How the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel got its name
Traditional site of hospitality since 1386
For many centuries, on the site of the traditional ski hotel in St. Christoph, there was an inn that served as 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 at 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 resulting in the terms "Hospital" and "Spital" in the German-speaking areas of the world. Its etymological root, the Latin "hospitium," contains the meanings "hospitality" and "inn," which describes the present-day arlberg1800 RESORT.