Sustainable Stays: The Arlmont Hotel, St Anton am Arlberg, Austria

With ski season approaching, for travellers who want to take an Alpine adventure trip and make it as green as possible, The Arlmont Hotel in Austria’s St Anton provides guests with sustainable luxury.

Located next to the ski slope and the Arlberg cable car, this eco-friendly Austrian hotel adds a contemporary twist to the Tyrolean Alps village of St Anton am Arlberg. Near the Nasserein area, with its gentler blues, The Arlmont is a good location for ski levels including beginners and intermediates, making it suitable for young families.

The concrete structure of the Arlmont is not the traditional wood cabins and cottages associated with the ski region, however its design stands out in its efforts to be sustainable, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient in all aspects.

Opened in 2009, the Arlmont Hotel is committed to sustainability on every level – from heating water with its own photovoltaic facility (it generates electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun), making use of climate-neutral heating such as wood chips to produce heat in a wood chip heating facility, to serving local and sustainable foods to guests.

The Arlmont Hotel, with its large glass windows, boasts stunning views of the surrounding Alpine region it nestles in, and an abundance of light. Tastefully decorated throughout using natural materials, and with a colour scheme of warm hues, the rooms are stylish yet minimalist.

The Arlmont Hotel also has a rooftop pool area, featuring spectacular views of snow-topped mountains or lush green majestic mountains, depending on whether its winter or summer season. A small spa offers a sauna and specialises in sports massage.

Given its central located, this sustainable hotel is also within easy reach to explore the wider St Anton area with its downhill skiing and snowboarding, winter walking, snowshoeing, and sledding.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

 

 

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