Recently l went to the beautiful Salzbugerland to enjoy Hinterglemm in all its winter glory. Not my first time at this lovely Alpine village, but my first time ever though, visiting the ADLER RESORT. I was there to attend the Grand Opening event and experience the ‘YouareAdler’ way of being a guest at this brand new house.
The brand new ADLER RESORT
The entrance to the ADLER. The grayish wood is a stunning eye-catcher
I arrived the night before the Grand Opening. Although the Schwaighofer family was still very busy handling last minute preparations for the event, they took all the time in the world to welcome me very warmly. The apartment was all set and a wonderful fondue was served later that evening at their ALTITUDE restaurant.
The ADLER RESORT was going to be my home for the weekend and I really looked forward to it. Here are my 5 reasons to stay at this lovely resort in Hinterglemm.
#1. A house with a good heart
I am very sensitive when it comes down to atmosphere. Frankly it isn’t only about all the luxury amenities. First feel is always key, at least to me. Of course it’s very nice and comfy to have all the features that come with a luxury stay – obviously it’s all there at the ADLER RESORT – but feeling welcome and at ease, those are the real luxuries and that’s exactly what’s so very well taken care of here. The house has a good heart and soul.
It has always been and still is family run. I find that so nice. Albert senior and his wife – the founders of ADLER – are always around as a kind of beacon for their guests. Oldest son Albert junior is his father’s successor and leads the ADLER with great pride and dedication. The youngest Schwaighofer is a talented cook and part of the kitchen brigade and last but not least daughter Verena, she is in charge of marketing and rebranding of the resort. Quite an awesome team all together! You can truly sense the good heart. The Schwaighofer family and their staff make sure that heart keeps on beating.
Together with Albert Schwaighofer Junior, who leads the house in a very delightful way
You are at home…You are ADLER
#2. Triple A location. Gondola – Apresski – View
It’s all about location, we all know that. The Reiterkogelbahn gondola is positioned almost next to the ADLER. That’s a wonderful thing, especially for families this is gold folks! No hustle getting into a packed skibus with your kids and all the gear that comes with it. Start your ski day the stress-free way.
And there’s this other nice feature that I definitely want to point out to you. The slope that ends almost next to the hotel, leads along one of the best apres ski bars in Austria, the Goaßstall. It’s such a nice thing to end your ski-day here and have a Schnapps, before heading back to the ADLER to enjoy the amazing view on the village of Hinterglemm, while maybe enjoying another round of drinks!
The ADLER RESORT in all its glory, next to the floodlit slope
The Goaßstall at the end of a day on the slopes
The magnificent view from the Altitude Bar on the slopes of Hinterglemm
#3. Tailor your stay, just the way you like it
You like a good breakfast today, you love all-inclusive tomorrow or you want to cater for yourself maybe once or twice during your stay? At ADLER you stay in an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen. You have the possibility to cook, but you can also have breakfast or eat a nice steak and top it of with a sweet and tasty dessert, at the in-house restaurant ALTITUDE. Whatever you decide, it’s fine. I love this kind of flexibility and sense of freedom.
#4. Contemporary interior design, with a touch of Austrian tradition
The resort has recently been transformed into an on point contemporary luxury resort. The result is a wonderful fresh, bright and modern interior throughout the entire resort. From the rooms, to the restaurant and the lobby, even on the top floor at the Play Sky area ( a space where guests can hang around, talk to other guests, order a drink and enjoy the amazing view ) you feel this good vibe. Thankfully traditional Austrian details, like the wooden floors, the antlers at the wall and those typical carved hearts in the chairs at the Stube, are still there and I love that. Most of the furniture is Italian design and selected with great taste and I like the combination of natural and bright colors. It all works out really nice. If you like this kind of interior design, the ADLER is definitely your place to spend some time.
The apartments; contemporary & cozy interior design
Italian furniture in bright colors from the ground floor Lobby to the top floor Play Sky
#5. Sleep – Swim – Relax….to the max!
SLEEP. The beds at the ADLER are amazing. Wonderfully soft and thick mattresses ensure your perfect night’s sleep. Such bliss!
SWIM. I was thinking, my late night swim adventure in the heated outdoor pool may have helped a bit, falling asleep this easy and relaxed. Great pool, even greater view and if you prefer not to swim in the open air, you can also choose to dip in the indoor one.
RELAX. The ADLER offers several types of apartments to choose from; Standard, Comfort, Superior, Deluxe, Suite or Penthouse, all equipped with these top notch beds for ultimate relaxation. If you wish to continue this relaxed mood during the day, the wellness & spa area is definitely worth a visit. I tried the Finnish Sauna and I must say, it was quite a nice treat for my sore ski muscles. Nice to know….the Adler Penthouse apartment offers by far the most relaxing amenity of the house. Your own private sauna at the balcony….
Good night, sleep tight…
Dip in and enjoy the magnificent view
The Penthouse apartment’s private sauna