Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life.
In the heart of the sun-blessed Ötztal, at the centre of an Eldorado of winter sports and summer activities, lies an oasis of pleasure, Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life. It is a top address for sports enthusiasts, for those in search of relaxation and for people who crave an open and informal atmosphere but who also appreciates luxury and culinary delights. As soon as they enter the hotel they will be enchanted by its unique flair and immediately feel totally at home. As the only 5-star hotel in Sölden, Das Central provides a unique luxury escape amidst the heavenly surroundings of the Ötzal Alps.
Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life. is a large luxury hotel, offering a warm welcome and a wonderful range of facilities. This stunning balconied Tyrolean edifice is located in the centre of Sölden and enjoys convenient access to the town and nearby ski lifts. The common areas of the hotel from the spacious and brightly appointed lounge to the beautiful dining areas provide an understated cosy ambiance, presented in traditional alpine meets country house style.
Jaw-dropping views surround this Tyrolean Hotel, which features 125 individually-designed rooms and suites, coupled with a fantastic team of staff delivering personal service with genuine Tyrolean hospitality. The décor of the rooms and suites at Das Central blends splendid traditional design with a refined modern aesthetic. They are furnished in the most varied styles, but always with great taste and a love of detail. So you can choose between elegant Provencal and English country house style, modern design or rustic Tyrolean ambience. Each room is spacious, with many being available with additional living spaces as well as private balcony areas. Warm colours, parquet floors, flat-screen TV’s or marble baths are just a few of the other exclusive details of a stylish holiday at the Das Central. For their furnishings, materials from Etro, Nobilis, Lizzo and others were used, as well as various noble timbers such as European walnut, hand-planed oak, matured ancient timber and bamboo. In selected suites there are refinements like open fires, glass bath tubs and bamboo floors. New the 200 sqm large and luxurious Presidential Suite in chalet-style with private whirlpool, sauna and steam bath plus own fitness area.
Sölden’s only 5-star hotel Das Central combines’ toque-rated cuisine and wine philosophy in perfect harmony. Anyone who insists on good food and loves fine wines will feel very much at home and for sure the holiday will be an exquisite and unforgettable experience. Guests at Das Central can enjoy highlights of Austrian Alpine Cuisine, creative Mediterranean and Asian cooking and haute cuisine. This sensual culinary voyage through the day starts with a 5-star breakfast and ends with a 5-course gourmet dinner in the evening, whiling away an atmospheric evening with some of the best wines in the world. These noble drops have been personally selected by the hotel’s sommelier and “Falstaff-Maître 2005” Martin Sperdin and stored in a cellar which also provides the ideal setting for evening wine tastings. Over 30.000 bottles of fine wine from all over the world are stored in the vaults of this legendary wine cellar with focus on Austrian Wines.
The Venetian-themed Spa, Water World Venezia, offers an extensive array of holistic treatments from saunas to Kneipp basins. Lounge on the sun beds in St. Mark’s Square or take a plunge into the Venetian pool, complete with an original gondola. The 1500 sqm facility is designed to evoke a serene and restful atmosphere, to encourage rejuvenation and relaxation. The variety of Spa treatments available at Das Central, ranging from massage to meditation, makes its Spa and wellness facilities really special. Das Central provides endless entertainment for kids and teens with the Ötzi-Kids Club. There is an array of adventure-based learning activities for children between 3 and 14 years old with a babysitting service available upon request. Ötzi-Kids Club delivers an unforgettable experience for all involved, whatever the age. Das Central is also a place for meeting and developing, a place for knowledge and the future. In addition to a fantastic holiday setting, the hotel also offers the ideal surroundings in which to hold seminars and conferences.
Set among the picturesque Ötztal Alps with its 65 km size, this valley is without doubt one of the longest transverse valleys within the Alps and the longest tributary within the Inntal valley. This area of Austria is actually distinctive and deserves a go to as a result of there are all the time new issues to discover. The Das Central represents the proper place to begin for exploring the valley and its craggy, fascinating Alpine landscapes in quite a lot of methods. Great peaks encompass the Ötztal valley and kind an unrivalled backdrop, whether or not in summer time or winter. In Sölden, there are quite a few cable automobiles, climbing and biking trails & fastened ropes programs to supply small or substantial help together with your discovery of those peaks.
A skiers paradise, the Alps offer 144km of groomed terrain, suitable for skiers of all abilities. As other locations in the valley draw ski season to a close, Sölden offers perfect ski conditions well into Spring, for Das Central is ideally situated near the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. With its quaint central location, along with its free shuttle service to the cable car stations, Das Central is the ideal winter retreat. Summer in the Alps attracts avid hikers and cyclers from all over the world. With an extensive 1300km of hiking trails, 2 bathing lakes and four outdoor pools, Tyrol’s summer charm is sure to enchant any outdoors enthusiast. Experience a taste of Austrian tradition at one of the Alpine music festivals or partake in the gruelling Ötztaler cycling marathon.
Sölden, a sleepy but spectacular resort in Tyrol, is one of the locations chosen for the latest James Bond 007 movie, Spectre. If you would like to follow in the footsteps or should I say ski indentations of Daniel Craig, or you are looking for a dramatic place to be chased down slopes by villains, you must try Sölden. At just 90km south west of Innsbruck (so a short airport transfer) this region offers jaw droppingly good scenery, two glaciers and a high alpine location which ensures good conditions from as early as October and as late as May.
Sölden, a sleepy but spectacular resort in Tyrol, is one of the locations chosen for the latest James Bond 007 movie, Spectre. But Sölden is especially well-known for its top events such as the spectacular “Hannibal” reinactment and the Electric Mountain Festival. It is also home to many cosy restaurants serving good local food as well as huts and bars with plenty of après-ski fun. Indeed, Sölden has earned itself the nickname “Ibiza of the Alps” thanks to its wild nightlife. Ski touring enthusiasts can explore the many surrounding mountains, including Tirol’s highest peak, the Wildspitze, while freestylers will enjoy the funparks and speed freaks can see how fast they are on special race courses. There are also a number of mogul runs. The Rettenbach glacier is the more challenging of the two glaciers, with families and beginners normally heading for the wide, gentle slopes of the Tiefenbach glacier. And even if Mother Nature is a little slow to get going at the start of the season, 67% of the slopes are equipped with snowmaking facilities.
Value for Money
Double rooms from Euro 371,00 in low seasons; and from Euro 590,00 in high. Mentioned rates are per room and day including breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
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007 Elements: a journey through Bond’s movies in Sölden
At first glance James Bond fans might think Elements is the title of the 25th official 007 movie but don’t be fooled, 007 Elements: A James Bond cinematic installation is a new experience for fans that will open soon this year. Built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden, Austria, 007 Elements will focus on Spectre, which was shot on location there but also other movies in the Bond franchise. According to 007.com, the cinematic installation “reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft and signature elements that define a James Bond film.” The collaboration between the project’s Creative Director, Neal Callow (Art Director on Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre) and Optimist Inc. Head of Design, Tino Schaedler and his team has resulted in an immersive, interactive and educational experience that places visitors inside the world of 007 while revealing how that world is made.
“Our aim with 007 ELEMENTS is to tell the story of the making of 007 films in an ultra-modern, emotive and engaging way,” Callow explains. “We want to use this incredible location to place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.”
Located 3.050 meters above sea level, the 1.300 sqm building has been constructed within the mountain and is arranged over two levels. Blending seamlessly with its surroundings, the impressive structure reveals itself through a tunnel and unfolds into two main areas offering spectacular views of the Tyrolean valleys. Combining state-of-the-art technology with stark contemporary architecture, 007 ELEMENTS creates a captivating experience with a dramatic cinematic soundscape set in nature’s awe-inspiring surroundings.
Sölden: why not?!?
It may be synonymous with snow-capped mountains and winter sports but Austria isn’t just for skiing. If you’re looking for a summer break with a dash of adventure and high-octane levels of fun, look no further than Sölden in the Ötztal valley of Tyrol. Sölden is located in western Austria, within the state of Tyrol. It’s a popular skiing resort in the winter and is home to the country’s second highest mountain, Wildespitze, which stands at over 3.658 mt. The town itself is over 1.220 mt above sea level and is about an hour’s drive from Innsbruck Airport. Its main claim to fame last year is that a large portion of the James Bond film Spectre was shot there.
Sölden has got even two glaciers to offer, which are the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. The skiing region at the glaciers, covering an area of about 20 sqkm, is the largest skiable glacial area of Austria. Furthermore Sölden is the only skiing region that has to offer three skiable peaks that are more than 3.000 metres high, which are the Gaislachkogl (3.058 mt), the Tiefenbachkogl (3.250 mt) and the Schwarze Schneid (3.367 mt). They are known as the “BIG 3″.
Get your walking boots on and get outside! Set off early and go hiking in the mountains surrounding the valley, stopping off at any number of Alpine inns to refuel. For lunch you can get a table at ice Q, quite possibly the best restaurant you’ll find 3.048 mt feet above sea level. The views across the valley are unrivalled, be sure to check out the heart shaped lake. If you don’t like hiking, you can hop on a mountain lift and grab an authentic Austrian breakfast at an Alpine inn before having a go at a spot of mountain biking on the specially designed trails. A little way out of town you’ll find Area 47 Adventure Park, home to the Flying Fox and Mega Swing, a high ropes climbing course and a new wake boarding facility for any snowboarders looking for a summer fix.