White Christmas: Special offer for the five star wellness tree hotel My Arbor in South Tyrol
Between 1-22 December 2022, My Arbor, a five star wellness tree hotel in South Tyrol, is offering a 3-night special pre-Christmas package “My Winter Magic”.
Perched at 1,000m above sea level in a quiet spot on the edge of a forest, this new built in 2018 luxury alpine resort looks as if it grew naturally out of the hillside. The building appears to float in the treetops; it sits atop 66 tree-trunk stilts creating a refined treehouse experience that casts guests into a sense of escapism, offering fantastic views over the snowy valleys and surrounding mountain peaks.
Enjoy all the Christmas activities in the area while staying at My Arbor this December, including Christmas markets and a spectacular Light Musical Show Liora in the nearby town of Brixen (tickets included in the package).
Take a cable car to the nearby Plose Mountain (2.500 m above sea level) and enjoy skiing, hiking and sledging (cable car fee included in the package).
Back at the hotel, warm up and recharge in one of five saunas and take part in the unique sauna rituals guided by in-house sauna masters and involving essential oils, Tibetan bowls and other wellbeing elements.
During your stay My Arbor offers:
- My Good Morning buffet breakfast is served between 7.30 am and 11 am as well as an enjoyable late riser menu breakfast between 11 am and noon.
- My Lunch Club restaurant between 12 am and 5 pm with delicious salads, pasta and meat dishes for a fee.
- My way to eat dinner in My Arbor: two different 5-course dinner menus as well as selection from the My Arbor Classic menu.
- My way to eat dinner in Bressanone: free choice from the menu in the exciting Grissino Restaurant in the city centre: Italian cuisine, pizza, Asian food and sushi.
- Welcome aperitif on arrival as well as still and sparkling spring water.
- Parking space in the underground car parks as well as outdoor parking spaces.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
- Access to the 2,500 m² Spa Arboris wellness area.
- Trained and competent Spa team for massages, spa treatments and sauna infusions.
- All-day offer of sports and exercise programme.
- Endless fun with the BrixenCard.
- Sauna infusions with my sauna guides.
- Ticket to the show Liora.
- Hot mulled wine at the Christmas market in Brixen.
- Cookies in the room.
MY ARBOR – THE MY PHILOSOPHY
My Arbor, my tree. The name of the hotel is full of meaning. A tree with strong roots, firmly anchored in nature and history – and yet open to the world. A tree that survives wind and weather as well as time and trends. A natural retreat that gives its guests a sense of security and safety.
Living and sleeping in a soft nest in the treetops.
My Arbor guests are invited to find there what often comes up short in hectic everyday life: time for arriving, time for being, time for the surrounding nature, time for oneself.
This time can be shaped individually; in keeping with the My idea of My Arbor, every guest will find the answer to their own personal needs. Holidays without constraints with the greatest possible freedom for the guest’s own rhythm. Breakfast until noon. Swimming after sunset. Yoga or hiking. Massage or skiing. Culture in the bishop’s town of Brixen. Biking or shopping. The I may simply be I. At the tree hotel on the Plose.
MY ARBOR – ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Externally, the building is not only reminiscent of a tree house, but also of a nest — the balcony structure looks like an interwoven nest in itself.
Generous glass fronts allow an unobstructed view of the endless landscape of the Eisack Valley. At the back, a wooden shingle façade recalls the tree house structure.
Interior design features lots of natural materials, especially wood.
WELLNESS — SPA ARBORIS
The Spa Arboris is the spa of the tree. Here, guests can relax close to nature on 2,500 m². In the water. In the warmth. In peace. In the protection of the forest, when guests want and how they want. In the 18m x 6m infinity pool with 10m x 6m outdoor pool.
Let their gaze wander over the trees. Recharge their batteries in the sauna world with its five saunas and several infusions and peelings per day.
There are five different saunas nestling within the 2,500 m² spa area at My Arbor:
- Bio-sauna: 60° with 40–50% humidity
- Wood sauna: Dry sauna 80° with 10–20% humidity
- Forest sauna: Dry sauna 90° with 10–20% humidity
- Steam bath: 45° with 99% humidity
- Sauna in the pool area (with swimwear): 40° with 40% humidity
Sauna master Manuel Greifenberg, former bodybuilding world champion, enchants guests to the sounds of thematic music.
Guests can pamper themselves with soothing beauty and body rituals. Strengthen the body and soul with sporting activities such as yoga. Indoors and especially outdoors. Early in the morning or late in the evening. Guests can also relax in ten cuddle nests, very private outdoor cottages in front of the sauna.
The spa treatments in the total of ten treatment rooms are all centred around the tree. Through the combination and effect of native tree species, such as larch, stone pine, mountain pine and spruce, all treatments are designed to harmonise and root body, mind and soul.
Two brands can be found in the Spa Arboris as cosmetic partners: Team Dr. Joseph from South Tyrol and Pharmos Natur from Bavaria. The latter was selected as the new care line in winter 2020/2021 and complements the effects of the trees in the treatments with the power plant aloe vera. A highlight: the “Love My Age” treatment.
A real highlight for guests at My Arbor are the show sauna infusions. At least four of them take place every day. The sauna master also gives tips on how to use the saunas properly and provides guests with homemade snacks after the sauna infusion.
There are at least four sauna infusions on offer daily, matching the daily theme, to choose from.
Here you find some examples:
Singing bowl infusion: this gentle infusion with low heat features a ceremony with singing bowls. The sound vibrations stimulate the relaxation nerve and promote deep rejuvenation.
Vitality infusion: this energetic, uplifting experience offers medium degree of heat accompanied by energising music and invigorating fragrances.
Fire&Ice infusion: this is one of the hottest sessions of all, an intense themed infusion with invigorating music and energising essential oils.
Forest infusion: a classic infusion ceremony with medium heat and various essential oils as a tribute to the healing effects of the forest.
MY ARBOR RESTAURANT
Traditional South Tyrolean cuisine is combined with creative dishes from all over the world and typical Italian dishes. The menu constantly changes, because the chef always tries to cook seasonal and uses seasonal and local products.
Py Arbor works a lot with local suppliers. For example they have free range eggs from a farm nearby, bread from a bio-bakery in Brixen, cheese from a dairy in Brixen, etc. Furthermore, they focus on homemade products and make as much as they can in house, beginning from syrups, jams, bread, cakes, juices, etc.
Prepared only from the best and freshest ingredients. Dinner is a feast not only for the palate, but also for the eye.
What is also interesting is that there are theme days at My Arbor, where breakfast and dinner get combined accordingly.
Forest Monday: deer for dinner, pine pancakes for breakfast.
Around the World: shakshuka at breakfast, sushi for dinner.
We love Südtirol: focus on South Tyrolean specialties and South Tyrolean dessert buffet.
Bella Italia: traditional Italian pasta, pizza, etc. Products 100% DOP Italia.
Essence of Water: focus on fish.
Cheat day: dessert buffet at dinner, Weißwurst and beer at breakfast.
Pure pleasure: poached egg with truffle at breakfast.
Next to the spa reception, from 5:30pm, guests can choose their wine accompaniment for dinner. Mehmet Kaplan, sommelier at My Arbor, and Patrick Lanziner, service manager and beer sommelier, are both wine connoisseurs & lovers and will guide through the wine tasting.
MY ARBOR – MANAGEMENT
My Arbor is a family affair. For many years, the South Tyrolean entrepreneurial couple Markus and Renate Huber have dreamed of a hotel on the Plose. Markus has worked in hospitality all of his life. Renate Huber also knows gastronomy from the bottom up and is a qualified sommelier.
Their two children intend to grow into their parents’ hotel business. Their daughter Alexandra has been working in the management of the family hotel since this year. And their son Armin also intends to support the My Arbor family after his ongoing training. New blossoms are already growing for the tree hotel.
The couple are natives of the town of Brixen, which is the oldest town in the area.
The town, which is over 1000 years old, was a travelling station of the emperors and a pompous bishop’s town. Today, Brixen’s old town offers an exciting arc between joie de vivre and contemplation. The cathedral square, unique in the Alps, the numerous sacred buildings, arcades, museums, craft traditions and archaeological gems invite to be discovered – as well as modern cafés and excellent restaurants, attractive shops and entertaining events.
The combination of modern living and traditions is reflected not only in the architecture, but also in the locals’ personality and ways of life. Brixen’s cultural scene is both creative and exciting, with unique exhibitions and cultural tours. / www.brixen.org
The Plose is Brixen’s mountain, just seven kilometres from the town.
In summer, the Plose near Brixen is one of the most beautiful “highlights” of South Tyrol with an impressive panorama of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites and the peaks of the Zillertal and Sarntal Alps. It is a mountain with hiking and walking trails, summit climbs with guaranteed views, freeride bike trails and mountain carts.
In winter, the mountain transforms into a modern skiing area between the Dolomites and the Sarntal Alps, ideal for winter hiking, sledding, and of course skiing. The Plose has the longest valley run in South Tyrol with the 9 km long Trametsch.
Modern mountain cable cars quickly take guests up to 2,500 m in summer and winter. Romantic mountain huts invite to stop for a bite to eat. / www.plose.org
The landscape in the north of Italy is characterised by the contrast between alpine scene formations and Mediterranean wine landscapes, marked by the beauty of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where South Tyrolean specialities such as apples, wine and speck are produced and grown, which have a special quality due to the mild climate with over 300 days of sunshine and many years of experience of the farmers. / www.suedtirol.info
MY ARBOR – ACTIVITIES:
- Yoga, Pilates, Meditation
- Forest Bathing, Balance Movement, Breathing Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Boot Camp
- Workout in the Forest, Personal Training, WAV-E Training
- Show sauna infusions with the sauna masters, several times a day
- Hiking, including sunrise and walks or hikes to alpine pastures
- Mountain carting
- Culture & shopping in Brixen
- Wine tasting, beer tasting