There are certain places that inspire a genuine sense of warmth and hospitality – inviting you to enjoy special moments with friends and loved ones. The Austria Haus Club is such a place.
The Austria Haus Club contains eighteen luxury condominiums ideally situated in the heart of Vail Village, steps from the historic covered bridge and less than a five-minute walk to Gondola One. The building is also home of the highly rated Austria Haus Hotel, a twenty-five room, Destination Hyatt property that exudes European charm and comfort. Take in the views of Vail Mountain and Gore Creek from your private balcony facing the slopes. Enjoy an exclusive lifestyle experience surrounded by family in an elegant setting inspired by European Mountain Chalets. All that’s left is to enjoy your mountain retreat where you are treated like family and greeted by name.
Creating luxury fractional residences in a shared property with an elegant boutique hotel and retail properties was cutting edge at that time and the Austria Haus would become Vail’s original fractional residence club. It took years to identify the right location, assemble the project team, align resources, acquire permits, and over 18 months to complete construction of this luxury multi-use property in Vail Village. By the time the property opened during a December 1998 snowstorm, all 162 owner shares had been sold. Since that time, a number of other properties have tried to emulate the success of the Austria Haus Club and Hotel properties with mixed results.
Club members Marc and Cynthia Thornburgh led the original property development team, are original Club owners and continue as owners of the Austria Haus Hotel. The 25 room hotel is managed and operated by Hyatt Hotels, while the fractional residences of the Austria Haus Club are privately managed by the Austria Haus Condominium Association which is governed by an owner elected Board of Directors. This unique arrangement is virtually invisible to guests and it provides both businesses with the ability to provide a higher level of services and amenities that both club members and hotel guests can enjoy.