Hotel Quelle is delighted to announce the opening of Chalet Salena, a new stand-alone chalet comprising seven two and three-bedroom serviced apartments, situated in the hamlet of Santa Magdalena in South Tyrol, Italy, a three minute drive from the hotel.
The vision of father & daughter team, Eric and Sarah Steinmair – owners of the award-winning five star family friendly Hotel Quelle – Chalet Salena is designed to meet the growing demand for added privacy and exclusivity from Hotel Quelle’s loyal guests. The luxurious serviced apartments are aimed at those who want the freedom of staying in their own private apartment but who also want access to all the services and facilities of a five star hotel & spa.
Taking full advantage of its location and the striking mountain views of the Gsieser Valley, Chalet Salena pulls heavily on local influences in both design and function. Using only local reclaimed and recycled wood, Chalet Salena is clad in Stone Pine or ‘Zirbe’ as it is locally known, in keeping with traditional homes in the village. This is off-set by a sleek steel frame-work, floor to ceiling glass windows and generous terraces offering a contemporary twist to this new chalet. Both attractive and environmentally friendly, Zirbe is also known for its strong aromatic scent and healing qualities – it has antibacterial properties and offers a natural protection against moths and insects. Zirbe is used internally as well where the wood has been flamed to create a darker finish and cooler effect.
Chalet Salena offers six two-bedroomed apartments and one three-bedroomed Penthouse Spa Suite ranging in size from 79m² to 126m² with terraces from 25m² to 105m². The two bedroom apartments each feature two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a full-service kitchen, separate dining and living areas, a guest loo, terrace with stunning mountain views and its own private sauna and whirlpool. Many of the apartments include freestanding bathtubs with stunning views.
The Penthouse Spa Suite sleeps up to six people in two master en-suite bedrooms and a bunk bed room for two. There is also a huge panoramic wrap-around terrace with swimming pool, outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, and sauna.
With a focus on local craftsmanship as well as materials, Chalet Salena’s pared back interiors draw attention to singular pieces of art & craft cleverly lit by clusters of hanging lights. Wall-mounted stag’s heads and black lacquered antlers adorn the Zirbe walls, feathered silk fabrics act as feature walls, and rich velvet graces the headboard of custom-made circular beds. Each bedroom features star-scape ceilings above the beds, visible only in the pitch black of night.
Guests of Chalet Salena can access a full range of included and additional services allowing for maximum freedom to choose. Included within any stay at Chalet Salena is:
- Welcome to Salena – a delicious afternoon snack in your kitchen upon arrival
- The Salena-Gourmet service brings breakfast direct to your chalet each morning
- “Sarah’s sweet surprise” will appear in your fridge every afternoon
- Bathrobes and hot water bottles
- Complimentary access to the 3,500sqm Wellness & Spa centre at Hotel Quelle
- Complimentary access to the fitness centre & regular timetable of classes Hotel Quelle
- Plush and snug felt slippers are gifted to every guest at Chalet Salena
- Fresh terrycloth bath towels daily. Linen changed on request.
- Telephone concierge service from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm where the team can book reservations at Hotel Quelle’s restaurant, arrange in-room massages, shuttles, guided hiking & biking etc
Additional services include:
- Personal chef to provide in-house meals
- Choice of freshly prepared meals from a short menu of fresh, local and seasonal meals
- Boutique with a curated selection of local food items and crafts for purchase
- In-house massage and beauty treatments booked on request
- E-bike rentals & helicopter tours
The nearest airports are Innsbruck (119km), Venice (250km) and Munich (280km) – a two, three and four hours’ drive respectively. By train, the nearest station is Welsberg station via Bruneck.
Prices from €199 per person per night including breakfast. Chalet Salena offers a special opening rate until December 2018 with a special offer for families and friends (four people stay for the price of two; price from €2660 for a 7 night stay for four people) – 45% discount off normal rates.
To find out more or to book, visit www.chalet-salena.com
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About Hotel Quelle
Hotel Quelle is an award-winning 5 Star ‘Nature Spa’ in the Dolomites offering wellness and outdoor adventure for all the family. Deriving its name from the German word for ‘Source’, Hotel Quelle is situated at an altitude of 1400m at the point where the Valleys of Casies and Pustertal meet; in the hamlet of Santa Magdalena near the town of Bruneck in the province of Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.
Built by Benedikt Steinmair and Elisabeth Felderer in 1952, Hotel Quelle has evolved from a small inn to the full-service 5 star hotel it is today. Hotel Quelle remains in the Steinmair Family with the third generation, Manuel Steinmair, assuming the helm as General Manager in 2017.
There are 69 rooms and suites which range from comfortably small to generously large, including
14 suites, 6 two bedroom family suites and one three bedroom family suite. The interior design and architecture draws on the beautiful natural surroundings, with aspects of nature prevalent throughout; organic materials such as local pine and bark are incorporated to bring the outdoors inside. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens framed by mountain views.
Accommodation at Hotel Quelle is on a full-board basis and there is also a well-stocked Bar and Cigar Lounge serving coffees and teas as well as excellent cocktails and hand selected spirits by expert barman, Stefan.
Wellness facilities include 7 pools, 6 of which are heated year-round and two extend from the indoors to the outdoors. There is also a Biological Bathing Pond and outdoor Kneipp and barefoot walking path set within 5000 m² of gardens with wonderful mountain views. There are 10 sauna and steam rooms, including the Snow Sauna – a unique ice lounge designed to relieve sore muscles and tension, and the only one of its kind in the Alps – as well as an infinity event-sauna with daily sauna infusions. There are 6 relaxation spaces and a separate and highly impressive Family Spa area.
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 such as QMS, Maria Galland, Vitalis. The Spa also champions local natural product houses such as Dr. Joseph, Eva Garden, Ägyptos. Facilities also include a 120m² fitness centre with Technogym cardio and weight-lifting equipment as well as a studio for individual and group classes. A weekly schedule of activities includes spinning, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as functional training sessions, stretching, and aquafit. Personal training sessions are also available for an extra fee.
A wide range of outdoor activities are available on an individual or structured & guided basis including guided hiking tours, morning walks with yoga and breakfast on the mountain, border-hopping walks, exercise sessions in the garden, mountain bike & e-bike tours, sun rise and snow shoe excursions; cross-country skiing, Nordic walking and much more. A highlight in both winter and summer is hiking (or snow-shoeing) to Hotel Quelle’s own Mountain Hut and reward that effort with delicious local cuisine, fresh mountain pastures and fabulous views of the Dolomite peaks.
A welcoming hotel for all the family, Hotel Quelle offers a dedicated, and complimentary, activities programme for children aged 3 and over. This complimentary childcare programme includes creative play, expeditions and walks, cooking and pizza making, wellness and fitness programmes, treasure hunts and movies in the hotel’s cinema. There are also supervised mealtimes for lunch, an afternoon snack and evening meal.