One of the most exclusive chalet offering in Austria, The Arula Chalets offer two beautiful adjoining properties, that can be booked together or independently, with ski-in/ski-out access, world-class service and an experience like no other.
Enjoying an elevated – and highly private – position above the village of Lech, The Arula Chalets boast unrivalled views across pristine pistes hosting up to 30 guests across 13 ensuite bedrooms; Arula 1 sleeps up to 22 guests while Arula 2 sleeps up to 8 guests.
Remarkable interiors by London based designers Afs Mehrai and Amie Mercer are effortlessly chic combining soothing tones and subtle lighting with mid-century furniture, traditional Austrian craftsmanship and an eclectic selection of modern artwork. Open in both winter and summer, The Arula Chalets offer the perfect hideaway for families, groups of friends, corporates or celebrations, with each chalet home to its own sweeping terrace overlooking the resort, cinema and wine cellar, while the shared private ice rink, self-playing Steinway Piano, casino table and shuffleboard bring out guests’ competitive side.
Head chef is at the helm of the kitchen which serves international culinary creations using seasonal local produce and ingredients. Fully catered, highly personalised menus leave guests spoilt for choice from fine dining and family-style dinners to Austrian classics and wellness menus, while Arula 1’s walk-in wine cellar hosts intimate tastings led by in-house sommelier Patrick Hupf.
Each chalet is home to extensive spa and wellness facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and relaxation areas – with Arula 1 also hosting an infra-red cabin – as well as sumptuous treatment rooms where hot stone and deep tissue massages await from the in-chalet spa therapist alongside rejuvenating facials curated in partnership with award-winning skincare specialists Augustinus Bader.
The Arula Chalets’ world-class service includes 24hr butler service, daily housekeeping, a dedicated chauffeur, massage therapist and yoga instructor. With immaculate attention to detail, the concierge team is on hand to elevate the guest experience from private shopping and babysitting, to elite DJ decks and expert ski guidance from formed world ski champions including Olympic Gold Medallist Franz Klammer and Freeride world champion Nadine Wallner. Testing the limits, those feeling more adventurous can opt for a first-class heli-skiing experience for backcountry powder across the Alberg ski region or fly to the Dolomites for a morning of vertical descents in upmost seclusion. Ski touring, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing is also on offer for guests seeking different mountain experiences.