FORESTIS is located in a densely wooded area, 1,800 m above sea-level, with a view of the Dolomites. The area’s unique and outstanding natural character had already prompted the Austrian monarchy to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium at precisely this special site.
FORESTIS lies in a sheltered sunny location on the southern slope of the Plose mountain in the South Tyrolean Alps, directly opposite the impressive massifs of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. The extraordinarily pure Plose spring water, fresh mountain air, many sunny days and mild climate, where Adriatic currents meet air masses from the North, have a favourable effect upon the health and well-being.
With FORESTIS, Teresa and Stefan have fulfilled a long-cherished dream. Influenced by their international experience, they approach this place with a fresh perspective and a multi-faceted understanding of hospitality. Together with their team they are hosts who live and love mindfulness towards people and nature.
Alois Hinteregger is a prominent figure in South Tyrolean tourism. His sure instincts helped him to discover this special site. Even as a child he dreamt of having an exceptional hotel on the mountain pastures. He is now handing over the realisation of this dream, FORESTIS, to his son Stefan and to Teresa.
The architecture of FORESTIS is inspired by the same natural features that were once decisive in establishing a sanatorium. The excellent water, air, sun and climate are reflected here in equally authentic materials. Stone, from which the spring emerges, glass, as clear as the air, warm materials that warm like the sun, and the wood that grows best in this climate. Outside and inside, these natural materials are in harmony with each other, just like nature itself.
The origins of FORESTIS go back to the year 1912. Doctors were commissioned to carry out various environmental studies at this location. The outstanding conditions here prompted the establishing of a tuberculosis sanatorium, built by architect Otto Wagner in accordance with the doctors’ ideals. Today, FORESTIS is still building on these results.