What: The first designer hotel in the Tyrolean Alps.

Where: Just 100 meters away from the Silvretta ski area in Ischgl, one of the best ski runs Austria has to offer.

Why: The Hotel Madlein contrasts its grandiose alpine backdrop with an interior of elegant and composed simplicity. A sense of calm and Zen-like austerity is evident in the suites, the Fire Room area around an open fire, the fitness area, the pool – which is separated from the outside only by glass windows – and the beauty spa, which offers relaxing, beautifying thalasso therapy. Add to this, outstanding cuisine and the most extraordinary disco in the Alps – the trendiest meeting place in Ischgl – and you have the best of all possible worlds in one.