Chronicle of Hotel AlpenblickAfter a major fire in 1912, Anna Vogelbacher built the first part of today's "Alpenblick" and set up a general shop in it.
Max Kaiser acquired the property and opened a farm and a bakery in the "Alpenblick" in 1916.
Marriage of the daughter of master baker Kaiser to the later hotelier Bernhard Porten, opening of the "Café und Weinstube Alpenblick", ancestral home of the Porten family
Conversion of the "Alpenblick" into a hotel
Hotelier and master baker Max Porten, son of Bernhard Porten, takes over the "Alpenblick"
Opening of the "Hotzenstube", today's "St.-Georg-Stube"
Opening of the "Badener Stube"
The hotel was destroyed by a major fire, only the outer walls were preserved
Construction & reopening with new conference room
Sale of the Hotel Alpenblick from Max Porten to the Ferdinand & Renate Thoma family
The Thoma family acquires the neighbouring property at Poststrasse 12, formerly the "Huber-Haus", now a wellness building and suite house with a connecting corridor to the wellness building
New construction of the wellness building with direct connection to the main building
Opening of the "Alpenblick-SPA" with brine pool, saunas, salt relaxation room (salarium), treatment rooms, relaxation room with fireplace and the world's largest salt lamp, lounge with water station, fitness room and gymnastics room, as well as outdoor sunbathing terrace
Inclusion of the "Alpenblick" in the Wellness Hotels Germany
Joining the Private Selection Hotels, Lucerne
Europe certification as an organic hotel
Extensive renovation of the guest rooms and bathrooms
Comprehensive measures to insulate the main building from the outside, windows, doors, masonry
New construction of the "Suite House" with 10 spacious junior suites, bar-lounge
Installation of the liquid gas-fuelled combined heat and power plant 20 KW/h electricity, 42 KW/h heat
Opening of "Suite House" with wellness shop, underground car park, relaxation room and laboratory with production rooms for Kokoderma cosmetic products
Participation in the filming of "Mein himmlisches Hotel"
EMAS certification, presentation of the certificate by Minister Winfried Kretschmann
Replacing urinals with waterless urinals with membrane technology without the use of chemicals in public toilet areas
Installation of solar system (photovoltaic) on the wellness building, 27 KW/h electricity
Complete insulation of top floor of main building and conversion into office space
Conversion of green space into usable area for growing cut lettuce and herbs
Renovation of the guest rooms in the main building
Redesign of the exterior façade
from 09/2022 to current
External escape staircase, second escape route or escape route extension and new fire compartments/smoke protection doors
Renovation of the Badener Stube, St.-Georgsstube and Schwarzwaldstube
Renewal and replacement of the defective heat recovery system for the utilisation of waste heat for heating from the refrigeration compressors, thus eliminating the 10 KW/h fan for 24 hours for the ventilation and cooling of the compressors
Redesign of forecourt/entrance
New installation of solar system on the suite house with 20 KW/h of electricity
Total in-house production now just under 70 KW/h
Redesign of the outdoor terrace with extension to 40 seats
In planning: redesign of car park with construction of technical cellar and carports with photovoltaics for the production of hydrogen in stock for heating or construction of a hydrogen-powered combined heat and power plant.
Goal: Expansion/elimination of the old oil heating systems.