Hanni and Hans Haslwanter acquired the habicher hof Country Inn, which back then consisted of two guest rooms. Although the shower and toilet were located down the hall, guests were thankful to enjoy amenities such as constant hot water.
After Herma and Kurt took over management of the inn in 1962, the habicher hof Inn, as it was called back then, saw its first big transformation with the addition of several new rooms.
After further extensive renovations, habicher hof had finally become the first inn in the region to provide ensuite bathrooms. This was an important step towards becoming recognized as a hotel.
When the Hochoetz ski area was developed, we followed suit and set new standards. We upgraded our rooms and were once again the first guesthouse in the Ötztal to offer an indoor pool and sauna.
The last 20 years saw the opening of the Kühtaier Dorfstadl and the transformation of habicher hof into the first four-star-hotel in Oetz. The next big step was to create several new suites and a winter garden.
Another milestone was achieved when we purchased the locale now known as Café Heiner, a popular meeting spot in the middle of the Oetz village.
In order to meet our goal of year-round operation, we began further renovation work and the creation of new infrastructure. During this time, the first building phase was completed and all 13 room categories were fully refurbished.
We took a big step into the future and want to transform the habicher hof into a four-star-superior hotel. The changes made gave the house a new facade and several new in- and outdoor amenities. A rooftop terrace and an outdoor pool were built and by doing so, we laid the foundations for the holistic well-being of our guests.
Much has changed over the past 60 years. Between 1975 and 1996, all rooms were fully refurbished and equipped with a shower and toilet. We opened our own café in the heart of the village and built a new house for our staff in Habichen. We know, that progress is impossible without change. The renovation in the year 2021 was another milestone in the history of our house. In this spirit, we look forward to many more decades of welcoming guests to our home. To new acquaintances and memorable times.