Health retreat hotel in Austria
Medical Spa Resort
Perched on a sunny plateau south of Innsbruck, the quiet village of Igls is the perfect place for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the Austrian Alps. The Park Igls hotel offers spacious rooms with luxurious furnishings, a beautiful spa, a large lounge to relax and chat, a unique restaurant and, last but certainly not least, a lush green park which gives the hotel its name and provides a peaceful and relaxing setting for your retreat.
The power of nature
Strolling through nature in the shade of mighty trees, enjoying a well-earned break on one of the benches, letting your gaze wander into the distance. The large park that surrounds our hotel offers an opportunity to relax however you want – with a good book, a cup of tea or a friendly chat.
Our spa area is the perfect place to relax. The heated indoor pool offers plenty of space for a few vigorous lengths, while the sauna soothes tired muscles and minds. Don't forget to check out the Kneipp water therapy station – a tried and tested way of stimulating the flow of blood to the arms and legs. Finally, before you leave, take a moment to step outside and breathe in the fresh alpine air.
Time to dine
Nutrition is one of the four core pillars of Modern Mayr Medicine. As such, we see our restaurant not only as a place of pleasure but also a place for learning about healthy eating and its importance in daily life. Delicious meals prepared using fresh, regional ingredients make for an enjoyable and educative dining experience.
A success story stretching back over 100 years
The history of Park Igls
The quiet village of Igls near Innsbruck was officially a health resort under Emperor Franz Joseph. From 1905 the building which today houses Park Igls was built as a sanatorium, and from 1918 it was known as a "physical-dietary high-altitude health resort". There is a description from the time which spoke of "... a fine bourgeois family hotel with doctors, attached spa and bathing establishment and special dietary regime", indicating that even back then the approach and aims were very similar to those pursued at Park Igls today.
World War II had a major impact on Park Igls. The building was initially used to house people forced to flee from South Tyrol (Italy) to North Tyrol (Austria). Later it became a home for mothers and children until 1945. In the postwar years it was inhabited first by the occupying French forces, then used as a shelter for the homeless. Finally, once the Allies had left Austria, the run-down sanatorium was converted into a bed-and-breakfast.
The future of the Park Hotel took a significant turn when Dr Egon Balzar and his wife Hertha took over in 1959 and made plans to turn it into a sanatorium once again. The sudden death of Dr Balzar delayed this undertaking, but the building was eventually expanded into a hotel with 90 beds, a swimming pool and a tennis court, including extensive modernisation of all the facilities and amenities on site.
The last comprehensive renovation in 2009 brought the building up to today's standards in the most important areas, including disabled-friendly access, the enlargement of the medical department and an extension of the underground garage. The centre was then reopened as "Parkhotel Igls – Gesundheit im Zentrum".
Selected products and brands
F.X. Mayr shop & boutique
Your own little piece of Park Igls to take home. The F.X. Mayr shop and boutique offers products and foods for a healthier everyday life, cookbooks with recipes based on the principles of Modern Mayr Medicine, fasting diaries and a selection of branded items ranging from sportswear to accessories and exquisite jewellery.