Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados

Glam Custodian

Glam Custodian

Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados

Glam Custodian

Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados
This heritage-listed building, clad in white shutters, is a true architectural chameleon – a Wunderkammer of historic stucco, wide corridors, high ceilings, ornate carpentry, stonework and original herringbone parquet

Intro

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A fabulous new hotel, excitement builds for the opening of Parkhotel Mondschein, an urban sanctum of relaxed glamour located in Bolzano, South Tyrol. This is the new parkland hub that kindles design, music, the arts, culture, mindfulness and nature. 

This heritage-listed building, clad in white shutters, is a true architectural chameleon – a Wunderkammer of historic stucco, wide corridors, high ceilings, ornate carpentry, stonework and original herringbone parquet. Parts of the house date back to 1330; the medieval was then married to Belle Époque additions in 1890. The renovation saw the creative direction by planning studio Biquadra, based in nearby Merano, with designer Christina Biasi-von Berg at the helm narrating the project. Their motto to 'breathe new life into what already exists, adapt to the requirements and spirit of the time' perfectly encapsulates Parkhotel Mondschein's transformation.  

Remodelled over the centuries, 'Cinematic Italian' is the interior design mantra that consummately knits the restored historical elements to the nostalgia, style and flamboyance from the height of Italian film and design of the 1960s. Mid-century pieces are recast with a modern hand and a subtle coherence colours its history and surroundings – softly smudged grey, moss green and tawny browns, oiled woods, and statement white lighting reflecting the natural hues of the mountains. "In the redesign, beautiful materials, good quality and intelligent design were top priorities. We wanted to create a place where people can relax and take a break. You don't need a lot for that, but what little you have has to be first class," says Moritz Dissertori, host at Hotel Mondschein. 

A liberal place-to-be, Parkhotel Mondschein also adds another dimension with its use of contemporary artwork and commissioned pieces from the likes of interdisciplinary artist Irene Fernández Arcas creating installations, combining drawings, paintings and photography, and Dominican-French artist and photographer Karla Hiraldo Voleau. Curating a cultural hub, the hotel showcases both photography and paintings plus its roster of young talents, authors, wine producers and DJs keeps the curious visitor's mind nicely fizzing.

Onsite yoga studio, Arise, located within the ancient walls of the Mondschein, is geared to complete the circle of balance and mindfulness with a rota of guest instructors. There's also the statement 48m² dark green tiled pool, clad in terracotta flooring for those who seek to chill poolside.

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects is Parkhotel Mondschein's easy access to nature. Located adjacent to the park, you can wander at ease among the shade of ancient trees and listen to the stillness of the mountains. Swathed in authenticity and creature comforts, this new city bolthole is set to be a scene-stealer. 

Rooms

Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados

Perfectly condensing the needs of a city lodging, the hotel has a selection of bedrooms. Out of its 76 rooms, you’ll find bijou beds, airy suites or dependable doubles. All come with the high-quality furnishings of a carefully considered renovation including smooth parquet flooring, comfortable beds, soothing dark wood furniture and classic white lampshades.

The colour palette is muted and refined, creating a chic ambience and in the bathrooms, which were completely stripped back and renovated, sleek white tiling wraps the upmarket features, with frameless mirrors and retro-style silver fixtures completing the modern-luxe look.

Foodie

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At Parkhotel Mondschein, you won’t have to move far to get your first meal of the day. In fact you’ll start on a high in the Luna Bar, with beautiful granola bowls topped with fresh fruit, yoghurt and mountain honey, excellent coffee, green juice and for those that need that little bit extra – a wholesome eggs Benedict to set you up. Host and family member Moritz Dissertori says of their small but perfectly formed breakfast menu “We prefer a well-curated breakfast menu with dishes that are pleasing to the eye. This also allows us to greet the guests with a smile in the morning and to accompany them at the start of their day,” So, no fighting over the buffet then.

Later in the day, drop by for snacks, smoothies and coffee from the bar, moving into cocktails and local wine as the day progresses. In the summer, take dinner in the garden, or opt for tasty plates around the pool. 

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Spa

Sightseeing or mountain pursuits taking their toll? Take the stress out and stretch at the in-house yoga studio, located within the ancient walls of the Mondschein. With a rota of yoga teachers, each with their own method, you could come here just for this!  There is also a gym, sauna and relaxation room - perfect for reviving jet lagged souls or topping up the replenishment after a day in the Dolomite fresh air.

Location

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Clasped by the snow-dusted, UNESCO-protected Dolomites, Parkhotel Mondschein is located in heart of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, in northern Italy. A picturesque city, Bolzano is easily strollable, its cobbled streets home to Gothic architecture, churches and plazas where you can stop for a drink in one of the cafes or sample the hybrid Austrian-Italian fare at a homely restaurant. In summer, many head out on hikes into the valleys, peaks and lakes of the Dolomites, and winter brings snow and ski to the region.

Hot-wired to the design, cultural and culinary scene, this duo have their feet firmly on the ground when it comes to creating legacy hotels and guesthouses

Owners

Brothers Klaus and Moritz Dissertori are the creators, minds, and often the hosts at the Parkhotel Mondschein.

They and their family are no strangers to the hotel world with a string of stylish and successful properties under their belt, they have an eye for detail and style. With Parkhotel Mondschein joining fellow Aficionados Villa Arnica and Reichhalter 1477, the Dissertori family are curating a veritable hotel collection.

Their standout hotel DNA is their approach to historic buildings and a keen sense of what the modern nomad needs, often ahead of the curve and even before they know themselves what they crave from a stay in a hotel. Hot-wired to the design, cultural and culinary scene, this duo have their feet firmly on the ground when it comes to creating legacy hotels and guesthouses. Chilled, relaxed in character, they are both well-travelled hosts and it shows in their concepts. 

Moritz & Klaus Dissertori, the owners of Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados

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