2005 was defined by the most significant development since 1928: the Sporthotel Singer became the Singer Sporthotel & SPA with a 1,800sqm, self-contained, three-storey SPA building set in a 10,000sqm Alpine Relaxation Garden.
In subsequent years, we embarked on a comprehensive programme of refurbishment to achieve a modern yet traditional look and feel to our rooms and suites. In addition, we refurbished the terrace and added the Gallery & Fireplace Lounge as well as the Zirbenstube. 2005, however, was entirely given over to building work. It was also the year in which Florian Singer met his wife-to-be Christina. She came to the hotel as a receptionist, and then became an assistant to the hotel’s management. The couple married in 2013 and daughter Leonie arrived in June 2017. Christina gradually assumed her mother-in-law Gerti’s responsibilities and now takes special care of the hotel’s appearance as well as overseeing recruitment. The ‘specialist for details’ and her husband Florian work tirelessly, running and growing the family business. In 2012, the Tiroler Stube gourmet restaurant was awarded a toque by the renowned Gault&Millau guide – the only restaurant in the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena to have been thus honoured.
The lifts have also been subject to key changes in recent years:
- 2002: takeover of the Mulden- und Hönigliftgesellschaft
- 2006: merger with Bichlbacher Bergbahnen
- 2007: construction of the Almkopfbahn
- 2009: construction of the child-friendly Egghof Sunjet
In addition, the slopes, snow-making facilities and lifts have been continuously improved.
Sadly, the family had to mourn the death of Günter Singer in 2015 who, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2011, had been given the freedom of the municipality of Berwang.
In 2016, the major lift operators were successfully merged and now operate under the company name of Bergbahnen Berwang. The Singer family continue to own almost 50% of this business.
2017 was not just the year of the fourth Singer generation’s birth, it also saw the launch of the ambitious ‘2017-2019’ project: a major extension including technical and logistical improvements as well as a new outdoor bar, the S-Lounge. Every room in the hotel is being modernised and redecorated, the SPA area extended, and the staff accommodation enlarged.
The Singer family’s visionary spirit is sure to bring even more changes and developments to the hotel, the lifts, and to Berwang itself. Christina, Gerti, Leonie and Florian Singer are looking forward to the challenge!