A Reviving Getaway in the Mountains – The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort In Review

By Abi King | Austria

Dec 04

Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort Kitzbuehel Austria

Before the Kitzhof, I never saw the value of a mountain spa retreat, if I’d even known that was a thing. After the Kitzhof, I’m a card-carrying member of the Alpine soothing cub.

The Alpine Village of Kitzbuehel

Kitzbuehel, of course, excels at snow and ski. And the Kitzhof Moutain Design Resort has access to winter sports covered.

But what came as a great surprise to me, was the muscle-melting pleasure of a visit in the shoulder season.

RElaxing stay in Austria at the Kitzhof

To be fair, I was supposed to be in town for a work-related conference, but when travel delays thwart the best laid plans, what’s a girl to do?

I arrived around, ooh, 30 seconds before the closing time of both the restaurant and the pool.

I felt hungry.

I imagine, I looked a mess.

Without a word, the reception staff offered to keep the restaurant open. And since they were here all night, would I be interested in a solo night swim?

It’s service like this that wins hearts forever.

Combining Tyrolean tradition and antlers in Austria

 

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort in Review

 

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort – The Vibe

 

From the outside, it’s got the traditional Tyrolean chalet look down. But inside, the place has taken its natural assets and reinvented them into a sharp yet cosy plum-red design that’s a sumptuously chic feast for the eyes.

Cloud-grey deer stand on rosy-red cushions, while sheepskins and cow hides please bare-soled feet and fingers that run over fabrics.

With 168 rooms and suites, this isn’t a small boutique place but it does carry that boutique appeal with fabulous service and immaculate design.

The main lobby fills one wall with glass and offers a cinematic view of the mountains outside, framed by sepia photographs of skiers and bespoke furniture created from salvaged wood.

Beautiful ski images at the Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort

 

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort – The Rooms

The 168 rooms and suites follow a similar theme of repurposed larchwood and ripe cherry-red fabric. Almost all have a balcony that overlooks the mountains; all have great insulation which means you don’t feel the cold.

It’s Kitzbuehel, so the rooms come prepared for ski gear but they also come ready for spa action too.  Rooms come with both bath and shower plus white towelling slippers and robes.

Leather and salvaged wood at the Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort – Location

Kitzbuehel isn’t the easiest place to get to but it isn’t that hard either, as far as mountain ski spots go. Fly into Munich or Innsbruck and connect by train or taxi from there.

Once in Kitzbuehel, the Kitzhof is just a five minute walk or quick taxi from the centre of town.

Cool mountain design getaway features at the Kitzhof Austria
 

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort – Dining

For breakfast, milk and honey are sourced locally and sustainably and they complement the impressive international array served in the airy Weiβen Hirsch.

International food is available at the Kaminstube but Tyrolean delicacies appear in the beautiful Kitz Alm.

Design features at the gorgeous Kitz Hof
 

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort – Spa and Indoor Swimming Pool

The spa features a substantial indoor pool with sauna and surrounding wooden loungers but the best thing for me was discovering the waterfall deckchairs. If you find staring at a roaring fire mesmerising, then wrap up snug in a towel robe and watch nature’s waterfall splash and sparkle down before you.

I didn’t have the opportunity to check out the treatments (nor inclination to use the indoor gym) but both look set to complement a relaxing stay.
Interior details from the relaxing mountain getaway Kitzhof

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort -Unusual Fact

The mountain slopes around Kitzbuehel are home to the chamois, a native goat-antelope who inspired co-owner Ursula Schelle-Müller’s design concept for the Kitzhof.

Gazing at the waterfall from the Kitzhof Mountain Resort Spa

The Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort -In Summary

Stylish, modern yet authentic Tyrolean bolthole just made for activity and relaxation right near the centre of Kitzbuehel.

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I discovered the stunning Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort through the Design Hotels™ Collection, one of my recommendations for the 50 Best Travel Websites for The Independent. 

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Abigail King at the Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort in Austria

Relaxing red deckchairs at the Kitzhof Mountain Resort

Disclosure: I paid a reduced rate to stay at the Kitzhof but as ever, as always, I kept the right to write what I like here on Inside the Travel Lab. Life’s just too short to do anything else!

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