Hotels | April 2022

FORESTIS – A Dolomites Dream

If you love mountain scenery with picturesque views, we have the perfect all-year destination – The Dolomites! Travelers can visit the majestic peaks in early spring, with Alpine snowdrops and scented bushes of Daphne blooming through the melting snow, making it an unforgettable experience. In the summer, guests can enjoy various outdoor activities with crystal clear fresh water and luscious dark green forests in warm and mainly dry weather. Our favorite season would be the fall, where guests can take the magical views of the forest changing colors. A white blanket of snow covers the beautiful Dolomites during the wintertime, making it the perfect time to hit the slopes.

Nestled in the Dolomites, FORESTIS takes the vision of serenity to new heights at an altitude of 1,800 m. Far from stress of everyday life, the hotel offers serenity of mind and body immersed in untouched nature. With sleek architecture and design, the property exudes a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere built upon the regions four key elements – pure spring water, fresh mountain air, exposure to sunshine, and a mild climate. The well-being offered at FORESTIS invites guests to reconnect with their body and soul inspired by the connection to nature.

Located in Italy’s South Tyrol, near Germany, the property sits on the site of a 1912 hotel that was once meant to become a sanatorium for the Austrian monarchy however was never completed due to the onset of World War I.  Stefans hotelier father, Alois Hinteregger, discovered the historical building 22 years ago and envisioned the location’s potential. FORESTIS’s founders, Stefan Hinteregger and Teresa Unterthiner, have passionately worked into transforming the hotel into one of Europe’s most unique wellness properties. Teresa and Stefan took the vision and transformed their shared passion into a reality with local architects and artisans to bring the 100-year-old structure back to life, adding three towers of suites and the vast glass-and-stone spa, all overlooking the Dolomite peaks.

FORESTIS is known to have spectacular views from every room. As soon as you enter the hotel, the main heritage building houses an intimate lobby, cozy lounge (with fireplace), and 16 suites & rooms. Located within three towers, the 44 incredible tower suites connect to the main building through an underground tunnel. The tower suites have floor-to-ceiling sliding windows, light wood, and spacious balconies, merging guests into nature with cinematic views of the breathtaking Dolomites!

The top floors of the outer two towers consist of two amazing penthouse suites, the penthouse’s bedroom has a glass front that extends across the entire width of the bedroom. Designed with natural elements, the penthouse’s minimalist style offers luxury, privacy and tranquility at the same time. On the upper floor there is a private pool with sun loungers with a pine wood sauna and a shower, overlooking the breathtaking Dolomite peaks. Hence, guests enjoy the most beautiful view from their beds indoors…or outdoors (yes, they can set up a bed on the outdoor terrace!)


The “Forest Cuisine” is a dining experience like no other – a dip in Mediterranean culinary tradition that meets Alpine ingredients. With South Tyrolean and Italian dishes, the venue is led by Chef Roland Lamprech, who strives to run a fully organic and sustainable cuisine with an earthy menu using fresh ingredients from the surrounding forest. The restaurant, designed by South Tyrolean Armin Sader of hotel architecture firm Asaggio, spans two floors. The lower floor, which opens directly to the adjacent terrace, has a design of semi-circular booths, giving diners privacy and an exceptional view of the breathtaking Dolomites.


The hotel’s serene FORESTIS Spa is located below the three suite towers, featuring an indoor pool that connects via sliding doors to the outdoor heated pool. The spa is all about rejuvenating and releasing tensions with amenities such as a Wyda room for Celtic yoga, salt steam bath, Kneipp bath, silence rooms, gym, nature meditation spaces, and four types of sauna (herbal, traditional, steam, and outdoor). The spa treatments are inspired by the surrounding forest, with body and facial therapies drawing on healing trees, stones, and vibrations.

FORESTIS – A place where tradition meets modernity, luxury, and harmony on the mountain peaks of Italy!