1943, 30th May, Pertisau am Achensee: Birth of Adolf Rieser, son of Anna and Johann Rieser. Childhood with four siblings in the war and post-war years. Eight years of primary school then an apprenticeship in the parent's hotel business in Pertisau and at Hotel Krichenwirt in Reith im Alpbachtal.
Guesthouse "Villa Rieser" (built by the Rieser parents as a retreat) is
taken over by Adolf Rieser at just 17 years old. About a year to get
the licence from the hotel industry.
Cost per night for the first guests in early 1960: 36 Austrian Schilling with full-board (approx. €2.60!). Permanantly rising numbers of guests make a renovation necessary...
1965: Extension of Villa Rieser to 70 bedrooms with shower/WC and hotel renamed "Hotel Kristall"
1967: Aquisition of 1700 m² of land, building started on the first public, heated outdoor swimming pool in the region of Achensee. In the following years continuous growth of the hotel business
1976: First large, demanding renovation:
1993: Indoor pool built
2000: Extension of the north-facing rooms
2003: Extension and comprehensive modernisation of the south-facing rooms
2005: Renovation of the west-facing rooms
2007, At the end of the year: handing over of the business to the siblings Silvia & Adi Rieser, although father Johann still supports his children with advice.
2008, 2nd half of the year: Renovation and expansion of the wellness area:
2009: New style of the Kristall garden and pool.
The sparkling of such a jewel has wowed many illusturous guests over the years. Prominent guests include the Baron von Rothschild, the French Prime Minister, singer Howard Carpendale and many more ...
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