Luxury and a rustic ambience; tradition and innovation; green philosophy and pure indulgence – the five-star Stanglwirt resort and bio-hotel brings together apparent opposites to create a unique and incomparable holiday experience.
Traditional Tyrolean hospitality is synonymous with the Stanglwirt name, which was first registered as an inn more than 400 years ago. According to Condé Nast Traveller, Stanglwirt is one of the 142 best hotels in the world, being the only Austrian hotel to be awarded a place on the publication’s coveted 2016 Gold List.
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Since 1722, guests’ wellbeing and happiness during a stay at Stanglwirt has been placed in the hands of the Hauser family. The resort has developed considerably from its early roots as a farmstead lodging: luxurious hotel facilities of the highest international standard are now spread across 12 hectares of land. Rich in charming Tyrolean style and furnished with premium organic materials such as native Swiss stonepine wood and fabrics made from pure sheep’s wool, the hotel’s 171 rooms and suites offer an unforgettable well-being experience.
The resort has developed considerably from its early roots as a farmstead lodging: luxurious hotel facilities are now spread across 12 hectares of land
Owner and ‘green visionary’ Balthasar Hauser and his family have shown that, as hoteliers, it is possible to implement pioneering visions without renouncing traditional roots. Bio or organic innovation in Stanglwirt has nothing to do with frugality: wholesome food is produced on the resort’s 100 hectare farm, including legendary Stanglwirt mountain cheese, which is matured within the site’s alpine dairy.
The resort is also currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment and expansion project. In 2012, the biggest brine pool in any hotel in Europe, at 210sq m indoors and at an outdoor temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, opened at Stanglwirt, along with a 25m international sports swimming pool with OMEGA time measurement and two relaxation areas with open fireplaces and cosy, luxurious loungers. Guests can also enjoy a spacious event sauna with panoramic views of the ‘Wilder Kaiser’ mountain ridge. The Wilder Kaiser region in Tyrol is more than an impressive setting and excursion destination: Kaiser stone is a distinctive characteristic of the resort, helping to create an oasis of wellbeing, complete with grottos, caves and waterfalls.
The hotel’s outdoor area boasts a spectacular 517sq m natural swimming lake, and in 2015 the adventurous 1,000sq m Children’s Waterworld was opened. With an exclusive spa yet to be completed, Stanglwirt’s wellbeing extension will be finalised by the end of 2016. To provide energy to the new wellbeing worlds, the five-star bio-hotel is supported by natural mountain water from its own spring, which comes from the Wilder Kaiser and is heated using geothermal energy and the sun.
The broad range of leisure activities available at the exclusive resort includes eight outdoor and six indoor tennis courts run by the renowned Peter Burwash International Tennis School. The presence of these world-class courts makes Stanglwirt one of the most famous tennis resorts in Europe. The 500sq m indoor fitness garden allows guests to take part in free courses and group activities, such as pilates and yoga, with guidance from professional medical fitness coaches.
Keen horse riders will be inspired by the stunning Lipizzaner horses from the hotel’s own private stud farm, while in winter the Stanglwirt ski school organises daily ski safaris to beautiful skiing locations, including SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and the Kitzbühel/Kirchberg ski area.