Chronicle of Boutique-Hotel Schlussel

20 years with your hosts Gabrielle & Daniel Aschwanden and the Schlussel-house in Beckenried

before…

  • 1727 First known records of the house can be traced
  • 1820 The guesthouse is built
  • 1928 Mrs Maria Käslin sells the Schlussel to Mr Walter Käslin-Lutz
  • 1928 Mr Walter Käslin-Lutz sells the Schlussel to Mrs Agatha & Mr Paul Murer-Niederberger
  • 1928 Mrs Agatha & Mr Paul Murer-Niederberger manage the guesthouse and the gourmet-shop
  • 1928 1st known modification, cider house is broken down
  • 1929 The main dining room is completed to the current standard
  • 1934 Banqueting room is built within 10 days as an annex to the guesthouse
  • 1963 Gourmet-shop is re-built, garden restaurant space is lost
  • 1976 Schlussel is sold to Mrs Anna Zwyssig-Murer
  • 1976 Anna Zwyssig-Murer is the new host, locally known as «Schlussel-Anni»
  • 1976 Bathroom and toilet are built
  • 1985 After the passing of «Schlussel Anni» (1984), ownership of the Schlussel is passed to the heirs of Mrs Zwyssig-Murer
  • 1985 Mrs Bruna & Mr Werner von Ah are appointed as leaseholders for the guesthouse
  • 1997 Exterior of the building is completely renovated

today…

  • 1998 Daniel & Gabrielle Aschwanden-Huber become the new leaseholders for the Schlussel
  • 1998 The guesthouse is renovated and new rooms are built
  • 2000 Daniel & Gabrielle purchase the neighbouring house (Nidertihaus). The Schlussel has its own garden restaurant
  • 2001 Daniel & Gabrielle buy the Schlussel from the brothers Res & Hugo Zwyssig
  • 2001 The gourmet-shop at the Schlussel is re-opened
  • 2002 An anonymous judging panel elects the Schlussel to be the most hospitable guesthouse in Switzerland. The Schlussel receives the Sesam 2002 «Hospitality award»
  • 2004 The new guest rooms with free standing bathtubs are built, the epitomy of exclusive comfort and charm
  • 2004 Boutique-Hotel Schlussel receives the «Innovation Prize» from the local «Impuls Commission Beckenried»
  • 2007 Five new boutique-rooms are added
  • 2008 Complete renovation of the hunter’s room, elegant herringbone patterned oak floor for the restaurant
  • 2009 Four new guest rooms are being built in the main house, the Schlussel now has twelve Boutique-rooms
  • 2009 The «Steinkeller» (stone cellar) gets a facelift as is now a recreation area for our guests
  • 2010 Front and balconys of the main house are being restored
  • 2011 BHS is now classified as a 4-star hotel and certified with Q-Label
  • 2011 Renovation of lounge & reception, elegant herringbone patterned oak floor for the ballroom
  • 2012 The red carpet for our guests, the stairway becomes a new carpet
  • 2013 Front and roof of the guest house next door are completely restored
  • 2014 New sound-system (sonos) in the restaurant, new televisions for the guest rooms
  • 2015 Renovation of all garden tables, complete new garden furniture
  • 2016The stone cellar is transformed into the stylish hunter’s boutique
  • 2017 Start of the host debate
  • 2018 Breaking down walls in the cellar to create new offices, 1st December «20 Years Boutique-Hotel Schlussel»
  • 2019 Relaunch Schlussel-Logo and a new homepage, «20 years» Anniversary activities
  • 2019 New office space for the Schlussel office-crew