New Wagstättbahn cable car opens in time for winter season
Munich, 10 September 2013 - Getting from the hotel room to the slopes even faster – with the new Wagstättbahn cable car, it is a shorter distance to the skiing area of the Kitzbühel Alps, and getting there is more direct and above all more comfortable. A gondola for 10 people providing every comfort transports up to 2,400 winter guests per hour to the summit station. Finally no more queuing and waiting. And the seat heating in the gondola which leaves from close to the only Kempinski hotel in Tirol is pure luxury – both to keep the muscles warm and to provide a comfortable and cozy ride up to Wurzhöhe Mountain.
Das Tirol is and remains the only five-star hotel in Kitzbühel and the surrounding area which provides direct access to the slopes. Ski-in and ski-out directly from a well arranged and heated ski storage room on the ground floor. It is only a short trip on the ski lift which leaves right from the exit of the Kempinski Alpine Sport Shop – and an exciting day in the Kitzbühel Alps can begin. Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, taking some time to explore the slopes or racing down at full speed – the wide range of 170 kilometers of slopes over a surface of 450 hectares which has won many awards caters for all tastes. And going up is faster than ever, six meters per second to be precise, which means only seven minutes to climb the 1,169 meter long and completely new route.
The construction of the new Wagstättbahn also brings a couple of improvements to the slope, a kind of side effect as it were, as the existing route of the tow lift on the Wagstätt-Wurz slope will become part of the slope, it will be integrated in the Wurzhöhe ski surface and covered with snow. The sections at the bottom which used to be a little narrow will therefore be broadened and the inclination will be flattened out so the slope will be a comfortable one for various levels.
As easily as the guests get to the skiing area they can now get back and stop for a delicious break in the homely atmosphere of the Kempinski hotel Das Tirol. In the sunshine on the terrace against the backdrop of the impressive Alpine scenery, the sweet specialties taste absolutely delighting. Or you might fancy a glass of chilled champagne to unwind.
Between this break and dinner in one of the two top class restaurants – with alpine, down-to-earth cuisine in the Steinberg or Asian style in Sra Bua – the spa provides a wide range of beneficial massages and treatments not only for active winter sports fans. Body and soul get a rest and are invigorated for another day on the slopes in one of the most beautiful skiing areas of Tirol.
About the Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol
Das Tirol offers 150 spacious rooms and suites with panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery. A particular advantage is the location of the new Kempinski hotel with its immediate proximity to the ski slopes in the middle of the extensive ski area in the Kitzbühel Alps. The 3,600 m2 spa area of the hotel offers exclusive products and a wide range of spa treatments, movement therapy, relaxation and recreation. With a total of 300 m2, the indoor and outdoor, fresh and salt water pools give plenty of space to enjoy the bathing experience. The Steinberg restaurant with up to 200 seats for the breakfast buffet and dinner and the Pan-Asian lifestyle restaurant “Sra Bua” with around 40 seats provide guests with deliciousness’s. The culinary offer is complemented by a bar and a lobby with a fireplace on the first floor, the Mountain Health Bar and a café offering delicious pastries close to the entrance of the hotel.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 81 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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