ALPENHOTEL KARWENDEL : Martina, Marion & Sebastian Rödlach
Living in the Olympiaregion Seefeld: How long have you already been living here or what brought you here? What makes the Olympiaregion so special for you / your family?
Martina Rödlach has been living in Leutasch since 1980 and stayed in the area after a holiday here. She loves the natural surroundings and the people’s mentality and has put her heart and soul into being a hotelier for the last 38 years.
Sebastian Rödlach, the son of Bernhard and Martina Rödlach, was born in 1985 and grew up here. He feels very close to nature and at home here and is a member of the local band, the Musikkapelle Leutasch. Sebastian has learned the hospitality industry from the bottom up and is a hotelier with sense and sensibility.
Marion Rödlach came to Seefeld in 2010 on business and married Sebastian Rödlach in 2014. She loves Leutasch and the high standard of living “in the countryside”.
Each of our partner-hotels for WSC-athletes in the area is unique: How would you describe the philosophy which brought you to this point and which distinguishes you from other hotels?
The house philosophy is based on being an “anti-stress resort” for “adults only”. We listened to our guests and reached our own conclusions what our guests were expecting when they stayed with us. The hotel concept is based on suitable food for different energy types, a range of stress-reducing therapies in addition to the classic massages and total peace in our wonderful position in the middle of nature.
Are there any personal memories of the last FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985 that you / your family could share with us? Did this event change or create new ambitions for Nordic ski sport?
Everything has two sides and it is very important that distorted press reports or shocking prices don’t scare the guests away. Our whole family loves Nordic sports!
What are you looking forward to while hosting the top WSC 2019 athletes in your hotel?
As we are the team hotel for the Austrian National Ski Jump Team we are used to dealing with top athletes and look forward to meeting new sportsmen and -women. It’s a nice change in the daily routine of the hotel when the Swiss Nordic team are here, and we have the fans, the press and the TV people in the hotel. We will do our best and more so that everyone feels “at home” here.
Do you have a vision or a personal wish for 2019?
A great World Championships, wonderful weather and good advertising for our beautiful area around the whole world and, of course, that the Olympiaregion Seefeld remains the loveliest cross-country area in the Alps and we can attract many new guests.