Tucked away with a doorstep view of Geislergruppe, one of the Dolomites’ most impressive massifs, Forestis is a former sanctuary of the Popes and the epitome of a luxury, health-centred retreat.
Set in the extraordinarily tranquil South Tyrolean valley, 1800 metres above sea-level Forestis Dolomites offers a splendour of 60 luxury rooms and 2 penthouse suites that evoke the same sense of rejuvenation and relaxation as the snow falling from the crisp mountaintops.
The picturesque setting remains only a footstep away from all areas of this wellness retreat. All rooms are equipped with floor to ceiling windows to capture the unparalleled views of the UNSECO World Heritage Site opposite and in front, guests will find the calming aesthetic of the forest treetops promote nothing but serenity. Regardless of the season, both the views and outdoor spaces at Forestis inspire peace: allowing guests to soak up the energy of the mountains and enjoy the peaceful silence, broken only by the sound of the birds calling from the trees.
Indoors, rooms are cozy and spacious that channel Alpine chateau with a contemporary edge. Three complex but beautiful architectural towers soar over the treetops, designed as a sanatorium for Austrian royalty and a summer retreat for the Vatican. The minimalistic design is complemented by sculptures and furnishings fit for a monarchy, both in the main building and the bedrooms.
Both penthouse suites are afforded rooftop swimming pools, a delight to discerning travellers that wish to bathe in the peaks of a mountain in a world-class location without questioning their privacy.
The suite is spread across two storeys to maximise the space and comfort of guests: complete with a large walk-in wardrobe, open fireplace and spacious terrace on the ground floor. Upstairs, the private pool sits alongside a spruce wood sauna and shower, effortlessly carrying the sanctimonious ambience of the living areas through to the crisp air on the rooftop.
Inside the main building, additional indoor and outdoor pools offer the same escapism from the everyday. The dolomite rocks provide exceptional purity from the waters of the Plose mountain and fills the pool to aid relaxation and healing with respective interest.
The cleansing of mind, body and soul is found in every amenity of the Forestis Wellness Centre: the saunas are furnished with natural wood and stone that releases essential oils, known for their ability to heal and calm any individual. To evoke a healthy sleep pattern and regeneration, the Silence Rooms allow the idyllic experience of absolute peace and put the body into a deep state of relaxation. Forestis is also equipped with a Fitness Centre, Wyda Centre, yoga spaces and Treatment Rooms.
The restorative natural elements of the Dolomites are also incorporated into the ‘forest cuisine’. Blending traditional ingredients with modern, creative dishes: food at Forestis is carefully selected from local farmers or picked from the forest just footsteps from the hotel grounds.
Designed to establish the optimal balance between privacy and viewing the sunset over the Dolomites, the restaurant provides guests with a unique dining experience by shaping seats in a step formation overlooking floor-to-ceiling windows.
The bar and lounge with terrace also offer a cosy atmosphere to unwind, set between little indoors and outdoor fireplaces to encourage socialisation that fully reflect the warmth and hospitality of South Tyrol.
Here, the drinks list is described as a ‘ceremonial creation’ as experienced bartenders utilise forest essences such as herbs, nuts, berries, as well as shrubs, barks and fir needles to ensure that each drink is a feast on the eyes and on the tastebuds.
Forestis is known for its sky-high location in the mountains, but adrenaline enthusiasts will be equally excited to explore the option to ski-in ski-out of the nearby setting of Brixen, just 100 metres from the Plose mountain resort. In the local area of South Tyrol, guests will find year-round bliss in the Dolomites: whether its walking around, skiing down or simply staring at its natural beauty and witnessing the soothing sensation that the soft snow has on stress levels.
Guests may also opt to create their own adventures and realise the endless potential of their World Heritage location. Celtic wide, forest bathing and snow-shoeing firmly remain unique activities that are guaranteed to delight and enthuse guests of any age or ability.
Forestis Dolomites can be easily accessed by car, located 11 miles from Brixen. To preserve the mesmerising location of the hotel and local area, the nearest airport is 68 miles from Forestis, located in Innsbruck. Guests may also find flights to Verona offer easy transport links to the Dolomites
For more information visit www.forestis.it