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Step by step, Susanne Kaufmann has expanded, transformed and rebuilt Hotel Post together with her brother, architect Oscar Leo Kaufmann. Old parts were preserved and new elements carefully added. The outcome is clear, purist design and a rigorous reduction to the essential. The hotel architecture fits seamlessly into the Bregenzerwald landscape.
Architecture: Kaufmann 96 GmbH
The old, reconstructed Bregenzerwald house and the new, state-of-theart hotel tract with its spacious spa blend into an appealing and harmonious whole. The rooms are pervaded by light, air and a sense of ease. Traditional materials set the tone. In 2009, Sonne Lifestyle Resort won the Vorarlberg Timber Construction Award for this successful match of trad and mod.
Architecture: Bernd Frick, Richard Winkel
A cosy design hotel in the Alps. Walliserhof in the Brandnertal valley is a dream made true by Raimund Meyer und Michaela Berthold, a dream they are now sharing with their guests. With Walliserhof, the young hosting family have shown how to blend natural genuineness and
Architecture: Arno Bereiter
Tradition meets modernity. The tradition-steeped property has been adapted with architectural sensitivity to modern-day needs and now blends traditional values with new visions. The idea was to take inspiration in the building’s history without compromising on sophisticated levels of well-being. There is a distinctly authentic and original flair to the hotel that every guest will readily experience.
Architecture: Atelier Rainer & Amann
Wind down and leave your daily worries behind. Holidays at their best, both in summer and in winter, in the Lechtal Alps. The elegant Walser build ing combines modern-day amenities and old-world charm and bids visitors a heartfelt welcome. Its highlights are the Red Spa with a 1,500 sq.m. sauna complex, a 32°C outdoor pool, the Red Beauty, and the Red Kids. The acclaimed 2-toque restaurant promises a divine culinary experience.
Architecture: Dietrich Untertrifaller
In tune with the hotel’s health philosophy, committed to the spirit of the times and bound by tradition, the construction, all timber, stone and glass, fits seamlessly into its surroundings. Its clarity of form, light-flooded atmosphere, exquisite materials, and dazzling views of Lake Constance are a delight for the senses and promote health and wellbeing.
Architecture: Mag. Thomas Hämmerle
The art of living – hospitality meets design. Austria’s first architecture hotel. 4-star architecture, conference and business hotel in the centre of Dornbirn, close to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The hotel is setting trends by using simple and natural materials and integrating modern art. In the award-winning “Im Ersten” restaurant, guests will be treated to regional delicacies.
Architecture: Baumschlager & Eberle
A perfect symbiosis of trad and mod. Reopened in 2010, the hotel is supremely located on Lake Constance. Built 100 years ago as a hotel, the building was later used as army barracks. Subdued colours, highgrade materials and plenty of light: each room and each suite is a tribute to Lake Constance. The bath house in the midst of the lake is a showcase of Vorarlberg timber architecture.
Architektur: Lang + Schwärzler Architekturbüro