Imagine a snowy winter escape in an intimate family-run hotel, available to only a handful of guests, where you can enjoy unrivalled privacy, exceptional cuisine on demand included in the rates, a reading butler who sources your favourite books, a day packed with heli-skiing, a cinema under the stars…
Or you could stop imagining and simply ask for an invitation?
One of the few people you will meet at Kristiania Lech is Gertrud Schneider, the owner and manager of the hotel. As the daughter of Austria’s first alpine Olympic champion and founder of the hotel, Othmar Schneider, Gertrud is no stranger to the great Austrian winters and the art of fine hospitality. Although she can usually be found attending to the personal requests of guests, who she considers extended family, you may also catch her skiing the slopes, managing her art collection or finding a new way to make the Kristiania experience WOW.
Gertrud Schneider, 1975
Step inside our rooms and you may never leave. What more could you ask for than a creatively designed space, a comfortable king-size bed overlooking a snowy mountain or village, in-house movies, an in-room bar, a luxurious bath tub, vegan-friendly amenities and a personalised concierge? Perhaps a yoga mat? You’ll find that too.
Our Junior Suites have that little bit extra - 45m2 to be precise. As our most popular category, you can be sure that you’ll have everything you need and more, including space for a Viennese waltz if you wish. There is also a seating area ideally suited for private breakfasts (did we mention Unlimited Gastronomy?)
You would like even more space? You’ve found the right place. With room for up to four adults, our Suites contain a fireplace or balcony, a gourmet kitchenette and our finest antiques and contemporary art. Naturally, if you prefer other artwork you see in the hotel, you are welcome to adopt it for your stay!
Limited Rooms & Suites
With only 15 rooms & suites available, Kristiania Lech will not merely look private, it will sound private too. All categories exude elegance and comfort, while expressing our delightful artistic attitude… and if you find it too quiet to sleep, you can call our sleeping butler who will create an atmosphere that is just right for you.
We have 65,392 restaurants. Well, not exactly, but given that we can offer what you want, when you want, wherever you want it, the options are almost endless. Our Unlimited Gastronomy service for this winter takes our already renowned culinary flair to the next level. Whether you wish to savour a healthy nutritional vegan plate, a traditional Austrian meal paired with a regional wine, enjoy Crêpes Suzette at 3pm at a comfortable private table set up in the snow or have a brunch at midnight while our butler reads A Movable Feast to you and Dean Martin’s Blue Moon plays in the background, the choice is yours and yours alone. What’s more, it’s all included!
Markus Hofer's Creations
Markus Hofer is Austrian by birth, global by recognition and quite out-of-this-world when it comes to his creations. His delightful artwork, which plays with form, meaning and environment is bound to trigger a reaction – sometimes humour, other times bewilderment!
Art à la Carte
Wine and art connoisseurs will want to join this evening’s program, where Gertrud Schneider presents an artistic wine journey with a carefully crafted menu set in the context of Markus Hofer’s wine bottle exhibition. You will admire the artwork on rare wines such as Mouton Rothschild, Ornelaia and Georg Breuer and then have the chance to enjoy the contents.
Art Parks in our Garage
In collaboration with the Sturm & Schober gallery, Gertrud Schneider welcomes guests into Kristiania’s garage, where artwork will be on display in a pop-up galle. Several highlights include: atelierJAK, Wolfram Ullrich, Norbert Fleischmann and many more.
In case you missed it, privacy is paramount at Kristiania Lech. As a result, you can enjoy our retro-chic spa all to yourself. Leave your worries (and everything and everyone else) at the door and immerse yourself in Susanne Kaufmann’s Austrian organic and sustainable products, an après mountain ritual treatment, a spa bath of bliss…and perhaps a bottle of Champagne under our Jacuzzi’s disco ball?
Private Spa Suite
The journey starts here . . .
Private Winter Edition 2020/21
Artists in Residence
Our winter edition can help slow you down, but it will also light you up! We pride ourselves in creating unique and memorable experiences that deliver a smorgasbord of sensations and this winter will be even more remarkable than usual. By converting a a selection of suites into private galleries that celebrate our outstanding artists in residence, and placing creative surprises throughout our hotel, you will find something new and inspiring around every corner.
...and meet many artists
We invite epicureans, art lovers, the adventurous kind and those who simply want peace of mind for a first-ever private winter season at Kristiania Lech. With unlimited gourmet delights included and a limited number of rooms and suites, this is your chance to choose an extraordinary winter 2020/21.
Gertrud Schneider & Team