Five hotels and one restaurant embody the uniqueness of a commitment dedicated to the perfect symbiosis and harmony of guest, host, nature, environment and architecture. With consideration and foresight, a feel-good atmosphere is created in which all and everything is embedded that belongs to an unforgettable and sustainable hospitality. An extraordinary experience. For the good in life
Throughout their lives, the entrepreneurial couple have been committed to their values of "commitment, responsibility and meaning" - both professionally and privately. With enthusiasm, untiring commitment and support from his wife Rhéane, Felix Suhner has built up the small hotel group over the last few years. After 20 years in the operations, the graduate hotelier and trained chef decided to shift his tasks to the development of the hotel group. Together with his wife and the team of the Balance Familie, additional values for guests and hotels are created true to the vision of "living the good". Their passion is hotel architecture and the design of wellness oases. In their spare time, they find ideas for new concepts together with their two children at international trade fairs and in the hottest hotels at home and abroad.
Our values determine our actions and guide us in our everyday lives. Our values commit us to accepting our responsibility and direct our daily work clearly and unambiguously. Our values say what we stand for, what we represent and how we want to be perceived. Whatever we do, we do it focused on our three core values - committed, responsible, meaningful.
Our maxims show us how we should behave - and work - in everyday life. Our brand, our identity is experienced and perceived primarily in direct contact with people. This creates an image in the other person; an idea of what the Balance Familie is and embodies. That is why we have formulated binding guiding principles for our behaviour, which consist of three supporting pillars: Yes-philosophy (committed), clear leadership (responsible) and harmony (meaningful).
Committed employees meet responsible tasks and are given the opportunity to make a difference. Meaningful things in turn motivate, inspire and give pleasure. All properties of the Balance Familie are committed to driving this positive spiral and therefore attach great priority to employee selection and leadership, satisfaction, training, education and further development. Regular qualification meetings and status reports show whether a win-win situation can arise from personal future plans and entrepreneurial objectives. This part of development does not begin with the completion of an apprenticeship, but is already part of our apprenticeship training. At a later stage, an internal training programme supports employees when the requirements placed on them can be mastered confidently and (deputy) divisional managers become management personalities and co-entrepreneurs.
1975-1977 Walter Suhner senior buys the property of the Seerose and opens the new Hotel Seerose Classic on 17 May 1977.
1991 Purchase of the restaurant Mürset in Aarau by Walter Suhner senior.
1996-1997 The Mürset restaurants are completely renovated. The traditional house in the Aarauer Schachen combines three different restaurant concepts under one roof.
1999 Together with Roland Tischhauser, the Bad Bubendorf Hotel is taken over by a management buyout and the stock company of the same name is founded.
2003 On 17 May 2003, the extension of the Seerose Elements building is opened. The Seerose develops from a 3-star country inn to a 4-star business and seminar hotel.
2007 Extension of the Bad Bubendorf Hotel with additional 28 hotel rooms, including two suites, the top restaurant Osteria TRE, bar lounge and seminar rooms.
2008/2009 On 1 November 2008 Felix Suhner takes over the Sonne Balance Hotel in Eich. On 29 May 2009 the Sonne Balance Hotel opens after a complete renovation.
2010/2011 Conversion and complete redesign of the historical part of the Bad Bubendorf Hotel.
2011-2014 Reconstruction and complete redesign of the Seerose Classic building in the style of Natural chic.
2012 Launch of the new corporate brand Balance Hotels under the motto "Living the Good". This brings together under one roof the four properties, the Seerose, the Bad Bubendorf Hotel, the Sonne Seehotel and the Mürset Restaurants.
2013 On 17 May 2013, the extension building Cocon is opened - the Hotel Seerose is transformed into the Seerose Resort & Spa and expands into a wellness hotel.
2014 On 1 November 2014, Felix Suhner will hand over the operational management of the Seerose Resort & Spa after 20 years of management. As Chairman of the Board, he will remain responsible for the company's overall management, maintenance and investments.
2016 With the takeover of shares in Kurhotel Bad Ramsach AG from Gabi Kälin to Felix Suhner, the Balance Hotels AG was expanded by a further hotel on 24 May 2016. The Bad Ramsach Quellhotel is to be gradually renovated in order to create a fresh oasis of well-being for the guests.
2017 The Balance Familie AG takes over the Seeblick Seminarhotel in Emmetten on 1 July 2017 thanks to the approval of the creditors' meeting. Hotel Seeblick fits in perfectly with the other five family businesses of Balance Familie AG and will adopt their common corporate culture and values. The excellent location on the high plateau, with an exhilarating view over Lake Lucerne, is to be gradually expanded into a refreshed oasis of well-being.
2017 Balance Hotels AG will be renamed into Balance Familie AG on 1 July 2017.