Christian Stan, at 3 Jul. 24, in News, Where to go next

The highly anticipated Rosewood Schloss Fuschl officially opened July 1. Nestled by the Austrian Alps on the breathtaking blue waters of Lake Fuschl just outside of Salzburg, the restored 15th-century castle is comprised of 98 guestrooms including 42 suites and six lakeside chalets

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl marks the ultra-luxury brand’s second property in Austria and features an Asaya® Spa and six distinct food and beverage destinations including the Schloss Fuschl See Club beach club.

Perched upon the breathtaking blue waters of Lake Fuschl and the base of the Austrian Alps, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl opens its doors as an enriched, elevated luxury resort that allows guests an intimate and rare experience of the Austrian landscape and its cultural heritage. Rosewood Schloss Fuschl both preserves and re-births Austrian traditions through its thoughtful restoration of the 15th-century castle and embracing of the natural surroundings through sustainable practices. The property features 98 furnished guestrooms, including 42 suites and six chalets, and sits as the gateway to Austria’s Salzkammergut region offering unparalleled access to its exquisite scenery. Guests can enjoy guided fishing excursions on the lake, forest foraging with an expert herbalist, and local-led cooking demonstrations in nearby alpine huts; complemented by a bespoke Asaya® Spa rooted in Austrian wellness philosophies, and a leisure beach club, Schloss Fuschl See Club, with direct access to the water. This opening marks Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ second property in Austria following the opening of Rosewood Vienna in 2022.

An Immersion of Austrian Cuisine

From alpine breakfasts, lunch, and dinners featuring local products, to afternoon tea with seasonal Strudel sessions, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl presents a dynamic food and beverage destination, ranging from Salzkammergut-inspired cuisine to seafood delicacies from nearby farms and suppliers, with a collection of six food and beverage outlets including the bar, all designed by German-based interior design firm, DiPPOLD.

The crown jewel of culinary offerings is the Schloss Restaurant with both hearty classics and innovative dishes like the Blunzn Gyoza with sauerkraut and beurre blanc and a saddle of Mattigtal lamb with black truffle. The menu celebrates the diverse flavors of the region, accompanied by a carefully curated selection of over 1,400 regional and worldly wines and rarities, which have been collected in the Schloss Fuschl wine cellar for decades.

Schloss Bar, the resort’s main beverage outpost inspired by the natural brilliance of the Salzkammergut region with a hand painted walls by Marie Hartig, offers guests a central place to gather for exquisite classic cocktails crafted by engaging bartenders. Guests can enjoy a drink next to the historic low timberline fireplace, originally dating back to 15th-century and recently reinstated by Rosewood Schloss Fuschl. The intimate Whisky Room is an extension of the Schloss Bar and provides a space for smaller gatherings with a moody design, offering a wide selection of dark spirits, Schnaps, and wines, along with exclusive bar snacks. The Sisi Tee Salon, a nod to the property’s history as the setting of the iconic Sissi film trilogy, is a haven of tranquility with a soft design, inviting guests to unwind over a drink or light meal throughout the day. With a vitrine adorned with tempting cakes and pralines and afternoon tea service, curated by pastry chef Jeremie Baessler, this residential style lounge exudes warmth and hospitality.

Set against the backdrop of Lake Fuschl, Seeterrasse offers a relaxed all-day dining atmosphere, with a selection of ‘alpine to the sea’ dishes, perfect for leisurely lunches or sunset dinners. Closer to the water, the Schloss Fuschl See Club brings the spirit of a luxurious beach club to the Austrian Alps, inviting guests to spend leisurely days and enchanting evenings by the lake lounging on exclusive cabana rentals open to hotel guests and external visitors alike. The menu features a selection of seafood, local fish from Lake Fuschl, complemented by live entertainment and seasonal music programming.

For wine enthusiasts, the rustic Vinothek and Terrace provide a cozy meeting space to enjoy Austrian classics paired with hearty meals prepared at the kitchen counter. Only Austrian wines are served, and the menu features local products specially produced for Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, enhancing the authentic dining experience.

A Lakeside Haven for Wellness and Restoration 

As guests step into the Asaya® Spa at Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, they are greeted by a sense of tranquility and luxury that permeates every corner of the space. The 1,500 square meter spa embodies the brand’s steadfast promise to holistic wellness, encompassing Rosewood’s pillars of well-being – emotional balance, fitness and nutrition, physical therapies, skin health, and community engagement.

Boasting an array of bespoke wellbeing experiences, the Asaya Spa features both indoor and outdoor infinity pools, three saunas and one steam bath, and eight thoughtfully designed treatment rooms. The fitness center, featuring Technogym equipment, provides a place to engage in invigorating workouts, while the hair salon offers professional services to help guests look and feel their best. For guests focused on expanding their health journey, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl offers carefully curated two- to three-day retreats centered on biohacking, dynamic aging, and invigorating body wraps and scrubs, and holistic paths to well-being, including detoxes and sleep improvement.

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