LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Langenlois
Rooms 82 Architecture Steven Holl Architects Interior Design Steven Holl Architects
The Original Susanne Kraus-Winkler
Steven Holl Architects
Design Steven Holl Architects
The Original Susanne Kraus-Winkler
Why book with us?
It's an innovative concept: a hotel and spa for wine-lovers with an outstanding architectural approach. Set amid rolling vineyards in Austria's most popular white-wine region, the LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Langenlois appears to float on pillars and glass. The 82 guestrooms feature the wine theme and a map of an underground labyrinth of 900-year-old wine cellars, a motif used throughout the hotel. Airy rooms have large windows overlooking vineyards and the wonderfully rural lifestyle of the surrounding villages. The hotel features a lovely year-round heated outdoor swimming pool, spa treatments, a spectacular wine savvy restaurant, and offers trips to the educational wine center next door for tastings or seminars. Guests won't want to miss one of the trekking tours through the lovely surrounding vineyards, or a visit to the Danube valley with its monasteries and old castles.
Designed by noted New York architect Steven Holl, this world-renowned wine- center is already attracting its own pilgrims, drawn not only to its spectacular look but also to its unique concept as a spa for vinophiles. Loisium's ground floor is almost entirely transparent, consisting of pillars surrounded by glass, which creates a hovering, suspended effect for the building that sits above. Featuring Holl’s trademark interplay of space and light, the design hotel’s public and private spaces are dominated by a few design elements: abundant glass and latticework, as well as a repetition of similarly proportioned rectangular forms in windowpanes, doorframes, counters, and even mirrors.
An emphasis on cork
Cork as a material, form and texture is realized in numerous details throughout the resort, from the lighting fixtures in the restaurant dining room to the texture of the lobby’s staircase and concrete walls. This emphasis on cork echoes, of course, the Loisium's raison d’être – to celebrate wine in a spa atmosphere. But it’s more than that – the lobby rejoices in design with the Kiesler Eck, a display of furnishings created for art maven Peggy Guggenheim in 1942 and available as reproductions by the modern Wittmann Carpentry Workshop. Colored concrete in a unique hue (a combination of ochre and adobe red) sets off the greenery that surrounds the glassed-in lobby.
The LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Langenlois, in eastern Austria, is more than just a gateway to fantastic vineyards, ancient monasteries, medieval castles, and a splendid wine museum. It embraces winemakers who use traditional, organic wine-crafting techniques, while also promoting local farmers who would never dream of producing genetically modified crops.
Made by Originals
Susanne Kraus-Winkler is a long-standing and highly recognized tourism and hospitality expert in Austria. After graduating from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Kraus-Winkler became the senior partner in the Vienna office of Austria's leading tourism consulting company, Kohl & Partner. With more than twenty years of management in her family's hotels and restaurants, Kraus-Winkler is the founding partner of the LOISIUM Wine & Spa resort hotels, uniting the timeless lifestyle trend of wine with her love of modern architecture to create an exceptional experience. Kraus-Winkler is currently president of HOTREC, the European Hotel & Restaurant Association in Brussels, and lectures on tourism and leisure real estate at various academic institutions across Europe.
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