Why organic hotel? After successful years in gastronomy and the birth of our children, many questions came up in 2011: how do we want to leave the world to our children? How does our hotel fit with our way of life?
The answer was very clear to us: as a host, we not only want to consume the best and healthiest foods for us and to run a sustainable business, but also pass this philosophy on to our guests. Lived authenticity and honesty are unfortunately increasingly neglected in today’s fast-paced world, as well as an attentive treatment of themselves and their environment. It feels good to go “back to the roots” – and to set the important and right priorities in life. Eating is an absolute pleasure and a good cuisine is just part of a great holiday – like the salt in the soup! We would like to give back a little bit of what we get from nature every day.
All our products are characterized by sustainability and a high energy value. Back in 2012, we began to look more closely at food and its ingredients, and how they affect our bodies and lives. We clung to Charles Darwin: “Anything that opposes nature will not survive in the long run” and even then switched food purchases to around 60 percent organic products. A first organic certification took place in 2015, and since 2017 we have been a member of the association BIO HOTELS and have therefore switched to 100 percent organic. As a consequence, our guests can be assured to enjoy guaranteed 100 percent organic products.
For a relaxing and memorable holiday at our organic hotel, not only an excellent cuisine counts, but other beautiful things such as art, design and colors. Therefore, it was very important to us to create a connection between great food (which is also an art in itself!) and beautiful pictures, decorative objects and refreshing colors. Our hotel corridors are now breathing new life, because instead of boring white walls you step through an art gallery with modern and contemporary images. Through the cooperation with the Gallery Lau, Munich, we were able to win the artist Richard Fuchs for our idea and realization of the concept organic and art Hotel. Selected works can be admired from the winter season 2017/18 in our newly renovated hotel wing – and if you want, you can even buy a picture immediately to enjoy this extraordinary holiday souvenirs at home!
Get to know our family-run organic hotel in the heart of Salzburg. Numerous packages are just waiting to be discovered by you. We, your hosts, the Hartl family, look forward to your inquiry!