In 1955 Arnold Ganahl, Florian Werner’s grandfather bought the old Hospiz Inn and started with extensive renovation works. Unfortunately the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel and church burned down to their foundations two years later. Arnold Ganahl had the “Hospiz” rebuilt and Christmas 1959 the hotel in St. Christoph in Austria opened its gates in renewed splendour.
The new Arlberg Hospiz Hotel was the most modern and beautiful hotel on the Arlberg of its time – all rooms were equipped with bathrooms, showers and toilets. With the rebuilding of the hotel in St. Christoph in Austria, Arnold Ganahl heralded in a new era. An age of luxury dawned on the Tyrolean Alps. In 1964 Adolf and Gerda Werner, Arnold Ganahl’s daughter, assumed the management of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel St. Christoph in Austria. In 1993 son Florian Werner entered into the hotel business, which he has now turned into a resort. With love and passion he and his wife Ursula run the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel. The youngest family member is sunbeam Thaddaeus.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear Hospiz friends,
Thank you very much for your interest.
We are sorry that we will not be able to offer you a Hospiz Hotel experience in winter 2021/22. There is so much to do, we can't do it any faster. However, you don't have to do without your winter holiday in St. Christoph completely. On December 3rd, 2021, the Hospiz Chalet Suites (Alm Residence, Landhäuser and Skyfall) and the Hospiz Alm Restaurant will be open to our guests until April 17th, 2022.
Since December 2020, we have been using the time to prepare for the major renovation and extension work. There is so much to do and we move between melancholy, joy and excitement. The coming months are marked by new beginnings. The construction work will start in the second quarter of 2021. In December 2022, we will reopen the "Grande Dame", i.e. the historic part of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel with 60 rooms and suites in its new "old" splendour. In December 2023, we plan to open the "Young Lady", i.e. the former sports hotel with an additional 80 rooms. Two hotel concepts in one hotel, the first hybrid hotel in the Alps. "Together, but not together, separate, but not separate". Something very special is being created.
We are setting new standards in the Austrian hotel industry and together we will awake our small village of St. Christoph to new heights. Positioning ourselves as a year-round destination is an additional focus.
In the Hospiz Alm we are also lending a hand and building an additional round, large-bottle wine cellar. The new "Hospiz Weinwelt by Adi Werner" should open as early as December 2022.
There is a lot of work ahead of us. We are convinced that it will take the resort in St. Christoph to an entire new level. It is very important to us that the warmth and the spirit that defines our Hotel is continued and that the Hospiz DNA is preserved.
We look forward to welcoming you in winter 2021/22 in the Hospiz Alm or in one of our Chalet Suites and until then remain
With a virtual but heartfelt hug.
Your hosts Florian and Ursula Werner