Six Senses to open resort in Austrian Alps in 2020

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is set to add yet another extraordinary destination to its portfolio of properties in one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring locations.

Set in the picturesque Austrian Alps, Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps showcases the stunning environment through all seasons: from winter’s snow-covered terrain with high-end ski activities, to spectacular summers when the landscape is vibrant with nature’s verdant palette. Featuring some of the finest cross-country skiing and downhill slopes in the world, Kitzbühel has been named a winner of best ski resort in the world by www.skiresort.de three times. With 179 kilometres of prepared ski runs, the property will offer ski-in, ski-out access and in summer there are over 800 kilometres of mountain bike paths and 1000 kilometres of hiking trails to explore within the Kitzbühel Alps.

Nearby is High Tauern National Park (Nationalpark Hohe Tauern) measuring approximately 1834 square kilometres, which is the largest of Austria’s seven national parks and the largest nature reserve in the Alps. The High Tauern range includes more than 300 summits towering over 3000 metres all within the panoramic view of the resort. The range includes Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, which measures 3798 metres above the Adriatic.

Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps will feature 80 guest accommodations, include 50 residences, plus a small village of chalets available for private sale. It is being developed by Kitzbüheler Alps Projekt GmbH, with architects for the hotel/residences and chalets IAW – International Architecture Workshop, Turin, Düsseldorf, Moscow and hotel interior design consultants Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Six Senses Spa Kitzbühel Alps by Six Senses Creative. Project management and landscape design is being carried out by AECOM who also oversees sustainability aiming at LEED certification, with emphasis on the latest energy technology such as solar or heat exchange.

The design concept of Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps could be described as a modern interpretation of traditional Austrian design. Warm natural finishes incorporate wood and stone with rough-hewn exposed timber beams in public areas. Swaths of natural light wed the seasons to the interiors and the restrained use of art and craft features subtly defines the setting.

Dining at Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps will focus on seasonality with a restaurant focusing on local dishes with ingredients supplied from nearby organic farms. An all-day venue features a delicatessen and international fare. This venue is also located near the resort’s meeting and special events facilities that offer a direct link to parking. The lobby bar will feature innovative beverage services and offer al fresco seating in the warmer seasons. The spa café will also offer outside dining plus an indoor dining room with fireplace.

Emphasis on wellbeing and wellness is the mission of Six Senses Spa at Kitzbühel Alps and the perfect place to ease tired muscles after an exhilarating day on the slopes. In addition to a range of signature massages, restorative therapies, facials, body treatments and personal journeys, the spa will be the pivotal point for
Six Senses Integrated Wellness, which is based on the preventative principles of Eastern medicine and
the result-oriented Western influences. This innovative approach to wellness allows in-house experts to measure and analyse key physiological biomarkers in order to provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice and design a personalised programme of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities. It provides guests with real health benefits, enhances their lives, educates and guides them on their wellness journey.

Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps is located in the Austrian state of Salzburg and is within comfortable driving
distances from several major cities with international airports. Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are
approximately 90 minutes away. The Alpine communities of Hollersbach im Pinzgau and Mittersill are several minutes by car, with Kitzbühel being 20 minutes or a half-day by ski. There are six lifts and six rides: four blue and two red, which are the least challenging. Among the many summer activities on offer are cycling, swimming, trekking, mountaineering, nature walks and golf.

Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps will open in 2020.

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The owners of Kitzbüheler Alps Projekt GmbH Franz Wieser (left) and Dr. Walther Staininger (right) seal the management agreement with Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

 

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