Berlin, April 11, 2014 – The high drama of craggy clifftops, rolling hills and the crisp open air was once enough to steal the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts the world over. Not saying it still isn’t, but Design Hotels™ introduces three fine examples, showing there’s a whole lot more rounding out the new, quintessential hillside experience – any time of year.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi in Stepantsminda provides an unrivalled Georgian experience with a pairing of stunning scenery and spectacular cuisine. In southeastern Austria, LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Südsteiermark’s verdant vineyards are harmoniously contrasted by bold, geometic architecture. Taking its own riffs on the timeless alpine adventure, Hotel Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort in Tyrol motivates guests with challenging year-round hiking, offering-up steep rewards of garden-view swims and fine regional fare.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, Georgia
With awe-inspiring vistas from all 156 rooms, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi offers year-round luxury. Large open areas, enormous windows and a sweeping terrace give the sense of being part of the overpowering scenery that is the Caucasus Mountain Range. Vintage tapestries alongside traditional Georgian and international cuisine provide the final touches to an unparelleled experience. www.designhotels.com/hotels/georgia/stepantsminda/rooms-hotel-kazbegi
Hotel Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort, Kitzbühel, Austria
Located within the Kitzbühel Alps, a five minute walk from the charming town center, this elegant retreat takes its inspiration from old Tyrolean farmhouses. Traditional local materials of leather, pine and loden evoke old-world mountain lodges, while modern minimalist lines offset the classic alpine textures in all 163 rooms. Outside, gardens blur the borders between the mountains and Kitzbühel’s medieval church-speckled landscape. www.designhotels.com/hotels/austria/kitzbuhel/hotel-kitzhof-mountain-resort
LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Südsteiermark, Ehrenhausen, Austria
Surrounded by Southern Styria’s dense forests and fertile vineyards, the 105-room hotel befits its locale in the “Tuscany of Austria”. Unrefined and coarsely cut materials ease the resort into its environment, while the interior reflects the almost temperate climate. With an exceptional wine and food program, local vintages and an emphasis on the slow-food movement counteract any effects of open-air exertions. www.designhotels.com/hotels/austria/ehrenhausen-southern-styria/loisium-resort-suedsteiermark