Modern Art in the Mountains.
Luxury 1,800 metres up: a modern art gallery, 2,000 m2 spa, four restaurants, a hall with an open fireplace, generous suites – all of this makes up the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel which dates back to 1386.
One of the most established hotels in the Alps has been extended by the Werner family and converted into a 5-star luxury lodge: the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel is a classy hideaway in the middle of the mountains, at an altitude of 1,800 metres. The first ski club in the Arlberg was founded here in 1901. At this height, you can put on your skis right at your front door.
The name “Hospiz” (hospice) comes from the Latin word “hospitium” and means friendly reception, hospitality, lodgings. To protect hikers from bad weather, a foundling from Kempten in 1386 laid the foundation for the hospice on the Arlberg. He also founded the oldest charitable organisation in the world, the brotherhood of St. Christoph.
The current host family, the Werners, are effectively the executive board of the brotherhood. The senior directors Adolf and Gerda Werner are hosts par excellence just like the junior director, Florian Werner. He is also the founder of the St. Christoph Hospiz Gallery which has been in the hotel since December 2008 and which exhibits contemporary art on a 1,400 m2 area. Throughout the hotel, modern art and selected antiquities interact very successfully with each other.
In the 88 rooms and suites of the 5-star hotel, the guest will find homeliness chimed with exclusivity. The charming combination of tradition infused with Tyrolean charm and luxurious comfort is apparent both in the rooms of the main house and in the Hospiz Alm residences: marble-tiled bathrooms, cockled stoves, a lot of space und a royal box view of the magnificent backdrop of the Alps.
The spa area on two levels and a total of 2,000 m2 offers a pool with chill-out lounge and various saunas with massage facilities. Here, too, the materials marble, glass and wood predominate. Beauty services are also on offer with the hotel’s own natural cosmetics range, Almstern. Children are in really good hands in the hospice’s child-minding service and are entertained with games and animated films.
The four Hospiz restaurants are well-known way beyond the borders of the Arlberg region: the hotel restaurant, the Austrian specialities restaurant, the Hospiz Alm and the toque-winning skiclub snuggery. The chefs Gunnar Huhn and Thorsten Kissau were lauded in the Gault Millau Guide 2010 and awarded two toques and 16 points. Guests can reserve the Hospiz-Dine-Around-Flat-Rate Package and try out a different Hospiz gourmet venue every day.