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).
1850-1854 In view of the forthcoming railway line on Lake Sempach, Farmer Wyder von der Oele had the large and feudal Gasthof zur Sonne built around 1850. The first floor of the former inn housed the municipal office. However, as the locals resisted a railway, the line was moved to the opposite side of the lake, which resulted in bankruptcy in the following years.
In 1859 Johann and Josef Wolfisberg bought the company and continued to run it as an agricultural business and as a simple restaurant with guest rooms.
1905 With the construction of the "old school building" the community got its own rooms for the administration and left the premises in the Sonne.
1928 In this year Josef Wolfisberg sen. married Elisabeth Bremgartner (from the carpenter's workshop of the same name) from Eich and continued the business. With them the Sonne experienced an upswing. A hall was set up directly above the stables, which from then on served the Eicher associations as a venue for their meetings and concerts. At that time there was only a menu on Sundays and besides sweet and sour cidre the coffee cherry was one of the most popular drinks.
1940 Surprising death of Josef Wolfisberg senior due to illness. Elisabeth Wolfisberg continued to run the farm and the inn on her own and was also responsible for raising the six children.
1963 The Federal Council approves the construction of the motorway A2 by Eich.
In 1975 it was decided to bypass Eich with a 900 m long tunnel. Construction took place in 1976-81, and on 2.7.1981 this section of the motorway A2 was opened.
1970-1971 1970 The ground-breaking ceremony for the Landgasthof Sonne with innkeeper's flat, 8 guest rooms, hall, restaurant, terrace and large car park takes place, which is opened in March 1971.
1974 Opening of the Lido Eich.
1993 Handover of the Sonne to his son Joe Wolfisberg and his wife Sibylle.
2008 On 1 November 2008 Felix Suhner, entrepreneur and owner of the Seerose in Meisterschwanden, takes over the Gasthaus Sonne with a long-term building right contract.
2009 On 29 May 2009 the Sonne Balance Hotel am See opens after a total renovation under the management of Stefan & Erica Fuchs-Lisebach.
2012 Change of name to Sonne Seehotel under the umbrella brand of the Balance Familie as of 1 November 2012.
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