»Das Kranzbach« Hotel & Wellness-Refugium, Krün, Bavaria
An English Country House in the middle of the Bavarian Alps - originally built in 1913 for an English aristocrat, Miss Mary Isabel Portman. The Edinger private foundation, bought the 13-acre, nature reserve area in 2003 from the Evangelical Church in Germany. The listed main house was renovated and expanded with two garden wings and a Spa. In 2007 the hotel was opened. The strategy corresponds to a specialized health and wellness hotel in the 5-star category. The Hotel offers over 130 rooms, employs about 90 people - including 15 in the wellness and therapy center. The hotel is open year round and is exclusively for private guests. After three years of start-up period the hotel reached an annual occupancy of 80%.
The "Meditation House" – surrounded by it's own forest – was designed by the Architect Kengo Kuma from Tokyo (local architect Studio Lois, Innsbruck).