Kitzbühel | Issue 41 | Summer 2017 Text: Klaus Dörre
If only a short time after its grand opening in December 2016 an apartment-hotel gets record-breaking applause and highest marks at the world’s most important booking platform, even inspiring the bosses to come see for themselves, it must be something very, very special.
The Heimsitz, including five chalets, two penthouses, eight apartments and two double rooms, is situated immediately adjacent to the valley terminal of the Hochbrixen cablecar in Brixen im Thale in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. Faster than lightning it has conquered the hearts of international guests.
At home at Heimsitz
Georg Foidl initially viewed the main target groups as coming from inside a radius of 300 km. “Guests for whom Heimsitz is a second home, several times each year. For vacation with the family, for a quick golf-getaway with friends, for a summertime excursion with your E-bike or for skiing with everything that goes with it.” But the wide world discovered it, and guests now venture here from everywhre.
Georg Foidl hails from a family of farmers, abandoned his banking career to realize a personal vision with his wife Silvia. “The Heimsitz fulfils a lifelong dream here in our home town. We want to share that dream with our guests.” He is its builder, its finance minister yet still a child of nature, no task is too big or too small for him. He can be seen with an axe over his shoulder marching into the woods to fetch firewood. In all areas he has a “hands-on” approach full of heart and soul.
Silvia Foidl is the soul of the hotel, personally concerned with each guest, making every possible effort, in the interims tending to her roses, lilac bushes and forget-me-nots. In the kitchen she is in her natural element: she adores baking muffins since they make the kids so happy. She has a magic touch with everything she does.
The secret? Unselfconscious, natural, authentic charm. Feet on the ground. And fulfilling that hard-to-define yearning of guests: wishing to be private, yet still taken care of in every detail.
Familie Silvia und Georg Foidl
Liftweg 2 A-F
A-6364 Brixen im Thale