Omesberg 331, 6764 Lech, Austria
| +43 5583 25610
Photo courtesy of Kristiania Lech
Kristiania LechLocated in Austria’s Arlberg region just five minutes from the slopes, the village of Lech seems to stand still in time, and hotel Kristiania Lech offers a glimpse of the past. Founded by 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Slalom gold medalist Othmar Schneider, the hotel is now overseen by his daughter, Gertrud. The rustic property is not only a stylish Alpine getaway, but also a culinary destination. From the warm atmosphere of the Kaminzimmer, a reception area with fireplace and chess set, to the lounge and restaurants, there’s a relaxed sort of opulence that makes Kristiania both homey and luxurious.
Rooms have a warm, cozy ambience, perfect for resting after an active day in the snow. Individually styled rooms mix modern and rustic flair, some with a vintage 1950s or ’60s feel, though never feeling dated. The hotel is only open during ski season (December–April) and fills up early, so book well in advance.