Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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aQi Hotel

Main image: The aQi Hotel Schladming. Top: Modern and friendly social spaces.

Living pure and smart (13+) This Austrian gem offers a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for all guests; active single travellers, nature lovers and athletic groups. By focusing on the essentials - contemporary, functional furnishing, clear lines in the design and architecture, as well as activities – the hotel is an ideal all-year-round vacation spot. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE | PHOTOS: AQI HOTEL SCHLADMING GMBH

Have you ever wanted to take a trip that is completely built around your lifestyle and expectations? At a beautiful place that offers individualised leisure activities? Or have you ever wanted to unwind on a casual spa and wellness break? What about seeing the natural sights and engaging in great outdoor activities? If so, pack your bags and head to the beautiful SchladmingDachstein region. Individualised and active vacation The first adult-only hotel (13+) in the Schladming-Dachstein region is offering just that: a pure, smart, nature retreat. The name aQi is borrowed from the Spanish ‘aqui’, which means ‘here’, ‘hereabouts’, ‘now’and stands for the characteristic relationship of the hotel to its natural, pure location. Embracing this business philosophy, the lifestyle hotel wants its guests to focus on the essentials of their lives: qual-

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ity time, pure nature, re-energising and activities.“The value of the holiday lies in the individual freedom of the guests.The quality of the facilities and services on offer at aQi form the basis for creating carefree, individual holiday arrangements with outstanding value for money,”explains the hotel management.

Above: All rooms are tastefully decorated with modern interior design. Below: Experience the charm and flair of the SchladmingDachstein region.

a few steps away from the valley station of the Planai cable cars and lifts, guests can easily embark on skiing or hiking adventures from the hotel. The aQi hotel has its own underground car park and its own private access to the lifts in Planet Planai. The free Wi-Fi and two free internet terminals allow guests to stay connected throughout their stay. A welcoming atmosphere as well as the pampering wellness treatments and a broad selection of culinary delights make up the relaxed and enjoyable ambiance that will leave guests feeling purified, healthy and energised.

Alpine charm and location The hotel is located in the charming town of Schladming, which is among the top five ski resorts in the Alps and is the annual venue for World Cup ski races. Schladming is among the top five ski resorts in the Alps and also hosts the annual Mountain Bike Alpine Tour Trophy and other bike events. The town centre, the public fun and activity swimming pool plus the fitness centre and Congress Schladming are only a threeminute walk away. Nestled at the foot of the Planai World Championship Park, just