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Introducing an alpine mélange of timeworn tradition played out in this gorgeous collection of modern heritage hotels. To be modern AND heritage is to create the perfect marriage of traditional stock with contemporary styling, giving an all too familiar warm hug to a decorative design strategy that borrows from the mountain palette.
Our seven chosen hotels play host to the realms of art-infused walls, the burning fireplace, the stag's head, family inherited legacy and a nod to those heartfelt traditional embellishments.The result is deep ancestry that sits so well in the now – drenched in personality and characterfully comfortable.
A curated style jungle of mid-century furnishings, abstract modernism, and bespoke pieces are flavoured by the original pine panelling dating back to 1848 - and all this cuteness is wrapped in a canvas of wild herbs and mountain eye candy of Bergell in Switzerland. Crackling fires, a garden overflowing with wildflowers, and Swiss pine wood hundreds of years old that still smells sweet…these are humble, tactile experiences that contribute to an inner sense of happiness and satisfaction of both guest and host.
"Young since 1755", this hotel is a love pot of heritage, art, culture, food, and style, residing in the sleepy village of Schwarzenberg, Austria. A Wunderkammer of familiar nostalgia reframed for the nomads who seek roots and prefer to sleep with history. Expect to find timber in every direction – that's a given here: old frescoes, planked flooring, folksy furniture painted in the classic Bauernmalerei, antiques, and quirks sit alongside muted eggshell tones, crisp linens, and of course, artworks.
Hip chalet ambience married to grandmother tradition best narrates this alpine hotel & spa legend in Lech, Austria. A style chameleon of über comfort, an eclectic swatch of dapper country club and plush ski-chalet chic conspire to create comfort, warmth, character and elegant luxury. The interiors are a rich patina of alpine characteristics from antlers to memoirs, frescoes to natural materials. The past is allowed to breathe with its contemporary siblings.
Delicate Baroque ornamentation, chunky lime-washed walls, wooden-beamed ceilings, twisted rafters, waxed parquet flooring, gorgeous oriel windows and salvaged fixtures breathe a sense of deep ancestry in this guesthouse found in Hall, Austria. Elegantly simple, the interiors adopt a contemporary note with bespoke carpentry and minimalist accents, which are offset by a subtle palette of clock-face whites, cardinal reds, cotton greys, wet putty and oatmeal.
Wrapped by the Dolomites, this modern eco resort in Italy's San Cassiano pairs an authentically pastoral location accented with the local Ladin culture that feels both holistic and fun at once. Interiors hark from traditional heritage materials: loden cloth, sawn timbers, linens and leathers. Wood leads the design dialogues and fills the rooms with a soft scent of the forests and gives that 'chalet' vibe to the modern, spacious rooms, suites and self-catering apartments. Frescoed painted furnishings, regional bric-a-brac and hand-stitched cloths capture the Ladin culture.
Drenched in Tirol originality and crafted by a setting of the mountain-side vistas of Austria's Obergurgl. A family-owned ski & spa hotel, there is a plethora of interior styling created through the generations and genres of 'in style' at the time. From 80s borders to aged oak timbers, lemon tones married to blue hues and traditional hearts to contemporary furnishings borrowed from neighbouring Italy - it is all about boutique personality, passion, and delicious food.