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ADLER HOTEL GROUP TO DEBUT NEW ECO-FOCUSED HOTEL
Adler Lodge Ritten, a Dolomites boutique hotel, will open in June 2019

Lichtenstern, Italy, May 2019 … A brand-new hotel is coming to the Dolomites mountain range, recently praised by the New York Times as an “idyllic playground for both outdoor adventurers and those seeking a taste of the region’s cultural heritage.” ADLER Lodge Ritten, a sister to established properties like ADLER Thermae in Tuscany and ADLER Lodge Alpe, which the Times called “palatial” and “indulgent,” opens June 2019.

The hotel will be set on the Ritten plateau, a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers, and will overlook some of the Dolomites’ most majestic mountain peaks, such as the Rosengarten and the Latemar. In 1911, Sigmund Freud described Ritten, where he had been spending time, in a letter to fellow psychiatrist Carl Jung: “It is divinely beautiful and comfortable. I have discovered in myself an inexhaustible desire to do nothing.”

Freud would have appreciated the hotel, which is reachable only by a single limited-access road and set on a forested landscape that feels like another world. Like the other ADLER hotels, ADLER Lodge Ritten is committed to an eco-conscious existence, thanks to its sustainable construction and locally inspired cuisine (here, farm-to-table isn't just another buzzword, but truly part of the chef's philosophy). Below is the latest pre-opening news.
 

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ADLER Lodge Ritten has been built according to the Klimahaus (Climate House) standards, meaning it has met strict criteria for both energy conservation and environmental protection.

  • Local timber was used to construct the buildings, which are modeled after rural alpine dwellings and designed to blend seamlessly into the landscape, rather than competing with it.
     
  • The hotel will consist of a spacious main building with reception area, lobby, bar, restaurant and spa. There will be two additional structures for guest accommodations, each with ten junior suites. Also scattered throughout the property will be 20 one- and two-story chalets, some set around a small natural lake.
     
  • All rooms will have private bio saunas and either balconies or terraces, and chalets will feature wood-burning fireplaces.
     

CUISINE

All meals, soft drinks, wines and spirits will be included in the room rate, known as an “inclusive arrangement.” Chef Hannes Pignater is planning to spoil guests throughout the day with menus that focus on regional and local products and distinctive red and white wines.

“My cuisine is creative and authentic at the same time, an interaction of two culinary traditions—quality products from our committed local farmers in South Tyrol, and delicious specialties from other parts of Italy,” he says. The kitchen will also reflect the hotel's commitment to sustainability.

  • Most ingredients sourced from local farmers; this supports the local community and, again, reduces carbon emissions by shortening the travel distances for deliveries.
     
  • Chef Pignater aims to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
     

THE SPA

The spa will face the impressive Sciliar peak and offer incredible Dolomite views through large glass windows.

  • Customized face and body treatments will incorporate extracts, oils and other products from the ADLER care line, which combines natural cosmetics and the latest technology.
     
  • Guests will be able to choose among three saunas: One classic steam sauna in the main building, as well as two saunas located deep in the forest, giving visitors a chance to truly immerse themselves in nature. “Under treetops you can experience the feeling of untouched nature even better,” says spa director Emily Brugnoli.
     
  • The heated infinity pool will be open year-round.
     

OTHER ESSENTIAL FACTS

  • Renon’s historic narrow-gauge railway, the Rittnerbahn, stops just 200 meters from the hotel at the Stella station, so a car is not needed during the stay. The thriving city of Bolzano is just a 12-minute ride away via cable car.
     
  • Activities are designed to highlight the distinctive beauty of each season and might include skiing, snowshoeing, Nordic walking, wine tasting or cycling (the hotel offers complimentary electric-bike rentals).
     
  • Nearby cultural sites include the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, the 13th-century Mareccio Castle, and the Duomo di Bolzano cathedral.
     

ABOUT ADLER RESORTS  https://www.adler-resorts.com/en/spa-hotel/1-0.html

The Sanoner family has been in the hotel business since 1810, when they opened their first small inn, and the five hotels are currently managed by the family's seventh generation Along with ADLER Ritten, there are three spa resorts in Italy's Dolomites mountain region and one in Tuscany. All ADLER spas are renowned for providing not only relaxation and beauty services, but also modern western medicine and alternative healing methods. For guests wishing to delve deeper into improving their health, there are also two ADLER MED medical competence centers, one at ADLER Thermae in Tuscany and the other at ADLER Balance in the Dolomites. Each has its own team of doctors from disciplines like general medicine, laboratory medicine, aesthetic medicine, modern Mayr medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine and nutrition.

For more information: https://www.adler-resorts.com/en/adler-lodge-ritten/73-0.html  Press contact: Morano Public Relations, 212-860-5566 or martha@moranopr.com
 


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