Three generations of the Huber family work together under one roof. Today the Alpenhotel Zimba is run by Stephanie Battaglia-Huber and her husband, Antonio. They enjoy giving personal service to their guests and attach great importance to your individual care and support. As parents of two sons they can relate to the needs of families. Each day you will receive their active support. Brother Bernhard, as head chef, looks after the culinary highlights.
Senior partner, Walter Huber, leads guests on mountain walks and ensures a jubilant atmosphere at his regular BBQs. Grandma, who is over 90 years old, works almost every day too. Despite her age she bakes the best bread far and wide. Every Sunday guests have the opportunity to meet and get to know the family at the Welcome Evening. As caring hosts, they are conscious of tradition, nature loving and caring for their guests.
Zimba Mountain (2643 metres)
The namesake of the hotel is one of the most famous summits in the Rätikon because of its striking pyramid like shape, also known as the “Matterhorn of the Vorarlberg”. The first ascent to the summit in 1847 was made by Anton Neyer, the well maker from Bludenz.
Look at the history of the Alpenhotel Zimba
Changes at the Alpenhotel Zimba through the years
In the 1920s a simple alpine guest house stood on the sight of today’s Alpenhotel Zimba. As a winter sports region Brand and the neighbouring Montafon were already well known. Only a few kilometres away the American writer, Ernest Hemingway, spent two winters. He enjoyed skiing, traditional rural food, schnapps and wrote amongst other things, his novel “Fiesta”.
The picturesque wooden building was purchased by the Huber family. Over time it was developed from the simple alpine inn to a 4-star hotel.
Today the Alpenhotel Zimba is a mix of traditional and modern designs. In 2019 the traditional family hotel was extended with a modern timber clad building. The architects’ office, Nikolussi-Hansler, from Bludenz, designed the new building.