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Straubinger ensemble wins platinum

Bad Gastein, 14 June 2024 - The London Design Award goes to Bad Gastein! Two hotels from the Travel Charme Group impressed the jury and were awarded platinum in two hotel categories.


National youth championships in the hospitality industry

Berlin, 21 May 2024 - They are the highlight of the promotion of young talent in the industry: In close cooperation between DEHOGA Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK), the state youth championships for young talent in the hospitality industry are held.


Events at the Grand Hotel Straubinger

Bad Gastein, May 7, 2024 - Bad Gastein, a hidden gem in Salzburger Land, where untouched nature meets urban dynamism and enchants visitors with its charm. The Grand Hotel Straubinger, located on Straubingerplatz in the heart of the town, brings the past and present to life in a symbiosis.


Straubinger Ensemble receives interior award

Following the successful opening of the Grand Hotel Straubinger and the Hotel Badeschloss last year, both Travel Charme hotels are delighted to have received the LIV Hospitality Design Award in the "Interior Design - Living Space" category.


Get married at Travel Charme hotels and resorts

Berlin, April 25, 2024 - When a couple decides to tie the knot, it is a festive occasion of great joy. To ensure that the romantic ceremony is celebrated in style, the choice of venue is crucial to the atmosphere and character of the special day.


Three times culinary delights and drinks

Heringsdorf, 6 February 2024 - One hotel, three events, three dates. The months of February and March will be exciting at Strandidyll Heringsdorf: the Travel Charme hotel will celebrate Valentine's Day on 14 February with a four-course menu in the hotel's Giardino restaurant.


TAYTIBE at the Grand Hotel Straubinger

Bad Gastein, 22 January 2024 - Guests and external visitors who are interested in an exclusive spa experience that is unique in Austria are in just the right place at the Grand Hotel Straubinger in Bad Gastein. This is because spa manager Kirsten Schiemann offers the TAYTIBE treatment, which has been developed over many years.


Unique spa moments for day guests in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, 17 January 2024 - Since last year, hotel guests have been enjoying the unique, luxurious and "instagrammable" spa moments at the Grand Hotel Straubinger and Badeschloss in Bad Gastein, which could not be more different.


Festival weekend in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, 16 January 2024 - Music, art, winter & wellness: the first winter edition of the Lighthouse Festival will take place in Bad Gastein from 25 to 28 January. The recently opened ensemble on Straubinger Platz is participating as a premium partner with one of its two extravagant houses, the Badeschloss.


The Stroblhaus opens after renovation

Werfenweng, 10 January 2024 – After a twelve-week closure phase, the time had come: the new Stroblhaus opened its doors to hotel guests and external visitors on 22 December 2023. The Stroblhaus, which has been in existence since 1624, has been renovated and extended since the end of September.


Grand Opening in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, December 8, 2023 - After the Straubing Grand Hotel opened its doors in September, the neighboring lifestyle Hotel Badeschloss has been welcoming guests from near and far since December 1. Today, Friday, the start of a new chapter in the two historic hotels was officially celebrated with around 50 public figures at a glamorous opening ceremony against a wintry backdrop.


Four Hands Dinner at the Ifen Hotel

Kleinwalsertal, December 4, 2023 - On December 9, 2023, star chef Sascha Kemmerer, culinary director at the Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal, will welcome a special guest of honor and colleague to his kitchen. At the Four Hands Dinner, Franz Keller will incorporate his passion for "simply good cooking" and his connection to nature into their dishes.


The Hotel Badeschloss opens on December 1 in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, December 1, 2023 - Inspired by the imposing waterfall and rocky backdrop of Bad Gastein, the Hotel Badeschloss will open its doors to guests for the first time on December 1, completing the Straubinger Hotel Ensemble together with the neighboring Grand Hotel Straubinger.


Major awards for the Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts

Munich, November 29, 2023 – The outlook for the (culinary) year 2024 is already promising not only for the Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal with its Carnozet restaurant and the Kilian Stuba, but also for the newly opened Grand Hotel Straubinger and Hotel Badeschloss in Bad Gastein. In the end, the three Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts have been generously awarded toques and points by Gault&Millau and La Liste.


The "101 Best Hotels in Germany"

Binz, November 24, 2023 - The Kurhaus Binz has been Rügen's landmark for 115 years. Empress Auguste Viktoria was one of its first guests and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also stayed at the historic hotel, which is known for its exceptional service quality and wide range of wellness facilities.


About gingerbread and half-timbered houses: The Wernigerode Christmas market

Munich, November 23, 2023 - From November 24 to December 22, 2023, Wernigerode will be particularly atmospheric: stalls, a living Advent calendar and a stage will be set up in the heart of the medieval old town, directly in front of the Hotel Gothisches Haus. Right at Christmas season and the end of the year, festive overnight packages can also be booked at the four-star superior hotel.


Against food waste: "Too Good To Go" app

Munich, November 22, 2023 - Following the successful cooperation between the Strandidyll Heringsdorf and the Fürstenhaus am Achensee with the provider "Too Good To Go", the leading marketplace for surplus food, six more Travel Charme hotels will be joining the collaboration from December 1, 2023. The aim is to tackle food waste and thus contribute to greater sustainability.


Tradition meets modernity

Munich, 21 November 2023 - Built between 1791 and 1888, the Grand Hotel Straubinger and Badeschloss ensemble has always been at the heart of the popular spa resort of Bad Gastein and is a listed landmark building.


More flexibility with the "Premium Paket"

Munich, November 8, 2023 – Starting now, guests have the opportunity to secure their booked stays at Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts and Urban Nature with the bookable Premium Package, enabling even more flexibility in vacation planning.

07.11 2023

The largest gingerbread house in Usedom

Heringsdorf, November 7, 2023 - From December 3, 2023, the Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf will feature a particularly Christmassy attraction. The hotel's library will be transformed into a walk-in gingerbread house.


The perfect home base in Bad Gastein

Munich, November 6, 2023 - This year, the winter season begins with a crucial question for all those who choose the ski resort of Gastein or have it on their wish list: is it Grandezza at the Straubinger Grand Hotel or modern ambience at the lifestyle Hotel Badeschloss.


Lifestyle hotel Badeschloss in Bad Gastein

Munich, November 2, 2023 - The roaring waterfall in Bad Gastein sets the central theme at Badeschloss: Water. However, bathing at the Hotel am Straubingerplatz is not just about immersion, cleansing, refreshing, or the healing process amid the Alpine backdrop, but rather about the state of bliss when time stands still.


Badeschloss Opening with Bubbles

Munich, October 26, 2023 - On December 1, 2023, the time has come; after three years of renovation, the doors to Badeschloss will open. Located on the legendary Straubingerplatz, near the Gastein Waterfall in Bad Gastein, guests will be welcomed in both the historic bathhouse as well as in the 14-storied modern new building.


Winter crackling in Kleinwalsertal

Munich, October 23, 2023 - The good is sometimes so close. For guests of the Travel Charme Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal, that means having 130 kilometers of slopes right outside the door. The oasis in Kleinwalsertal is thus plainly the place of longing for all winter sports enthusiasts


The best hotels in Austria 2023

Munich, October 23, 2023 - No less than four Travel Charme hotels and resorts are among the "Best of the Best" in Austria this year. The Straubinger Grand Hotel, the Fürstenhaus am Achensee, the Bergresort Werfenweng and the Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal were honored by the Connoisseur Circle for their exceptional service quality and particularly high standards.


The Grand Hotel Straubinger opens in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein, September 1, 2023 - With the Grand Hotel Straubinger in Bad Gastein, one of the most spectacular hotel projects in one of the most fascinating locations in the Alps opens this Friday.


Working with the layers of the past

Munich, August 31, 2023 - With a great deal of expertise, caution and heart and soul, the Straubinger Grand Hotel, located directly on the waterfall, has been renovated and will open its doors to national and international guests on September 1, 2023.


Culinary Autumn in the Kleinwalstertal

Being close to the guest is a matter of the heart for Michelin-starred chef Sascha Kemmerer, culinary director at Travel Charme Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal.


Top Employer Hotel & Hospitality Industry 2023/2024

Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts has been named a Top Employer in the Hotel & Hospitality Industry for 2023 and 2024 by the German Association for Consumer Studies.


Well-Being at the Grand Hotel Straubinger

Munich, August 10, 2023 - Surrounded by the imposing mountain backdrop and located directly at the waterfall in the Gastein Valley, the Grand Hotel Straubinger is a place of power by nature. In the Straubinger Spa, the beneficial effects of the location on body, mind and soul are intensified by the holistic Well-Being concept.


Body, mind, and soul in harmony

Munich, August 3, 2023 - In challenging times that demand strength and energy, it is important to find balance and equilibrium. External factors can affect the flow of energy and influence the balance of body, mind, and soul.


The best hotels on the waterfront | Connoisseur Circle

Fine sandy beaches and endless sea are the epitome of holiday for many. And it is precisely with this special location directly on the Baltic Sea, as well as an all-round high quality of service and facilities, that 3 of our hotels on the Baltic Sea score points in the current Connoisseur Circle Rating of the "Best Hotels".


The opening date is fixed: 1st September 2023

On September 1st, the Grand Hotel Straubinger and the Badeschloss in Bad Gastein will open their doors.


30 years of Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts

Celebrate with these anniversary offers!


Named best spa hotels by Falstaff:

Bergresort Werfenweng, Ifen Hotel, Fürstenhaus am Achensee and Kurhaus Binz received outstanding ratings.


SEA & SAND 2023 – Ostseehotel Kühlungsborn is official partner

From July 6 – 9, the Baltic Sea resort of Kühlungsborn invites you to a unique mu-sic event. The traditional SEA & SAND returns to the Baltic Sea beach and offers visitors for the first time an eventful program over four days.


"Typical Harz" seal of approval for outstanding kitchen concept

Harzer tourism federation awards "Gaststuben Gothisches Haus" with this regional label.


Petra Deuter is the new Managing Director and CEO

Petra Deuter, will become the new Managing Director and CEO of HIRMER Hospitality and Travel Charme as of June 1, 2023. She succeeds Edith Gerhardt, who will leave the company at her own request at the end of August.

May 9, 2023

Star guests join the big launch party at the Belvedere

On June 10, 2023, the Belle Etage at Strandidyll Heringsdorf will be duly celebrated with the official introduction of chef Jan Kruse.

May 2, 2023

Vacation with four-legged friends - Dogs warmly welcome at the Fürstenhaus Achensee

In the Fürstenhaus am Achsensee in Pertisau, dogs get their money's worth, because the all-around high service quality of Travel Charme Hotels is also experienced here by pooches.

April 27, 2023

Grand Hotel „Straubinger“ and „Badeschloss“ bookable now

From May 1, 2023, reservations can be booked in one of the most spectacular hotel projects in one of the most fascinating locations in the Alps.


The "Harzer Jubeltage 20-23" in the Gothisches Haus Wernigerode

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Gothisches Haus in Wernigerode, a birthday party of the Travel Charme Hotel will take place on May 26, 2023.


FOCUS MONEY awards Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts

FOCUS MONEY awards Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts with the seal "Exemplary Fulfilled Customer Wishes" 2022

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