A dreamy fusion of wellness facilities and excellent hotel services in fabulous ski areas, it's no secret that these luxury mountain hotels make for the finest retreats.
Housing the likes of thermal pools, specialist saunas and attending therapists - stay in one of these and the facilities that many travel miles for will be just moments from your room.
The list of wonders found in alpine spa hotels is endless, beginning with essentials like swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas, and stretching all the way to floating brine domes (in Zell am See’s Salzburger Hof), Kneipp pools (in the Ferienart Resort & Spa, Saas Fee) and ice grottos (in the Heliopic in Chamonix).
In house yoga and Pilates instructors, massage therapists and experts in every kind of beauty treatment - from chocolate massages to herbal peels – are on hand as and when you need them. And interiors have been carefully planned to create calm, inspired by Feng shui and the chakras with glorious floor-to-ceiling windows for an eyeful of the mountains.
Since before Roman times, hot mountain springs - brimming with minerals - have been used and praised for their curative powers. The Victorians raised them into glamorous wellness resorts, and we’ve been returning ever since for rest, relaxation and rural remedies.
Making the most of the thermal baths, fresh-as-can-be air and invigorating scenery, high-end hotels have put together extensive pamper packages incorporating home grown botanical remedies and modern treatments. Favourite mountain spa resorts include Bad Kleinkirchheim and Bad Gastein in Austria, Pozza di Fassa in Italy and France’s Brides les Bains.
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