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1879

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.

1881

Opening of the palatial Hotel Pontresina.

1886

Ulrich Stiffler built Maison Stiffler.

1903

Construction of the Albula railway, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1906

The hotel discovered winter tourism and had central heating installed.

1914

Following the outbreak of World War I, the summer season ended abruptly. Difficult years ahead.

1920s

A short recovery that ended abruptly with the global economic crisis in 1929

1925

In a referendum, the Grisons say ‘yes’ to private road traffic.

1930s

The hotel went through a difficult period and financial troubles. Graubündner Kantonalbank became the owner.

1936

Hotel Pontresina became Sporthotel Pontresina.

1939

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.

1948

The rationing of the last consumer products is revoked.

1950

Tourism was starting up again – but many Swiss opted to spend their holidays abroad.

1963

Graubündner Kantonalbank took the Sporthotel onto its books.

1967

The first in-room bathrooms were installed in some of the rooms.

1972

The municipality of Pontresina bought the Sporthotel.

1982

Regula and Hans-Georg Pampel took over the management of the Sporthotel

1986

The Pampels became the new leaseholders of the Sporthotel.

1995

Construction of the rooftop spa complex.

1997

Rooms equipped with Internet connection

2010

The Pampel family's Sporthotel AG purchased the Sporthotel from the Municipality of Pontresina. Remodelling of bar, lounge and fumoir (smoking room).

2011

Construction of staff accommodation and opening of the Fonduehüttli

2012

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.