Waldhaus

One of the hidden gems of the hotel world. A few miles away from the busy jet-set destination St Moritz. The Waldhaus was opened on June 15, 1908 by Josef Giger (1847–1921) and his wife Amalie, who had previously managed large hotels in Bad Ragaz, in Russia, in Italy and finally in St. Moritz. Now they built one of their own, exactly as they wanted it.
The Waldhaus was opened on June 15, 1908 by Josef Giger (1847–1921) and his wife Amalie, who had previously managed large hotels in Bad Ragaz, in Russia, in Italy and finally in St. Moritz. Now they built one of their own, exactly as they wanted it. Next were their daughter Helen and her husband Oskar Kienberger, who brilliantly steered the Waldhaus through many difficult years. In the third generation, the baton passed to Rolf Kienberger (1917–1994) and his wife Rita. Today, it is the fourth generation with Maria and Felix Dietrich-Kienberger and Maria’s brother Urs Kienberger. And the next generation is already waiting in the wings. Since 1908, the hotel has never missed a summer season. That might sound odd, but winter seasons started only in 1924, and were interrupted from 1939 to 1955. In recent years, the management has spent almost 4 million Swiss francs a year on maintenance and improvements. Recent building projects have been undertaken with the architects Miller & Maranta from Basel and Armando Ruinelli from Soglio. The Waldhaus was named Swiss “Historic Hotel of the Year” in 2005 by ICOMOS Switzerland, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.
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Managed by: Maria and Felix Dietrich-Kienberger; Urs Kienberger
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Waldhaus
Country: Switzerland
City: Sils Maria
Opening date: 1908, June 15

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7514 Switzerland, Sils Maria
Tel: 41 (0)81 838 51 00
Fax: 41 (0)81 838 51 98

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