2001 until today
The Vital- & Wellnesshotel Zum Kurfürsten was built in 1988 and opened in 1989, at that time as a wine bar with guest rooms.
At that time, the focus was exclusively on the spa guests on site. At that time there were around 1000 beds available in the 5 surrounding health clinics.
In 2001 the Hotel Zum Kurfürsten was bought by Heiner Buckermann.
Purchase of the hotel by Heiner Buckermann.
The hotel had no stars at the time. The room floors in the old building were still covered with linoleum and equipped with Ikea furniture. There was a sauna in the basement. Some of the regular guests who have accompanied us during this time still have something to say about a small restaurant and a sauna in the basement as a “highlight”. But despite everything, the hotel cast a spell on us from the start with its historical look and quiet location.
Specialization in bus travel.
The sauna was still there, but was almost never used, the aim was to upgrade the rooms from now on. The actual goal was still unclear, only the quality should be increased.
We opened our first beauty room in the basement.
At the same time, a never-used conference room was converted into a massage room. At this time, our guests enjoyed the basement sauna, the massage in the conference room and the beauty treatment in the converted storage room. And the amazing thing about it ... everyone was satisfied and happy ... at that time!
We have been certified with 3 stars superior,
the efforts were rewarded. At this point in time, the demand was extremely high.
The bus business no longer encouraged us.
No passion, no further development. All bus operator contracts were terminated in the middle of the year. The aim should be to become independent first. In addition, the quality should be further increased. The first discussions with our architect took place in the same year. At this point, many thanks again to Alois Simon, who continues to support us with his creativity and technical know-how to this day with a lot of heart and soul www.simon-wittlich.de
The construction site for the extension with a wellness area was set up.
At the same time the fireplace restaurant was built. Investment volume approx. € 1 million. The hotel was renamed to the name Vital & Wellness Hotel Zum Kurfürsten instead.
The panorama bath in the attic and the room wing with 15 rooms were built.
Investment volume approx. € 1 million
All rooms and restaurants have been brought up to date.
The hotel thus received the 4-star superior certificate. Investment € 800 thousand.
Plans were drawn up for the development of a large wellness area as well as additional saunas, an outdoor pool and 23 additional rooms. For Heiner Buckermann, cooperation with the city has always been an important part of all planning work. The city fathers and the mayor were and are always positive about the overall project. There were often very difficult situations to cope with, which always ended well thanks to the continuous, very good cooperation with the city. At this point we would like to thank everyone involved. We are all aware that the “Buckermann” often pushed the limits of what was possible, but we were never alone.
The major construction project started
The planned investment was 2,7 million, which resulted in a total investment of 4,7 million.
Was built:the restaurant 5 elements, the pool house with outdoor pool, 2 saunas, water beds - relaxation room, tea lounge and connecting passage to the existing wellness area or the new bed track to the main house Furthermore, the ward building with 23 rooms and 3 suites, a sports and fitness room, a children's room and a course room was completed.
Immediately after completionOn the same day as it were, the heaviest hail in the history of the Moselle region overtook us. The Hotel Zum Kurfürsten had to complain about hail damage of € 1.3 million. The damage was not completely repaired until mid-2012.
We celebrated the completion of the entire project
We install 3 CHPs
with a total power of 35 KW electric. The investment is € 210 thousand
Purchase of the Kneippchen after a long negotiation phase.
Another pool house is now being built here with an outdoor pool, steam bath, earth sauna, various relaxation rooms as well as a nudist outdoor area and another wellness bistro. Completion is planned for summer / autumn 2016. Investment € 1,6 million
Wellness area opened
It was January 2017, however, and € 1,6 million became € 2 million, but it turned out to be really nice.
In May 2017, the neighboring hotel Kölchens and the adjoining apartment house zur Sonne were bought. Both buildings are to be merged and then later connected to the Lifestye Resort Zum Kurfürsten. We will report on this further.