Reviewed: St Anton’s Hotel Tannenhof offers five star luxury in a boutique setting


The Austrian ski resort of St Anton is known as the destination of choice for those with a head for hedonism but the five-star Hotel Tannenhof affords guests a luxury setting in which to unwind

If your idea of the perfect holiday is extreme skiing followed by hard partying then St Anton is the place for you. But recently St Anton has also begun to attract a different type of clientele that resides at the high-end of the market and, if truth be told, wouldn’t mind a bit of peace and quiet.

The Hotel Tannenhof is a case in point. Five years ago, it reopened following a major renovation and is now a five-star boutique hotel offering seven luxurious and cavernous suites.

Every suite features a spacious living room and an open fireplace. Being situated 1,350m above sea level means they also have knockout views of the mountains.

The Tannenhof’s owners, Judith Volker and Axel Bach, have years of experience in running Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels. And it shows.

They have even managed to bring a little bit of Britain back to the Alps with the recent appointment of James Baron as the new head chef. Baron trained under Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck in Berkshire.

The slopes are among the best in Austria and should be on the bucket list of any seasoned skier. And after a hard morning on the mountains there are few sights more welcome than that of the Tannenhof’s spa. We strongly recommend having a massage treatment known as the Raindrop Technique which is designed to relieve aching backs and low immune systems.

But if you fancy venturing into St Anton and indulging in après-ski then the place to go is the Krazy Kanguruh.

The Krazy Kanguruh’s owner just happens to be Mario Matt – one of the greatest slalom skiers of all-time. Matt is a two-time world champion, as well as defending Olympic champion. If you get to meet him, you’ll realise Matt can party like a champion as well. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Find out more about the Hotel Tannenhof, St Anton

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Wayne Gosden

Wayne Gosden

Wayne Gosden is retention marketing executive at the IoD

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