From Cure Guesthouse to Boutique Hotel
A richly decorated staircase welcomes guests as they enter Villa Rein, the stairs with their original coverings creaking charmingly with every step. In the corridors of the boutique hotel, there are built-in cupboards from the Wilhelminian period and the doors to the 14 hotel rooms also date from this era. The new brass reception desk brings us back to the present.
The general renovation of the listed former cure guesthouse from 1898 took nine months. The result is an exclusive hideaway that meets contemporary demands for comfort and technology while at the same time paying tribute to the history of the Art Nouveau villa. In the first construction phase in 2015, the extension added in 1950 was renovated, with the entrance area, fireplace lounge and extension. The villa itself followed in 2018/2019. All hotel rooms, breakfast rooms and the entire building facilities were modernised. The old oil heating system gave way to an environmentally friendly gas condensing boiler in combination with solar thermal energy.
The aging villa was carefully renovated with great love to detail in close consultation with the Bavarian Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments. As much of the original building fabric as possible was retained in order to preserve the ambience of the Wilhelminian period. The staircase with its impressive handrail, for example, has remained unchanged. The breakfast area with its solid oak herringbone parquet flooring and white-painted wall panelling and, of course, the hotel rooms, all retained their classic charm. The newly designed fireplace lounge contrasts with a clear design language and panoramic windows. The architecture and interior design in all areas of the hotel subtly play with old and new, and natural, high-quality materials were used.
The elegant combination of the historic building and the straightforward modern design reflects the philosophy of Villa Rein: to move into the future with a sense of tradition.
The renovation was planned and implemented by Berschneider + Berschneider Architekten + Innenarchitekten from Pilsach near Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. Managing director Christian Rein was in charge of the work on Villa Rein.
Gudrun and Johannes Berschneider, who were awarded the Bavarian Architecture Prize in 2018, also contributed their passion for architecture and interior design.