July 28


5. Experience the Best of Lech this Winter at Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat

Despite it being the midst of summer, those in the know are already planning ahead for the 2017 / 2018 ski season and where better to book than Lech’s hot new chalet hotel, Severin*s – The Alpine RetreatHaving celebrated its highly anticipated opening in January 2017, Severin*s will re-open for the season on 1 December 2017, proving guests with unsurpassed luxury in one of Europe’s chicest resorts.

Combining style with substance, guests can expect traditional design elements meeting contemporary touches, with a copper roof and reclaimed wood from the Tyrolian region effortlessly blending with modern Italian furniture by Minotti, whilst suites come equipped with Loews sound systems, iPad wall activations and Lichtenstein’s adorn the walls.

These nine super-suites each offer sweeping terraces and mountain views, three of which can be adapted for families and feature wooden bunk-beds and an additional bathroom. Each suite comes complete with its own living space and a fire-place, perfect for warming up after a day on the slopes. Those looking for privacy and flexibility can make the most of Severin*s four-bedroom Private Residence with its home cinema, state of the art kitchen, grand piano, office and al fresco hot-tub, as well as 400 square metres of stylish living space.

Guests can hit the slopes in style, suited and booted by Lech’s swanky store Strolz, with the added bonus of toasty toes, thanks to Severin*s heated ski lockers. The 2015 / 2016 season saw lift developments connect Lech with St Anton, making the Arlberg region Austria’s largest inter-connected ski area, so skiers will be spoilt for choice with routes and runs.

Fresh mountain air calls for delicious dining and Severin*s definitely doesn’t disappoint. On return from the slopes, guests can enjoy a glamorous après ski at the hotel’s Alpine inspired bar, followed by a taste of Austria in the restaurant. With Michelin-starred Stephan Kriegelstein at the helm, one of Austria’s top eight chefs, this is a restaurant were dishes that are as inspiring as they are appetising. Using local seasonal produce, Stefan creates contemporary yet unpretentious dishes that provide insight into the culinary traditions of the Arlberg region, best enjoyed with a bottle of wine or two from the hotel’s private cellar.

Those looking to keep fit both on and off the slopes can take advantage of the hotel’s state of the art Technogym, whilst acing limbs can be soothed in the hotel’s underground swimming pool or in the sauna, steam room and infra-red cabin. Spa treatments are available on request and the hotel also as its own hair salon.

Prices at SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat start from 690 euros per night in a Junior Suite, inclusive of welcome Champagne, breakfast and dinner daily, mini-bar, Wi-Fi, parking, luggage service, a heated ski cabinet, shuttle to ski lifts, turndown service and use of spa and fitness facilities.