Kidney-shaped tables, flower-topped tables, cone-shaped lamps, flower-pedal umbrella stands, anodized-gold wire racks for shot glasses, retro ceramic bowls and vases ... 1950's design is known for its clean lines. And this unique style is a specialty of my Design Hotel Vosteen, which was founded in 1954 just north of the Old Town and its medieval city wall.
When I bought the hotel from the Vosteen family, nothing had changed since it had been opened in January 1954. It was as if one jumped back in time. I had the feeling that this charming place would only have a chance if it could return to the full glory of its 50's look, yet with all the amenities of the 21st century. My vision was to wake the hotel from its enchanted sleep. I've been able to do that and my love of detail is much appreciated by my guests.
I can tell a story about every object in my hotel. Everyone who visits my Design Hotel from 1954 feels as if they have gone back in time. My grandparents brought me into the hotel business, because in the 1960s they built a hotel on their property in Erlenstegen. Before I bought the Hotel Vosteen in 2005, I worked in many countries and was also manager of the Hotel Klughardt. Now it has been 12 years since I found paradise at the Vosteen.
As the owner of a hotel, it is easy to combine my private and work life, which is important to me as I have a 10-year-old daughter. My fabulous team supports me and lets me have enough time for my hobbies such as skiing, tennis, bicycling and jogging. I love my job and contact with my international guests and their languages. In addition to German, I speak English and Italian and French and Spanish also work when I need them. Many years ago a friend said to me: "You've got it good, you've got the whole world in your hotel!"