Originally inspired by the Art Nouveau movement that characterizes its architecture, Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa overlooks the storied mountain village of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Nestled within the soaring peaks of the dramatic Dolomites range, reminiscent of a jewelled coronet, the resort is surrounded by alpine valleys and offers a venerable array of pastimes through its seamless adaptation between winter and summer seasons. A notable rendezvous for Italian high society, Cristallo’s alluring service and enchanting cultural heritage have endured for over a century. Levels of comfort and courtesy convey the hotel’s innate gracious Italian hospitality that filters through every aspect of its legacy. Perched on a mountaintop, the distinctive Cristallo is the crowning glory of the captivating d’Ampezzo valley. Originally opened in 1901, the resort is set within a timeless landscape that embraces the unrivalled natural environs and impressive mountain vistas. With a wealth of transformative experiences and seasonally defined activities, Cristallo offers myriad ways to discover the compelling Dolomites. Its eminent position casts a rare perspective from which guests will encounter insightful and authentic journeys. Just two hours from Venice airport and Innsbruck, Cortina came to the fore as the host of the 1956 Winter Olympics and remains a draw for prosperous snow and sun seekers alike. Exuding genuine charm, where cobbled streets meet charismatic fin de siècle architecture, the town gained prominence as a filmic location during the golden age of cinema. The historic church bells reverberate across the landscape, renowned for exhilarating ski trails and exceptional mountain walks, as well as, world class retail and dining. Lined with Italian designer boutiques and traditional eateries, the innately sophisticated Corso Italia sets the scene for atmospheric evening “passeggiata” within Italy’s prime mountain destination. Offering majestic views across Cortina and the monumental Dolomites, Cristallo’s guestrooms and suites have been distinctively furnished to complement the location’s Italian heritage. Pale wood panels are offset by intricate wild flower detailing and delicate cornicing, full of regional character. Each room is appointed with a signature Luxury Collection bed, en-suite Carrara marble bathroom with heated floors and ultra-modern technology. Capturing the essence of the destination, each suite has been individually designed and includes wireless Bose speakers and coffee machine. Cristallo has a selection of fine-dining and casual restaurants providing a curated choice of gastronomy and ambience. La Stube, hosting just four tables, offers during the winter season intimate private dining where refined cuisine is served, while the glass-covered Gazebo, with spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape, provides the best of Italian fare. Chef’s Private Table is an epicurean experience combining Chef’s culinary passion with traditional indigenous recipes. The more relaxed Veranda is open for breakfast and lunch, while Hotel Bar is where Luxury Collection signature cocktails are served, alongside select snacks. During the summer months, La Terrazza, opens its doors to offer al fresco dining within the immersive setting of the spectacular Dolomite mountains. With access to Cortina’s exclusive Golf Club, guests can compete on the nine-hole course framed by the Dolomites. The alpine-style Club House provides an inviting setting for conversation over drinks or a meal, and is just a short drive from the resort by electric golf buggy. A captivating draw, SPA has a menu of exclusive, locally derived therapeutic treatments, providing signature detox, anti-ageing, relaxation and après ski rituals. Equipped with rejuvenating Hammam, sauna, thermarium and oversized Romanesque indoor pool, it also has the spacious FitWell Club, overseen by skilled professionals and offering cutting-edge fitness equipment. For those seeking the secrets of life’s longevity, a professional health coach is on hand to share inside wisdom on sleeping well, eating healthily and exercising correctly.
2005 World Travel Awards best Ski Resort in Italy 2006 World Travel Awards best Ski Resort in Italy 2007 World Travel Awards best Ski Resort in Italy 2009 World Travel Awards best Ski Resort in Europe 2010 World Travel Awards best Ski Resort in Europe 2011 Seven Stars and Stripes award for luxury hospitality / six stars for the Cristallo Ultimate Spa 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 World Ski Awards Italy’s best ski hotel 2014 World Ski Awards Italy’s best ski hotel 2015 World Ski Awards Italy’s best ski hotel 2016 Top 25 Resorts in Europe, 2016 Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Italy’s Best Ski Hotel, World Ski Awards 2017 Top 3 World’s Best Ski Hotel, World Ski Awards
from April to the beginning of June and from October to mid-December