Every time we turn around it seems that there’s another new hotel in Italy. We even wrote a special report about new hotels in Italy in fall 2014. The newest kid on the block is Adler Resorts’ Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites which will open on July 3, 2014. This is the fourth property under the Adler name. The Adler Thermae in Tuscany is one of our favorite properties.
The Dolomites project, spearheaded by the Sanoner family who own Adler Resorts, was 10 years in the making. The altitude of the location and various building and planning battles dragged out the construction of this oasis in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Mountain Lodge sits on the former site of the Hotel Mezdi, which the Sanoner family bought in 1999.
The Mountain Lodge is comprised of a main lodge and 12 surrounding chalets. The chalets are modeled after traditional old Tyrolean mountain huts, so that they blend in with the unique scenery of the Alpe di Siusi. The main lodge The main lodge houses the reception, a cavernous lounge with open fireplace, spacious sun terrace, restaurant, wellness and spa facilities, infinity pool and 18 guest suites, all with panoramic views of the Dolomites. The 12 south-facing chalets are particularly special, having been entirely made of local spruce wood (each panel planed by a Val Gardena craftsman) in order to give them an authentic mountain feel.
Room rates start at 207 euros per person, per night on a full-board basis, including soft drinks and a selection of Italian fine wines and liquors, as well as access to the spa and wellness facilities, together with a full program of activities, such as guided skiing, hiking and mountain biking, plus yoga at sunset. Visit the Mountain Lodge website for more details.