The Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein has reinvigorated its offering ahead of the 2013 season.
Here Breaking Travel news looks at the latest developments.
For starters, The Grand Park has just undergone a soft refurbishment programme.
Rooms and balconies have been refreshed as has the bar and public areas.
Wi-Fi has now been extended to all the rooms - private and public - on a complimentary basis.
But what makes The Grand Park Hotel really special is their range of treatment and wellbeing programmes, expert therapists and consultants, incredibly warm and nurturing hospitality and their wonderful award-winning cuisine.
Plus The Grand Park is located right in the heart of the picturesque Bad Hofgastein, a spa town south of Salzburg famed for its thermal waters and healing caves, and is a great base for a host of outdoor activities right throughout the year.
Perhaps unusually for a Spa hotel of this caliber, there is a wide range of winter and summer activities on the doorstep to please non spa-goers and children.
For keen skiers, Bad Hofgastein is part of Ski Amade, a network of 28 ski areas and towns that combined make up the second largest ski area in Europe (860 km of downhill slopes / 278 modern ski lifts).
With reliable snow conditions until late April, guests of Grand Park Hotel can not only ski and snowboard but also do snowshoeing, winter hiking (over 100kms of paths to explore), ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides and tobogganing.
Especially noted for their health & wellbeing, Grand Park Hotel advocates a holistic approach that focuses on the physical, mental and emotional health of its guests and promotes lasting positive lifestyle changes and ‘healthy aging’.
The treatment programmes, including the FX Mayr programme (from May - August) and the popular TCM Retreats, are all supervised by a physician, embrace the natural environment as much as possible and the focus is on prevention as well as cure.
The hotel is particularly notable for its work treating burnout prevention, respiratory and musculo-skeletal diseases (e.g. Arthritis).
Guests can also choose between the Grand PARK five-course gourmet menu or the low-fat Grand SPA cuisine which offers carefully-balanced recipes free from gluten and lactose, and has a purifying effect on the body.
In addition to a host of health programmes, guests can supplement their stay with holistic and sport massages, relaxation therapies, pilates, Qi Gong, aqua aerobics, gymnastics, meditation sessions, and beauty treatments in the hotel’s 2000sqm Grand Spa.
The famous Gastein thermal water with a temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius, springs from the “Elizabeth Spring” and flows directly into the Spa’s indoor swimming pool.
Guest can also visit the Gastein Healing Caves, which has just re-opened following their annual renovations and is world famous for their pain-relieving, inflammation-reducing and immune-boosting health effects.
For more information visit the official website.