Our historie

The Chalet-Hotel Larix can look back on a long and interesting history. It was built in 1878 by Gaudenz Issler and since than it changed its face quite a lot. From a family house to a Hotel Garni into a three star Chalet-Hotel.

1913 the first renovation took place and additional extensions were made. This was when the first guest rooms were built. In summer 1953 all the rooms got water tabs and were ready for the first guests.

December 1953 Leni and John Henderson opened the Garni Hotel Larix and started the business. Their son John junior got interested in the Hotel business and became a chef. After his apprenticeship he worked with his parents and they started to serve dinner for the guests. When John junior met his wife Rita who was also interested in the hotel business it was clear that they will run the hotel as the new generation. In 1974 they took over the business. Since then John and Rita invest all their energy to keep the hotel in a good shape and make their customers happy.

Some of the big investments were the hotel bar, the winter garden restaurants and the renovation of all the hotel rooms. Today the Chalet-Hotel Larix is well known as one of the best 3 Star hotels in Davos. Especially the exquisite cuisine is known not just in Davos. 1998 John Henderson became a member of the Gilde (Swiss cooking association for exquisite cooking)

On other important step was the decision to build a new complex next to the hotel. 2001 the Residenz Larix was built and it brought some huge benefits for the hotel. A car park and the wellness area with Sauna, Steam bath, Solarium and Fitness room were now accessible for the customers. There is also a 2 bedroom apartment which is perfect for families.

John and Rita always want to keep up with trends. Also the business customers have special needs and therefore the hotel has its own wireless-LAN network which allows guests to use their internet in the room or in the lobby.

As long as the Chalet-Hotel Larix will be open the owners will continue to make it as comfortable as possible for you as a guest.