In 1950, our parents Benedikt Steinmair (from Vorderpinterhof in St. Magdalena) and Elisabeth Felderer (from Althuberhof in Oberplanken) established Gasthof Quelle with seven rooms and a small pub. Between 1952 and 1962, the family increased and Erich, Maria, Olga and Brigitte were born. In 1970, the Gasthof was extended to offer 40 guest beds!
The hard work carried out by all members of the Steinmair family ensured that the Gasthof could be further extended in 1981. Since then, 58 rooms beds are available, a new larger kitchen was built, the ‘Pine Lounge‘ and the ‘Hunter Lounge‘ were added, as well as a restaurant and dining room, an indoor swimming pool with fitness room and two small sauna areas. At that time, Hotel Quelle was awarded a 3 star status, which was quite superior at the time!
Unfortunately, just shortly before we reopened, our father Benedikt died at the age of 71. The following two years were marked by the loss of our father and as the son, putting in extra work and energy, I began to lead our family-run enterprise.
In 1984, I married Margit Delazer from Rass – the love of my life. Together we made Hotel Quelle what it is today. Our warm hospitality combined with the holiday enjoyment found at Hotel Quelle, has helped us build a business marked by great clientele!
In 1987, our son Manuel was born...and the year after our daughter Sarah, followed by Julia in 1993. In the following year, we decided to renovate our hotel extensively in order to keep up with the tourist development and the new demands. We now offer 75 beds, as well as a Beauty Wellness area. As a result, Hotel Quelle was awarded 4 stars!
In July 2002, our hotel was extended once more and now also includes a southern extension, an underground garage with 16 places, a new indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a larger dining room area and beds for 96 guests. Hotel Quelle rose to new splendour and today offers an exquisite Hiking and Wellness hotel. During the spring in 2004, we renovated the middle section of our hotel once more and turned the original rooms in that part of our hotel into our very popular Organic-Romantica guestrooms.
On 5th November 2004, a fire in the sauna area caused extensive damage. In only four weeks, we managed to renovate the sauna and beauty section of our hotel, which since then has been known as a very popular holiday destination, so much so that we were accepted into the Belvita Hotel group. Now, we meet the highest demands and expectations in the tourist sector! In March 2006, the Wellness hotel Quelle was awarded the additional title of ‘four-star superior‘.
Nonetheless, we do not rest on our laurels! In October 2007, we started our greatest project yet: the new hotel extension with 17 Alpine suites, a new garden restaurant, an extension to our kitchen area, an attractive underground parking space and the new Quelle Spa were created. The renovation work exceeded even our high expectations! In addition, we are extremely happy that our children Manuel, Sarah and Julia have successfully finished their training in the tourist sector. Now we are sure that Hotel Quelle can be continued as a family-run enterprise and we can look to the future.
Beautiful, elegant, exclusive, with an Alpine touch and the best personnel you can wish for – this is how the Nature Spa Resort Quelle presents itself today to its guests.
As you can see, we trust our team and our team trusts us. In this way, we follow our great vision – togetherwe have developed into what we are today!
On average, our personnel are have been Hotel Quelle 4.5 years. Akos (sommelier), Monika (house-keeping) and Scholastika (kitchen) have been part of team for more than 17 years. 75% of our personnel come from the surrounding area, 90% are long-term workers and each year, we train 8 to 10 trainees and 6 apprentices. Our enterprise was awarded the title ‘Excellent Apprentice Organisation 2012‘ by the Chamber of Commerce in Bozen.