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Hotel Eiger's history 

1890

The house was build in the 90's.

1900

The Hotel had 45 beds and was named: Hotel Grindelwald and was directed from Ernst Buehler.

1901

The Hotel was bought by L. Michael Madérin from Zurich.

1902 - 1907

New owner Hans Luedi took over, new name of the Hotel: „Bristol". Expansion to 60 beds, Hotel was sold to Mr Schlee, which suffered bankruptcy, after that the hotel was directed by several locals (for example Boss brothers from Hotel Baer)

1911

Founding of the Hotel Grindelwald-Bristol AG, with former owner Hans Luedi as president.

1915

 Hans Luedi also faced bankruptcy

1926

Neighbour „Beausite" takes over the Bristol, both hotels were integrated into the English association "Polytechnis Chalets".

1960

Rudolf Maerkle Senior buys the Beausite and the Bristol.

1962

Take over by daughter Marianne and son in law Beat Heller- Maerkle, name change into "Hosteller Eiger". The Gepsi Bar was build. Garden terrace with grill - birth of Nicole Heller.

1966/1967

New building Eiger I - birth of Daniel Heller.

1969

 Bar „Chez Marianne" was opened.

1972

The à la Carte Restaurant Gourmet was opened in the fall.

1977/1978

New building Eiger II: refectory with Mittelegi-, Biwak- and Eiger sitting room, 18 twins- and 6 single rooms and diverse apartments as well as the staff house.

1986/1987

Renovation of the Gepsi Bar, renovation elevator, restoration of the roof, Eiger I.

1989

Demolition of „Chez Marianne" Bar, rebuilding new hotel lounge.

1992

Reconstruction of the sauna and central heating system. Emplacement of the steam bath.

1993/1994

Arising of the Eigersunna-Chalets, located behind the hotel.

1994

Expansion top floor Eiger I with 2 suites.

1995

Instead of a souvenir shop, the Bistro-Bar Memory emerged with their own kitchen and new toilets.

1996

The front desk was newly created. A Lobby was created on the 1st floor and the director's desk was created on the 2nd floor. At the same time the aeration was reconstructed as well as the central fire alarm system.

1998/1999

Renovation of the twin rooms and 9 apartments in Eiger II.
2000
15 rooms in Eiger I are gently being renovated with special double glass. Birth of Lukas Heller.  

2001

Since January 1st the Hotel changed directors and is now directed by Gisela + Daniel Heller-Thum.
Big renovation- and reconstruction phase. In June the new Refectory "Galleria" with Satellite kitchen was build on the 1st floor. Reconstruction of Eiger II and the connecting wing (Restaurant and main kitchen). Opening of the new experience restaurant "Barry's" in December - Birth of Jennifer Heller.

2005

Opening of the 1st Selfness Center in Switzerland! Our assortment offers a supervised fitness area, a sauna- and wet zone area, a blossom pool, a group fitness area, a rented Physiotherapy and a hairdresser Studio.

2007

Opening of the Wine- and Whisky Lounge on the 1st floor with over 100 wines from all over the world and 50 Single Malts from Schotland. "Face Lift" of the Gepsi Bar.
Opening of the renovated "Eiger's Guest House" with 3 apartments (***+ standard).

2009

New facade and renovation of 9 rooms in Eiger 1.

2010

Access to the wood heat Grindelwald (District heating).

2011

Recreation disposal / extension kitchen. Realisation of a grading room in the Eiger 2. New massage room "silence" with Alpienne products.

2012

Renovation of the Gepsi Bar

2013

Renovation of rooms and suites 5th floor, Eiger 1
Renovation of rooms 2nd floor, Eiger 1

2014

Renovation of 10 rooms in Eiger 2, facade and staircase

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Talkrunden/workshop (in german)

Talkrunden/workshop (in german)

Friday, 21st November 2014, 7-9 pm: relax in your everyday life - time for me and mindfulness with Edith Amacher, Dipl. Mental-Coach & parental coach.

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