We are delighted to advise that Pilot PR has been appointed to represent Hotel Quelle – an award-winning ‘Nature Spa’ in the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy. Deriving its name from the German word for ‘Source’, Hotel Quelle is situated at an altitude of 1400m at the point where the three Valleys of Casies, Pustertal and Gsies meet; near the town of Bruneck in the province of Bolzano.
Hotel Quelle is marking an exciting new chapter in its sixty-five year history as the next generation of the Steinmair Family take a more central role in the day to day operation. The hotel has recently been awarded 5 Stars and is pursuing an ambitious luxury upgrade and refurbishment. This started in 2016 and has seen the completion of a new reception area, Sky Lounge and Junior Suites, as well as the addition of the first Snow Sauna in the Alps, a new infinity pool, and an infinity event sauna. In May 2018, Hotel Quelle will be also be unveiling 7 luxury serviced apartments.
The interior design and architecture draws on the beautiful natural surroundings, with aspects of nature prevalent throughout; organic materials such as local wood and bark are incorporated to bring the outdoors inside.
The hotel is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens to promote curiosity and reflection – in nature both tamed and wild – framed by mountain views. There is a touch of folklore too with a Chapel on-site dedicated to St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers.
Two of the hotel’s seven pools extend from the indoors to the outdoors, accessed via motion-sensor glass doors, while the Biological Bathing Pond added this year, along with the new outdoor Kneipp and barefoot walking path, encourages a more visceral reconnection with nature.
Original features such as the water mill have been preserved and incorporated into one of the saunas.
Exceptional wellness offering for both adults and families
Hotel Quelle offers over 5000m² of wellness, relaxation and beauty space, including a dedicated spa for adults only, and a separate and highly impressive Family Spa. There are 10 sauna and steam rooms, including the Snow Sauna – a unique ice lounge designed to relieve sore muscles and tension, particularly effective after a hot sauna. There is also a warming salt-water grotto.
Hotel Quelle’s SPA has 13 treatment rooms and offers a comprehensive range of natural and holistic therapies, as well as a wide choice of beauty treatments using luxurious international brands. The Spa also champions local natural product houses.
The 69 generous alpine rooms are designed for comfort and ease. There are romantic rooms for two as well as two & three bedroom family suites; all have have balconies with mountain views, and a new highlight is the starscape ceiling above each bed, only visible at night.
A welcoming hotel for all the family, Hotel Quelle offers plenty of opportunities for families to relax together as well as affording some alone time for parents too. There is a dedicated, and complimentary, activities programme for children aged 3 and over. This includes creative play, expeditions and walks, cooking and pizza making, wellness and fitness programmes, treasure hunts and movies in the hotel’s cinema.
Hotel Quelle is located between the Dolomites and the Rieserferner mountain range and offers a host of outdoor activities. These include guided alpine hikes, bike tours, e-bikes and Nordic walking in the warmer months, and cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snow shoeing and sledging in the winter. There is also a fitness centre and gym, and a daily schedule of activities including water aerobics, yoga, pilates, stretching, and circuit training.
Guests can also hike up to Hotel Quelle’s own Mountain Hut and reward their effort with delicious local cuisine, fresh mountain pastures and fabulous views of the Dolomite peaks.
Accommodation is full board and includes an extensive breakfast buffet with healthy and organic choices including freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, organic bread, farmer’s corner and cooked breakfasts from the show kitchen. At lunch, a daily traditional South Tyrolean or Italian menu is served along with a salad buffet and warming soup. In the evening, a beautifully prepared à-la-carte menu offering 5 -7 courses celebrates the best of Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine. Buffet choices are also available offering salads, antipasti, local cheeses and dessert.
The nearest airports are Innsbruck (119km), Venice (250km) and Munich (280km) – two, three and four hours’ drive respectively. By train, the nearest station is Welsberg station via Bruneck.
Prices start from €840 per person based on two sharing for 6 nights on a full-board basis. Family rooms, sleeping 3 to 5 people, start from €1,050 per person for 6 nights on a full-board basis