A CENTURY OF ZERMATT HOSPITALITY
The ancestry of the Hotel Alpenblick goes back to one of the oldest Zermatt families. Adelrich Julen, mountain guide and grandfather of today's hotelier family Pannatier, bought the property and the building in 1928 together with his wife Anna Julen-Herder. Since its construction until its sale to the young family, the pension has been called Pension Des Alpes. Heidy Julen, the daughter of Adelrich Julen and Anna Julen-Herder took over the hotel in 1950 after the death of her parents.
In 1952 Heidy married the customs officer Daniel Pannatier. Pierre-André, the second son born in 1956, soon followed in the footsteps of his parents. When father and grandfather Daniel Pannatier died in 1990, Pierre-André and his wife Ingrid Antonia Pannatier-Schaller and Heidy Pannatier- Julen took over the Hotel Alpenblick for the third generation. For 80 years, the Hotel Alpenblick has been owned by the family.