We attended the opening of the sleek and sophisticated NIDUM Hotel in Seefeld, Austria, for a 3 night break at the start of the year.
It was my first visit to the mountains, having never been a skier, and it certain won't be my last.
Everything about this new hotel felt restorative: the situation, the spa, the interiors - and that view. All rooms face south so as to guarantee picturesque sunrise and sunsets high over the valley.
Mornings were spent on the balcony, sucking in the pure mountain air and taking in the sweeping countryside and snowy peaks.
The hotel's highlight is undoubtedly the infinity pool. Overlooking the Tyrols, swimming from indoors through glass doors to the gleaming outdoor lagoon was truly unforgettable. The spacious sauna offers similarly spectacular vistas.
Inspired by local food culture, the cuisine here is fresh and contemporary, with a healthy twist - though with the multiple courses included every evening we left feeling that we'd certainly indulged ourselves.
Nearby Seefeld was a short bus ride away and offered gorgeous alpine cafes overlooking the pistes. Innsbruck, 45 mins away on the train, was an excellent day trip.