A house dedicated to hospitality since 1890.Did you know that Hotel Eiger once went under the name Hotel Bristol? Would you like to know more about the story of family Heller and their ties to Hotel Eiger? And why was the restaurant named Barry’s? Come with us on a «journey through time» …
The hotel was built in the 90s.
The 45-bed hotel was called Grindelwald during this period and was run by Mr. Ernst Bühler.
The hotel was bought by Mr. L. Michael Madérin from Zürich.
1902 – 1907
Mr. Hans Lüdi became the new owner and renamed the hotel “Bristol”. Expanded to 60 beds, then sold to Mr. Schlee, who went bankrupt. Thereafter locals carried on (for example the Boss brothers).
the Hotel Grindelwald-Bristol corporation was founded, with the former owner Mr. Hans Lüdi as chairman.
Mr. Hans Lüdi declared bankruptcy.
The neighbouring “Beausite” (now Hotel Spinne) acquired the Bristol, both businesses were merged into the English association “Polytechnic Chalets”.
Rudolf Märkle senior bought the Beausite and the Bristol.
Take over from his daughter Marianne and son-in-law Beat Heller-Märkle, change of name to “Hostellerie Eiger”. The Gepsi Bar and garden terrace with grill was built.
New building Eiger 1. Birth of daughter Nicole Heller.
Birth of son Daniel Heller.
The famous Bar “chez Marianne” opened.
Opening of à-la-Carte Restaurant Gourmet (today’s Barry’s).
New building Eiger 2: Diningroom with Mittellegi-, Biwak- and Eigerstube, 18 twin- and 6 single rooms, different apartments and the staff house.
The Gepsi Bar was rebuilt, a lift was installed and the roof in the Eiger 1 was renovated.
Bar “chez Marianne” was torn down, hotel lobby was built on the ground floor.
Renovation of the hearing system and sauna, steam bath installation.
Behind the hotel building, the Eigersunna-chalets were built.
Top floor Eiger 1 was converted into 2 suites and 2 spacious twin rooms.
Instead of the souvenir shop, the Bistro Memory opened with its own kitchen and new toilets.
The front desk was redesigned and a lobby on the 1st floor was built. The ventilation was restructued and the fire alarm centre was renewed.
Daniel and Gisela Heller-Thum officially took over Hotel Eiger.
Renovation of twin rooms and apartments in the Eiger 2.
15 rooms in the Eiger 1 were provided with special glazing and softly refurbished. Birth of Lukas Heller.
On the 1st January the hotel was turned into a limited commercial partnership. Large reconstrucion- and renovation phase: in June the dining room “Galleria” with satellite kitchen was built. Impalement of Eiger 2 and inbetween (restaurant and main kitchen). Opening of our themed restaurant Barry’s. Birth of Jennifer Heller.
Opening of the 1st Selfness Centre in Switzerland! A new offer is a supervised fitness area, sauna facilities, a blossom pool, a gymnastic room, a physiotherapy and a hairdresser.
Opening of our wine- and whisky lounge on the 1st floorwith more than 100 wines from all over the world and 50 single malts from Scotland. Opening of the renovated “Eiger’s Guest House” with 3 apartments with ***+ standard.
Wine-lounge turns into Smoker’s lounge. Non-smoking area in all restaurants. Restructuring of facade Eiger 1 and renovation of 10 rooms in the Eiger 1.
Connection to Holzwärme Grindelwald (warmt from wood – district heating).
Restructure of waste disposal area / kitchen extension. Realisation of a “showroom” Eiger 2. Massage room “Silence” with Alpienne-products.
Redesign of the Gepsi Bar.
Redesign of rooms and suites on the 5th floor Eiger 1 / redesign of rooms on 2nd floor Eiger 1.
Redesign of 10 rooms in Eiger 2, facade and stairway.
Redesign of 5 rooms in Eiger 2.
Redesign of Galleria dining room.
Privat Spa as well as 3 treatment rooms.
new elevator in Eiger 1 with door show and smart mirror (1st installation in Bernese Oberland!)
Renovation of twin rooms Lifestyle chic rooms
Redesign of backoffice / front desk / entrance
Realization ski and bike room
Renovation of rooms in staff house
Traffic light system at the driveway & sidewalk to the parking lot
Redesign of first floor with Barrys Lounge, info desk and toilet facilities
Redesign of Bietschhorn Suite