Under the sign of the fish

The next chapter in a long story


Die Forelle, the hotel on Millstatt lake where countless details contribute to creating a singular experience, a lasting memory of precious vacations moments, hence exceeding guests’ expectations.

"What is important when redesigning a renowned hotel like Die Forelle in Millstatt? Every-thing. From the first impression made by the facade to the appealing color tones in the rooms, all the details contribute to making guests feel at home. We, the team from Archisphere, take responsibility for the remodeling and new construction of the hotel and also for the design of the interiors. This is how the vacation becomes an experience."
Gabriel Kacerovsky

The estate’s architecture plays a significant role here. It is quite literally the foundation and the signature of the dwelling, a first and lasting impression; all further impressions, the details of the design, are meant to complement it. Architecture and design studio Archisphere has dedicated its efforts to achieving this goal.

The poesy of a summer retreat where one can relax “as in the good old days” was to be preserved. Nevertheless, guests should be able to enjoy contemporary amenities irrespective of the season – the new spa area above all, and rooms whose furnishings exude cosiness, regardless of whether it is the lake or the snow that sparkle in the sun outside.
"How do vacations succeed? When the overall experience is right. Every aspect of the rede-sign for the Hotel am See Die Forelle in Millstatt, from the initial design sketch to details of the interiors, contributes to a production in which the guests play the leading role."
Carmen Dumitrescu

The design revolved around the idea of “bringing the lake indoors”, and indeed, the lake’s waters can be seen from every room in the new wing. As waves gently roll in, the guests’ minds drift off onto the lake. The use of glass creates vistas, and the bathroom doors, with their undulating panes, recall the crystal-clear water. The stones used in the bathroom evoke the pebbles in the lake, whose proximity is graphically emphasized by fish motifs. Clarity, health and life resonate here poetically.

Good design should literally shine in the right light. The Archisphere team therefore paid special attention to the light in all rooms. It used direct lighting where it was needed so that guests can concentrate on dining, reading or other activities. Indirect lighting in the right color temperature creates a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. At the same time colors, which only come into their own through lighting, additionally emphasize the character of interiors.
"Vacation is a story that you experience and remember. Accurate construction planning and successful design help to ensure that the memory is a good one and encourages you to come back. That's exactly the challenge Archisphere took on in redesigning the hotel Die Forelle in Millstatt."
Gabriel Kacerovsky

For Archisphere, design know-how is just as important as knowledge of basic architectural rules and the perfect technical execution of a project. The architecture and design team explore the wishes and ideas of the customers and develop a story from them, which they creatively implement.

For Die Forelle, the goal is achieved when guests leave the hotel happier than when they arrived. For Archisphere as well.

Renderings © Archisphere

Fotos © Hotel Forelle am Millstätter See – Rupert Mühlbacher

Projects — Hotel Seeglück Forelle am Millstättersee