Kitzbühel- The Monaco of the Alps

The most beautiful hotels in the noble ski resort.

20 January 2021

At the moment, the pandemic is making it a little more difficult to generate enthusiasm for otherwise normal winter activities like skiing, world-famous ski races and the posh resort of Kitzbühel to bring up. And yet, we can neatly crank up our mental cinema with impressions from the Hahnenkamm area and create the luxury flair for ourselves that we are perhaps currently lacking a little.

Kitzbühel is a place like no other. An eternally thriving society meeting place for networking, but also a cosy provincial town for switching off. In addition to sporting dedication on the mountain, you can prove your sense of style and quality while shopping here: International brands and traditional craftsmanship can be found in abundance in the Gamsstadt.

The sporty "Monaco of the Alps

Kitzbühel impresses with 233 kilometres of the best downhill slopes, numerous cross-country ski trails and idyllic winter hiking trails. Nevertheless, the ski area owes its enormous popularity to the notorious Streif. The Hahnenkamm race, the spectacular downhill run from Kitzbühel's local mountain, gathers the world's best skiers and their fans every January and has helped Toni Sailer, Anderl Molterer, Karl Schranz or Franz Klammer to world fame.

The most beautiful hotels in Kitzbühel

Let's dream together of times when it is once again possible to stay in an exclusive hotel and enjoy all the benefits on offer. A natural cosmetic treatment at the Stanglwirt? Marveling at the Hahnenkamm from your hotel room, like in the Hotel Kaiserhof? Luxury wellness behind historic walls at the Weissen Rössl? Or start an excursion to the numerous slopes and cross-country skiing trails directly from the Hotel Kitzhof?

Here you will find the five most beautiful hotels in the posh ski resort of Kitzbühel.


Bio & Wellness Resort Stanglwirt

The Stanglwirt"is hard to beat when it comes to hospitality and relaxation. George Harrison, Anna Netrebko, Smudo, Marko Arnautovic, Til Schweiger, Florian David Fitz and Gwyneth Paltrow have all been there to enjoy five-star wellness with authentic Tyrolean hospitality, to exercise and to celebrate. No wonder, because the special building philosophy and the visionary ideas of Balthasar Hauser have made the "Stanglwirt" what it is today: an organic farm with luxury hotel. Double room from € 340,-.

Kaiserweg 1
6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser

The "Stanglwirt" does not fit into any pigeonhole. It is quaintness with luxury, tradition with trend and organic with pleasure. Let the body rest and the soul dangle - this succeeds in the spacious wellness worlds with various saunas, steam baths and natural bathing lake.

Hotel Kaiserhof

From the "Hotel Imperial Courtyard"It's a five-minute walk to the old town and only a few steps to the world-famous "Streif" ski run. It goes virtually from the room directly on the slopes, the Hahnenkamm gondola is a ski length away. The 73 rooms and suites are excellently equipped, comfortably furnished and, thanks to the personal service, become the holiday retreat you desire. The panoramic indoor pool, the wellness area and the revitalised Grander water - a Tyrolean secret for reliable vitality - also contribute to this. Double room from € 165,- per person.

Hahnenkammstr. 5
6370 Kitzbühel

From the Hotel Kaiserhof you are only a few steps away from the famous Streif. Tradition meets modern charm.

Weisses Rössl

After the most extensive renovation in the history of the "Weissen Rössl" in 2017, the five-star hotel in the city centre was accepted into "The Leading Hotels of the World", the most elite hotel collection in the world. Rightly so. Fans of excellent Japanese cuisine are in the right place at the "Zuma" restaurant. Those looking for relaxation can put their feet up in the spacious wellness area. In addition to an indoor pool, saunas, steam baths, a scented grotto and a laconium provide pure well-being. Double room from € 230,- per person.

Bichlstrasse 5
6370 Kitzbühel

Relax in the historic rooms of the Weissen Rössl. The spacious wellness area offers first-class service.

Mountain Design Hotel Kitzhof

The four-star superior hotel "Kitzhof" is located next to the city park and only a five-minute walk from the picturesque centre of Kitzbühel. From the Kitz Lounge and from many of the innovatively designed rooms you have a dreamlike view over the towers of the town up to the Kitzbüheler Horn or even to the Hahnenkamm. After the action on the slopes, it's time to relax in the exclusive 700 square metre spa area with pool, sanarium, pine sauna and brine steam bath. Double room from € 255,- per night.

Hahnenkammstrasse 5
6370 Kitzbühel

In the luxurious rooms of the Kitzhof you can let your soul dangle. The design hotel also impresses from the outside with its simple but exclusive architecture.

Best of Kitzbühel: These are the best addresses in the noble resort

In addition to the exclusive hotels, the posh resort also has other first-class addresses that you should not miss. From a goldsmith's shop to a Japanese restaurant that leaves nothing to be desired, Kitzbühel has always been a delight for its guests. 

Best shops

Fine thread: For over 50 years, the tailor Franz Prader has stood for quality. He creates fashion that underlines the personality of his customers. Exact fit as well as precise workmanship make the big difference to an off-the-peg garment.


Tailor Franz Prader stands for quality.

Golden meticulousness: At the age of 20, Margarete Klingler became Tyrol's youngest master goldsmith and founded the Margarete Klingler goldsmith's shop in her birthplace in Kitzbühel in 1993. Since 2006 she has been making the Gold-Kitz, a precious piece of jewellery with which Kitzbühel lovers show their attachment to the Gamsstadt.


The highlight in the goldsmith's Margarete Klingler: the gold fawn.

Stylish design: With her own label Sabine Sommeregger is represented in her studio in Kitzbühel as well as in selected shops. Her love belongs first and foremost to pure new wool whale, which is sustainably produced in North and South Tyrol. With this natural product she creates a refined simplicity that keeps you warm.


If you are looking for walk, Sabine Sommeregger's exclusive studio is the place to be.

Best restaurants

Big in Japan: Izakayas are Japanese pubs or tapas bars and "Zuma" is one of the best. Fans enjoy the visually appealing dishes on Mykonos, in London, Rome, Miami and now also in Kitzbühel at the "Weißes Rössl". Founded in London in 2002 by renowned German chef Rainer Becker together with Arjun Waney, "Zuma" has earned an excellent reputation as a Japanese restaurant with locations in major cities around the world. The culinary experience consists of three components: the main kitchen with a selection of contemporary dishes, the sushi bar and the Robata, a Japanese charcoal grill. Be sure to book in advance!


Sharing is caring: The dishes at "Zuma" invite you to share, you want to taste everything! A tempting dish that is just waiting to be eaten.

No slouch: "Mocking - Das Wirtshaus" convinces on a high level. Chef Martin Huber refines classics of Austrian cuisine with fresh, seasonal and original ideas. The best down-to-earth cuisine, a fine ambience, courteous staff, not fancy, in short: one of the highlights in Kitzbühel. The guests have come to stay. Currently, the Grammelknödel and Kaiserschmarren are celebrated as a small sensation.


Chef Martin Huber spoils the palates of his guests. In the kitchen, down-to-earth cuisine meets the finest ambience.

Sport Tips

Luck and practice: where you can splash around in summer, you can compete in curling on the ice rink in winter. Enjoy the picturesque Gieringer Weiher with a glass of wine in the middle of nature, trust a good hand and score! New: From 4 pm you can rent a fondue chalet!


Sporty winter joys come up with curling.

Like on rails: Tobogganing is fun. Night tobogganing even more so. Nowhere else can you flirt as uninhibitedly as on a toboggan. The perfect toboggan run for night owls can be found on the Gaisberg. Floodlights until 11 pm!


Night tobogganing has its own flair - especially on the Gaisberg.

Picture Credits: Simon Weller, ullstein bild / Ullstein Bild / picturedesk.com, multi visual ART, Kitzbühel Tourismus, KitzSki/Michael Rathmayer, Votava / Imagno / picturedesk.com, Paul Dahan, Stanglwirt, Hotel Kaiserhof, Weisses Rössl, Kitzhof

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Winter 2020.

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