Green and Luxury: 10 ideas for a memorable holiday in the Alps
Let’s leave together for a journey through the most beautiful mountains in Europe, staying between luxury and nature, in beautiful hotels or resorts that have managed to combine maximum comfort with respect for nature.
Among wellness and Ladin culture
The fresh mountain air, the snow-covered landscapes or covered with greenery, and the profile of the Dolomites: the Active Hotel Olympic awaits you for an unforgettable holiday.
Why it’s green: powered by clean energy, this hotel uses local products, ecological detergents, and flow reducers for water.
Why it’s luxury: an exclusive spa, a gourmet restaurant to taste the flavors of the territory, and incredible suites make Active Hotel Olympic a true luxury hotel.
You can’t miss: Val di Fassa offers thousands places, from its nature to its traditions and its flavors. A perfect place for active holidays, including skiing and mountain biking!
Green and Luxury hotel between the Hohe Tauern
In Mallnitz, Austrian Alpine Pearl, you’ll find the 4-star Alpengarten. An intimate atmosphere and excellent cuisine will make your mountain holiday truly special.
Why it’s green: the hotel is committed daily to saving energy and water, with flow reducers and energy-saving light bulbs. It is also car-free accessible and prefers local products.
Why it’s luxury: not giving up the typical Austrian style, the hotel offers every comfort and a careful attention to each guest.
You can’t miss: Mallnitz is a small Austrian town in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park. Here we recommend you to admire the Krimmler waterfalls.
The green & luxury dream of an enveloping wellness
We move in South Tyrol, to stop in Luttach, in the Ahrntal. Here is the Alpin & Spa Resort Schwarzenstein, a beautiful hotel dedicated to your wellness.
Why it’s green: the restaurant uses genuine, seasonal, and exclusively local products. The building has been recently restored following the principles of ecological design.
Why it’s luxury: 10 different saunas, 9 indoor and outdoor pools, 100 wellness treatments, a gourmet restaurant, and much more for all the luxury you are looking for.
You can’t miss: you must visit the valley of Ahrntal, every landscape will leave you breathless.
The luxury of a breathtaking view of Gran Paradiso
Here we are at the center of Cogne, one of the Alpine Pearls of Italy, at the 4-star Hotel Sant’Orso.
Why is green: the hotel is committed to protecting the environment, choosing local ingredients, buying energy-saving light bulbs and recycling. There also water flow reducers.
Why it’s luxury: it would be enough for the incredible view from your room to make you feel like a king, but the hotel also features a beautiful rooftop pool, set in a 500sqm spa.
You can’t miss: among the many wonders that Cogne offers, we recommend the beautiful fall from Lillaz and the Sant’Orso meadows.
A natural holiday in a modern designed hotel
The Austrian Travel Charme Bergresort, in Werfenweng, manages to give its guests the perfect blend of green & luxury, nature, and modern comforts.
Why it’s green: The restaurant serves delicacies made from regional products and you can rent bikes and electric cars.
Why it’s luxury: the interior of the hotel has been designed by the Italian designer Lorenzo Bellini, who created a contemporary and luxury setting.
You can’t miss: in Werfenweng you’ll find the largest ice caves in the world, truly impressive.
Directly on the slopes
Not only green & luxury but also direct access to the largest Austrian ski resort: the Ski Amade. We are in Wagrain, at Naturhotel Edelweiss Wagrain.
Why it’s green: the water is heated by the sun, and the rooms are clean with environmentally friendly detergents. The restaurant chooses local products. Here in 2010 the first built passive pool in Austria was inaugurated.
Why it’s luxury: the hotel has a really wonderful Green Spa (which uses only 25% of the energy compared to a traditional one), with panoramic views. Guestrooms also offer every comfort and the restaurant invites you to experience a true culinary experience.
The warmth of family hospitality and the luxury of the best hotels
We remain in Austria to discover Ischgl and Solaria Hotel, perfect for an active holiday, both in winter and in summer.
Why it’s green: the hotel, in green architecture, has solar panels, light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products.
Why it’s luxury: the rooms in this hotel are full of charm, and the spa offers exclusive beauty treatments and excellent gourmet restaurants.
You can’t miss: this small Austrian town is famous for the nearby ski slopes and the many mountain bike trails. In addition, the summer is organized every year by the mountain bike race “Ischgl Ironbike” with three levels of difficulty.
Green and Luxury experience between tradition and modernity
Among the Austrian mountains, we can not miss the Hotel Übergossenen Alm, in Dienten, where we find incredible views and many opportunities to explore nature.
Why it’s green: the accommodation is committed to protecting the nature that surrounds it, using only local products and clean energy.
Why it’s luxury: a superb kitchen, 1800 square meters dedicated to your well-being, and rooms where modernity and tradition create the perfect place to rest.
Your luxurious retreat in South Tyrol
Let’s go back in Luttach, in the heart of the Ahr Valley, where we are greeted by the 5 stars-hotel Alpen Palace.
Why it’s green: solar panels provide clean energy, and food is local.
Why it’s luxury: here you have, in a charming setting, free 24/7 room service, a 30.000m2 recreational park with swimming pools, alpine garden and relaxation islands, an elegant bar, a gourmet restaurant and the most exclusive Spa in the region.
Green & Luxury Untertauern, small Austrian village
Our journey among luxury hotels ends in the Austrian mountains, within walking distance of amazing ski slopes. Here there’s the 4-star Superior Wellnesshotel Lürzerhof that welcomes us with a welcome drink.
Why it’s green: the restaurant uses regional products. It is accessible without a car, the cleaning products are environmentally friendly and light bulbs are low consumption.
Why it’s luxury: the property boasts a large spa area with an outdoor swimming pool, 6 different saunas and steam baths, numerous relaxation rooms, and a wellness garden.