History of the hotel

As early as 1767, a well-known inn stood on the site of today's Schlosshotel. Time and again, Germany's history was reflected here in its central location.


Around 1826, Elector Wilhelm II ordered its demolition to make room for a larger inn (with numerous hotel rooms, a dining room for 300 people and a stable).


In 1827, Elector Wilhelm II was the builder of a new hotel in the immediate vicinity of his Wilhelmshöhe Palace.


From about 1850 to 1899, the hotel was run by hotelier Carl Schombardt and then leased to Adolf Stecker, who ran it as the "Grand Hôtel Wilhelmshöhe".


April 1930: Opening of three new eastern terraces for up to 1,200 visitors, redesigned by architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950, one of the great architects of the 20th century) on behalf of tenant Adolf Strecker.


Soon 100 years later, Hindenburg organized the withdrawal and disbandment of German troops after World War I at the Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe.


Destroyed in World War II, the hotel was rebuilt as a new building according to plans by architect Paul Bode in 1955.


On May 21, 1970, the hotel hosted the inner-German talks between Chancellor Willy Brandt and the Prime Minister of the GDR, Willy Stoph. Renovation of the Schlosshotel: the hotel gets "a new look" and is adapted to the "needs of the time".


2008 Start of the new design of the Schlosshotel: tendering of an architectural competition with the aim of achieving an "optimal planning result in functional, design and economic terms".


March 2009 Result of the competition: the architect Ohlmeier prevailed. The plan was to build 150 rooms using the existing building fabric, and to add a wellness area, a conference center and an underground parking garage.

Spring 2010 Work begins, the Schlosshotel is "completely redesigned and fundamentally renewed" at a cost of millions.

2012 Start of the next construction phase - the new garden design and the natural swimming pond form the basis of the later wellness and SPA oasis. 15 brand new superior deluxe rooms are created, at the same time 60 bathrooms are remodeled, old rooms are renovated, approx. 200 window elements are equipped with sound and heat insulation windows and a complete energetic renovation of the house is carried out.


2012 also start of the 2nd construction phase: a completely new and luxurious wellness and SPA oasis is created.


2013 Start of the 3rd construction phase: the old restaurant area and winter garden are demolished. 3 new restaurants with a separate event area are created: divisible into different restaurant worlds, almost 600 m² in size, for up to 300 people, with high glazing, great room heights, exclusive furnishings. 10 new luxury rooms and an exclusive penthouse suite are created.


November 2013 Awarded the coveted 4 star superior standard of the German Hotel Classification.


Summer 2014 Completion of the construction phases: after extensive renovations, the Schlosshotel shines in new splendor with 130 first-class furnished rooms, suites and the exclusive penthouse suite with panoramic view from the private roof terrace. 14 state-of-the-art equipped meeting rooms including the exquisite event location ReLaunch as well as the newly designed hotel restaurant with spacious summer terrace and the luxurious wellness and SPA oasis invite you to creative work, fine dining and complete relaxation.


On August 18, 2019, the "new" Schlosshotel will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a large family program featuring a carousel, face painting for children, free ice cream and much more. As part of an open day, interested parties can take a look behind the scenes of the premium hotel from 12 to 6 p.m. and indulge in culinary delights.

When may we welcome you in the middle of Europe's largest and UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe?