Naturhotel Forsthofgut named World’s Best Wellness Spa

SalzburgerLand, Austria

Forsthofgut view of Lakehouse mountains

The Boutique Hotel Awards, announced in London, singled out the Naturhotel Forsthofgut for its natural Alpine aesthetic, calm and tranquillity. Special reference was made to its natural swimming lake, unbeatable mountain setting and direct access to the ski slopes.

The Schmuck family invested more than £10million in their Naturhotel during lockdown, creating a floating Finnish Sauna, plunge pool and infinity pool incorporated in the lake, and a new waldSPA Seehaus (adults only) with 3 treatment rooms, a traditional Onsen pool (42°C) and washroom, a Japanese restaurant and 3 stunning loft suites. The investment in the Naturhotel also brought improvements to the original waldSPA Family & Kids with a new textile sauna area, large relaxation room, 21m indoor pool, extensive water play features and a range of pools and water slides for all ages.

For skiers, Forsthofgut’s location is outstanding: a piste runs past the door and the Asitz lift is just 200m away, for fast access to 408km of piste skiing for all abilities. For non-skiers, the location is no less attractive with extensive snowshoe and winter hiking trails, toboggan runs and sleigh rides.

The Naturhotel Forsthofgut 

This boutique property is a 5* family-run, family-friendly ski-in/ski-out luxury hotel situated on the Asitz mountain slopes in Leogang, SalzburgerLand, Austria. It is surrounded by nature, 200m from the nearest lift and 150m from the ski kindergarten offering easy access to 408km of pistes and 121 lifts across 3 prime ski regions. Dating back to 1617, the hotel has evolved from a forestry business and guest house into one of Austria’s top hotels. Dining is created from sustainable, organic, vegan and Japanese menus. There is a speciality cocktail bar and wine tastings are arranged twice weekly. The dedicated Lakehouse Spa is for adults, while the world’s first forest Spa (waldSPA Family & Kids) includes water features, multiple pools, saunas, treatment rooms, Onsen bath and washhouse, infinity pool, natural chemical-free swimming lake, floating Finnish sauna and natural plunge pool. The property has an organic farm with animal feeding visits; in-hotel ski shop; daily childcare from 9am to 9 pm and year-round weekly excursions.

About the Boutique Hotel Awards

Now in its 11th year the Boutique Hotel Awards is the only international awards organisation dedicated to the recognition of excellence among boutique hotels.

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