Gearing up for the Ski Season: News from SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat
The air’s getting chilly and the leaves are turning – time to service your skis, dig out the fancy gear and get set for winter – in serious style. Severin*s uber-luxe Alpine retreat in Lech is preparing to open for the season this December welcoming a new Hotel Manager and Head Chef to oversee operations and dining experiences for guests lucky enough to be staying at the famously design-led and tech-savvy hotel.
The skiing here is superlative. Situated in the Arlberg region, it is part of Austria’s largest inter-connected ski area, thanks to the 2016 connection between Lech and St Anton. This 2018 season will also benefit from a significant investment of E3.5million in ski optimisation, snow-making, safety and the local environment. Off piste back at Severin*s, the apres-ski is equally outstanding: with a full-length pool, indulgent spa, fine-dining restaurant and impeccable service.
Housing only nine stylish suites each with spacious bathrooms and gloriously tranquil living rooms boasting open fireplaces, wrap-around terraces, panoramic views of the Alps, Loewe sound systems and iPad activations, Severin*s set the bar of luxury to new levels when it opened in 2016.
For guests wanting complete exclusivity or for groups of families and friends, there a four-bedroomed two-story private Residence complete with its own entrance, lift, cinema, state of the art kitchen, grand piano, office and al fresco hot-tub, with over 400 square metres of luxurious living space. A heavenly space to relax after a day on the slopes….or for any non-skiiers who wish to spend many a happy hour in between the Residence’s four walls sampling the new chef’s exquisite cuisine.
For the new season, Severin*s has appointed a new Hotel Manager, Cecily Greussing, who is an aficionado of the slopes, having worked in her early career as a ski instructor in Lech while attending university there. Also new to the team is Head Chef, Kevin Szalai, a young Austrian of just 25 years old, with rich experience and a passion for local, mountain produce. Szalai’s menu will be vibrant, modern and pan-Austrian, bringing a bright energy to the restaurant for the new season.