Interview with the General Manager of vigilius mountain resort

Interview with the General Manager of vigilius mountain resort
What is unique about your hotel's location?

The ecological design hotel vigilius mountain resort is elegantly embedded in the surrounding landscape of the car-free Vigiljoch mountain in South Tyrol. Accessible by cable car within a few minutes from the village of Lana in the Isarco valley, the hotel features a marvellous view of the distant Dolomites, UNESCO world heritage from June 2009, and the surrounding mountain scenery and larch woods.

What authentic local experiences will guests have access to?
They will have the possibility to experience our Parlour Ida, which embodies cosiness and tradition. The warm, hundred-year-old tiled stove, and the typical South Tyrolean interior reflect the local history. The lunch menu likewise offers traditional dishes, down-to-earth and genuine delicacies from the region – and in the afternoon, home-made cakes are offered in the cosy parlour or outside on the attached sun terrace, with a splendid view of the Dolomites. The viglius wine cellar harbours a delicate choice of wines from South Tyrol and the Alps, as well as Italian and international wines.

Guests will find antique furniture and a traditional living area in the suites and Trehs (local producer) toiletries in all the rooms. At the vigilius mountain spa they may try the haybath, the vigilius apple polenta peeling or the Trehs mountain pine intensive care, which are all local spa treatments and worth trying them out. Guests may try also the "Rumpler" game at the piazza lounge, which is a traditional board game from the Ulten valley. Last but not least they will meet staff members from the cable car and the vigilius which are South Tyroleans…

What are some amazing things that your Concierge can arrange?

For a special thrill our guest relations team can arrange paragliding from the Vigiljoch mountain with amazing view on the Burggrafenamt.

Does your hotel have a philosophy?

Yes: Arrive, release, rejoice. Simple terms for a precious idea – open up, and draw new vigour and energy from the placid wisdom of nature. The vigilius mountain resort is like an island in the mountains, located above Merano. Distant views enable an unobstructed view of oneself, while trifles are left behind in the valley.

As authentic and open as the mountain itself are its dwellers. Here, at 1500 meters altitude, fifty staff members from different nations come together – dedicated to the desire to be your personal host: as their hearts tell them to do.

The vigilius mountain resort, as a "wooden house of modernity," has been committed to its ecological approach from the very beginning. It is manifested in a genuine and deep-felt respect for the environment and the surrounding nature; and is realized in all areas – from the nature-based construction methods to the sustainable use of local resources.

What makes your hotel memorable and unforgettable?

Taking the cable car people are able to leave everything behind and can release and relax right from the beginning. The surrounding nature, the amazing ecological architecture and the uncomplicated service support the immediate relaxation.

What will guests rave about to their friends and family?

… the vigilius, where they felt like being at home…

What is the atmosphere of your hotel? What types of guests does it attract?

It's a relaxing cozy atmosphere without any dress code, where right from the beginning guests feel like being at home. The hotel attracts guests of all ages from all around the world.

What makes your hotel a destination within itself?

The vigilius is a mountain isle on 1500 m of altitude, where people are able to leave everything in the valley, being reachable just by cable car…

Do you have a favorite meal in your restaurant(s)?

Tartare of mountain ox with "Vinschgerl" bread, The best of lamb from the "Ultental" valley with Pak Choi and saffron onion or Loup de mer with artichokes and lemon.

What is the best way for guests to "arrive in style" to your hotel?

Flying into Verona or Innsbruck and than take a limousine service to the cable car valley station in Lana.

Do you provide any welcoming or parting amenities to guests?

Yes, but that's a surprise…

Can you recommend other destinations/hotels nearby (within 300 miles) that your guests should consider combining into a trip?

Ca' Pisani Design hotel in Venice, Rosa Alpina in St. Kassian (Dolomites) and Greif Design hotel in Bolzano.

For more information and reservations: vigilius mountain resort