Photography by Austrian National Tourist Office
21 July 2022
Described by Lonely Planet guides as possibly the best combination of culture and nature on the planet, Austria has its own identity, cuisine and traditions.
If you’ve ever dreamed of shimmering, crystal-clear lakes, fringed by verdant forests and mountain villages that haven’t changed in a hundred years, with warm hospitality and lively local customs and festivals, Austria can deliver.
Austria is a land-locked country, yet has plenty of lakes, rugged mountains and nature to explore, as well as cities full of culture that will fascinate and entertain travellers.
The curated selection from the Austria Hotel Collection exemplifies the best in Austrian hospitality each year. These premier hotels offer a uniquely Austrian travel experience and exemplify the best in Austrian hospitality.
From Vienna to Tirol and Salzburg to Carinthia, each hotel offers high levels of luxury and service.
Vienna offers a wonderful selection of stays from the Hotel Bristol‘s resplendent art-deco rooms overlooking the opera house to the achingly cool modern-living suites with spas and salons in Hotel Sans Souci.
To stay among some of the city’s most iconic landmarks such as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School, head to the 1st District for the legendary Hotel Sacher or the hip boutique hotel Hollmann Beletage.
For those seeking art and gorgeous palace gardens, check out the Andaz Vienna am Belvedere across from the Belvedere Gallery.
Family-run Hotel Sacher on the shores of the Salzach River is an exquisite hotel in walking distance of Salzburg’s most important landmarks (and let’s not forget about the cake!).
Quirky NALA Individuell Hotel doesn’t only stun with its unique and colourful interiors but also with its dedication to sustainability.
Escape to Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, the elegant five-star Alpine hideaway, half an hour from Innsbruck, or stay in Ötztal’s spa resort Aqua Dome – Tirol Therme Längenfeld for a holiday to soothe your soles and soul. Heading to Sölden? Make luxury hotel Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life., featuring a sweeping 15,000-m2 spa world, your base.
Looking for a cosy escape? Romantik Hotel im Weissen Rössl in Salzkammergut boasts a lakeside spa with the world’s first gloating jacuzzi as well as views of Lake Wolfgangsee and the mountains from all rooms.
Hotel Das Edelweiss in the heart of the Grossarltal Alps makes a great temporary home in style for outdoor sports enthusiasts as well as families, Mountain Spa and an indoor slide park included.
A stylish, seamless combination of rustic cosiness and modern cool, Hotel Trattlerhof in Bad Kleinkirchheim has been lovingly run by five generations of the Forstnig family since 1884. It provides prime access to biking trails and scenic hiking.