PRESS RELEASE | April 2017

Ten out of ten for health in high places

SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof Neustift Tyrol Austria

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Feel good and look good for summer 2017 with Niche Destinations

Balance and harmony, holistic healing and pampering are on the menu at ten exceptional Alpine health and wellbeing retreats in the select Niche Destinations portfolio.

Check in for a full detox and fitness regime to feel good and look good in the latest beachwear, designer shorts and flattering outfits for summer 2017. Choose the right health, wellness and spa retreat to set you on track for sustainable healthy living for the summer and beyond. All these hideaways combine a beautiful Alpine location with high-quality cuisine and wide-ranging treatment possibilities:


The 5,000sqm Schloss Spa at 5-star Schlosshotel Fiss in sunny Fiss in the Austrian Tyrol is new on the international destination spa scene. In addition to the extensive spa area, the vast space wholly devoted to wellbeing includes a dedicated Family Spa, the impressive Aqua Monte Waterworld and – just for children – Splash Waterworld. The sensitive design skilfully combines facilities for adults and children without compromise to privacy or space needed by each. Guests step directly out of the Schlosshotel into rolling upland meadows, making it an ideal base for summer or autumn hiking and ski-in/ski-out access to the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region in winter. Rooms from €185 per night; Schlosshotel Detox package from €745 for 4 nights including detox facial and body wrap, additional treatments between 9am and 12 noon receive a 10% discount.

Sporthotel & SPA Tyrol Berwang

Spa on the Lake (1,300sqm) at the Ritzenhof Hotel & Spa am See in Saalfelden, Austria, overlooks Lake Ritzen against a magnificent backdrop of the SalzburgerLand Alps. The wellness retreat has developed its own lifestyle philosophy, Alpine Holistic®, a concept that adapts ancient beliefs in the four humours and implements them via diet, exercise and spa treatments – Alpine Cuisine, Alpine Fitness and Alpine Wellness. This holistic ethos focuses on balance and harmony to promote a feeling of calm and encourage a mindful approach to nature, body and soul. Facilities include a family sauna and treatments for couples, expectant mothers and children. Rooms from €98 per night; Wellness Bonus Galore package from €357 for 3 nights including treatments each day.


jSPA (3,000sqm) at 5-star Relais & Châteaux SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof in Neustift is the last word in luxury, space and privacy. Close to the Stubai Glacier, breathtaking scenery is a given, as is gourmet satisfaction in this home of award-winning cuisine and a 20,000-bottle cellar. Austria’s original destination spa, the jSPA, continues to lead the field. Not only one of the largest spas in the country, it is also the only one to offer exclusively developed signature treatments with ‘free-from’ REN products. Facilities include Vitality World for extensive sauna/bathing features, and the SPA Chalet, a 700sqm sanctuary including the Private SPA Suite, a 100sqm space available for exclusive use as the ultimate indulgence. Rooms from €193 per night; Jagdhof Themed Spa weeks package from €715 for 4 nights including a jOYFUL SPA voucher worth €120 and VIP guest admission to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

The 1,800sqm Singer Spa at 4-star superior Singer Sporthotel & SPA in Berwang, a charming Tyrolean sanctuary at 1,330m, devotes three floors in a separate building to pampering and wellbeing. Treatments are based on natural ingredients of three realms – Berwang’s local herbs, minerals, and the health-giving properties of grapes. A beautiful 10,000sqm Alpine relaxation garden adds to extensive facilities that include a year-round heated outdoor pool, state-of the-art gym with inspiring mountain views, saunas, steam baths and an open fire in the lounge area. The family-run Relais & Châteaux hotel is beautifully set among flower meadows and wooded hillsides in summer, and the vast winter snowfields of the Zugspitz Arena ski region. Rooms from €127 per night; Short but Sweet package from €564 for 4 nights including Tyrolean shale oil bath, vitamin-kick facial and Singer’s Care duet.


Erlenreich Relax & Spa at the 4-star superior Grossarler Hof, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property in SalzburgerLand’s charming Grossarl Valley, is a spoiling haven of boutique luxury. The Valley of Alpine Meadows, as it is known, is carpeted with edelweiss, gentian and Alpine rose, among other rare species to discover on hikes and cycle rides. The boutique spa has been upgraded with the addition of an al fresco relaxation area, year-round heated plunge pool, and additional saunas and treatment rooms. This intimate space radiates peace and serenity. Rooms from €114 per night; Alder King & Queen package from €567 for 4 nights including 3 treatments.

Spa Minera (2,242sqm) at 4-star superior Plunhof is a South Tyrolean gem near Ridnaun in Italy’s Eisack Valley. Wellness above and below the ground – inspired by the region’s 800-year old mining tradition – is this destination spa’s concept, unlike any other in Europe. A natural salt-water whirlpool, Miner’s House steam room, the Tunnel Sauna and Grotto Realm are typical of the facilities on offer. Treatments themed on the earth’s minerals and elements include the signature Power of Stone treatment, a 110-minute ritual that stimulates the metabolism, relieves stress and increases vitality. Rooms from €98 per night; Plunhof Time spa package of three treatments including Power of Stone €213.

Zirben Alpin Spa (3,500sqm) at the 4-star Krumers Post & Krumers Alpin Resort & SPA in Seefeld offers a stunning experience of wellbeing in nature, in one of the Tyrol’s most celebrated holiday destinations. Seefeld’s splendid balcony setting and excellent facilities attract a diverse clientele of athletes, mountain lovers, sophisticates and celebrities. Star of the spa’s extensive facilities is a magnificent 240m indoor-outdoor heated pool. Alpine-themed treatments such as the Power of Swiss Pine body scrub, Snow Crystal scrub or A Touch of Hoarfrost facial, are designed to rejuvenate the body and lift the spirit. Rooms from €114 per night; Take a Breather package from €426 for 3 nights including massage and facial.


Modern Mayr Medicine is the ground-breaking blend of conventional and complementary medicine pioneered by Health Retreat Park Igls. Designed to help guests achieve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, it combines early diagnosis based on conventional medicine with a complete rejuvenation and restoration programme for the digestive system; the goal being to achieve and maintain a better quality of life. Situated on a sunny plateau high above Innsbruck in a large park, Park Igls is easily accessible, peaceful and relaxing. Extensive state-of-the-art medical and spa facilities are complemented by Modern Mayr Cuisine and an uplifting, fresh décor throughout. The House in the Park, recipient of countless top awards for its specialist medical treatments and successful results, is a haven of calm for all who enter. Every guest is treated individually and in complete confidence. Rooms from €148 per night; Mayr Classic therapy module €2,207 for 7 nights excluding accommodation.

European Ayurveda® at the multi-award-winning Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof in the beautiful Thiersee Valley presents Europe’s only authentic Ayurvedic experience outside India, in the magnificent context of the Wilder Kaiser mountains. The pioneering adaptation of India’s life science has been tailored to the European outlook and lifestyle. Specialising in Panchakarma cures, the resort is also a world-renowned Yoga retreat. Diagnosis and treatment, Ayurvedic nutrition, and Yoga and spirituality are the three pillars of its health culture, and there is nowhere better equipped to redress spiritual balance and inner calm. The team includes an Indian chef who creates exceptional vegetarian cuisine using genuine Ayurvedic principles: delicious food, in aid of the natural purification process of the body. Rooms from €130 per night; Panchakarma Light package from €1,495 for 7 nights excluding accommodation.

Hildegard von Bingen’s teachings underpin the culture at the 4-star Pirchner Hof, from naturopathy spa treatments to cuisine. Its situation in the flower-filled hamlet of Reith in the Alpbach Valley is perfect for a revitalising holiday in the Austrian Tyrol. The 11th century abbess’s mantra ‘Nurture life wherever you find it’ finds an echo with the owners of the world’s first dedicated Hildegard von Bingen hotel. They recognise the importance of living life in harmony with the seasons using natural detox and a healthy diet, combined with exercise and relaxation. Rooms from €104 per night; Hildegard Taster Days package from €425 for 3 nights.


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