Hotel Seehof Davos
A HOTEL STEEPED IN HISTORY
Since 1869, this traditional hotel has been welcoming guests on the promenade in the famous alpine mountain town of Davos. Over the years, Peres and Arafat have shaken hands with countless celebrities who have walked through the hotel’s doors.
In the 1930s, the building was converted from a rehabilitation/treatment centre to a hotel. In 1932, the Hotel Seehof Davos was expanded and since then has been welcoming guests from all over the world. As one of the oldest historical hotels in Davos, it maintains tradition whilst at the same time combining innovation and the spirit of today. Warmth, friendliness and hospitality are the time-honoured values enjoyed by all its guests. Hotel Seehof is at the forefront of sleek luxury, traditional design and a touch of flair for the members of international high society. Davos offers a perfect blend of healthy outdoors living and urban luxury - a concept which also characterises the atmosphere at Hotel Seehof. Since 1 November 2011, the house has been run as a traditional five-star hotel under the name Hotel Seehof Davos AG. By the way: The Hotel Seehof is believed to be one of the most innovative hotels in the Alps.
Blooming in the 19th century – Davos health resort
Thanks to Georg Stifler, the Hotel Seehof Davos developed the name and reputation that continue to attract and captivate guests today. The beginning of the 1970s marked the start of a new era with the Stifler family. In 1869, the Seehof was opened as a hotel and health resort and experienced its heyday under the direction of Georg Stifler. The combination of tradition and modernity, healthy outdoor living and urban luxury was at the time pioneering and still to this day shapes the ambience of Hotel Seehof Davos. At that time, the addition of a conservatory on the south-west side added to the health and therapeutic part of the business. A few years later, Stifler relocated the conservatory to the south side opposite the church and expanded the hotel. In 1872, it was extended with a wing to the south and a connecting wing which included a dining room and bathing house on the northern side. The “Kurhaus Davos-Dörfli”, formerly “Hôtel und Pension zum Seehof”, was a first-rate health resort equipped with every conceivable comfort and a comprehensive range of treatments. Back in 1886, this was sheer luxury – and consequently the former guest list consisted of members of high society.
Uncertain times in the 20th century
The end of the 19th century was marked by more development and a rapid change in direction. At the beginning of the 20th century, Kurhaus Seehof AG took over the health resort, which was run from 1912 to 1951/’52 by the Schlösser family. Paul Schlösser was very keen to develop the increasingly popular skiing tourism and the construction of the Parsennbahn. During this time, the health resort became Sport Hotel Seehof. Turbulent times, ownership changes and political debates followed, with the unexpected death of Paul Schlösser in 1948. In 1987, Seehof was sold to the "Drei Punkt Verwaltungs AG". From 1990 a new building came into being. With the reopening of the Seehof during the 1991-92 winter season, Davos regained its cherished gathering place.
A new look since 1991
The architecture of the newly renovated Hotel Seehof (even then under the leadership of the present owner Family Götz) is a magical symbiosis of tradition and modernity. Restored with the preservation of historical monuments in mind, the East Wing symbolises the past, and is exquisitely merged with the present. As such, the Seehof is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most innovative hotels in the Alps and is in a category of its own in terms of distinction and reputation.
At home in the new Hotel Seehof - a place full of history
In November 2011, Hotel Seehof was again officially passed back to Hotel Seehof Davos AG, owned by the Götz Family. Following some intensive renovations, the Hotel Seehof Davos once again shines with glory. The owners, the Götz Family, invested 15 million Swiss Francs in a complete renovation, which was carried out in three stages. The kitchen area was completely renovated and now caters to hotel guests in four exquisite restaurants. The hotel rooms were refurbished with style and accuracy, right down to every detail. Likewise, all of the rooms in the new building and the seminar and conference rooms were also mondernised. Particularly visible from the outside: the Panorama Restaurant invites you, as does the bright, welcoming Entrée with its two phenomenal Murano chandeliers and the adjacent new lounge in the bar area. Last but not least, at the Seehof, après-ski enthusiasts meet on the largest sun terrace in Davos. For discerning business and leisure travellers, the new Hotel Seehof offers modern classic perspectives: light rooms, a bright conservatory overlooking the Bündner Mountains and harmonious interiors that feature many original artworks and unique exhibits of Bündner handicrafts.