No Clichés and Conventions
Urban Soul meets the Alps, that’s the credo of Mama Thresl. It shows how contemporary hotel industry in the Alps can do without clichés and conventions. The idea for this hotel concept comes from the owners Renate and Huwi Oberlader, who are deeply rooted in their region and even like to spend their free time in the mountains. With their Mama Thresl they like to share a piece of Alpine Sports home to their guests. Let’s have a look at this remarkable hotel.
Meet Mama Thresl
It quickly became clear that Thresl – Renate’s mother – is the embodiment of this hotel project. Her whole life Thresl stands for this deep traditional connection with her Austrian descent. The local ties have proven very important for Thresl and the Oberlader family.
Natural Materials meet Modern Design
The tension between tradition and modernity is also reflected by the successful combination of natural building materials and modern design throughout the building. First thing you see is the outside, concrete climbing wall. And there is another one on the inside! Just two examples that show the sporty character of the hotel. Thus, the mama Thresl serves as a base camp of young and young at heart mountain lovers, who understand nature as an outdoor play area or simply as a place to desire.
Austrian Wood all over the Place
Natural tanned larch wood – completed by glass elements and a stone base – define the overall appearance of the Mama Thresl from the outside. A massive wooden door frames the hotel entrance and is reminiscent of a modern Stonehenge. The interior of the hotel, offers guests a spacious lobby, the two-story bar and restaurant area with an indoor climbing wall that connects it all together. Local, Austrian woods such as pine, spruce and oak dominate the interior and create this really cozy ambience. All floors in the hotel are made of wood and natural stone, impressed with details of ceramic and porcelain.
Guests have a choice of 50 rooms and suites in six different categories and sizes from 24 to 30 square meters. Equipped with fragrant pine wood, natural fabrics – such as linen and felt – and refined natural stone elements inspire all units with the typical cozy alpine style. Individually designed showers and washbasins serve as eye-catching and refreshing at the same time. Free high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, a safe, a separate toilet and a private balcony, it’s all there.
Some of the rooms and suites in the higher categories have a free standing bath, a small private outdoor sauna or a private hot pot on the spacious roof terrace. Can it get any better?
The beating heart of Mama Thresl
The heart of mama Thresl beats in a generous open-plan bar and restaurant area. From Thursday to Saturday, starting at 21.00 hours, the bar is reserved for a DJ to play his cool tracks. Entertainment for the eyes supplies the two times four meters large screen wall, consisting of nine flat screens showing action and sports films. The bar area adjoins the restaurant and there is a visible show kitchen.
Private dinner under the rooftop
At high altitudes, an additional table is in the attic. This table with a view of the surrounding mountains can be booked for an exclusive dinner with up to four people.
Wellness Area in the Attic
In the attic of Mama Thresl is a small, elegant spa area with Finnish panoramic sauna. In the massive wooden wall, seating sections have been worked out by hand and the floor to ceiling windows provide a spectacular view over the Leogang mountains. The only interior design element is a floating fireplace from the 60’s with a flaming fire.
While writing this post, I immediately fell in love with the creative and cool interior, the natural materials and of course with charming Mama Thresl herself. The whole concept gives me a warm and welcome feeling already. Only one thing to do for me, set quickly course towards Leogang and meet Mama Thresl, the crew and experience this house and all the great features!
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