Feeling the power of the mountains

The PURADIES luxury hotel offers a balance between alpine style and modern design. What must a resort in the mountains be like? Probably a mixture of everything: fresh mountain air, breathtaking natural scenery, premium chalets and stylish suites. An unforgettable time-out for relaxation seekers and active vacationers alike.

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Treat yourself to alpine coziness

Immerse yourself in the power of nature at an altitude of 1,400 metres – the Eco Resort Almdorf Seinerzeit in the UNESCO Biosphere Park Nockberge impresses with its ecological architecture and careful treatment of its environment. Take a walk in the woods, let your soul dangle, cool down in the clear mountain lake water of Lake Falkert and enjoy regional gourmet dishes in the evening. Experience authenticity in a luxurious alpine chalet – all in harmony with nature.

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Insider tip for art lovers

This unique boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Wachau. True treasures of contemporary art collections can be admired at the Hotel La Petite Ivy – including works by Andy Warhol and Erwin Wurm. Here unforgettable lightness meets harmony. The owner’s passions include culinary art, individuality, design and art.

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Seduced by the scent of the alpine meadows

With the Tyrolean mountain scenery in eye contact – the luxury mountain village LaPosch enchants with its cosy chalets, a luxury lodge and the unique alpine villa. Lush green forests stretch as far as the eye can see and under the balcony the deep blue sparkles – an explosion of colours. Here you will find contentment and prudence for the senses.

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In expert paws at the Mandarin Oriental Paris

There are two bowls in the room as a welcome gift, the name of the four-legged friend is embroidered on the dog blanket, there are welcome treats, a stuffed animal and a paw-print signed greeting card from the Vice President of Pet Relations at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris: his name is Archie, he is a nine-year-old border terrier and he is responsible for ensuring that dogs feel at home everywhere in this luxury hotel. Only the spa and the starred restaurant “Sur Mesure” are off limits.

Instead, there is a room service menu especially for the canine companions and the possibility to go to the restaurant ‘Camélia’. Either way, the dog menus are also designed and prepared by Michelin star chef Thierry Marx and his team – be it chicken breast with basmati rice or beef fillet with steamed seasonal vegetables.

Archie’s master is Philippe Leboeuf, who is not only director of the Mandarin Oriental Paris, but was also awarded Best Independent Hotelier of the World in 2018. His goal: His house is to be the most dog-friendly luxury hotel in Paris – because that also makes the owner happy.

Photo: © Jimmy Delpire – Mandarin Oriental Paris