The charming Art Nouveau hotel is run by the ladies of the Eisenkeil-Waldner family.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Karl Wolf in 1886 in his room, observing the hustle and bustle on the streets of Merano while signing the purchase contract for Villa Adelheid. These are times long past, but back then the foundation stone was laid for today's Meranerhof...
In 1900, the Guesthouse Wolf was opened by Karl Wolf and his wife Amalie Wolf after they had the building renovated by the architects Musch & Lun. The guesthouse had 20 rooms and a dining room with 48 seats at that time. It marked the beginning of a long tradition in hospitality and family-run business that continues to this day.
Daughter Pia and son-in-law Carl Parisis decide to demolish the Guesthouse Wolf, keeping only a few walls in the basement. Following this, a complete renovation is carried out by the architects Musch & Lun. The establishment is now known as the Hotel Continental, offering 54 rooms and a dining room with 80 seats.
Son Wolfgang Parisis takes over the hotel after the death of his parents. Shortly thereafter, in 1943, he is drafted into Hitler's service as he had opted for the German Reich, and he passes away soon.
Pia's niece, Grete Cačak, promptly takes over the hotel. She falls in love with Alois Pinggera and makes him a co-owner of the Hotel Continental.
A major renovation takes place: the 4th floor of the hotel is expanded, adding additional rooms, and the dining room seats are increased to 120. However, in the same year, Alois Pinggera passes away.
Grete Cačak meets Arthur Eisenkeil in a bar, and she asked him to buy the Hotel Continental. Together with his wife, Traudl Eisenkeil, he decides to purchase the hotel and reopen it with the name addition "Hotel Continental-Meranerhof". Another renovation takes place.
Now, the "Hotel Meranerhof," with fewer but more spacious rooms and a dining room seating 105 people, opens in a historic style with beautiful ornaments.
The renowned painter Franz Lenhart was largely responsible for the renovation and also took over the construction management.
At the Classic Hotel Meranerhof, the outdoor pool is being transformed into an indoor pool and expanded to include a sauna area and fitness room. The dining room has also been given a fresh look, now featuring a glass veranda and a terrace. The kitchen has been relocated to the sunny upper area.
The Classic Hotel Meranerhof is still a gem in the centre of Merano. Today, Traudl's daughter Astrid runs the Classic Hotel Meranerhof together with her daughter Beatrix. Both of them work diligently, with great energy and enthusiasm, to continue the historically significant "Meranerhof lady" gracefully and always in a contemporary way.