Extraordinary events demand an extraordinary location. The gourmet restaurant, which belongs to the 5-star hotel DAS CENTRAL, not only makes your heart beat a little faster, it also manages to make you speechless and satisfied again and again.
Surrounded by more than 250 peaks of three thousand meters, the ice Q Restaurant, with 14 points and 1 toque in the Gault Millau Guide 2019, is the highest award-winning restaurant in Austria. Whether weddings, family celebrations, company anniversary or exclusive board meetings – at more than 3,000 m above sea level, every event becomes a great moment.
The new Gaislachkoglbahn on the number one skiing mountain has since that very day been setting new trends in the global transport sector. It impresses with its transport capacity of 3,600 passengers per hour and in terms of design and technology. It is also one of the highest located 3S cable cars in the world.
A masterpiece of contemporary architecture
A dream of glass facades and pure steel meets rock and ice. A symbiosis created by human hand at 3,048 metres altitude. Nestling in a realm of majestic mountain peaks, the ice Q restaurant sparkles like a gem. Perfect shapes which fit in with the silhouette of the Gaislachkogl. The interior of this alpine gourmet restaurant in Sölden is stylish. With uninterrupted views to the breathtaking backdrop of the Ötztal Alps visible via the 900 m² all-encompassing glass facade. Nothing detracts from the magical moments of freedom you enjoy above the clouds.
Renowned architects’ office, Obermoser, who were involved in the construction of the Gaislachkoglbahn in 2010, have, with ice Q, created a 4.5 million Euro monument which is worthy of note. Energy-efficient thanks to its triple-glazing and heat recovery system. Completely built on Permafrost, which was no easy task. To counter the settling and movement of the ice base, Bergbahnen Sölden had to construct adjustable and movable foundations. The entire construction area of ice Q spans an impressive 4500 cubic metres.
It was in 1966 that bold pioneers made the mighty Gaislachkogl accessible via cable car. In the same year tourism visionaries recognised the potential of this unique summit – and without further ado constructed the first restaurant on it. Some 50 years were then to pass until the old restaurant building was to experience the unique sunrise on the Gaislachkogl for the last time in late summer 2012. It was then torn down. Shortly afterwards building work began on a new, ambitious project with a catchy name – ice Q. In December of the same year the exclusive gourmet restaurant at 3,048 metres opened its doors – and since that time has been providing delicious food, sophisticated wines from around the world and a breathtaking view across the valley of three-thousand metre mountains. The restaurant ice Q has 130 seats inside, 82 seats on the terrace and a roof-top terrace which enjoys panoramic views.
James Bond discovered ice Q on the Gaislachkogl mountain peak as an exclusive filming location in Tyrol. In January and February 2015 Daniel Craig alias James Bond and five hundred of his colleagues and film crew came to Sölden – the hotspot of the Alps. And it is little wonder – barely anywhere else is there a more spectacular venue.
The abundant snow and the glacier tunnel provided a noteworthy setting for the action-packed pursuits. This is something director Sam Mendes was aware of – and the valley of the three-thousand metre mountains, as Ötztal is often called, without further ado, became the backdrop for key and speedy action scenes in the blockbuster. The gourmet restaurant ice Q at 3,048 metres altitude was not only significant as a luxurious dining area for the actor. The futuristic architecture also had a key role to play in the film – but not as a gourmet restaurant, but as a futuristic clinic, where Bond’s opposite Christoph Waltz got up to evil doings.
Meetings & seminars in ice Q or a think-tank at 3,048 metres altitude
Nowhere is freedom more limitless than above the clouds. That’s why the ice Q is the premium location for a successful board meetings and management meetings.
It is not just the ambience that is unique, the multi-function room for 30 people is optimally equipped for conferences with overhead projector, screen, flipchart and WLAN. And for before, in between or afterwards – exquisite gourmet cuisine and a glass of champagne on the luxurious panorama terrace.
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Parties & Celebrations
Great occasions deserve a great stage An exceptional setting for your parties & celebrations. Steel. Glass. Summit realms. In the restaurant ice Q every birthday, graduation or anniversary celebration becomes an extravagant journey to the utmost heights of pleasure. At 3,048 metres with the dreamy backdrop of the Ötztal Alps we pamper up to 90 guests – from a select lunch with a superb aperitif on the sun terrace to an exciting Summit Dinner beneath the panoply of the stars.
Contact partner for your big celebration
ice Q host Valentino Schwarz
T: 0043 664 96 09 368
Wedding on the mountain- Get married in ice Q.
An exquisite close to an incomparable celebration for the summit of your love and happiness at 3,048 meters. In the unique ambience of the wedding location ice Q above the summits of the Ötztal Alps – butterflies start to flap in your stomach – just like they did when you had your first kiss. When the summer sun sets the mountains glowing in a tender red, the panorama terrace invites you to celebrate beneath a sea of countless stars. The luxurious ice Q lounge on the first floor provides space for 30 guests. The gourmet restaurant seats 90. We are happy to take care of the elegant floral decorations and the sophisticated music. And next door you find the right place to stay over night with your guests.
Or the beginning of a wonderful wedding night in a sophisticated ambience. A night in the 5-star hotel Das Central in Sölden can be so many things. Above all however, it is Alpine. Luxury. Life at the highest level. Gourmet cuisine with all kinds of finesse from toque-awarded chef. 5-star luxury in the wonderfully appointed suites. – Exquisite wellness pleasure, dreamy panoramas and lots of luxurious surprises for the night of your life are waiting for you.
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