Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas to develop resort and spa in the Austrian Alps
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is set to add another hotel to its portfolio of properties. Set in the breathtakingly picturesque Austrian Alps, Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps will open in 2020 and will showcase its stunning environment through all seasons: from winter’s snow covered terrain with high-end ski activities, to spectacular summers when the landscape is vibrant with nature’s verdant palette of colours.
Featuring some of the finest cross-country skiing and downhill slopes in the world, Kitzbühel has been named a winner of best ski station in the world three times. With over 104 miles (168 kilometers) of ski runs, the property will offer ski-in, ski-out access and in summer there are 75 miles (120 kilometers) of mountain bike paths and 311 miles (500 kilometers) of hiking trails to explore.
Nearby is High Tauern National Park (Nationalpark Hohe Tauern) measuring approximately 708 square miles (1,834 square kilometers), which is the largest of Austria’s seven national parks and the largest nature reserve in the Alps. The High Tauern include 350 summits towering 9,842 feet (3,000 meters) all within the panorama view of the resort. The range includes Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, which measures 12,461 feet (3,798 meters) above the Adriatic.
Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps will feature 80 guest accommodations, include 50 residences, plus a small village of chalets available for private sale. It is being developed by Kitzbüheler Alps Projekt GmbH, with architects for the hotel/residences and chalets IAW – International Architecture Workshop, Turin, Düsseldorf, Moscow and hotel interior design consultants Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Six Senses Spa Kitzbühel Alps by Six Senses Creative.
Project management and landscape design is being carried out by AECOM who also overseas sustainability aiming at LEED certification, with emphasis on the latest energy technology such as solar or heat exchange.
The overall design concept of Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps could best be described as a modern interpretation of traditional Austrian design. Warm natural finishes incorporate wood and stone with the introduction of rough-hewn exposed timber beams in public areas. Glorious swaths of natural light wed the seasons to the interiors and the restrained use of art and craft features subtly define the setting.