The Holleis family in the 5*S hotel Salzburgerhof

Passionate pioneers. Heartfelt hospitality.

Those who live life to the full are those who have the most impressive stories to tell; those who cross boundaries with an open spirit, and who ask themselves “wouldn’t it be great if…”, and let the answers speak for themselves in their deeds.

What has made the Holleis family and their hotels what they are now is the ability to think big, and yet in doing so still listen to the voice of the heart. They are a hotelier family that has not only had a strong influence on tourism in Zell am See, but has also defined specific standards for top quality in the Austrian hotel industry.

Characters with far reaching influences

The cosmopolitanism, ambition, and lifeblood present in the 5 star Hotel Salzburgerhof everyday are the traits that brought Gisela and engineer Wilhelm Holleis together as a young couple, who went on to become a remarkable business partnership in the history of Zell am See.

Their international engagement has brought thousands of new guests into this Alpine resort, and their belief in the potential of the town’s incredibly favourable location has led to them winning over not only winter sports guests, but also guests from the golfing world.

Gisela and Wilhelm Holleis, the hosts of the 5 star hotel Salzburgerhof

From a bed-and-breakfast guesthouse to a 5-star Superior Hotel

1967 marked the beginning of the construction of a modern bed-and-breakfast guesthouse, and also the start of a career with far-reaching influences. Whenever the time was right and it was possible for vision to become reality, the Holleis family expanded their hotel; they created one of the first wellness areas in Austria, and in doing so became pioneers of the new hotel generation.

Tradition, loyalty, and cordiality

An open-mindedness and a feeling for exceptional experiences are at the heart of the Holleis hotel, which continues to this day to embody luxury and tradition on a noble level. The Holleis family remained loyal to their own personal style throughout all periods of change and through every new initiative. They instilled values that went beyond those dictated by fashion and trends and created in the Salzburgerhof a feeling of vitality, an authentic experience of Austria embodying cordiality, a zest for life, and quality that has been recognised by its 5 star Superior status and countless awards.