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How would you describe Bar10Zimmer in a nutshell?
Bar10Zimmer is a small boutique hotel that occupies a historic townhouse in Dornbirn, Austria. The heart of the property was once a bakery, which we have transformed into a bar, with 10 guest rooms across the three upper floors.
What is the story behind Bar10Zimmer, what was your inspiration to create it?
My husband and I come from a completely different industry but we have always travelled a lot and particularly love authentic, small places. So we wanted to bring something similar to our region, as these places are quite difficult to find in Vorarlberg.
We opened to guests in 2018 and have found that the property attracts a nice mix of business clients and leisure tourists. It’s been interesting how people who appreciate what we do have discovered Bar10Zimmer. It attracts a certain kind of people who like architecture and aren’t looking for a hotel with a big TV and a buffet breakfast.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Bar10Zimmer?
Architectural clients always comment on the relationship between the old and new in the property. The interior design is very modern for such an old house and we’ve purposely kept things minimalistic. We’ve only included what was needed in the rooms — there are no minibars and if guests want a TV, they can book one at reception. The floors are raw wood and there is no plastic in the entire house.