Best Mandarin Oriental Ski Hotels


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Until recently, there were no Mandarin Oriental ski hotels, but this situation is set to change with the launch of the new Mandarin Oriental Cristallo, Cortina. This hotel brand’s first alpine resort is expected to launch in the summer of 2025. This hotel will join the best Mandarin Oriental hotels in the world.

If you are looking for a branded ski hotel, you may also want to consider the best Four Seasons ski hotels, the best Marriott ski hotels and the best Kempinski ski hotels.

Mandarin Oriental will rebrand and manage the historic Hotel Cristallo d’Ampezzo, which will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Cristallo, Cortina, ahead of the Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics.

The hotel sits above the most famous mountain village in the Dolomites, a short walk from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites,’ the hotel features award-winning restaurants, high-end boutiques, and local arts and crafts.

Hotel Cristallo was built in 1901 in Art Nouveau style and was a popular ski destination in the 1930s for the European cultured elite. After the Olympic Games of 1956, the hotel entered its “golden era” as a renowned ski destination, hosting royals and celebrities, including Peter Sellers, Frank Sinatra, Saul Bellow, and Vladimir Nabokov.

In 2021, the property was acquired by funds managed by Attestor Limited, which also owns Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como.

On reopening, the hotel will feature 83 guestrooms, many with balconies, including 30 suites with views of the Dolomites. The resort will also feature a range of restaurants and bars and an extensive spa and wellness facility, including a swimming pool that transverses from inside to outside the building.

The property is accessible from Venice Marco Polo Airport, one and a half hours away by car.

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