Hotel Quelle Launches New Chalet Salena Luxury Apartments
Award-winning Hotel Quelle Nature Spa, in the Dolomites, South Tyrol, has launched Chalet Salena, a luxurious new chalet comprised of six two and three-bedroom serviced apartments, in time for autumn and winter 2018. Luxury PR agency Pilot PR finds out more.
Set in the hamlet of Santa Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley, a three-minute drive or a five-minute walk from Hotel Quelle, Chalet Salena offers guests the chance to enjoy the freedom and seclusion of their own apartment, whilst still enjoying the five star amenities and services of Hotel Quelle. The suites are ideal for families or those who wish to travel more independently.
The apartments themselves have been exquisitely imagined and curated by father and daughter team, Eric and Sarah Steinmar, the owners of Hotel Quelle. Constructed out of local material stone pine or “Zirbe” as it’s known locally, the chalet is in keeping with the traditional style of the surrounding village. Zirbe has the benefit of being both aesthetically-pleasing and environmentally-friendly. It also has anti-bacterial properties, offering guests natural protection from moths and insects. It has a pleasant aroma, and is believed to promote healing and wellbeing. The Zirbe is offset by contemporary steel frame work and floor to ceiling glass windows, which offer “wonderful Dolomite views” as observed by the Times magazine in a recent article which featured Hotel Quelle as one of “The best hotels in Europe for a summer break”.
The interiors of Chalet Salena also showcase local materials and craftsmanship, with carefully selected art such as wall mounted stag’s heads with black lacquered antlers highlighting sumptuous feature walls of feathered silk fabric and the rich velvet of the custom-designed circular bed headboards.
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, a terrace with stunning mountain views and its own private sauna and whirlpool. Many of the apartments also include freestanding bathtubs with stunning views.
During their stay at Chalet Salena, guests can make use of the exceptional wellness facilities of Hotel Quelle year-round; including its seven pools, its unique biological bathing pool, its 13 spa treatment rooms and its outdoor Kneipp and barefoot walking path set against a stunning mountain backdrop. As Italy Magazine say in a recent feature, it would be possible to “easily spend the entire day in and out of the sauna, pools, relaxation rooms” at Hotel Quelle, though that “wouldn’t do justice to the hotel’s beautiful natural surroundings.”
Chalet Salena provides guests with a wide range of seasonal outdoor and adventure activities to choose from, so that they can fully embrace nature and the incredible scenery of the region. In autumn, numerous hiking trails give guests the chance to view the spectacular foliage and colours, whilst in winter, guests can stay active by snow-shoeing or by cross-country skiing or tobogganing.
Guests of Chalet Salena can also make use of Hotel Quelle’s complimentary family activity programme, making it an ideal place to stay during October half-term or the Christmas break. Hotel Quelle is family-friendly, with autumn and winter activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, an indoor kids club and game mornings all on offer during the colder months.
After busy days spent exploring everything that the surrounding area has to offer, guests can relax in the inviting apartments themselves. To ensure a comfortable stay, plush slippers and bathrobes are provided for every guest, as well as fresh terrycloth bath towels daily. Thoughtful touches such as a delicious snack on arrival or a “sweet surprise” in the fridge every afternoon ensure that every guest of the Chalet is made to feel welcome. There is also a telephone concierge on hand, who can organise in-room massages or beauty treatments, as well as organise shuttles and hiking and biking tours.
Getting to Chalet Salena
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.