Located on a Wörthersee Lake promenade, this ancient castle has lured royalty, celebrities, dignitaries and writers since the late 1800s. After a short time as a private residence, it reopened in 2007 wondrously transformed into a sumptuous retreat with a private lakefront, fitness center, award-winning spa, indoor and outdoor pools, library, sand tennis courts, a putting green and gourmet, fine and casual dining, among many other splendid features. Condé Nast Traveler has featured Schloss Velden as a “Hot Hotel” and its spa center as a “Hot Spa” of Austria, making it one of the 139 most luxurious and innovative hotels and resorts in the world. Its restaurant, Sclossstern, has a one-star Michelin rating, and its spa has been elected “Best Spa in Austria 2008” by Gault Millau. Your elegantly appointed room includes television, a refreshment center stocked with complimentary beverages, and bedside touch-panel controls for lighting and drapes.