«Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and just be my friend.»
The house was build in the 90's.
The Hotel had 45 beds and was named: Hotel Grindelwald and was directed from Ernst Buehler.
The Hotel was bought by L. Michael Madérin from Zurich.
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)
Founding of the Hotel Grindelwald-Bristol AG, with former owner Hans Luedi as president.
Hans Luedi also faced bankruptcy
Neighbour „Beausite" takes over the Bristol, both hotels were integrated into the English association "Polytechnis Chalets".
Rudolf Maerkle Senior buys the Beausite and the Bristol.
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.
New building Eiger I - birth of Daniel Heller.
Bar „Chez Marianne" was opened.
The à la Carte Restaurant Gourmet was opened in the fall.
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.
Renovation of the Gepsi Bar, renovation elevator, restoration of the roof, Eiger I.
Demolition of „Chez Marianne" Bar, rebuilding new hotel lounge.
Reconstruction of the sauna and central heating system. Emplacement of the steam bath.
Arising of the Eigersunna-Chalets, located behind the hotel.
Expansion top floor Eiger I with 2 suites.
Instead of a souvenir shop, the Bistro-Bar Memory emerged with their own kitchen and new toilets.
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.
Renovation of the twin rooms and 9 apartments in Eiger II.
15 rooms in Eiger I are gently being renovated with special double glass. Birth of Lukas Heller.
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.
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.
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).
New facade and renovation of 9 rooms in Eiger 1.
Access to the wood heat Grindelwald (District heating).
Recreation disposal / extension kitchen. Realisation of a grading room in the Eiger 2. New massage room "silence" with Alpienne products.
Renovation of the Gepsi Bar
Renovation of rooms and suites 5th floor, Eiger 1
Renovation of rooms 2nd floor, Eiger 1
Renovation of 10 rooms in Eiger 2, facade and staircase
Thursday, 23rd April 2015. 7 pm: Shaolin - more than martial art.... Roger Stutz is Kung Fu master in the first Shaolin Chan temple in Switzerland and regularly educates more than 160 students there. Talk to him personally when he's in Grindelwald!> More information