“FOKUS” RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE,
HOTEL FOR SMART STAY
Your place for inspiration & innovation
"Don’t be surprised at the informality: from 1,000 metres above sea level, we’re all on a first-name basis."
- Wolfgang Weiss, General Manager of the FoKus
THE POWER OF ORIGINS MEETS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
Hotel n’ hub
In the heart of East Tyrol
Whether FoKus or Hotel n’ hub – it’s exciting in itself how many different ways you can say “research and communication centre”. The focus will always be on people! This is the unifying concern in the hotel as well as in the High-tech Hub: the focus is on people and encounters are at eye level.
The association behind it, N'Cyan [ˈɛnt͡si̯aːn], is an innovative platform that explores the interactions between digital technologies and the power of the original. Gentian and cyan, analogue and digital.
Situated at 1,400 metres above sea level, FoKus is located in the heart of East Tyrol. Let yourself be inspired by a unique place of encounter between sustainability and the future. Here you will experience living research as well as the regional identity of the Alps.
High-tech without the rush and technologies for sustainability. Here we are reinventing everyday life. Curiosity and relaxation, the spirit of discovery, and the wonderful tranquillity of the Defereggen valley thus meet at FoKus. We are proud of our base in a building that was first mentioned in a document in 1656. We are new and exciting – yet a soulful extension of the “Unterrain”, the oldest inn in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen.
Celebrate with us the traditional roots of the building, staged in a modern way, and enjoy the latest technological equipment with many digital worlds that will inspire the child within.
Here, the friendly, cosy charm of the Alps meets the best digital infrastructure and technology. The exchange between down-to-earth values and digital technologies of the future makes people curious and calm at the same time. You can only find it at FoKus: an exciting environment in atmospheric harmony, new outlooks and insights that reveal completely unfamiliar synergies, and refreshingly unconventional perspectives.
AT 500 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Distribution area of the alpine rose
The alpine rose blooms at altitudes of 500 to 2,200 metres above sea level and catches the attention of curious hikers and mountaineers with its delicate pink petals.
AT 1,400 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Whether we call FoKus a hip domicile in one of Austria’s most pristine valleys or focus on the innovation hub where answers to future questions from science, society, and culture mature in a cosy atmosphere and the tranquillity of the Alps – both are true. To escape the stress of everyday life, to make room for new ideas, or simply for a different change of scenery to enjoy and unwind: at FoKus you will find your own unique place.
AT 2,052 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL
The clear wetness of the mountain lake becomes a regenerating experience for FoKus guests in the “Sattelpool” at Staller Sattel at an altitude of over 2,000 metres. Our mountain shuttle will take you directly to the Obersee, where you can dive into the refreshing cold of our Sattelpool in a wetsuit and enjoy the crystal-clear water.
AT 3,000 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL
The balcony of the Alps
East Tyrol leads hikers along the historic route from Maria Hilf to Antholz and – with its 266 three-thousand metre peaks and the Hohe Tauern National Park – offers an ideal network of long-distance hiking trails in all directions. The Rieserferner group with its impressive distant views, green alpine pastures, rocky horns, and the Hochgall (3,436 m a.s.l.) as the highest point towers as a scenic monument in the Eastern Alps and is part of the Hohe Tauern.
THE FOKUS AS A PLACE OF ENCOUNTER
Get to know the FoKus better
Immerse yourself in the stay of the future
DISCOVER OUR ROOMS
After an impressive outdoor experience in the Defereggen Valley, an exciting visit to our Innovation Hub, or a productive day in the Living Lab, you can – before or after indulging in our culinary and regenerative offers – always return to your room and use it as a base camp: your personal retreat to recharge, rest, chill, and sleep.
Immerse yourself in the world of relaxation with all your senses
SPA N’ WELL-BEING
Relaxation and regeneration for body and mind: healing water grotto, infra relaxation journey, hammam meets Swiss pine, tropical shower, and treatments individually adapted to your needs ensure lasting deep relaxation as well as an increased sense of well-being to stimulate the mind. The ideal location in the midst of the Hohe Tauern also ensures a varied athletic balance.
Culinary diversity reinterpreted
BODY N’ SOUL
In the evening, the UNTERRAIN restaurant is open to guests. Here, you can individually compose your three-course “Nochble” (Defereggian for dinner) from a selection of rich dishes. We use mainly regional ingredients to prepare our dishes and thus give many delicacies an innovative touch. The freiGEIST spoils you daily with numerous cocktail creations and special beers as well as delicacies from all over the world.
One step closer to the future
INNOVATION N’ RESEARCH
As a hotel n’ hub, FoKus offers researchers space for further education, creative development, and innovation and functions as a Living Lab. Do you want to know more about it? We invite you to explore the depths of science at ncyan.at. As a guest, you benefit from the unique opportunity to spend your holidays at the pulse of the future. If you like, you can also actively participate in the research processes of the researchers and accompany them on their journey. Stop by the Digi-Showroom or book our shuttles or drones to drive or fly into the future. The possibilities are endless.