Hotel Austria Lech (Home) 4 Sterne

Committed, passionate hoteliers

The Hotel Austria Family

When Georg's parents, Othmar and Elsbeth, laid the foundations of the Austria in 1964, no one had any idea that it would become home to so many guests from all over the world. Since then it has been enlarged and expanded every two years, and we have done everything in our power to turn our hotel into the perfect place to spend a wonderful holiday. Over the years, not only our family has grown, but also the wider Austria family, consisting of the Strolz family, our many guests who return year after year and our longstanding employees.

The hotel's Teddy Club playgroup was founded in 1996, after CLAUDIA and GEORG took over the hotel, and Aurel and Johanna were born. Initially, the nanny back then helped the family with their children, but the Teddy Club gradually became a place for all the children in the hotel. As a result, this additional service and the hotel's apartments transformed the Austria into an establishment popular with families looking for an exclusive holiday in a family-friendly atmosphere.

What we are not, however, and what we do not wish to become, is a children's hotel where our young guests are handed over in the morning and collected again in the evening. We also welcome couples, singles and grandparents – we have always wanted to create a hotel where everyone feels at home. There are areas that are for adults only, or "little adults" who can behave suitably, as well as areas specifically for children. Everyone can have the time of their lives, doing exactly what they like to do, and we are especially proud of the fact that we often have three generations of the same family holidaying together with us.

Aurel and Johanna – who, as we already mentioned, set us on the road to becoming a family hotel – have since outgrown the Teddy Club. Aurel is attending hotel and catering college in Innsbruck and is already gaining experience in the hotel trade during the summer holidays. Johanna attends school in Bregenz and is a passionate traveller.

Not only did we take over Hotel Austria from Elsbeth and Othmar, we also took on their passion for hospitality. We want our guests to feel at home while they're here. A place where they can really relax, where they feel cared for. The fact that 80% of our guests return year after year convinces us that we are on the right track, with the help of many people behind the scenes, some of whom have been with us for quite a few years.


Sommelier and headwaiter
There's JÖRG from the restaurant – our sommelier and entertainer. No one who's visited the Austria can forget Jörg. He's the one who gives careful thought to selecting the wines to offer our guests, even when the hotel is closed. He also visits the individual winegrowers to ensure we get the best wines.  

Head chef
The kitchen has been headed up by MARKUS MATHIS since the winter of 2009. Markus trained in Lech and then gathered experience from a wide range of establishments around the world. In collaboration with him, we decided to offer more Austrian cuisine on our menus, so now you'll find Wiener schnitzel (breaded veal escalopes), Tafelspitz (roast beef) and Kaiserschmarren (pancakes) on the menu alongside international delicacies.  

Assistant headwaiter
Our winter guests know MARCEL very well. Marcel provides in the afternoon and evening a great atmosphere on the terrace and at the bar. And George means what he recently said in an interview; that Marcel makes the best cappuccino in the whole Arlberg region. Give it a try! In summer Marcel will not only be found in the bar but also the restaurant.  

Head receptionist
The most important contact person at the reception desk for questions related to reservations and for special requests is our reception manager ANNA. This native of Burgenland moved to Lech a few years ago and can no longer imagine a life without the mountains now. Whether in summer or winter, Anna can always be found in our beautiful mountain paradise and can confidently and competently answer any questions about ski runs or hiking trails.  

Two of the hotel's chambermaids
JAGODA and MARA are two of our gems when it comes to the rooms. If you return after a nice day out and find your bed has been decorated with roses, don't worry, you haven't forgotten your wedding anniversary. Jagoda and Mara just wanted to give you a special surprise.  

Last but not least in our Team Austria is DRAGAN, our concierge. The always good-humored Dragan is always pleasing our guests by managing the luggage, even with small repairs. But those who love him the most are the children. He is in fact one of them while taking them with the Teddy Express to the ski school and later picking them up. And for the very lazy, he also gives rides on the Teddy Express train.  

Mountain guide and ski instructor
JÜRGEN, a qualified hiking guide since 2004, has been leading our guests safely through the mountains for nearly one decade. He's a real expert when it comes to the countryside and nature! After many years spent working in the Alps, he is familiar not only with the area, but also with the ins and outs of Alpine conservation. Jürgen is at home in the mountains in winter too, when he works as a ski guide and ski instructor.  

JÜRGEN Claudia, Aurel, Johanna and Georg
Your Hotel Austria Family