An Alpine getaway doesn’t have to involve a rustic wooden chalet. Austria's Bergland Sölden mixes traditional elements with modern architecture to create a new kind of contemporary Alpine lifestyle. A former ski champion turned farmer and hotelier demolished the old Bergland Hotel and set about creating an oasis for active travelers. Designers Köck & Bachler mixed larch wood and natural stone as the foundation with contemporary elements to create spacious rooms crafted by local tradespeople. Rooms and suites reflect an understated luxury, with plush beds accented by rich purple pillows, and wood flooring. Bathrooms have white washbowls, clear glass showers and, in some suites, freestanding bathtubs.
An open fire in the bar area makes for an inviting atmosphere on long winter nights, while wide balconies allow guests to enjoy sunshine and fresh mountain air throughout the summer.