The luxury 5 star-Superior Hotel Aurelio Lech has set a new standard in contemporary alpine style and quiet sophistication, just on the slopes above the centre of Lech. An outstanding ski-in/ski-out hotel presented in traditional wooden chalet form and then subtly tuned to the 21st century. Built in 2008, this privately owned hotel is made up of three alpine-style buildings and it has an ideal location because it is perfectly situated right on the famous “Schlegelkopf-Piste”. Aurelio Lech is luxurious but relaxed; contemporary, but firmly embedded in its Austrian roots. The interiors of Aurelio Lech are decorated with traditional touches that reflect the alpine heritage of the Vorarlberg region but it is the feeling of warmth that permeates throughout Aurelio Lech, which creates its charming, relaxed atmosphere and makes guests want to return year after year.
This boutique hotel has just 18 rooms and suites comprised in three buildings, the hotel itself and the Clubhouse. Both can be rented en bloc, thus blurring the lines between the luxury chalet and boutique hotel markets. Rooms and suites are individually presented following the design ethos for the Aurelio Lech, that is to say respecting the alpine heritage of the Vorarlberg, whilst sympathetically and elegantly applying a contemporary focus to their furnishing and finishes. All their bedrooms and suites are individually designed and while each is sympathetic to the heritage of the local alpine region, the décor is contemporary and elegant. French and African natural fabrics complement stylish Asian wooden furniture, creating a look that is fresh, clean and sophisticated, as well as feeling more like home than a hotel and as well as every luxury you might expect to find at this level of accommodation, including a balcony with mountain views, all rooms are equipped with latest internet technology and multi-media entertainment systems as well as exclusive amenities and toiletries products.
The gourmet cuisine at Restaurant Aurelio’s comes highly recommended, with a menu that skilfully blends traditional and modern Austrian recipes with international dishes. The Restaurant Aurelio’s, awarded with 3 Hauben Gault Millau, proposes extravagant creations, modern interpreted menus and traditional Austrian dishes. The Licca Lounge is the perfect place to have a cocktail or aperitif in a comfortable atmosphere. The wine list and the cellar’s collection of brandies are especially noteworthy, and whether you opt for the elegant dining room or the sun-kissed outdoor terrace, your dining experience is certain to be memorable. The hotel’s sun deck, situated right next to the world famous Schlegelkopf-slope, offers a wide range of traditional Austrian and international dishes.
The Aurelio Clubhouse is part of beautifully chic ski and spa lodge Aurelio Lech. It stands separately from the lodge but is linked via a subterranean tunnel, guaranteeing total privacy while at the same time easy access to the main hotel’s facilities. Perfect for corporates or big family gatherings. The attached chalet is basically its own private chalet, and it is supremely stylish. The look is hugely tasteful modern mountain chic, with everything on a vast scale, tremendous living room with overstuffed sofas, an immense chandelier, dining area with endless table and lots of space and a library. There are six individually designed double bedrooms and two junior suites, providing space for up to 16 people in total. The feel is modern chic bright and light, with bleached wooden walls, and pure white, cream and beige colour schemes. Some of the bathrooms have a cool alpine feel, incorporating light coloured tiling and wall-covering mirrors, and others have a warmer, cabin feel, with wooden walls and marble finishes.
As you would expect also the Aurelio takes its relaxation and fitness pretty seriously. A superb 23 metre indoor pool sets the tone for exquisitely presented contemporary leisure facilities. The SPA at Aurelio Lech pampers body and mind. Their holistic Day SPA offers exclusive treatments, a modern fitness centre complete with the latest equipment and a personal coach, several indoor pools including an activity pool, an extensive thermal suite and a tranquil meditation centre.
The service here is of the highest order and hardly surprising given the staff to guest ratio. Situated at the heart of the Arlberg region, this wonderful mountain hotel makes an ideal venue for luxury family holidays in the Austrian Alps. Whether you want to enjoy snow sports in the winter or mountain adventures in the summer, this delightful establishment is a great choice all year round. A warm welcome awaits from the first moment you arrive, and you will immediately feel at home in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.
Winter vacation at the Aurelio Lech means to enjoy the mountain world, covered in deep snow, magnificent downhill skiing or hiking through pristine snow landscapes, fascinating pistes, cross country skiing tours, ice skating, curling, sleighing and snow shoeing are only a few of the many attractions. Around Lech and Zürs non skiers can enjoy 40 km of prepared winter hiking trails. While summer holidays at the Aurelio Lech is to discover the special attraction of Lech. Go for long and short walks with experienced mountain guides, enjoy cheese spätzle in the mountain hut “Formarin” or have breakfast in the heart of blooming summer meadows. There are no limits to sports and cultural activities. Enjoy a ride on mountain bike or improve the swing on the 18 hole golf course of Braz in the vicinity.
The Licca Lounge is definitely the place to be, a relaxed living room with cozy sofas and open chimney. This place makes you feel like you are in a home away from home. Food is an experience not to be missed at the Aurelio. The wonderful foodie creations use Austrian products with international influences. However, in keeping with Aurelio’s relaxed atmosphere, guests can dine where they like, on the hotel’s sundeck overlooking Lech, in front of the fire in the Licca Lounge or in their room.
After skiing guests should not miss the 1000 sqm SPA area of the hotel to relax and enjoy massage treatments.
The three Alpacas of the Aurelio are something guests definitely do not expect in a 5 start superior hotel. The furry Aurelio team members are the cutest animals ever and can be visited for a meet and greet or even booked for an alpaca trekking.
Value for Money
As we have 43 staff for 18 rooms, you can count on a 24/7 full-service. From the beginning on, the whole team is making your stay perfect with an individualized service. When guests arrive, they get a welcome Champagne in the Aurelio´s Licca Lounge, as well as fruits and Champagne in their room. Guests are pampered in the Aurelio´s restaurant every evening for dinner and can relax in the Aurelio´s 1000 sqm SPA area at any time. As the Aurelio offers Ski-In and Ski-Out it is very easy to access to the slopes. In short – the Aurelio has everything to make your stay perfect.
Access for guests with disabilities?
All facilities of the Aurelio are accessible for guests with disabilities, who are more than welcome.
The same for families, we offer games, kids menus and special SPA treatments for kids as well as a kids room where they can play with their likeminded.
The unique trio of Aurelio Team:
The hotel keeps three alpacas on hand, Hiero, Domingo and Yaki that they are part of the Aurelio team. The trio is looking forward to walk through the winter wonderland of Lech together with the guests. In fact those guests who express an interest can enjoy a bespoke hike with these animals to one of several amazing picnic locations, where the mountains reach above and the sky is unbelievably blue.
To experience the unique adventure you do not have to be guest staying at the Aurelio Hotel. Tours with Alpacas can be booked at the Aurelio Reception and at the “Meet & Greet” kids will get to know the Alpacas, hold their halter and take pictures. Lech is famous for endless kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes, but walking through the winter wonderland together with Hiero, Domingo and Yaki is an excellent alternative for young and old!
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Going around the Vorarlberg region
Vorarlberg Austria is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for the ultimate year-round travel destination! Vorarlberg is the westernmost state of Austria and is located in the heart of the Alps and near more lakes than you can count! Vorarlberg Austria is a great place to visit because it is relatively tiny yet diverse so whether you like cities, mountains, watersports and more, there is something for everyone.
Summers in Vorarlberg are lush and green and winters transform the state into a winter wonderland. Hikes and boating turn into skiing and ice skating in the winter and people come from all around to enjoy all of the things to do in Vorarlberg. It is easy to put together a list of things to do in Vorarlberg when it is snowing (skiing!) or during the summer (hiking in the alps!) but we wanted to give you something you can do no matter what time of year you visit Austria! Enjoy.
Lech Zürs am Arlberg
The mountain villages of Lech and Zürs are best-known as winter playgrounds for British skiers, including the late Princess Diana. But I am a fan of Lech in summer and autumn. Here, in the eastern end of Vorarlberg, the air is fresh and clean, the mountains rise to an impressive 2.444 mt, and the choice of hiking trails is huge. Taking in Lech plus neighbouring Zürs and Zug, the new Green Ring circuit consists of three different one-day hikes with varying degrees of difficulty; look for wildflowers, and listen for the whistling call of marmots. Other activities include mountain biking, devotees can test themselves on the steep and exciting Burgwald Trail and golf. The new 9-hole golf course straddling the River Lech in Zug is Austria’s highest; at 1.500 mt, the ball flies really long. And of course there are cafés, up the mountains and in villages, providing food, drink and views.
The own haven in Cross-Country at Lech
No speedy descents, no desire for infinite altitude records. Cross-country skiers find their very own haven in wintry Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Kilometre after kilometre the trails are winding through the snow-covered landscape of Zürs, Oberlech and the Zugertal, inviting them to indulge in their sport, to glide rhythmically through the wintry scenery, to enjoy this most natural of winter sports at the foot of impressive mountain summits. Cross-country skiing on the Arlberg is much more than a mere alternative. The high plateau has everything to offer that aficionados of the narrow skis are looking for, and much more. Be it serious endurance sport or a laid-back experience of nature they are after.
A network of more than thirty kilometres of trails awaits the cross-country community in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Perfectly groomed and covering all degrees of difficulty these trails promise pure crosscountry skiing bliss. The jewel in the crown no doubt is the Zuger trail which leads from Lech through the Zugertal all the way to the Tannlägeralpe. In Zürs, too, cross-country skiers need not go far to indulge in their favourite sport amidst a spectacular scenery.
For pleasure seekers
The great advantage of cross-country skiing, also high up on the Arlberg, is the free choice of speed. It is not nature nor the mountains or trails that determine the speed; it is the athletes themselves who decide. This is probably what turns this sport into one of the most contemplative of all winter pastimes and makes it so very interesting, so unique. The equipment you need is simple, and fairly inexpensive to obtain. Before you know it you are off to enjoy the winter in its purest form. Be it Zürs or the Zugertal, the trails around Lech Zürs am Arlberg lend completely new perspectives on the cold season in the Alps.
Special City Guide: Lech Am Arlberg
Founded in the 14th century by émigrés from the Valais district of Switzerland, Lech am Arlberg still has its original Pfarrkirche (parish church) from that era. This archetype of a snug alpine ski village is practically joined to Oberlech, a satellite resort a little farther up the mountain. Lech stands at 1,440m; Oberlech is at 1,710m. Zürs is more fashionable, but Lech has its own claim to fame: It played host to Prince Charles and his future wife, Princess Diana. Despite its reputation as a ski resort, Lech offers some great warm-weather activities, too. In summer, visitors come here to tour the Upper Lech Valley, which stretches for 56km to a scenic valley between the Lechtal and the Allgäu Alps.
Set in the upper regions of the Arlberg Pass, Lech has no railway connections. Visitors are best advised to take the train to the rail stations at either end of the Arlberg Tunnel and then transfer to a bus that winds its way up the mountain passes to Lech. Passengers from either Vorarlberg or Tyrol should get off at Langen am Arlberg, the closest station to Lech. All Zurich-Vienna express trains stop here. From Mid-June to mid-September, Lech offers an Activ-Inclusiv Program. As part of this program, any hotel guest in Lech gains automatic free access to the five cable cars that run in the summer, tennis courts, and the indoor pool. Daily guided hikes covering 5 to 11km are also included in the program.