Individualized holidays for demanding epicures
Kaltern was already a well-known wine village back in the Middle Ages: in their travel notes, papal and imperial ambassadors raved about the scenic beauty of the lake and the hills covered in never-ending vineyards.
Gerda Gius has converted her mother's bed and breakfast into the luxurious GIUS La Residenza Design Hotel, situated on the southern slope of the historical village center of Kaltern. Nine light-flooded studio suites promise GIUS guests a unique and delightful oasis with a great deal of charm and exclusivity. The living atmosphere is cozy, and modern design is applied in a simple yet very elegant way. All of the living spaces at the GIUS LA RESIDENZA Vinum Hotel are comfortably furnished with chic designer furniture, fine textiles and natural, mostly local materials. When it comes to choosing a room, guests can select which kind of spa and bathing facilities they would like to have: a freestanding bath, indoor whirlpool, private outdoor hot tub, private outdoor sauna or even a private pool. A splendid panoramic view on the roof terrace communicates the Mediterranean lifestyle; just to the south is the inviting Lake Kaltern; the sporadic cypresses and palms amidst the vineyards are reminiscent of Tuscany.
Here, late risers can enjoy the á-la-carte and buffet breakfast until noon. The weekly Wine & Talk event series gives GIUS’ guests the opportunity to chat with local winemakers in a relaxed atmosphere, and to taste their wines. Sustainability and regionalism are the reigning principles at GIUS; the hotel's enoteca thus offers only fine wines from Kaltern and the surrounding areas.
GIUS also offers a very special restaurant-hopping evening, complete with shuttle service, to guests who want to book a stay with half board, during which excellent partner restaurants along the Wine Road may be visited. Guests now have the unique opportunity of experiencing an intriguing fusion: the luxury of the design hotel mixed with the simplicity and tranquility of the new GIUS Almhütte (rustic refuge on a high-alpine pasture).