Why the Arlberg Hospiz hotel is called what it is called
Traditional site of hospitality since 1386
On the site of the traditional ski hotel in St. Christoph, there was for many centuries an inn that was a life-saving refuge for people in need. The hospitable idea behind the founding of the Hospiz is lived and made tangible to this day in the Hotel am Arlberg.
Where does the "Hospiz" in the hotel name come from?
In the Middle Ages, "Hospiz" meant religious or monastic inns for pilgrims, the needy, foreigners, or the sick. Later, the meaning of the term narrowed to modern-day medical centers, whereby in certain areas of the German-speaking world the terms "Hospital" and "Spital" are still recognized. Its etymological root, the Latin "hospitium," contains the meanings "hospitality" and "inn," which describes the present-day Arlberg1800 RESORT.