• European Hospitality in the Rockies at The Sonnenalp Hotel

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     
  • European Hospitality in the Rockies at The Sonnenalp Hotel

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     

From the moment you approach and step inside The Sonnenalp, it’s immediately apparent that it’s completely different from most ski-town hotels in the United States. The exterior, lobby, staff uniforms, restaurants and meeting space have a distinctly European feel, and for good reason as five generations of the Faessler family have set and maintained the highest standards of hospitality  and service at their Sonnenalp Resorts in Ofterschwang, Germany, and Vail.

In 2019, both resorts celebrated significant anniversaries, with Sonnenalp Vail reaching 40 years of hospitality and Sonnenalp Germany celebrating 100 years. When the small bed and breakfast that inspired the Sonnenalp first opened in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, Vail wasn’t even on the map. As that humble German inn transformed into what would become a celebrated hotel and resort, its founders envisioned opening a location in the United States. In the 1960s, the burgeoning ski village at the base of Vail Mountain became the ideal spot. The modest lodge that the Faesslers established 40 years ago led to the respected hotel that rests at the heart of Vail Village today.

Highline, a 116-room modern mountain resort, opened its doors in west Vail just in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. An elevated cabin-in-the woods aesthetic flows throughout the property, from the A-frame communal lobby and restaurant to cozy guest rooms and spacious loft suites. The interior features weathered woods, slate and leather accents in a palette of soothing neutrals and region- ally inspired art and fixtures.

 

Stir up engagement and tune into a host destination with gatherings that utilize multiple venues.