not fail to impress and is truly pleasing to the eye. Enjoy pamper time at the Relax Guide awarded spa facilities and afterwards feast on delicious and freshly prepared gourmet cuisine. For swimmers there is a cosy indoor pool, but to soak up the sun a brand new panorama pool will be completed this summer on the roof terrace. Just imagine truly amazing views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Here you simply can’t fail to find a fantastic break away from stresses and strains with, if you so wish, vast variations in healthy fun activities thrown in – all of course wrapped in a blanket of comfort, luxury and style. And you could even bring your dog along as the hotel offers dog sitting, a special dining room for pet owners and their four legged friends and so much more.

are a very active and sporty couple and enjoy not only to take their guests hiking & biking, but also qualify to guide you in canyoning or pave the way on a glacier safari that gets your pulse racing. Enviously situated between two cable cars on a sunny, south-facing slope, the Fliana is a 3 minute walk to the town centre and the ideal starting point for many outdoor activities. In the evening, guests return to the modern ambiance and Tirolean hospitality of two hotel restaurants, providing a splendid setting for special culinary moments. Whether traditional leisure pursuits such as hiking and mountain biking, or more adrenaline-packed ones such as rafting, testing your head for heights on the high ropes or motorbike tours, the Hotel Fliana’s outdoor programme does not fail to disappoint. From adventure seekers to families and couples, everyone will enjoy a chunk of the great outdoors here, especially as the Silvretta Card is included free of charge for all guests!

The Experience

Beauty & Spa

As a ski resort, Ischgl has long been where the action’s at with its fantastic mountain vibe, cool slope side concerts and snow sure pistes. However, this Tirolean holiday hotspot boasts an equally fantastic menu of fun and recreation during the summer. The hosts Hildegard and Christian Eiterer

Dive in and feel good in Hotel Fliana’s wellness area, comprising of several saunas, treatment rooms, an indoor pool and relaxation bunks. This summer take a dip on the hotel’s new roof terrace with stunning panorama pool.

À la carte Experiences E xtensive choice of beauty treatments and massages at the hotel spa ■ T  he ultimate adventure and outdoor programme compiled by hotel owner Christian Eiterer; a statecertified mountain, bike and canyoning guide, plus high-ropes course facilitator ■ U  nique holiday with your dog packages, so you will never have to leave your four-legged friend at home again. Both cats and dogs stay for free ■

Hotel Fliana

Facilities C  hoice of single, double or family rooms and a range of suites ■ 3  saunas, 2 steam baths and 1 solarium ■ 2  restaurants and a hotel bar ■

Indoor pool and new

roof terrace with panorama pool ■ Massage and beauty treatment rooms

6561 Ischgl, Tirol Tel +43 5444 5543 Email hotel@fliana.at Web www.fliana.com Nearest airports Innsbruck 1 hour, Zurich 2.5 hours, Munich 3 hours

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Gartenhotel Theresia

HHHHSuperior

An eco-friendly, family-run art hotel in the Sound of Music country Ideal for • Couples & families • Organic food enthusiasts • Skiers • Hikers, bikers & golfers • Allergy sufferers The Hotel The Daily Telegraph referred to the Gartenhotel Theresia as “The flagship of a new Austria, where tradition meets today in absolute luxury”. The trendy, ecological Theresia boasts elegant rooms and suites plus an art collection to be proud of. The interior is a designer‘s dream of space, and style. The hotel caters for all dietry requirements and takes pride in offering fully organic cuisine to ensure an award-winning “Green bonnet” culinary experience. Visiting this welcoming family-run establishment means to consciously live and experience the harmony of past, present and future. Enhanced by the lively and charming personalities of the hosts, your visit here will surely be a memorable one.

The Experience Besides a culinary excursion for spoilt taste buds there is plenty to do, summer and winter. During the summer months there is a picturesque, lushious pool to dip into with plenty of sun loungers to top up your tan. The house-own gym and ball court are always available plus there are numerous outdoor activities to be enjoyed. Hiking trails and bicycle paths start right outside the hotel. And besides the many guided walks on offer, once a week the host will personally take you on a guided tour to a local organic bee keeper or cheese producing mountain farm which is a perfect opportunity for single travellers to meet other guests if they so wish. All products can be sampled and purchased at the hotel. Alternatively, let the host guide you to discover 14

the impressive art collection. There is simply never a dull moment and the local Joker Card offers many services free of charge such as the summer cable cars, bus services etc. Come winter there are ski safaris and winter walks right on your doorstep including ski lifts, slopes and the ski school meeting place.

The Spa The recently completed “Mountain Green Spa” is simply magnificent. Through the exclusive use of its eco-certified natural premier cosmetic ranges by Annemarie Börlind and its associated medical cosmetic range DadoSens (suitable for those with allergies in particular), the newly refurbished spa offers the very latest in a vast selection of ecological treatment therapies. Alternatively, unwind in the luxury sauna world and the breathtaking water world with 5 well heated in – and outdoor pools, filled with extremely soft, natural, energizing mountain spring water, great for hair and skin. Spa treatments on offer are numerous and divided into a whole range of expertise, from facials, classical relaxation massages and physiotherapy, right down to the use of medical techniques like spinal column therapy, designed to alleviate and prevent individual problems. Relief is achieved through accupressure, relaxation therapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and much more.

À la carte treatments F ree fitness and relaxation classes for 2 hours per day ■ H  ay, Moorland, mare’s milk, algae & clay body packs ■ Body butter massage ■ C  innamon-coconut-vanilla-sugar body scrub ■ “SOS Treatment” for face and body ■ “  Green SPA Individual” massage ■ H  ydro-active, anti-stress, deep cleansing and bio-lifting facials ■

Facilities 5 3 rooms and suites with wooden floors ■ 5  in- and outdoor pools, 25 - 38°C ■ 6  treatment and 2 relaxation rooms ■ P  anorama fitness studio ■

Gartenhotel Theresia ■

Outdoor Feng Shui

Garten Restaurant Year round kids club (from 2 years onwards) ■ Hotel own ski school and ski rental, ski pass purchase point in the hotel ■

Glemmtaler Landesstraße 208 5753 Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Tel +43-6541-74140 Email info@hotel-theresia.co.at Web www.hotel-theresia.com Nearest airports Salzburg 85km, Innsbruck 160km, Munich 213km

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Hotel Hollmann Beletage

HHHHLuxury

This contemporary, unconventional yet elegantly styled boutique hotel is situated amidst historical buildings directly in the heart of Vienna Ideal for • City lovers • Sociable spirits • Couples • Gourmets The Hotel Far from an ordinary chain hotel, the Hollmann Beletage is a little hidden treasure in a quiet back street of the famous Austrian capital’s old town. All efforts have been made to create a welcoming, relaxing home away from home. Rooms in this characteristic 19th century building are extremely cosy and beautifully styled with minimalist, high quality decor. There is a huge living room for all guests to share, providing a chance to meet fellow travellers. Staff is relaxed and friendly and the breakfast bar presents an innovative mix of freshly prepared, healthy dishes to strengthen you for the day of exploration that lies ahead.

The Experience Any trip to Vienna will include a busy itinerary, so it’s a huge bonus to start the journey from such a chic central location. A walk to the famous Stephansdom from here only takes 2 minutes on foot. Shopping in the city centre is 3 minutes away and even a visit to the Viennese Opera House just takes an evening stroll. Should you

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seek something more out of the ordinary, helpful staff will be delighted to point you in the right direction. Even though things are less hurried in Vienna, after an eventful day an urban garden and a small sauna oasis allow you to withdraw from city life and unwind. The hotel’s restaurant will spoil you with delicious dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively, the Hollmann Salon just around the corner and set in the most beautiful, peaceful baroque courtyard is heaven on earth for gourmet lovers of lucallan and aesthetic experiences. Organic, regional and seasonal are the 3 pillars that make up the delicious cuisine. The hotel even offers a cooking class, teaching you how to preserve fresh organic produce. Back at the hotel, let the experiences of the day pass by on a couch in the living room where John Malkovich sat, browse through the books Donna Leon left behind or hit the keys on the piano that David Helfgott practiced on. For alternative entertainment, grab a bag of fresh popcorn and visit the hotel’s home cinema.

À la carte Experiences U nconventional hotel stay ■ G  reat starting point for Viennese excursions ■ O  pportunity to embrace all that is innovative, creative and interesting ■

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26 rooms

Spa ■ C  inema ■ Gourmet restaurant ■

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Games room and

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Köllnerhofgasse 6, 1010 Vienna Tel +43-1-96-11-960 Email hotel@hollmann-beletage.at Web www.hollmann-beletage.at Nearest airport Vienna 20km

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Karawankenhof Thermal Spa Hotel

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Pure living pleasure combined with great atmosphere, a gentle breeze of modern architecture and a dose of passion to please guests. Ideal for • Families • Sport Fans • Golfers • Tennis Players • Health Enthusiasts • Dolce Vita The Hotel The brand-new Karawankenhof is exciting and young at heart. Situated right on the pulse of the Warmbad-Villach thermal spa resort, it provides a perfect summer and winter destination in Carinthia. The design concept is light and airy with a fresh ambience and an invigorating world of colour, without being too overwhelming. High quality materials used in the rooms and suites are pleasant to the touch and great to snuggle into. The cherry on the cake is the unlimited, complimentary use of one of Austria´s most exciting thermal spas. Just stroll straight over from your room in your bathrobe.

The Experience The Warmbad-Villach thermal spa resort is nestled in an idyllic landscape surrounded by magnificent mountains. Here you are no more than a stone’s throw away from the most beautiful countryside with deliciously scented greens and mighty crests, plus endless paths to be discovered by bikers and hikers. For tennis fans there are 10 outdoor and 3 indoor courts, and for golfers there is a driving range and within proximity ten of the most beautiful golf courts in Carinthia. Guests who admire refreshing turquoise-blue lakes with impressive scenery are just at the right address. In the winter 130 km of ski slopes and well-prepared cross country tracks are within less than half an hour’s drive. Bordering on Italy and Slovenia, this is an ideal location to 18

include day trips to the Adriatic Sea or even Venice. Closer by, the second brand-new feature the thermal spa spread over four floors and offering a great mix of fun, fitness & wellness. Children will love the great choice of tube rides and water fun, whilst parents can enjoy high quality treatments in the premium spa. One of the highlights is the Hamam. The fitness area ticks all the boxes for those who are devoted to working out. Here you will find all you need to firm up your body with state of the art equipment. Fancy a medical fitness test with performance diagnostics or perhaps a spinal workshop? Qualified sport scientists are on hand to advise you.

A Fountain of Youth 40 million litres of healing thermal spring water arrives daily from the depth of the mountains. One of these sources is very unique and its bathing experience begins in the historic “Thermal Spring Source Pool”. The water renews itself every 3 hours and prickles directly through the stones into the pool, just like a strand of pearls remaining at an average of 29.9°C source temperature. The high content of calciummagnesium-hydrogen carbonate has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and relaxing qualities. And all guests at the Warmbad-Villach thermal spa resort benefit from exclusive admission to the thermal spring source pool between 7am and 8am to start the day full of energy.

À la carte Experiences U nlimited and free access to all areas at the thermal spa “KärntenTherme” ■ Hotel Warmbaderhof ***** well-being and health expertise with over 500 years history ■ Uncountable outdoor experiences right on the doorstep (hiking, cycling, skiing, golf, tennis) ■ M  edical wellness & fitness ■ A  ward-winning gourmet restaurant “Das Kleine Restaurant” ■

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Hotel lounge / bar with evening

entertainment ■ Alps-Adriatic cuisine with the finest regional and organic products ■ Croco Club with child care (from 3 years plus) ■ Ladies-only spa ■ Oriental Hamam

Karawankenhof Thermal Spa Hotel 2 5m sport pool ■ 1  0 treatment rooms for well■

being and beauty treatments Activity & vitality programme ■ Spa bag with bathrobe, towels and slippers ■ Direct access to the thermal spa “KärntenTherme” ■

Warmbad-Villach, Carinthia Tel +42-4242-3001-10 Email reservierung@warmbad.at Web www.karawankenhof.com Nearest airports Klagenfurt 50km, Ljubljana (Slovenia) 90 km, Graz 175 km, Salzburg 180 km, Venice (Italy) 230 km

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Radisson Blu Palais Hotel

Radisson Blu Style Hotel

The Hotel

The Hotel

The Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, originally built in1872 as two separate palaces, is situated on the historic Parkring right in the heart of Vienna and overlooks the Stadtpark and other famous sites such as the State Opera and St. Stephans Cathedral which are both just a few minutes walk away. The entire hotel offers free wireless internet access. All 247 rooms, including 8 suites, 34 Maisonette suites and apartments, 31 Royal Club rooms and a presidential suite are fully air-conditioned and are equipped with a range of facilities expected of an elegant hotel, including heated bathroom floors.

For those who prefer contemporary style and unique design, the Radisson Blu Style Hotel is the perfect choice. Nestled in the heart of Vienna’s most exciting up-market retail and fashion quarter and the world-famous Café Central, the Style Hotel is ideally situated for a bit of quality retail therapy and designed for a style and ambience conscious clientele. The 78 luxurious rooms all have fast internet access and suites offer a comfortable, stylish and warm atmosphere. The lavish details and superior amenities such as flat-panel LCD televisions guarantee guests a unique and special experience.

The Experience

The Experience

Not only are you central to where much is happening in Vienna, but staying at the Palais Hotel will present you with a touch of nostalgia. Take a little historic excursion with a big taste of grandeur. Service here is at your fingertips and down to the finest detail. For the most discerning of food lovers, the hotel restaurant will tempt your palate with a whole range of international and regional delicacies. In the Palais Café, snacks, dishes and Viennese specialties from the hotel’s own bakery are served fresh throughout the day. The Bel Ami Bar is a popular meeting place, serving cocktails, drinks or a cold beer. After a day exploring beautiful Vienna, imagine yourself listening to melodic tunes played by the hotel pianist.

Enviably located next to Kohlmarkt, Graben and Freyung, the stylish hotel is of course in walking distance to historical attractions such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the State Opera and the Imperial Hofburg Palace. If you are on the lookout for hip eateries then the closeby Sapori is a modern and contemporary Austrian restaurant, offering an exciting “food and mood” experience with its innovative menu and unsurpassable service. Join the social and business elite of Vienna at the H12 Bar where seasonal cocktails and aperitifs are complemented with an excellent collection of Austrian wine.

Sports and Wellness Guests can enjoy a wide variety of sport and recreational activities. A fitness centre on the eighth floor offers a view over the roofs of Vienna and provides the latest equipment including a sauna, a solarium plus sun-bathing terrace. For those who love the outdoors, the Stadtpark across the road from the hotel is a popular spot for jogging. 20

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Radisson Blu Palais Hotel Wien, Parkring 16, A-1010 Vienna, Österreich Tel +43-1-51-517-0 Email guest.vienna@radissonblu.com Web www.radissonblu.com/palaishotel-vienna Nearest airport The hotel is only 20 minutes by car from Vienna’s International Airport.

Sports and Wellness Pump up your heartbeat at the hotel’s fully-equipped indoor fitness room. If you prefer exercising in fresh air there are also a wide variety of sport facilities and jogging tracks close to the hotel, while golf and horse riding are just a 20-minute drive. Alternatively, why not just take a break at the hotel sauna and relaxation area and get pampered before a night out with a relaxing massage or state of the art beauty treatment.

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Radisson Blu Style Hotel Herrengasse 12, A-1010 Vienna, Austria Tel +43-1-22-780-0 Email info.style.vienna@radissonblu.com Web www.radissonblu.com/stylehotel-vienna Nearest airport The hotel is only 35-minutes drive from Vienna International Airport.

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Reiters Supremehotel

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Contemporary design and great landscapes, mixed with balsam for soul, body and mind Ideal for • Golfers • Equestrians • Joggers • Reviving mind, spirit & soul The Hotel

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An hour’s drive from the capital Vienna, the Supremehotel is like a precious stone with many facets. It is luxurious yet down-to-earth, refined as well as relaxed, generous and homely and so manages to cater to all expectations. Everything about Reiters Supremehotel is on an impressively vast scale. From the moment you walk into the spacious lobby that leads into the panoramic bar area with stunning views, you cannot fail to be impressed. Rooms are chic and contemporary yet extremely cosy. Located in the centre of a nature reserve with 120 hectares of rolling hillsides in the southern Burgenland, the Supremehotel is a very special place with plenty of activities to choose from.

Guests enjoy access to 8,000m² of thermal spa facilities. Dwell in the luxury of nine different pools - with fresh, salt or thermal water. The therapeutic thermal water is recommended for muscular relaxation and strengthens the body’s natural defences. Alternatively, explore the Sauna Zone. An extra special place of relaxation has been created with the Yin-Yang SPA, with its comforting 34˚C warm thermal water which originates deep in the local spring. Asia Wellnes is one of the things the Reiters Supremehotel does best. The hotel owner’s admiration of Asian culture extends to body control, composure and strength of Shaolin monks. Try yourself at Tai Chi and Qi Gong for energy or to find your inner meaning of life. The Shaolin-Tuina is the traditional treatment of the Shaolins, in which energy is used to stimulate and balance. The monks use secret rituals involving pulling, pushing or kneading. You’ll be surprised at how effective these treatments are.

The Experience The scenic landscape and the mild, pannonian climate make the region around Bad Tatzmannsdorf the ideal golf destination. 27 holes and the Reiters Golf Academy are accessible almost all year long. Without your club there are great trails for jogging and walking in any form or intensity, as the Reiters Reserve and Bad Tatzmannsdorf are certainly the Mecca in Austria. If you wish to explore the region by bike there is a cycling network in southern Burgenland with 600 km of well-developed trails leading past castles and unspoiled nature. Alternatively, discover all on horseback here you can expect the largest private Lipizzaner stud farm in Europe. A team of renowned and highly trained instructors will show you how to behave on these noble animals. 22

Fresh Cuisine After so much attention to the spirit, there is a good reason to extend your wellbeing with the hotel’s delicious, high quality cuisine. Products are super fresh and from producers in local regions, full of nutrients and energy. Try the trendy show kitchen, a great stage for the hotel’s cooks and their products. Here meals are prepared before your eyes. The transparency of the architecture with the wonderful view of the intact, broad landscape is balsam for the soul, and is reflected in the classical-modern restaurants Panorama and Wintergarten.

À la carte Experiences G  olfing, cycling, riding ■ H  amam ■ M  oor mud treatments, baths and peelings, Thalasso applications ■ S  port specific and physician services ■ S  tress diagnostic services and relaxation training, mental coaching ■

Facilities 27 hole golf course ■ Silence rooms and relaxation zones ■ 3 restaurants, wine cellar ■ 6 pools ■ 6 different hot and wet areas ■ 32 treatment rooms ■

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Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Burgenland Tel +43 3353-8841607 Email reserve@reiters-hotels.com Web www.reiters-hotels.com Nearest airports Vienna 120km, Graz 95km

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Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl

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Straight from the set of “The Sound of Music” on the banks of Lake Wolfgang Ideal for • Couples • Walkers • Families • Lake lovers The Hotel The location of Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is unique throughout the world and provided the backdrop for the famous musical The Sound of Music. Nine historic buildings form the hotel and offer a décor including everything from modern design to the elegant and traditional. Whether you are enjoying the views from the rooms, the restaurants or the Spa in the Lake, the sight of Lake Wolfgang and the magnificent mountains surrounding the crystal clear water make this one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The tremendous gift of nature, a fresh water lake with water of drinking quality, has been revitalized by your hosts with the introduction of a year round heated lake pool. The Lake Pool and the Rössl Pool, a heated outdoor whirlpool, are part of the 1,500m² large wellness area that is right beside the lake. This year the family-run establishment celebrates its 100th anniversary which promises several special treats for its guests.

The Experience A stay at this hotel is exhilarating. Perfectly situated on the famous Lake Wolfgang you can enjoy a swim in the hotel’s own lake pool where the water quality is equal to drinking water which is kept at 30°C throughout the year. Enjoy bike rides,golf, boat trips and water sports. Numerous hiking and walking trails throughout St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang will allow you to get to know Lake Wolfgang and the mountains in the the Salzkammergut region. Enjoy concerts, exhibitions, events and traditional Austrian festivals throughout your stay and discover the 24

historic old town of Salzburg with the impressive Fortress Hohensalzburg and so much more. After an eventful day wind down and enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine of the highest standard. For romantics and all those newly in love, the hotel’s restaurants are not just a culinary experience. Their breathtaking views across Lake Wolfgang provide the perfect backdrop to a romantic dinner. The house own wine cellar with its high quality wine presents a very welcome bonus.

The Spa This dedicated Alpine spa provides an invitation to de-stress, feel good and relax. A 1,500m2 exclusive wellness area, the Spa in the Lake, includes the unique floating Rössl Pool heated to 37°C, and the Spa & Beauty area provides a rejuvenating hideaway. Enjoy a plunge into the world of the fragrant Austrian Alps. Only regional products are used for Alpine wellness treatments, and herbs and plants from the pristine mountain environment promise lasting effects. Try a romantic bath for two in the whirlpool, combined with a classic full-body massage for total relaxation.

Outdoor Life There is never a dull moment as there is always an opportunity to join one of the many group excursions to discover the beautiful surrounding countryside and to watch a spectacular sunset.

À la carte Experiences W  atersports and swimming in the lake ■ C  ycling ■ C  ultural excursions ■ G  olf ■ S  pa and anti-ageing therapy ■ A  lpine wellness ■ W  ine tasting ■

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11 apartments ■ 3 restaurants and wine cellar ■ 1,500m2 wellness and spa area ■ 9 different hot and wet areas ■ Spa and beauty area

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A-5360 St. Wolfgang, Austria, Salzkammergut Tel +43 6138 2306-0 Email welcome@weissesroessl.at Web www.weissesroessl.at Nearest airports Salzburg 55km, Munich 200km

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The Trattlerhof

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Perfect escape with fairytale scenery and a portion of authentic tradition thrown in Ideal for • Nature Lovers • Families • Hikers • Mountain Bikers • Equestrians • Skiers The Hotel If you are looking for a traditional Austrian experience, the Trattlerhof in Carinthia is just the place. The impressive estate has a long history dating back to the 15th century and you are therefore surrounded by plenty of authentic alpine charm. Hospitality of this friendly, family run hideaway is second to none as family Forstnig tirelessly aims to please. Rooms are cosy and traditional with plenty of local wood interior and beautiful views. The hotel has been awarded for its energy efficient running and cares deeply about the environment. The beautiful estate takes you on a nostalgic journey with many original untouched features telling their tales. The “Einkehr”, a nearby cosy chalet restaurant, provides Carinthian specialities and entertainment in a relaxed and happy atmosphere which regularly attracts local visitors who enjoy to mingle with the guests. In an attempt to keep your taste buds happy you can even try yourself at fishing in the house - owned pond. If successful, a chef at the hotel will prepare your catch freshly for you together with delicious glass of Austrian wine.

The Experience At the Trattlerhof there is never a dull moment and activities on offer are plenty. Carinthia is perfect for hiking and the local Nockberge provide plenty of opportunities to set yourself an achievable personal challenge. Try reaching a mountain top or simply discover the beautiful Alpe Adria Trail with its amazing high mountain scenery and waterfalls. If hiking is not your thing you can explore the beautiful landscape on mountain bike 26

for the perfect work out. Horse riding is also popular or you could try a romantic hike in the dark with torches and horses. Take plenty of breaks enjoying a delicious local “Jause” consisting of fresh local cheese and meat products or other local delicacies. There is plenty of sunshine in Carinthia and to cool yourself down head for the beautiful, not too distant Millstätter Lake for the day. Besides swimming there is surfing, sailing, waterskiing and much more fun on offer. Families and their children are welcome guests at the hotel and besides horse riding for little ones there is plenty on offer to keep them amused.

Relaxation Adjacent to the pool and a varied sauna world, the Trattlerhof offers a broad spectrum of modern beauty treatments. Enjoy a whole body massage or a professional lymph drainage, ideal to rid your body of excess toxins and fluids. Here you can rest assured that staff will be well trained to achieve the desired result. Alternatively, try the Jacuzzi, relax in the romantic relaxation area, swim in the pool, or even top up your tan in the sun tanning studio. The hotel sauna area consists of a Finnish sauna, a stone pine soft sauna, a steam bath, an aroma shower, an infra red cabin and floating loungers. Not far from the hotel are two wonderful thermal spas that make use of the local spring water. In the beauty and massage area guests will be spoilt with natural cosmetic products of the highest quality, with plenty on offer to relax and revive.

À la carte Experiences H  iking, mountain biking, authentic Austrian dining, horse riding, golf ■ K  ids’ entertainment ■ W  ellness programme, body massages, lymph drainage, accupuncture massage, foot reflexology massage, selected beauty programme ■ T  hermal spas ■

Facilities 45 bedrooms ■ Heated pool 12m x 7m ■ Jacuzzi ■ Saunas and relaxation area ■ 1 chalet restaurant ■ Horse stables ■

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Gegendtalerweg 1, A-9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim Tel +43 4240 8172 Email hotel@trattlerhof.at Web www.trattlerhof.at Nearest airports Klagenfurt 55 km, Ljubljana (Laibach) 106 km, Salzburg 168 km

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