Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Nadeem Ahmed

The Austrian Alps are iconic, majestic, downright awe-inspiring. Their sheer magnitude has inspired poets and painters and it remains one of the most visited regions in Europe. 

A snowy escape to this winter-wonderland is bucket-list worthy and a slew of luxury hotels stand at the ready to make the experience unforgettable.  

Alpine resorts that offer unparalleled luxury are framed by dramatic mountain vistas, snow-covered valleys, and piercing blue skies. Have a look at some of the best luxury hotels in the Austrian Alps to whet your appetite for your next winter getaway. 

But before you start organizing your trip, take a look at Austria’s visa requirements for the UK if you are a British citizen wanting to enjoy a week’s getaway to the Alps. 

Cocoon Alpine Boutique Lodge

Binding together the finest things in life, Cacoon focuses on art, design, food, music, and wellness. They have elevated Alpine luxury to new heights by merging contemporary and urban design with traditional architecture and natural elements. 

The combination of fine fabrics and intricate lighting design creates an elegant atmosphere where guests will feel exceedingly at home. Suites are as large as 140-square meters and have 2 bedrooms, an infrared sauna, and a cozy fireplace with plush seating, which is ideal for the cold season. All the things that Alpine dreams are made of.  

Traditional Austrian cuisine is given a contemporary twist by renowned master chef Markus Wanner and wine lovers can partake in the signature Alpenrose Sensory Workshop in the wine cellar.  

Cocoon Alpine Boutique Hotel is steeped in sophistication and opulence and provides one of the best luxury experiences in the Austrian Alps, on the edge of Lake Achensee in Tyrol.  

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

Whether you want to experience the Alps covered in a blanket of snow or during the height of summer when the valleys run green, you can get it all at Interlapen Hotel in Tyrol. Peering over the Inn Valley near Innsbruck is a palatial hotel that offers an executive experience year-round. 

More than 200 rooms offer spacious comfort, highlighted by warm tones and earthy finishes.  

The hotel offers superior recreational and wellness facilities with a heated indoor and outdoor pool and a 5300square meter spa facility. There is golf and skiing close by as well as horseback riding and horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter, some of the best activities for children during this season

There are four exceptional dining facilities on the property, each curating a unique culinary offering. Enjoy award-winning fine dining dishes in an intimate setting or savor traditional Viennese coffee house classics along with an otherworldly view of the Austrian Alps. 

Interalpen Hotel caters to the whole family and your stay at this luxury Alpine resort will be one filled with memories. 

Hotel Zhero – Ischgl/Kappl

Hotel Zhero brings avant-garde opulence to the mountains of Austria. Think warm tones, rich materials, and shimmering accents all coming together throughout the spacious design.  

Around 80 rooms are each uniquely fitted with the best locally sourced materials, offering the highest levels of comfort. There are 12 room configurations, catering to every need guests might have. 

The Saint Restaurant takes care of the culinary needs of the guests in an elegant dining room, decked out in black and midnight details. A gastronomic highlight is an open grill where guests can enjoy BBQ of the finest quality. 

No luxury Alpine resort is complete without a comprehensive wellness offering. Hotel Zhero goes all out with a 750-square meter spa area that includes saunas, a steam bath, a glamorous heated pool, and a fitness center. 

Finish off your wellness experience with a spa or beauty treatment, the perfect offset after a gritty day on the slopes.  

Unapologetic lavishness awaits visitors to Hotel Zhero, the perfect location for your most luxurious holiday yet.  

The Kaiserhof

When a name implies a regal setting you can be assured that you will be met with luxury and hospitality in abundance. The Kaiserhof sits at the foot of the iconic Wilder Kaiser mountain range and enjoys some of the most spectacular views in the Austrian Alps.  

Superior taste reigns supreme at this 5-star retreat, with rooms decked out in plush linens in muted tones with vibrant pops of purple, the color of kings. All rooms offer exquisite views of the surrounding mountains and slopes that can be enjoyed from your private balcony.  

The wellness menu at Kaiserhof is on another level. What can only be described as a “spa oasis” consists of saunas, relaxation rooms, treatment facilities, and more. The piece de resistance is the panorama bath, an outdoor heated pool surrounded by snow, overlooking the magnificent mountains.  

At the restaurant, you can expect imaginative and elegant interpretations of mouthwatering local specialties. 

The hotel is also passionate about wine and offers a monthly soir-fix for wine lovers. The newly refurbished sky-bar can be enjoyed from morning till night with everything from coffee to a nightcap.  

If you are in search of equal parts recuperation and adventure, look no further than the Kaiserhof.