Forestis Dolomites
Bressanone, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy

Forestis Dolomites

Forestis is located in a densely wooded area, 1,800 m above sea level, with an unparalleled view of the Dolomites. The area’s unique and outstanding natural character had already prompted the Austrian monarchy to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium at precisely this special site. Read on below about the vibrant culinary offerings, the medicinal history of the site, and what not to miss at the property.

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  • 62 suites, 40 of them in the new towers and 22 in the historic building.
  • In rooms: TV, minibar with free drinks, Nespresso coffee machine, desk, bathrobe, and slippers, free WiFi; suites and up have a seating area and view-blessed furnished balcony; Tower Suites have a traditional tiled stove; and the Penthouse has its own private heated pool, sauna, dining area and bar with a wine fridge.

What's the Story

  • With FORESTIS, Teresa and Stefan have fulfilled a long-cherished dream. Influenced by their international experience, they approach this place with a fresh perspective and a multi-faceted understanding of hospitality. Together with their team, they are hosts who live and love mindfulness toward people and nature. Alois Hinteregger is a prominent figure in South Tyrolean tourism. His strong instincts helped him to discover this special site. As a child, he dreamt of having an exceptional hotel on the mountain pastures, and now, he is handing over the realisation of this dream, FORESTIS, to his son Stefan and his wife Teresa.


  • The origins of FORESTIS go back to the year 1912. Doctors were commissioned to carry out various environmental studies at this location. The outstanding conditions here prompted the establishment of a tuberculosis sanatorium, built by architect Otto Wagner in accordance with the doctors’ ideals. Today, FORESTIS is still building on these medical results.

Sustainability Efforts

  • Cuisine: Nature and local farmers supply the ingredients that are brought to perfection at FORESTIS, blending old-established traditions with the creativity of modern cooking. The FORESTIS cooking philosophy always follows the principles of variety, naturalness, and authenticity.

Wine & Dine

  • The restaurant is designed to experience the vast views in an intimate approach. The dining room is situated on stairs, offering each half-moon table the desired privacy and an extensive view of the surrounding forests and sunsets over the Dolomites.
  • Bar: The bar and lounge with a terrace are located in the historic building. The little fireplaces indoors and outdoors encourage regular evening get-togethers that fully reflect the warmth and hospitality of South Tyrol. The Celts incorporated the meditative effect of open fire into their rituals. FORESTIS adopts its understanding of nature in its ceremonial creation of various drinks: using essences from the surrounding forests, such as herbs, nuts, and berries, as well as shrubs, barks, and fir needles, each drink becomes a little work of art.

Wellness & Spa

  • Indoor and outdoor pool brings the element of water into a new and beautiful combination with stone. The rock-type dolomite is responsible for the exceptional purity of the waters of the Plose mountain, which also fills the stone pool.
  • Saunas: The tradition of cleansing the body in sauna sessions comes from the Northern European culture. The saunas are furnished with natural wood and stone. Due to the heat, the wood releases essential oils, which also have a healing and calming effect.
  • Silence Rooms: Peace and quiet is one of the main qualities of Palmschoss and healthy sleep is the most important pre-condition for regeneration. The Silence Rooms allow the experience of absolute peace and put the body into a deep state of relaxation.
  • The Wyda Room is furnished with the local materials of wood, glass, stone, and fabrics, which act on each other here as energy fields and combine. Millennia-old energy exercises are practiced in this room. Wyda, the yoga of the Celts.
  • Fitness Room: The fitness area is always open all day to allow individual training on the equipment. The fitness concept, of course, extends further into nature, which offers beautiful routes for jogging and mountain biking.
  • Treatment Rooms: The door to the treatment rooms leads to spaces of stillness. The acoustic design of this area keeps out every distraction. Each moment of the application can be felt here in its entirety. The treatment rooms offer healing therapies in combination with touching techniques individually adapted to each person.


  • Rates start at EUR. 695 per night.
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Location & Setting

  • The property lies in a sheltered sunny location on the southern slope of the Plose mountain in the South Tyrolean Alps, directly opposite the impressive massifs of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. The extraordinarily pure Plose spring water, fresh mountain air, many sunny days, and mild climate, where Adriatic currents meet air masses from the North, have a favorable effect on health and well-being.


  • Nature has been generous here. The pure spring water, the fresh mountain air, many hours of sunshine, and the mild climate make up the four foundations of FORESTIS.


  • The alpine location of FORESTIS, 1,800 m above sea level, offers ideal conditions for maintaining health, strengthening the constitution, and recuperating by preventive and high-altitude medicine. A wide range of retreats has been developed in cooperation with experts to incorporate the value of the surroundings and the effect of nature into preventive and healing measures. The location has positive effects on the body after only a short while and holistic regeneration will begin.

Four Seasons

  • The four seasons make their mark on the South Tyrolean mountains. Snow-covered winter landscapes, the blossoms of spring, hot summers, and the colorful autumns enable a variety of natural experiences in the annual cycle.


  • Depending on the season, several experiences are offered at FORESTIS.
  • Ski-in & Ski-out: You have access to the ski area of Plose.
  • Guided hikes will take you high into the Geislergruppe massif or gently through the forests.
  • Paragliding or hot-air ballooning and much more.

How to Get There

  • The closest international airport is Innsbruck, a two-hour drive away, where flights arrive direct from major cities in Europe. But if you’re flying from within Italy, or Berlin, Dusseldorf, or Ibiza, you can catch a seasonal SkyAlps flight to Bolzano Airport – a 90-minute drive away,
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Forestis Dolomites