Sneak Peek: Revamped Dolomite Mountain Lodge to Open in July

Looking to escape the heat in style this summer? In Italy's Dolomites, Adler Resorts’ fourth property, Mountain Lodge, is nearly finished and is set to open on  July 3. 

What makes this one special? The lodge sits high up in the mountains, at a height of 1800m, and dates back to 1938, when it was the Hotel Mezdi, built three years after one of the Dolomites’ first cable cars carried its first visitors from the mountain resort of Ortisei up to Alpe di Siusi. The Hotel Mezdi’s location, just below Col da Mezdi (Midday Peak) and in the middle of the piste (within walking distance of the lift station) attracted guests year-round. When the hotel fell into disrepair, the Sanoner family, owners of Adler Resorts,  pulled it down and have replaced it with a central wooden lodge and an arc of 12 small chalets, modeled on old Tyrolean mountain huts, so that they blend in with the scenery of the Alpe di Siusi. 

The main lodge of the 30-room hotel houses the reception, a cavernous lounge with open fireplace, spacious sun terrace, restaurant, wellness and spa facilities, infinity pool and 18 guest suites, all with panoramic views of the Dolomites. The 12 two-story guest chalets sit up the slope (offering better views) behind the main building.

The 12 south-facing chalets have private balconies, saunas and a fireplace in the sitting room.

Room rates will include soft drinks and a selection of Italian fine wines and liquors, as well as access to the spa and wellness facilities, together with a full program of activities, such as guided skiing, hiking and mountain biking, plus yoga at sunset. 

Bookings can be made at [email protected]; for more information, visit www.adler-lodge.com.