The Bezau, Austria-based Hotel Post is one of those places with a long and rich history which we really appreciate. It starts in 1850 when Susanne Kaufmann‘s great-great-grandfather, Postmaster Johann Kaspar Natter, opened the first K.u.K Post Office in the Bregenzerwald Forest in the far West of Austria. Mail coaches were the most important means of overland transport covering up to 100 kilometres a day at that time. Therefore a small inn was added to the Bezau Post Office where passengers could refresh and rest from the coach rides. Johann Kaspar Natter’s son Franz Josef took over the tavern and extended it so that in 1920 the inn had 28 beds. From 1926 the Post Inn was run by Oskar and Irma Natter. They passed on the reigns in 1968 to their daughter Rosemarie and her husband, the architect Leopold Kaufmann. Under their management the house underwent large changes paving the road to the hotel four star spa hotel one sees today.
In 1994 Susanne Kaufmann, the next generation, took over the management of Hotel Post in Bezau. Inspired by the visionary thinking that was typical of the Kaufmann Family, soon new changes were on the horizon: the hotel became a modern spa and gourmet hotel. With her brother, the architect Oskar Leo Kaufmann, Susanne refurbished and renovated the entire house. From this moment only furniture which has been designed and created especially for the Hotel and has been made by regional craftsmen of the Bregenzerwald Forest can be found in the hotel. Furthermore; the beauty department was extended and the hotel restaurant received its first Gault Millau chef’s hat.
Nine years later Susanne Kaufmann launched her great cosmetic range, which relies on the natural ingredients of the Bregenzerwald Forest. Relaxation, wellness and well-being became more and more the focus of the hotel. Therefore a new extensive wellness area with saunas, salt-water pools and whirlpool was connected to the indoor pool and the first Susanne Kaufmann Spa opened its doors. In 2006, for the first time, the Hotel Post received two lilies from Relax Guide for the wellness and spa areas. And in 2013 the Hotel Post celebrated the remarkable 10th birthday of Susanne Kaufmann Spa Bezau and accompanying cosmetic range with among other things the lovely Advent Calendar we really appreciated.
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