Gloriette Guesthouse Soprabolzano - Cantilevered Rooftop infinity pool in South Tyrol designed by noa architects, overlooking the Dolomites

Fondant Nouveau

Cast in fondant white with its iconic colonnaded arches, rhombus-shaped outcrops and fabulous roof-top cantilevered infinity pool wrapped in bronze, the Art Nouveau-inspired boutique Guesthouse Gloriette is a charismatic rural rebel found in the South Tyrolean mountain-candy of Soprabolzano, Italy.

Constructed in 2018 on the site of a former hotel, boutique hotel Gloriette is the brainchild of the Alber family, who cleverly commissioned Lukas Rungger & Stefan Rier, the founders of architecture studio noa* to create a new modern Alpine hotel. The duo were creatively inspired by the sinuous curves and rounded windows of Soprabolzano’s art nouveau buildings, which also played to the notions of a neoclassical Gloriette – small guesthouses built in the large estates of the nobility. Entrée this curvaceous cool-cat. Inside, the vibe is hip. Smooth resin floors play host to local timbers, with roomy open-plan spaces dotted with freestanding furnishings, vintage finds, salvaged nostalgia from times past and wild-flower toned fabrics headline the comfort dialogue. Smart, bright and modern, the Gloriette’s interior design is intentionally light and perfectly contrasts to the drama of nature framed by each arched window.

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