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Discover Germany | Hotel of the Month | Austria

through its authenticated architecture and its respect for the surrounding nature. 38 superior design rooms, each 35 square metres in size and 8 penthouse design suites, each 45 square metres in size, all with a private balcony, offer comfort and tranquility for guests seeking to unwind. In addition, the resort is childfree, ensuring stress-free and calm days for guests over the age of 14. The resort is following a well-established, thought-through concept. "Our threefold motto, Hospitality, Regionality and Sustainabilty, is practised within all aspects of our work," explains Riezler. The resort’s 40 warm and friendly employees care for the guests’ needs and ensure that everyone feels welcome and well looked after during their stay. 48 regional companies were involved in building the resort, which was designed and planned by local architects, ensuring that the motto of regionality was put into practise. In addition, the resort sources local produce for its kitchen and restaurant, again supporting local companies and making sure the ingredients are fresh and natural, thus supporting the third motto of sustainability.The resort is also an eco-friendly building comprising, for example, a modern heat-recovery system installation. Riezler is delighted that the Sonne Lifestyle Resort Bregenzerwald is ranked the highest for customer satisfaction within the Voralberg region on travel websites such as HolidayCheck and TripAdvisor, proving the validity of its concept. sun terrace. There are two dining venues at the resort, both offering creative cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. A well-equipped wine cellar provides wine lovers with a carefully chosen, high quality selection. "We are the first newly built hotel in the Bregenz Mountains since the 1970s," states Riezler proudly. "We are trendsetters and were the first resort in the region with a 4 star superior ranking." The resort's architecture has received a lot of praise.The original 1880 building was combined with an ultra-modern, yet unpretentious, extension and won an award for its seamless inclusion into the existing village structure

The resort is host to various food and culture events all year round. Being a music lover, Riezler fondly remembers his favourite event, a jazz concert in 2009 with a drummer who played for the famous Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. This June, the Witus Ball, a summer ball, will take place at the resort, followed by several other music events throughout the year. Klaus Riezler and his team's ambition to provide the highest quality, design, customer service and comfort is guided by a quotation of Pablo Picasso: "Some transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."

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