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2 New Hotels Open in Austrian Alps

by Debra Bokur

Jan 31, 2024

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Great news: There are two new reasons to head to the Austrian Alps — A-ROSA Kitzbühel and Hallstatt Hideaway Mountain Lesehotel. With 115 guestrooms and 36 suites of varying proportions, the new A-ROSA Kitzbühel hotel combines modern elegance with a fairytale alpine setting. Constructed to suggest a traditional Tyrolean castle, the hotel is located on the sun- drenched side of a valley, affording breathtaking views of the Streif, Hahnenkamm and Wilder Kaiser peaks.

Book either the Sissi Suite or Franz Suite, and enjoy the warmth of your own fireplace, along with sweeping views of Hahnenkamm mountain and Kitzbühel ski area from a roof terrace. Each has two en-suite bedrooms, a generously sized living room, dining space and a tranquil sitting area.

There’s seasonal hiking and golf, and a selection of dining options including DAS Kaps, Rozu Sushi Lounge, Restaurant Streif and a cozy alpine bar. At SPA-ROSA, guests can enjoy a workout in the full-service fitness zone, which includes its own cardio and CrossFit areas; relax in the panorama or organic herbal sauna; or book a body treatment or healing therapy in the palatial wellness space.

Hallstatt Hideaway Mountain Lesehotel in the Salzkammergut Lake District is a reader’s paradise — the 20-room property is home to a collection of 12,000 books housed in a vertical library. Rustically sophisticated design provides the setting for a host of comforts, including gourmet breakfast served all day (even in bed!), dog-friendly accommodations, vegetarian and vegan menu options, e-bikes, and electric vehicle charging stations. Additionally, the hotel has its own private garden and access to Hallstatt Lake.

Rooms with wood floors decorated in a palette of earth tones include features such as wide windows and natural light, a Forest Suite with a “reading nest,” and views of the glacier and lake. For a full nature experience, book a multiday Meditation Retreat with guided sessions in yoga, qi gong and mindful walking.

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