Host Christian Lieglein is the third generation of the family to run this tradition-rich 4-star-hotel in Pettneu at the Arlberg massif. Christian, who spent his childhood in picturesque Pettneu, was not able to resist the lure of the wide world after completing his apprenticeship as a cook in the parental business.
He was able to hone his art at several highly-esteemed, starred restaurants and even today he delights in brandishing the cooking spoon personally at the Hotel Gridlon. His culinary career includes stays in Liechtenstein, the USA and the home of haute cuisine – la belle France. In France – in Saulieu in the region of Burgundy, to be precise – he was initiated into the high art of French master chefs by the famous chef Bernard Loiseau.
After acquiring the ÖHV diploma as certified hotelier he took over the hotel business from his parents, Kurt and Christa Lieglein. Since 2002 Christian and his wife Sigrid have been responsible for running this business, steeped in tradition in beautiful Pettnau in the Arlberg - a tradition which will most likely be carried on by the next generation of Liegleins, their children Valentin and Florentina.