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The history of the Hotel Plattenhof

Traditional accommodation in Lech

The village of Lech dates back to the 13th or 14th century, though no precise date is recorded. At that time few people knew about "Tannberg am Lech", as the municipality was named by the first settlers due to the fact that it was near a "Tannenwald" ("pinewood forest") on the banks of the Lech river. It was here that in the 15th century Rudolf Schneider, an early ancestor of those who would built the hotel in the 1960s, was born.

Over the course of the centuries, various generations of the Schneider family grew up in this picturesque mountain village and explored every peak and valley of the Arlberg region. This local knowledge paid off in 1965, when Rudolf and Karin Schneider selected one of the finest locations in Lech to construct a bed and breakfast sleeping 25 guests on a plateau overlooking the village of 1000 inhabitants, at the time an insider tip among winter sports enthusiasts. Thus, the Hotel Plattenhof was born.

Traditional and modern

In 1965 the first guests checked into the Hotel Plattenhof. As the ski area grew and visitor numbers increased, the hotel was extended on a number of occasions. These construction measures included:

  • our light and spacious lounge area,
  • an extensive wine cellar,
  • a hotel bar with open fireplace,
  • a sunny winter garden,
  • 60 rooms and suites,
  • a 400 m² indoor swimming pool,
  • our new spa and sauna area.


The Hotel Plattenhof today has four-star superior status and is a member of the "de luxe Hotels" in the Arlberg region. It has been family run since the very first day it opened. This is one of the reasons why tradition is a major part of our philosophy. As a family, our roots in this region are deep, and we are proud of our heritage. This pride is reflected in some of the old ornaments you will find in the hotel, but also in our old-fashioned commitment to friendly and helpful service.