Lighting concept of the Hotel Sonnenalp Resort in the Alpine Skiing World Cup venue of Ofterschwang

In Ofterschwang, deep in the Allgau Mountains, lies a holiday paradise that has something for everyone. Luxury, variety and a family atmosphere set hearts racing in both travellers and locals alike.

From peak to peak - a broad perspective, from right at the summit

Even in the fourth generation, the Fäßlers' entrepreneurial vision has never been lost, culminating in an unbelievable five-star luxury holiday resort in a new guise. Anna-Maria and Michael Fäßler have continued the legacy of previous generations and are bringing the Sonnenalp to life, with a new, younger look. Consequently, both the exterior and the interior have been renovated and refurbished, giving the Sonnenalp a brand new look in which to celebrate its 100th birthday. In order to preserve the historic legacy and the many vintage treasures, the Sonnenalp has been laboriously refurbished. With sensitivity, creativity and loving attention to detail, Anna-Maria Fäßler, together with her husband, is responsible for the redesign of the traditional holiday residence. With an incredibly diverse range of natural materials, she is giving the resort a truly unique, natural and fresh facelift, complete with skilfully applied accent features - while always maintaining a focus on tradition in the process.

Over the years, 218 rooms and suites, restaurants, conference rooms and a considerable number of other areas have been renovated. A wellness park spanning 20,000 m² has been installed, and the dark outer façade has been softened with a brighter larch wood.

The lobby and the shopping arcade are illuminated with high-quality, intentionally positioned natural white recessed ceiling lights and subtle wall lights. In order to create special staging in important areas (steps, entrance area, the counter in the lobby, hallways), wall lights with a neutral white colour temperature have been used.

For long passageways and hallway areas, track systems are particularly well suited. These are flexible on account of the fact that a different lighting mood can be quickly achieved by replacing spots or pendant lights.

Kick back and relax in the cosy hotel rooms

The redesigned hallways reflect the furnishings and the atmosphere of the lobby. Guests make their way to their room/suite accompanied by subtle wall lights and ceiling lights, which create impressive accent features. The light from the wall lights, which is directed both upwards and downwards, makes even narrow hallways appear wider and taller. Different rooms, different furnishing styles, and yet all with the same feel: the feeling of home. Appropriate lighting plays its part in this regard.

Beginning with the basic lighting with recessed ceiling lights, through to the reading lights by the bed. In order that the guest can relax, work and sleep in his/her room without interruption, a suitable lighting environment is required. With dimmable recessed ceiling lights, the guest can decide for him/herself how bright or dark the room should be. Stylish wall lights provide additional illumination and comfort. There must also be sufficient lighting by the bed: our BEDSIDE lights are particularly suitable. The bedside and reading lights not only feature an elegant design but are also innovative and user-friendly. Thanks to the integrated USB connection and smartphone holder, the lights add a modern touch to any traditional room.

pay attention to the correct IP protection class!

Whether outdoors, in damp rooms or in the Spar, the right IP protection class is important.

To this end, use filters in the search so that you only display (recessed) ceiling lights with an IP44 protection class >

Find bathing fun and tranquillity.
When designing our wellness world, we placed special emphasis on ensuring that everyone, young and old alike, can find their favourite spot indoors or outdoors. With the Nature Spa, we have created a relaxation area that adults can enjoy to the full.


Great project. Reliable partners.

Sonnenalp Resort
Sonnenalp 1
87527 Ofterschwang

Michael Fäßler Sonnenalp GmbH
Interior Designer & Architect Monika Hüttig

Construction time: 4-5 years

Electrical Installation:
Elektro Kirsch GmbH
Thomas Welke (Elektrotechnikermeister)
Mittagstrasse 5
D-87527 Sonthofen

Light planning:
Interior Designer & Architect Monika Hüttig und Fa. Elektro Kirsch

Project Management:
Dr. Anna-Maria Fäßler (Hotel Director) &
Interior Designer & Architect Monika Hüttig

Of course, we don't just work together on hotel lighting projects. Our network of professionals with whom we cooperate extends all over Europe. So we have had many great opportunities to support interesting projects with our individual lighting solutions.

You can find more examples of such projects and inspiration for your own projects in our references. Do you have a project on your agenda and still need lighting or the advice of a lighting designer?

Then please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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