Autumn and winter might be the perfect months for a quiet and inspiring company meeting or seminar but in fact all year round the hotel is bustling with leisure and business guests.
“We have a huge number of regular guests, with some of them coming here for more than 40 years. They appreciate the friendly atmosphere of our family-run hotel,” states Marketing and HR Manager Esther Altenfeld who joined forces with Hotel Seehof in June, having worked in marketing and PR for over 15 years. “I know the Hotel Seehof from my childhood days when I first stayed here as a tourist, and having worked for companies like Microsoft, I know how important it is to find a good hotel that has all the necessary infrastructure to host corporate events.”
Hotel Seehof is still owned by the Münsterer family with Christian Münsterer at the head of the hotel, the third generation of the family. The hotel was first opened as a bed and breakfast by his grandmother in 1960. The past 60 years have seen many changes and adaptions in line with the requirements of the guests. “We have set up a huge infrastructure of indoor and outdoor facilities which have been added to the small hotel. Today, we are a four-star superior establishment with extended spa and sports activities,” says Ms. Altenfeld.
Over the course of the years, the Münsterer family has acquired adjacent buildings and grounds to develop the hotel complex. In 1987, the indoor tennis centre as well as bowling alley and games rooms were opened, followed by an indoor riding centre and underground garage with 100 spaces only three years later.
Hotel Seehof even built a house (which was modernised last spring) for its staff whose number rises to 70 in the peak season. The 1990s, saw the opening of a spa centre and a sauna village. In 2001, the Seeresidenz complex was set up, which today hosts reception, suites and the conference area.
“We have continuously expanded our hotel space and have invested in all areas,” points out Ms. Altenfeld. “Milestones in our history include the opening of the hotel bar ‘Seetenne’ which offers space for up to 300 people and is open to external guests as well. Our full-size football pitch has already attracted international professional football teams which have used our hotel as their training base. It is also one of the highlights for business guests who can compete against each other inbetween meetings.”
We have guests who have kept coming back to us for more than 40 years. Esther AltenfeldMarketing and HR Manager
The hotel has a capacity of 111 rooms and suites, and during the peak season, the number of guests often goes up to 350 people. Guests like the infrastructure with free sports activities and a landscape that is a dream both in summer and winter.
“We are not situated within a large ski area, but the Kaiserwinkl region offers smaller family-friendly skiing areas, with larger ones only 30 minutes away. “In the winter, guests can enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-tubing or tobogganing, while in the summer, nature lovers will find 200 km of marked hiking trails and 180 km of cycling routes. Another attraction is the Walchsee, which is less than a ten minute walk away and is the warmest swimming lake in Tyrol,” states Ms. Altenfeld. “We have even started cooperations with professional sportsmen offering workshops that can be integrated in business packages. Working out and skiing with former world-class skiers or kick-boxing are just two examples. Many customers make use of our indoor beach volleyball court or the bowling alley after they have finished their meeting.”
Hotel Seehof is constantly improving its hotel facilities, and at the moment it is renovating its restaurant. “We have become established as one of the leading sports hotels in the region with a broad offering for business and leisure guests. We ensure that every meeting is a success, both in one of the six conference rooms or at side events and activities inside and outside the hotel.”
Even sustainability has become an issue for Hotel Seehof. It operates its own biomass power station and focuses on local products, in line with current trends in society. “Sustainability and deceleration are key words for our guests. The pristine nature of the Chiemgau Alps in the north and the Kaiser Mountains to the south – this region offers a wonderful setting for a dream holiday, away from the stresses of home or work,” says Ms. Altenfeld.
Families with children will find the perfect inhouse. “Families love it here. There are plentiful activities for children. While their parents relax in the spa, kids can play in the Kids Club, take part in riding courses or enjoy the inhouse water adventure world. After a busy day full of activities, families gather in the restaurant where we cater for all palates,” points out Ms. Altenfeld. It seems that Hotel Seehof, the family-friendly hotel with an eye for every guest, is the perfect place all year around, for leisure and business guests alike.