Discover Germany, Issue 39, June 2016

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Best Hotel in Salzburg

When an art nouveau villa meets pop art The four-star hotel Villa Carlton is a boutique hotel right in the old town of Salzburg and fascinates every guest with its charming outside appearance and distinct interior design. TEXT: MONIQUE AMEND | PHOTOS: HOTEL VILLA CARLTON

To be able to call yourself a boutique hotel, the house must be managed by the owner himself, prove an authentic and historical background and be equipped individually. At the Hotel Villa Carlton every floor is designed according to a different theme. The ground-floor, for example, captivates visitors with a distinctive royal blue, while the third floor which is also called ‘Klimbim’ – a German expression for odds and ends - distinguishes itself with glitter décor, pop art and exquisite furniture. This unique design, as well as carrying owner Anna Sunshine Sigl’s personal thumbprint, is what sets the Villa Carlton apart from other hotels. “I wanted to create a hotel where people really feel at home. I wanted to create a hotel that has a soul,”says Sigl. The hotel is an old Ceconi Villa from the 19th century which was renovated with a great deal of passion for details. Sigl maintained the former style and mixed it with avant-garde and straight-lined interior design. Not only the facilities with its spacious rooms

are cherished by the guests, but also the personal and individual service is a poster child for the hotel. The service crew is the Villa Carlton’s soul and they do not only know all the regular guests by name, but also make each new guest feel like a longtime guest of the house. Visitors enjoy the exclusive and comprehensive standard breakfast buffet; and the lounge with bar as well as the café-terrace are perfect places to meet and relax. Because of its central location it is perfect for discovering the beautiful city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, but also provides enough parking spaces for guests arriving by car. If guests are in the mood for some nature adventure, the Hotel Villa Carlton has special getaway offers too. During the summer they can rent real Dutch bicycles and a picnic basket and, in the winter months, a shuttle service picks them up right at the front door and brings them to the next skiing area. Issue 39 | June 2016 | 17