At the Parkhotel Holzner in South Tyrol, young and old will ﬁnd what their hearts desire. The stay should be a pleasure vacation for all generations - from small children, parents, grandparents to single travelers. The combination of Alpine Art Nouveau with contemporary, linear architecture ensures, among other things, the warm, relaxed atmosphere that exudes the entire property. The beautiful house and the unique location in the "summer resort" Oberbozen at 1,200 meters above sea level will be completed with the dedicated team and the host family Holzner.
The Parkhotel Holzner was opened in 1908 under the management of Hans Holzner Senior from Merano and has been in the family for four generations. Through world wars, crises and heydays it has been able to keep its original charm. Over the years it has been carefully restored and expanded over and over again and is now a house of impressive synergies. With the completion of the sustainable hotel extension between 2014 and 2018, the expansion possibilities have been exhausted for the time being, and from now on the focus is entirely on the qualitative optimization of the offer for guests.
Selected materials and a clear design run through all interiors today and combine old and new into a harmonious and cozy unit. Every room at the Parkhotel Holzner is unique. Even within the 20 room categories there are still differences. Most of the rooms in the house are furnished with the original and carefully restored furniture from 1908, which makes them unique. Just as unique are the new, modern rooms on the ground floor with their own garden, the junior suites in the park, which promise great intimacy and tranquility, the Vajolet suites in the penthouse and the large Schlern suite. While the new Eden Suites in the Bergmeister wing offer paradisiacal views, modern zeitgeist and plenty of space to relax.
|Single room||from187 €|
|Double room||from374 €|
ArchitectureThe Holzner was built in 1908 in the Alpine Art Nouveau style and has been lovingly and considerately renovated over the years. That is why it still offers original Art Nouveau today, which is unique to this extent in the entire Alpine region. In cooperation with the architects BergmeisterWolf, the Holzner has been expanded over the past few years into a hotel that can meet the needs of all generations of a family while still retaining its original charm. Planning and construction was always done with a view to the future, so that instead of two opposing styles in the house, a unified whole could emerge, the value of which will endure for future generations. With each expansion, special emphasis was placed on ensuring that the beautiful, old tree population is preserved as far as possible. The use of regional materials and the support of local businesses has always been essential for all renovations and extensions. We worked with numerous craftsmen and construction companies from Renon and the region.
FoodThe ingredients prepared in the kitchen are sourced wherever possible from producers and suppliers in the region. At the Parkhotel, guests can expect a gourmet half-board including a wonderful breakfast buffet or a late-riser breakfast. In the evening there is a delicious gourmet menu of choice. In the à la carte restaurant 1908, a "0 km concept" is lived, which was titled "Re:vierküche". Here, head chef Stephan Zippl recommends a culinary stroll through his 3-, 5-, 7- or 9-course menus. There are also top wines and gourmet juices - practically a real all-round indulgence package. Vegetarian dishes are served in both restaurants and special intolerances are gladly taken into account.
The employees are offered further training and accommodation in the employee house. There are also employee outings at the end of the season, co-financed by the Holzner family. Employees can use the tennis courts, mountain bikes and the fitness room free of charge. They also receive holiday vouchers for family and friends. Employees from the immediate vicinity work in Holzen, but also “from all over the world”. The host family also supports local institutions and associations.
EnvironmentSince the 1970s, the Parkhotel has had rain collectors and cisterns so that the tennis courts and the park can be irrigated without polluting the drinking water reserves on the Renon. Since 2008, the entire hotel, the wellness area, the indoor and outdoor pools and the private houses of the Holzner family have been supplied with clean energy from the bio-heating plant. In 2017, a total of 253 new and historic lamps and chandeliers were equipped with low-consumption LED technology. Since 2019 only drinking straws made from potato starch and plant fibers, which are completely biodegradable, have been used. Also in 2019 the Holzner switched to Alperia's “Green Energy” supply plan. Thanks to the generation of energy from renewable sources without CO2 emissions, it can be ensured that the Holzner is supplied with 100% green energy. In 2020 plastic water bottles were banned and since then guests have been offered reusable drinking bottles made of light and durable glass. There are garbage separation stations throughout the house, towels and bed linen are only changed at the guests' request. All laundry is washed in the in-house laundry with biodegradable detergent that complies with the technical requirements of the EU ECOLABEL environmental criteria. Guests can read everything about the topic of sustainability online or find information about it in the house journal. There are also indications in the rooms that the linen is only changed if the guests so wish.
Well-BeingThe Liberty Spa, built in 2018, includes a hammam, a panorama sauna, a ﬁ niche sauna in the log cabin, two relaxation rooms, a fitness room and three treatment rooms where massages, hammam ceremonies and beauty treatments are carried out. Pilates, stretching or yoga classes are held daily in the activity room in the Liberty Spa; these are included in the price for guests. The family spa has an indoor and outdoor pool, a family relaxation room, a sunbathing area and two family saunas. In the large park there are two clay tennis courts, where tennis trainer Martin gives courses for young and old, and a bocce court. There are also all kinds of excursion options outside the Parkhotel: There are over 300 km of hiking trails and promenades on the Renon, which can be reached on foot in a few minutes from the Holzner. The hotel also offers guided hikes and e-bike tours on a regular basis. Free mountain bike rental and e-bike rental for a fee are available to guests. In winter, the Rittner Horn family ski area can be reached in around 10 minutes; a shuttle from the hotel is offered twice a day. There are wide, gentle slopes, ideal for beginners, families and connoisseurs, a long natural toboggan run, winter hiking trails and cross-country ski trails. On the Oberbozen sports field or the frozen Wolfsgrubner See you can ice skate as soon as the temperatures allow it.
Christine Andorfer, Frieder Blickle, bergmeisterwolf, Hannes Niederkofler, Armin Mayr
|Single room||from187 €|
|Double room||from374 €|
The Parkhotel Holzner can be reached from Innsbruck in just under 2 hours (123 km). From Munich it takes around 3.5 hours (279 km), from Venice it is just under 3.5 hours (290 km), from Zurich around 5 hours (404 km) and from Milan it is a good 3.5 Hours on the way (302 km). The exact address can be found on the website.
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