Ottmanngut is a charming small boutique hotel that lies nestled in an enchanting Mediterranean garden with beautiful views of the Alpine mountain tops.
How would you describe Schgaguler Hotel in a nutshell?
The Schgaguler is located in South Tyrol at the foot of the Schlern mountain where it serves as a base to explore the Dolomites. We wanted to create a place where people can rest and restore while having direct access to this breathtaking Alpine region.
What was the inspiration/story behind the Schgaguler and its recent renovation?
The Schgaguler was built in 1984 by my father and was renovated in 2018. Today, my brothers handle the day-to-day operations while my father works as a trekking and adventure guide. We wanted to renovate the hotel with a minimalistic aesthetic that was inspired by the mountain range.
Peter Pichler was the architect behind the exterior’s renovation and we worked together on the interior design. On one hand, I think the design is at odds with the traditional, rustic houses of the region, while on the other hand, the gabled roofs are a constant reminder of their iconic shape. Our aim was to reduce any clutter and decorations to the absolute minimum, creating what I feel is a timeless aesthetic.
How would you describe the atmosphere of the Schgaguler?
I think it’s very luxurious while also being minimalistic, with just the essentials for the hotel’s operation. We paid a lot of attention to the materials that were selected for the renovations and have tried to highlight them in spaces that are sophisticated, yet laid-back.