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    Aqua Dome, Austria

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    In the heart of the Ötztal valley, one of the most stunning valleys in the Tirolean Alps sits a glittering wellness oasis.

    Located near Sölden, one of Austria’s top ski resorts, Aqua Dome is the perfect hideaway for keen skiers and families, thanks to the world of adventure it offers both outside and inside its doors. Hotel and spa Aqua Dome is a veritable world of pools, saunas, and treatment areas. What sets it apart is not just the sheer size of the hotel, but a modern, design-focused approach to Alpine wellness. The luxurious combination of the state-of-the-art spa and the stunning Alpine scenery makes the Aqua Dome perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing family vacation.You can get fresh air on an energising hike in the morning, and unwind in the thermal pool in the afternoon. The spa and fitness facilities blend well with the natural surroundings with their clean, futuristic look and make you feel at peace immediately.There is no shortage of Tirolean charm at Aqua Dome, where guests have access to a completely private spa, and can try the excellent local cuisine without leaving the hotel. A heavenly place of well-being, Aqua Dome won the World Spa Award for the World’s Best Mineral & Hot Springs Spa in 2018.

    Spa & Sauna

    The hot springs of the Ötztal Valleyare good for the body and soul – and there is no better place to experience them than the Aqua Dome’s exclusive thermal spa in Längenfeld. With pleasant temperatures between 34 and 36 degrees Celsius, a total of 12 indoor and outdoor pools invite you to swim and let yourself drift away. The perfect balance between water and air, steel and stone: the crystalline centrepiece ofAqua Dome’s thermal baths blends modern architecture with alpine elegance into one impressive structure. Aqua Dome features open air thermal baths with three futuristic basin pools that seem to float themselves. A glass cone encloses the beautifully executed basin formation and provides an open view of the heavenly mountain panorama. Pure sulphur spring water flows into the thermal waters in the sulphur basin pool every 15 minutes. There are comfortable massage tables located around the edge of the pool. From the thermal spa dome, one can also ride the gentle current out to the magnificently refreshing river basin pool in the outdoor area. Wellness saunas in the Aqua Dome make relaxation into a genuine experience. Comfortable quiet areas with waterbeds and comfortable lounges make you feel good for your well-being. Whether outside or inside, fantastic mountain view can be savoured in a pleasant atmosphere. With eight different kinds of sauna, guests at the Aqua Dome are in for a truly relaxing experience.

    Hotel stay

    The hotel has 200 expertly designed rooms and suites to ensure a comfortable and stylish stay. Throughout, the hotel’s style is contemporary particularly because of its architecture but the use of wood and elegant fabrics help create a very pleasant atmosphere and reflect a rustic warmth. The rooms and suites vary in size to offer its guest a wide variety of choices to match their different needs.From the hotel, guests have their own exclusive heated bathrobe hallway leading directly to the thermal spa area of the Aqua Dome. Free access to the spectacular indoor and outdoor pools can be enjoyed. Guests can experience a wonderful sauna and deep relaxation in the over 20,000-square-feet “Gletscherglühen” sauna area.Guests can also savour panoramic views, breakfasts and daily activity programmes in their fitness centre and outdoor with guided hiking tours.Dining in one of the hotel’s many restaurants is a treat in itself. Haute cuisine menus can be combined with vital snacks, traditional Austrian recipes and international delicacies.

    Winter Activities

    Just 13 km away from the Aqua Dome, one of the most renowned centres for skiing and snowboarding of Europe is located. Sölden boasts 144 kilometers of immaculate slopes, leading from the top at 3250 meters altitude down to the valley at 1377 meters above sea level. Perfect snow conditions are guaranteed from November through May. Furthermore, guests staying at the Aqua Dome have direct access to more than 50 km of well-maintained cross-country trails catering for different ability levels. They can also enjoy daily active programmes such as sled excursions, snow shoe and winter walking tours, ice stock sport, ski guiding and much more.