(19 November 1923 – 17 April 2017)
Liselotte Nopper-Lappert and her husband bought the Hotel Christiania in 1953. At the time it was a modest establishment with just ten beds.
In 1978 Nopper, now a widow, renovated and expanded the hotel to accommodate an additional 28 beds. She also added a restaurant and in 1991 oversaw the menu expansion to include Lebanese and Egyptian cuisine. She was not afraid of trying out new ideas.
Nopper’s legacy is plain to see. Hotels come and go, but The Christiania continues as Gstaad’s smallest fourstar hotel offering good old-fashioned hospitality. She may no longer be bustling around the hotel laundry or making sure our glasses are full, but Isabelle and Nagy continue her tradition of treating guests as family. Long may this continue.