The history of our hotel
Balancing to the common good economy and climate neutral hotel
Certification as eco-hotel
Certification as an eco-hotel and opening of the new building. The hotel now has 23 rooms.
Start new building
17 rooms are created in the new building.
Start of hotel operations
Siegfried Hochstein hands over the management of the Faber-Castell Academy. The offices are converted into hotel rooms and the small hotel starts with 6 rooms.
The building is used again for the first time: The administration of the Faber-Castell Academy, headed by Siegfried Hochstein, moves into the new office buildings. Three guest rooms are created for Academy participants. For a transitional period, Prof. Dr. Jutta Heller and Siegfried Hochstein also live (and work) here.
Start of the renovation
Prof. Dr. Jutta Heller and Siegfried Hochstein buy the property and the old building is completely renovated while preserving the old structure.
A new youth center is being built in Stein, and as of this date, the building at 32-34 Hauptstraße is vacant.
Sale to town
The town of Stein receives its town charter and over time the center of Stein changes – as does the use of the building, which until then had been used exclusively for residential purposes. The Schönhut family sells the property to the town, which over time uses the building alternatively as a residence, youth center and for the Steiner Tafel.
Mrs. Schönhut runs the first “music school” in Stein for a long time. She is physically limited and so the music lessons take place exclusively in her building.
The ensemble is supplemented by further extensions (Hauptstraße 34). During this time, the beautifully carved balcony on the street front is created, which was listed for many years.
The old building is built
Johann Schönhut builds the house at Hauptstraße 32 in Stein, directly next to the church with the same year of construction. He receives a company loan for this from his employer, Freiherr Lothar von Faber, as an employee. The tradition was continued: Many further generations of the Schönhut family were employed in the Faber-Castell company.
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