Design, art and culture
Garberhof: a refined style
Garberhof preserves the values of the past and opens up to innovation, forming a harmonious blend, which gives the hotel a brand-new form of splendour. With a focus on the architectural history of Val Venosta, begun over 1000 years ago, we have developed the structure with care and sensibility, paying homage to local natural materials and clean lines, expressing a link with the South Tyrolean peasant and crafts tradition and with the majestic Alps. Retrained luxury, transparency, brightness, freedom and roots: these aspects characterize the architecture and design of our 4-star superior hotel in Val Venosta.
Did you know?
In 2018 the Garberhof was awarded with the ICONIC AWARDS in the category “Corporate Design”. Furthermore, the Pobitzer Family was pleased to be nominated also in the category “Innovative Architecture”. The ICONIC AWARDS is one of the most renowned international design- and architecture competitions and awards holistic projects in the fields of architecture, interior design, product design and brand communication.
Art that inspires...
Already in the early years of activity, Cilly and Artur Pobitzer began collecting artworks, paying particular attention to strategic planning in purchases and the meticulous placement of the works in the hotel. The quality of the Garberhof and its location, coupled with the artistic sensibility of the owners, convinced Paul Flora to choose it as the base for every return trip to Val Venosta. That was how the Pobitzer collection was expanded. The original paintings and engravings of the artist from Glorenza adorn many corridors and an entire wall of the restaurant. In addition, you can admire several creations by Hans Ebensberger, Karl Graser, Erich Stecher and Christian Stecher. Even the works of Karl Plattner, a native of Malles, one of the greatest post-war South Tyrolean painters, embellish the Venosta hotel: his works are present in important collections both in Europe and the United States.
Last but not least, design objects are worth mentioning. For example, the dining room and lounge area surprise with Murano blown glass chandeliers and an elegant copper series with site-specific design by architect Thomas Rampp. Further sophisticated furnishings, including the Artisan lounge chairs, are located in the new reception area.