Alpenhof & Alpen Tesitin - The history
For already 40 years now our hotel has provided a refuge of pure wellbeing to guests from far and wide. We – the Feichter family and our tireless team – always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, and do so with a lot of passion and joy. We love to welcome our regular guests back and to introduce new guests to what we hope will become their new home away from home.
We Feichters and our staff share a genuine passion for our job. Whatever our role, we all take pride in doing our part to make your holiday unforgettable – be it through a smile, a useful tip, a skilfully brewed tea or a delicious meal. These small gestures can add great joy to your holiday experience, as can a friendly, attentive service.
The cosy ambience of our hotel is designed to make you feel at home from the moment you step in.
Whatever your idea of a dream holiday, we are there to help you make it come true!
How it began
It all started with the Alpenhof, a very well-located 12-room inn which embodied our parents’ dream. Back then, there was no paved road to the building, but the inn already featured a small outdoor pool and a Finnish sauna, as well as a restaurant and a café. The Alpenhof team consisted of the family, one full-time employee, and one part-time employee.
A turning point
In 1997 Katja and Hannes got married and took over the hotel, giving start to the first massive renovation works which increased the number of rooms to 21 and turned the 2-star inn into a 3-star hotel. At that time, their first son Patrick was 3 years old; Paul and Sophia came later, in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
In 2000, our hotel in the Dolomites was provided with a spa area including two sauna cabins, one relax area and two treatment rooms. The Alpenhof team now counted seven employees.
A big leap
New renovation works were carried out In 2007: 16 new suites were added, the dining rooms were refurbished and the panoramic pool and beauty farm were built, as well as a new hotel hall. One further big step was taken towards eco-sustainability: since 2007 our hotel in the Dolomites has been relying exclusively on 100% renewable energy sources. The renovation works were rewarded with the 4th star. Over the years, the Alpenhof team had grown to include 22 employees.
The past provided a solid basis for the future of our hotel in the Dolomites. Since 2014 the name has been changed into Alpen Tesitin; while the “Alpen” is a constant reminder of our origins, the “Tesitin” bears witness to our love for our land. In fact, “Tesitin” was the ancient name of Tesido/Taisten, the village where our hotel is located. But the changes carried out in 2014 stretched far beyond the renaming: we increased the number of rooms to 62, rebuilt from scratch the hotel hall, the dining rooms, the kitchen and all service rooms, and added a new sauna area and beauty farm. Today, our 4-star-superior hotel has a staff of over 50 employees.
A new design
The exterior architecture has been redefined with numerous elements in glass, steel and wood. Thanks to the renovations involving 30 rooms and suites and 10 newly built luxury penthouse-suites, we have kept the same amount of rooms available (62), adapting them to all the most current needs and desires. The infinity pool, the salt water pool, the luxury infinity whirlpool, the new "Aufguss"-sauna and the cold water pool complete the premium spa area. Our hotel has earned a new star and falls into the category of 5 stars. The total area of the structure is today over 40,000 m³ and our staff has 61 precious members to share enthusiasm, affection and professionalism.