Dear Friends and Visitors,
Waldhotel National is a house with a history! Did you know that our main building dates back to 1910?
In those days, it was a convalescent clinic and sanatorium. It later became a clinic for patients suffering from pulmonary disorders.
Hotel operations in the building only began in 1962. Since then, it has undergone several extensions and refurbishments. Finishing touches and polishing have been going on constantly all the time, so that we can meet your requirements and offer you the holiday home-from-home of your dreams. However, being a “rock in the storm” in the alpine world of Arosa requires more than the buildings alone; there are people among us who are our pillars of strength.
They are our many employees who stay true to Waldhotel National season after season and keep coming back to Arosa. The saying, “Watch out – Arosa is addictive!” is well founded. From the Concierge, who comes to meet you at the station on arrival, through the reception clerk who shows you to your room, to your restaurant host, who escorts you to your table for dinner – they are all part of the radiant warm smile you find here.
Waldhotel National opened in Arosa in the late nineteenth century as a convalescent clinic and sanatorium. In 1910, it became a clinic for patients suffering from pulmonary disorders. One of the most famous guests in those days was the author Thomas Mann, who started writing “The Magic Mountain” here.
Between 1938 and 1954, the Swiss government used the “Forest House”, as it was called, as a military hospital. It was not until 1962 that the Waldhotel started operation as a business enterprise. In 1982, it was transformed into an equity company, of which the majority shareholder since 1992 is Mr. Andy Abplanalp.