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The long history of the Bonfanti Design Hotel


The Bonfanti Design Hotel was born from the idea of creating a different and unconventional hotel, a place of authentic wellness, which welcomes guests in an ambience of design and excites with a unique offer, different from most other hotels in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. The Bonfanti Design Hotel is the perfect retreat for all those who want to spend an active holiday, love to lead a healthy lifestyle, and pay attention to a balanced diet. Here, in addition to the contemporary design, a wide range of activities awaits you in the unspoilt nature of the Dolomites.
Devote yourself exclusively to your well-being – the staff of the Bonfanti Design Hotel will take care of everything else.

Look forward to a holiday of real wellbeing.

Best regards,
Jan Vlasak
Director at the Bonfanti Design Hotel

From humble beginnings to designer luxury

The Bonfanti Design Hotel has a long history. Our luxury hotel sits where an ancient inn called Wirt am Keller used to be as far back as 1560. Over the centuries, the business went from hand to hand until the end of the 18th century, when the then owner of the inn renamed it “Rastbichler”. The adjacent chapel was built in 1802.

In the mid-1970s, the Tauber family had a new 80-bed hotel built next to the inn, complete with a large dining hall and a swimming pool. Over the years, they continued improving the hotel right up to 2018, when the Bonfanti family took over. Under new management, the hotel underwent extensive renovation works directed by architect Paul Seeber. Seeber’s project involved the transformation of Hotel Rastbichler into a contemporary designer hotel.

2019 – a turning point

In the first months of 2019, the renovation works kick off starting from the lobby and the dining hall. The wellness area is also renovated, and a new wine bar is added to the hotel amenities to offer wine tasting events held by the hotel’s sommelier. In the autumn of 2019, the existing rooms are refurbished and new rooms built for more capacity. In December of the same year, the hotel officially debuts with a new name, a new logo, and an entirely new character.

The new Bonfanti Design Hotel

The Bonfanti is not a conventional hotel. What sets it apart from other luxury hotels in South Tyrol is its unique style and concept. Created to meet the needs of discerning guests seeking to spend an active holiday in South Tyrol, the Bonfanti focuses on healthy lifestyle, balanced nutrition, and exclusive spa services for an all-round wellness experience. The Bonfanti Design Hotel awaits you in the green Val Pusteria/Pustertal valley, with a welcoming environment and stylish interiors enhanced by refined personal touches.