Florian Stoppany, originally from Engadine, returned home from Berlin and built the Hotel Pontresina on the foundation walls of the Maison Stiffler. Architects the Ragaz brothers from Samedan constructed the building.
Opening of the palatial Hotel Pontresina.
Ulrich Stiffler built Maison Stiffler.
Construction of the Albula railway, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The hotel discovered winter tourism and had central heating installed.
Following the outbreak of World War I, the summer season ended abruptly. Difficult years ahead.
A short recovery that ended abruptly with the global economic crisis in 1929
In a referendum, the Grisons say ‘yes’ to private road traffic.
The hotel went through a difficult period and financial troubles. Graubündner Kantonalbank became the owner.
Hotel Pontresina became Sporthotel Pontresina.
The Second World War broke out and tourism collapsed.
1940 – 1945
Troops of the Swiss Army are housed in the Sporthotel. Financially, the situation remains tense.
The rationing of the last consumer products is revoked.
Tourism was starting up again – but many Swiss opted to spend their holidays abroad.
Graubündner Kantonalbank took the Sporthotel onto its books.
The first in-room bathrooms were installed in some of the rooms.
The municipality of Pontresina bought the Sporthotel.
Regula and Hans-Georg Pampel took over the management of the Sporthotel
The Pampels became the new leaseholders of the Sporthotel.
Construction of the rooftop spa complex.
Rooms equipped with Internet connection
The Pampel family's Sporthotel AG purchased the Sporthotel from the Municipality of Pontresina. Remodelling of bar, lounge and fumoir (smoking room).
Construction of staff accommodation and opening of the Fonduehüttli
Nicole and Alexander Pampel take over the management of the Sporthotel.
Want to know more? On Wikipedia you can find a detailed article about the hotel and its moving story.