Lech am Arlberg – this name sets the hearts of discerning winter sports enthusiasts throughout Europe and beyond racing. From here, alpine skiers have access to more than 300 kilometers of slopes and another 200 kilometers of powder runs. The region also offers snow until April. Even in summer, Lech, which was voted “Europe’s most beautiful village” in 2004, is a dream destination for those seeking rest and relaxation. The unique location in the heart of the Vorarlberg mountain region invites you to engage in sports activities as well as to kick back and relax.
Family-run hotel steeped in tradition
The Almhof Schneider is one of the most exclusive addresses in Lech – and one of the increasingly rare family-run hotels in the luxury segment. The Schneider family has lived in the village since 1451, and in 1929 it turned the original farm into a hotel, which was still rather modest back then. Today, the Almhof is managed by Gerold Schneider and his wife Katia, now in the fourth generation. It is above all this personal management that the guests appreciate, so much that more than 90 percent of them return; some have been visiting for generations.
The location of the Almhof Schneider is privileged – away from the main road, at the foot of Lech’s local mountain: the Schlegelkopf. 33 suites and 17 rooms stylishly furnished with local materials create an alpine atmosphere and offer guests an oasis of peace and a home away from home. Pampering their guests in every way has always been and will always be the top priority for the Schneider family. The spa area is therefore spacious and luxurious, and a great deal of attention is paid to offering cuisine that is unrivaled far beyond Vorarlberg. For the sophisticated alpine cuisine with old Austrian roots, the hotel trusts in selected producers and gathers the best that the region has to offer.
Highest demands on food refrigeration
Of course, such sophisticated cuisine also places the highest demands on food refrigeration. As part of extensive modernization work in the Almhof, the existing cold rooms were clad with stainless steel and supplemented with Viessmann Tecto Standard Plus rooms made from stainless steel. This resulted in a visually attractive “refrigeration line”, the planning and installation of which was carried out by Walch GmbH in Landeck, Tyrol.
Maximum efficiency and clear overview
Maximum efficiency and clear overview Gerold Schneider explains the main advantage of the new concept: “With our renovation in 2015, we took the opportunity to house delivery, cleaning, and storage of goods on the same floor as the kitchen itself. This means our cooks no longer have to go down to the cellar. This creates maximum efficiency and a clear overview.”
Coupled with heat recovery
The Almhof owner opted for innovative technology made by Viessmann for several reasons: “Thanks to their solid workmanship, Viessmann products are very durable and very flexible with new components, such as sliding doors, to keep up with the latest technology and meet our high standards. We have coupled these cold rooms, like all cold stores in the building, with a heat recovery system that feeds the heat produced back into the system. By doing this, we want to play our part in making operations as resource-efficient as possible.”