News from your hotel in Seefeld, Austria
Easy come - easy go!
We are more than grateful for our award: „Best Hotel Food 2017“ – received from „Great Rail Journeys“!
Unfortunately the trophy didn’t survive the transport properly...
The joy is nevertheless overwhelming.
Thank you very much and in this spirit: Bon appetit from your Hotel Seespitz-Zeit in Seefeld.
Fresh wind at Seespitz-Zeit
We proudly present our new apprentices:
Verena as hotel and catering apprentice and
Marija as cook apprentice
We wish them an exciting apprenticeship and are looking forward to a great collaboration.
To our experts of tomorrow!
Bianca's diary - part 2
Unfortunately, the last week of my internship has already started and I can already tell that saying goodbye won't be easy for me.
During the last two weeks I barely did new stuff, but I've learnt a lot of new technical terms. Of course, I also had to do some rather boring tasks such as vacuuming. However, the other tasks were interesting and I really enjoyed them.
I can already tell that I've gained many precious experienences for my future career and my personal development. And I am really grateful for that.
3, 2, 1... TEAM SEESPITZ GO!
The Ganghofertrail in Leutasch marks the highlight of the running season in the Olympic region Seefeld.
This year there was also a team run beside the half marathon. Therefore, the Hotel Seespitz team shouldn't be missing!
Participants and motiviation were easily found. On Saturday hotel manager Vinzenz Triendl, head patissier Mathias and masseur Peter laced their running shoes and lined up at the starting line.
We had perfect running conditions and sunshine. The Seespitz team made a combined effort to reach the fifth place! We are very proud and are already looking forward to the next year!
Bianca Sulzer, our new trainee, offers some insights into her tasks and work during her internship in our hotel and writes a great diary. Have fun reading:
My internship at Hotel Seespitz-Zeit started with new and exciting tasks. At first, I was given a tour through the hotel and I got to know some employees. On my first day I worked at the hotel bar together with the maitre d'hotel. I really enjoyed this work because I was taught how to prepare the different types of coffee and beverages.
In the evening I worked in the restaurant which was really exciting because only after a couple of days I was allowed to serve drinks and dishes to our guests. I also had the honour of working at the Strudel Festival together with the hotel manager Vinzenz Triendl. Moreover, I also learned how to lay the tables for breakfast and dinner and how to fold napkins. It was fascinating. They also taught me how to set up and remove the buffet area for breakfast and dinner.
All in all, I really enjoyed work and I've already learned a lot.
Pain therapy certificate - We continue our studies.
We continuously attend training courses to enhance our wellness offer and provide our guests with great wellness treatments. Therefore, Monika (spa management) successfully attended a 4-day training for pain therapy according to Liebscher & Bracht. Congratulations!
No pains - without medicine and surgery. The pain therapy according to Liebscher and Bracht represents a distinct method to treat pain. The training treated various subjects: movement therapy, health therapy, pain-cause-systematics, detoxification and relaxation.
Have a look at our wellness treatments.
"Life is too short to drink bad wine."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Therefore we had a brilliant wine degustation with the winery Feiler Artinger from Rust. We would like to thank the company Morandell and, of course, the winery Feiler-Artinger from Rust in the Burgenland for the exquisite wines and the magnificent degustation. As you can see on the snap shot we had a lot of fun.
From left to right: Our restaurant team with Manja, Johan, Reinhold Bertelmann (company Morandell), Csaba, Lucia, Peter, Berit, Michael, Vinzenz Triendl and Feiler-Artinger.
"Rising Stars in the Seespitz"
Summer time = Festival time. From 01.-23. August 2018 the "Music Days" take place already for the 10th time in Seefeld. World-famous musicians and young talented artists enchant the audience with classic music. Under the direction of the renowned virtuoso violinist Rudens Turku the event was celebrated in 2009 for the first time. Today the event became a fixed meeting point for world-class musicians and students.
As part of these 10th Music Days in Seefeld a captivating classic concert of two young rising stars takes place at our sun terrace on 11.08.2018 at 8.30 pm:
Fabiola Tedesco - Violine
Andrea Cicalese - Violine
Let yourself be enchanted by the violine sounds in front of the magnificent backdrop of the lake! We are looking forward to you!
Your Seespitz team at work
This week the diligent brownies of our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit, who pull the strings behind the scenes and provide for a smooth and relaxing holiday, took centre stage and did a photo shoot :)
Whether it's the reception, kitchen, service, bar, spa or hoursekeeping team - every employee works day by day to turn your holidays at the lake into something very special. Thank your for your great work!
Do you also want to be part of the Seespitz team? Have a look at our career site and apply!
Award for traditional Tyrolean business "Tiroler Traditionsbetrieb"
We were recently honored by the province of Tyrol as a traditional Tyrolean business with "90 years Hotel Seespitz". We are very proud and thankful for this award.
On the photo you can see Ms. Landesrätin Patrizia Zoller Frischauf and Mrs. Bettina Friedrichs from Tourismusverband Seefeld with Managing Director Vinzenz Triendl at the ceremony.
Second place of the best hotels in Seefeld!
Wow – our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit**** achieved the second place in the HolidayCheck Ranking 2017 of the best hotels in the region Seefeld! We are really happy about this great achievement and we would like to thank our diligent employees for the great work as well as our guests for the positive feedback! The rating shows that we are on the track and it motivates us to make your stay even better!
We wish all of our guests, employees and friends from the bottom of our hearts a merry Christmas with your family and friends, relaxing holidays and a happy new year!
We are already looking forward to see each other again in 2018 and we wish you all the best, luck, health and success for the new year!
Your Hotel Seespitz team
Culinary delights in Seefeld with regional ingredients!
We are very proud that we have been awarded with the quality seal for regional cuisine called "Bewusst Tirol" for the third time! Our hotel manager Vinzenz Triendl received the award from the regional governor Günther Platter and his substitute Josef Geisler.
Summer adventures – Explore the Olympic region
Also this summer the Tourist Association Seefeld offers an exciting weekly programme with sport, cultural and culinary highlights. According to the motto "Explore the Olympic region Seefeld - nature is waiting for YOU" you can participate in the various summer adventures for free with the guest card - Olympiaregion Seefeld Card.
- Nature Watch – Karwendel canyon in the Nature Park Karwendel (9.00 am)
- Traditional fence construction and Tyrolean snack (03.00 pm)
- Nature hiking tour (10.15 am)
- Meditative hiking tour – Breathe in & relax (02.00 pm)
- Bees – the smallest working animals in the world (04.00 pm)
- Music at the Möserer See (7.30 am)
- Historic hiking tour through Seefeld (10.00 am)
- Bell of peace (04.50 pm)
- Experience nature with all senses (10.15 am)
- Johanna's herb garden – experience herbs with all senses (10.00 am)
- Alpaka walk (05.00 pm)
- Hiking tour along the line of the train Karwendelbahn (10.00 am)
- E-Bike-Tour – to the lake Seebensee (10.00 am)
- Nordic Sport- & Ski World Championship – visit of the construction site (10.00 am)
- Animal tracks (10.00 am)
At full moon:
- Full moon hike – myths, legends, stories & interesting facts (10.00 pm)
Register until the previous day by 6.00 pm at our reception or in the information office of the tourist association. Sturdy shoes and surefootedness required!
100% recommendation on HolidayCheck ...
Incredible 5.7 / 6 suns at HolidayCheck. Wow! We would like to take the opportunity and thank all of our guests who rated us on HolidayCheck! Thanks to you we were honored with this award. Thank you very much!
Positive feedback and praise are a great motivation for our team. At the same time, constructive feedback and improvement suggestions are very important to us so that we are able to constantly improve our standards and services.
The new runner-up of the Bundesliga (German soccer league) - RB Leipzig - will do their summer training camp from 20.-28.07.2017 in Seefeld.
The youngest football club of the Bundesliga, who was founded in 2009, has made good progress whithin the last years and will finish the current season on the second place - even before Borussia Dortmund and right behind Bayern München.
Seefeld represents the perfect training ground for national and international top athletes - in summer as well as in winter. The health-promoting altitude in the mountains, the perfect infrastructure for strength and endurance training, the marvellous nature idyll for regeneration and relaxation as well as the sports facilities and the football field with natural grass have already convinced several top-class football teams such as Dynamo Kiew, the Austrian national team and the national team of the Netherlands to come to Seefeld.
The football club RB Leipzig might also do a preparation game in Seefeld besides the trainings sessions.
The countdown has started ...
Only 2 days left until the big summer opening at the Wildsee takes place. On 13.05. our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit re-opens again after a small break. The perfect spot for active holiday makers seeking for relaxation.
Hiking, golfing, biking, climbing or simply relaxing in the sun and refreshing in the lake and outdoor swimming pool – you'll love this summer! We've already compiled the perfect packages for your active and realxing holidays.
Come to Seefeld! We are already looking forward to you!
We wish all of our guests, friends, employees and business partners happy Easter and some relaxing Easter holidays with your family!
Seefeld rocks the Carnival week!
Starting on Carnival Monday the whole village Seefeld turns into a huge party area for one week. The unique party hut "Erdinger Urweiße Hüttn - rock the party" in the Klosterbräu Arena in Seefeld offers a great programme:
Opening evening with Marlen Billii & the superstars from the Netherlands DE TOPPERS
Party time: 12.00 noon – 01.00 pm, free entrance
Carnival party – great surprises for all dressed up guests and great music for all party fans
Party time: 12.00 noon – 01.00 pm, free entrance
Tyrolean evening with traditional folk music and dance with the bands „Zillertaler Gipfelwind“, „Wadltreiber“ and the „Karwendler Plattler“
Party time: 12.00 noon – 01.00 pm, free entrance
Schlager Party Night – great Schlager music with the band „Nordwand“ and DJ Benno
Party time: 12.00 noon – 01.00 pm, free entrance
Cabaret show with Luis from South Tyrol from 06.00 pm to 08.00 pm, entry from 05.00 pm. Buy your tickets at the tourist information office in Seefeld for € 29,- or at Starmaker or online via www.oeticket.com.
Sold out: Warm-Up Party from 09.00 pm with DJ Lamboef and the „Wadltreiber“.
Big Winter Party SHOWDOWN with ANDREAS GABALIER. Already for the 4th time Andreas Gabalier will turn the Klosterbräu Arena Seefeld into a great party area together with Egon 7, DJ Lamboef, den „Kinihasn“ and other special guests Andreas Gabalier. „Be part(y) at the winter party“! Entry: 03.00 pm, beginning: 04.00 pm. Afterwards from 09.00 pm the party in the hut continues with great DJs. VIP tickets include the entry, remaining tickets available at the box office (only according to availability). No pre-sale!
Early morning dance and music with Ingo Rotters from 11.00 am until 09.00 pm. Live music with the bands „Volx Tirol“ and Schuhplattlern. Free entrance.
You shouldn't miss it!
We are back – our weekend at the FESPO Golf Fair in Zurich
Also this year the FESPO Golf Fair took place from 26th until 29th January and we participated on Saturday and Sunday. Besides exhibitors such as Callaway, Puma Golf or Brilliant8 - the pros for artificial grass - we also had the possibility to present our charming Hotel Seespitz-Zeit at the idyllic lake.
Whilst enjoying delicious tidbits and refreshing drinks golf fans were able to inform themselves about our great golf packages.
We are already looking forward to the next time!
You can already browse through our golf packages now!
Walking in a winter wonderland ...
Wow - we are speechless ;) The lake and our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit enchant with a dreamlike winter idyll. The perfect setting to do cross-country skiing, winter hiking, skiing or simply relax in our Panorama Spa with heated outdoor swimming pool.
Our Seespitz Event Highlight: Mary Me - live!
Maria Fuchs and Rene Egger form the band and hit the stage. After their adventurous CD production they started to enchant the audience with good old jazz. They share the love to jazz and to make music together and always try new things to develop.
We love the different possiblities to express feelings with music and to take the audience on an emotional journey.
When? Friday, 06. January 2017, from 08.30 pm
Where? Hotel Seespitz
Finally done - we finished our construction works
Our facelifting has been completed and our rooms are shining in new splendour. 13 rooms have been completely renovated in modern country house style offering cosiness and wellbeing.
We also have a new room category called "Maisonette": The apartment on two floors has 26m2 and offers space for 2-3 people. On the ground floor you'll find the living room, balcony and toilet and in the upper floor there's the bathroom and bedroom with marvellous view to the lake and to the west.
Come in and be the first to test our new wellbeing rooms! We are looking forward to you!
Construction site diary
Time for a facelift: The golden autumn time has already started and our construction workers are working on. Finally on the 08th of December our guests are able to enjoy our 13 newly renovated rooms. Let yourself be surprised!
New: Also in December we offer a new room category: The „Maisonette“ offers about 2 floors and over 26 m2 a stylish ambiance for 2-3 persons. In the lower part there is the living area, the balcony and the WC. In the upper range you will find the bathing room and the bedroom with a stunning lake view or west-side view. Be one of our first guests, who will come into the enjoyment of a residential experience of „Maisonette“.
A special pleasure from the region!
The kitchen team from the Hotel Seespitz Zeit counts on regionality and sustainability of food. For the application of high quality, regional and seasonal ingredients and also for their creative creations we were elected for toque for many times with the title „Bewusst Tirol“ . Good quality made of Tirol - that is the credo of the indulgence kitchen.
See you soon!
Last greetings from the Seespitz team from our farewell party before we start our holidays. Thank you for another great summer season. We meet each other agaion on 08th December with new energy and strength!
Until then you can already browse through our great, new winter packages! How about contemplative Advent holidays or brilliant cross-country skiing days?!
Starting from the upcoming winter season our guests can look forward to 13 newly renovated rooms and a new room category: the maisonette which extends on two floors.
Downstairs you'll find the living area, balcony and toilet and upstairs the bathroom and the bedroom with marvellous view! Bookable from now on :)
Our new Spa employee
Since today Moni from the Spa-team is actively supported by Erika. We wish our new colleague all the best for her first working day!
Massages, cosmetic treatments and much more - have a look at our great wellness treatments here.
Finally it's time: The European Football Championship has started and "football fever" has also broken out at the Seespitz! Although we lost the first match against Hungary we still cheer enthusiastically for our team! We have established our own football studio in the hotel so that you can see all games live!
For which country do you cheer? The beer is cooled and champagne is ready to celebrate! Who becomes the European champion 2016?
Tipps for your holidays in Seefeld
Also this year our Hotel Seespitz and the tourist association Seefeld provide a diverse Active & Cultural programme for you! Hiking, climbing, biking, golfing and many other activities are offered.
Enjoy the beauty of the Tyrolean Alps during guided hiking tours around Seefeld. Or make a relaxing bike trip with the hotel's own e-bikes. Thanks to numerous charging stations throughout the region, you enjoy unlimited biking fun.
Our latest gym machine in our fitness room
Finally it's here: Our new cross trainer arrived in our fitness room.
Have fun training!
Excellent coffee at the Hotel Seespitz
Enjoy the new coffee house culture as we now have the queen of coffee machines at the Seespitz! From now on our Illy coffee machine pampers our guests with delicious coffee specialities. Long live Illy :-)
Summer opening at the lake!
On Saturday, 07.05.2016, it's finally time again: Our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit starts into a new summer season. Preparations are coming to an end and we are doing the final touches. We are already looking forward to welcome our first guests at the lake.
Fantastic hiking, biking, golf & wellness packages turn your summer holidays at the idyllic and sunny Seefeld high plateau into a wonderful experience.
Diverse programme ...
It's all go in the Seespitz: Whether it's a fantastic wine degustation with exquisite wines or a delicious brunch with music by Cathérine Lanser in the restaurant Seeblick - we offer something for all tastes.
Our new team member ...
Starting from the upcoming summer season Nicole is going to actively support our team as hospitality industry trainee. We are already looking forward to our time together!
Sunny greetings from the marvellous mountain scenery in Seefeld
March at its best: Finest firn snow and pleasantly warm spring temperatures provide for dreamlike sun skiing in Seefeld.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Pure romance in our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit: On Valentine's Day our guests were pampered with a delicious candlelight gala dinner accompanied by romantic sounds of harp by our harpist Anna.
Exquisite specialities and wines, romantic candle light and in the background harmonious harp sounds - Valentine's Day has been a very special moment for our guests.
Hohe Munde - sun-kissed
On Saturday morning, when the sun bathed the Hohe Munde in brilliant sunlight, the snow groomers were already diligently at work preparing the pistes and slopes.
In Seefeld winter dreams come true.
Seespitz at the CMT in Stuttgart
Last weekend we were able to present our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit together with "Golf in Austria" and "Golf Heart Tyrol" at the holiday fair "CMT" in Stuttgart (14.-22.01.2016), the biggest public holiday fair for tourism and leisure time.
Seefeld is the perfect holiday destination for relaxing golf holidays. At the golf clubs Seefeld Reith and Seefeld Wildmoos you can not only improve your handicap but you can also enjoy the picturesque panorama and the nature idyll. Our guests get a 30 % greenfee reduction in both golf clubs.
Winter sports paradise Seefeld
Some international professional athletes took the opportunity to inform themselves about the latest sports equipment and clothes of Millet Mountaingroup and to test them. Eva Walkner (Freeride World Champion), Stephan Görgl (World Cup skier), Outi Kettunen (Finnish Cup and Olympic cross-country skier) and Thorsten Walter (professional allround sports pro) enjoyed their time in our hotel.
The perfect setting ...
... for small seminars & festivities is offered by our winter garden with gorgeous view to the idyllic wild lake. Whether it's seminars, workshops, birthdays, baptisms and much more - our winter garden offers the perfect setting for every occasion and also provides the necessary technical equipment such as screen, projector, flip chart and much more.
Convince yourself! We would be happy to help you with the planning and organisation of your event.
NEW: Day SPA in the Hotel Seespitz
Special for wellness fans! As of now also day guest are allowed to relax and unwind in our wellness area 600 m2 Panorama-Spa. All Day SPA visitors have free access to all facilities. Moreover, they also get a SPA-bag with bathrobe and slippers at the reception and we also provide a changing room so that you can enjoy your wellness day to the fullest.
We have also prepared exclusive Day SPA packages for you: You can either choose breakfast or a 5-course-dinner with cake buffet in the afternoon. Our Panorama-Day-Spa is open daily (also at the weekend and holidays) from 9am to 7pm. Reservation necessary!
1st Wine & chocolate tasting
As already announced, numerous highlights are waiting for our guests during the new winter season. One of them already took place yesterday: our 1st wine & chocolate tasting.
Beside exquisite wines for gourmets our guests could also taste delicious chocolates this time.
We're back ...
After a short break in which we renovated our hotel and whipped it into shape, we finally start into the new winter season today on 04.12.2015. Besides our great winter packages numerous other highlights and surprises are waiting for our guests.
Are you curious?!
„Bewusst Tirol“- nature on the plate
High-quality, regional and seasonal ingredients as well as their gentle preparation to creative and refined delicacies is the daily job of our famous kitchen crew.
We have been awarded with the "Bewusst Tirol" award thanks to our major use of regional products. Our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit stands for high quality as well as for commitment towards regionality and the sustainable development of the Tyrolean agriculture and tourism. At the award ceremony our hotel manager Vinzenz Triendl and our chef Christian Schwertner got a certificate from the Landtag MP Siegfried Egger (l.) and deputy governor Josef Geisler (r.).
Thank you for this great award. We will make an effort for regionality also in the future.
Round Table Conference Hotels
Did you already notice? Since very recently our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit, which is also a very beautiful seminar and conference hotel, is part of the exclusive association Round Table Conference Hotels. This association helps customers with the organisation of events, seminars, congresses and much more.
As part of the membership we participated at the RTK fair in Dornbirn where we were able to impress with our great offer for seminars and conferences. In addition, a big tombola took place and one lucky winner won a voucher for holidays in our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit for 2 persons. Congratulations!
The countdown has started ...
Do you also already look forward to winter, snow and cross-country skiing pleasure? Although our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit is currently making a small break, we already prepare for the upcoming winter season. As it's time again soon: From 04.12.2015 we'll be delighted do welcome and pamper you again!
Just in time for season opening we have prepared fantastic packages for all cross-country skiing fans, ski fans and enthusiastic winter hikers which provide for a great start into winter fun and definitely bestow unforgettable holiday moments. Our enchanting Advent package breaks the first ground: Stroll through the brilliant Christmas markets, visit a Krampus performance and relax in our 600 m2 Panorma SPA.
For a great start into your winter holiday pleasure!
Cross-country skiing pleasure in November ...
... snowfarming makes it possible! For this purpose 5.500 cubic meter snow have been artificially produced and deposited behind the cross-country skiing centre in Seefeld, where shadowy trees and a 30-centimetre thick layer of wood chips with sheet protected and preserved the snow during the hot summer months. In autumn the artificial snow was digged out and distributed across the cross-country ski trail providing 3 to 4 km of pure cross-country skiing fun.
Thanks to snowfarming also the Nordic combined athletes of the Austrian Ski team are able to train in Seefeld already in November! Whilst fall is presenting all its beauty, cross-country skiers enjoy perfect training conditions.
Goodby summer, hello winter!
A lovely summer season is coming to an end and our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit would like to seize the moment to thank all of our loyal guests and diligent employees for a great summer season 2015!
We have been closed since 26.10.2015 to recharge our batteries - already on 04.12.2015 we start with new energy into the new winter season. We are already looking forward to welcome you soon again in our snowy Seefeld!
Have you already booked your winter holidays? Whether you prefer to go skiing, cross-country skiing or shopping at the Christmas markets – thanks to our fantastic winter packages everybody will find just the right offer for themselves.
1st Special Week for regular guests at the Seespitz
We have came up with something very special for our regular guests. We would like to thank all of our guests for their long-time loyality by organising the 1st Special Week for regular guests with an exciting weekly programme full of fun and diversity.
Among others we have visited the Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens which was a special highlight for all participants. We also made a hiking tour along the lake Möserer See. Despite the rain and cold all guests had great fun and enjoyed the delicious snack at the comfortable Möserer Seestube.
Our guets also enjoyed a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride exchanging their prior holiday experiences.
Another special highlight of the week was the performance of the music band "Trio Tafelspitz", which provided for great music and entertainment. Our regular guests enjoyed the evening and the one or other schnapps.
For the world you are someone, but for someone you are the world. (Erich Fried)
A pictureseque sunny plateau, a autumn-like sea of colors, an idyllic wild lake and in the heart of it a vision in white ...
Our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit this weekend was once again an absolute dreamlike backdrop for the most beautiful day in life. We would like to congratulate the happy couple Maria & Luigi Schweiger on their beautiful wedding and we wish them all the best for their joint future!
Shotokan-Karate School St. Gallen as guest of the Seespitz
This week the Shotokan-Karate School St. Gallen was guest of the Hotel Seespitz. Marcel Kurz - grandmaster of this Far Eastern martial art - and his karateka diligently trained different karate techniques preparing for the upcoming competitions. The whole Seespitz team wishes good luck!
Award for the most beautiful flower arrangements
Yesterday we were accorded a great honour! We got an award from the municipality Tannheim and the Tourist Association Olympic region Seefeld for our beautiful flower decoration around our Hotel Seespitz-Zeit. As you can see the whole team was very happy about this award, amongst others also our trainee Sara.
Millions of travellers have decided: The holiday resort Seefeld belongs to the Top 10 holiday destinations of Austria.
As a result of the rating Seefeld was awarded with the “2015 Travellers’ Choice Award for Best Destination”!
Representing the perfect starting point for numerous sports activities the holiday resort offers perfect conditions for alpine sports in both summer and winter. It's not an accident that Seefeld is regarded to be one the most famous winter sports centres and that it hosted the Winter Olympic Games repeatedly. Moreover, the high plateau of Seefeld is also a paradise for golf fans. One of the two golf courses even ranks among the TOP 100 golf courses in the world.
A holiday region which first and foremost impresses with its diverse leisure time activities and active programme.
Spend your next holidays in our beautiful village Seefeld!
Boungiorno a tutti!
You haven't recognised it yet? Our Seespitz website is now available in three languages. Besides German and English you can learn about our latest offers as well as about all information about Seefeld and our hotel in Italian as well. You do not know how to do this? Simply choose one of the flags in the right superior corner and enjoy authentic reading pleasure in British English or well sounding Italian.
More comfort for our swimmers
Since recently a comfortable access to the wild lake has been awaiting our hotel guests enthusiastic about swimming. Via our new jetty you directly get into the wonderful and natural water from our hotel’s own lawn for sunbathing.