At Seezeitlodge, we want to inspire both our guests and our staff. For our team, the lodge is not just a place they go to work and tackle exciting challenges. It’s also community space. This is a place where people laugh, live, plan, and work together. Get to know us a little better in our series “3 questions for…”
Kathrin & Christian Sersch
Kathrin und Christian Sersch are the welcoming hosts at the Seezeitlodge. As the owners of this establishment, they have given this extraordinary nature resort a personal touch. As a professional hotel manager with a diploma in Media Economy, Kathrin Sersch takes care of the guest-orientated areas. Christian Sersch, a Business Economy graduate, is the contact for numbers and technology.
…is our professional dream and a truly unique place! It combines an ambitious concept with a great team of engaged people. Exciting architecture meets with authentic nature; and living culture with healthy entrepreneurship. This is no conventional hotel, but rather an inspiring world of wellbeing. It offers a treasure-trove of experiences – rich in imagination, spirit and energy.
Favourite travel destination?
Whether you are looking for a southern sense of life, a skiing adventure, or to satiate your wanderlust, we love journeys that enrich us through unique experiences. A little action, along with some peace and quiet, good food and exciting cultures…variety is the spice of life!
Personal rest and recuperation?
This can often be found in happy moments during everyday life or in the brief but conscious breaks that we take now and again. These moments include the time we take to recharge our batteries while immersed in nature, and making time for our friendships. But above all, these are family moments: after all, family is the most beautiful and magical adventure of life, and offers the best change of perspective.
Kilian Rau, hotel director
He recently moved from the Moselle to the Bostalsee and loves every moment of it! After 10 years in a leading position at the Weinromantikhotel Richtershof, Killian is now the hotel director of the Seezeitlodge.
How were your first few days in Bostalsee?
Really exciting! I was involved in the project long before the hotel opened, so I was able to develop a lot of the details with Karin and Christian Sersch and shape some things myself.
What’s your favourite place in the hotel?
The fireplace is top of the list for me. It’s just so special and atmospheric!
Do you prefer the sun or the snow on holiday?
If I really have to choose, I’ll take the sun. I like to explore, though. Whether I’m in the Canaries, the North Sea or the Dutch coast, I want to se as many places and sites and have as many experiences as possible!
Daniel Schöfisch, Head Chef
Our top man at the stove has already made a name for himself in many places: Daniel Schöfisch completed his studies at the renowned Heidelberg Hotel Management School as a head chef and met with great success early on in competitions both at home and abroad.
He was an active member of the German national team of chefs, and has even served his creations to Pierce Brosnan and Rod Stewart. The native Berliner was most recently Head Chef at The Bank restaurant at the Park Hyatt, Vienna. At the Seezeitlodge, he cooks with a natural and innovative style.
What is your favourite dish from childhood?
Grandma’s potato pancakes with apple sauce.
Cooking around the globe: which country inspires you?
There are a few! As cuisine varies so much between countries, it’s hard to choose. Every country has its own fascinating cuisine. At the moment, however, I am particularly excited by the cuisine of the Mediterranean, as well as the basics of Nordic cuisine.
Any special tips for cooking à la Schöfisch?
Cooking is a matter of instinct: it’s better to listen to your gut than to pay too much attention to the small-print.
Susan Gierten, Spa Manager
Our Spa Manager had already conquered the world professionally before she was appointed as our Expert for Wellness & Beauty at the Bostalsee. Her successes included the Seychelles, South Africa, Sylt and St. Moritz! This friendly Rhinelander makes expert use of her international experience in leading hotels to ensure that she fills the unique Celtic philosophy of the Seezeit Spa with vitality and personality. Team development, along with the selection of products and treatments, are her priorities.
Connected to energy, joy and love. You can find life, soul and spirit in life’s little moments – and we encounter these every day. As a visual impression, as a memory, as a significant moment of emotion, which retains a hold over us for a long time to come.
What guarantees a good mood?
Stand-up paddling yoga on the Bostalsee. We offer this experience to our guests from spring onwards – and it can’t be missed! Aside from this:
…long strolls with my husband and our dog
…a good book
Who are your beauty heroes?
All the wonderful members of my Seezeit Spa team! They support my work professionally and inspire me every day.
Stefanie Herrig, Sales Manager
This professional hotel manager was previously a sales executive at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt am Main, before the Bostalsee began to call! We are delighted that Stefanie Herrig is now responsible for all areas of our marketing and purchasing, in her leadership position.
She is our talent in communication, organisation and making new contacts. Her wide-reaching experience in the front office, guest services and conference facilities is priceless.
Typically Seezeitlodge! What is unique about this hotel?
For one thing, the location: hardly anyone expects a hotel like the Seezeitlodge in this place. The delight is therefore all the higher – this was the case for me, when I made my first visit, although we were still in the building phase back then. Aside from that, the overall concept is unique: it is important to me that a hotel has a story, and that this is reflected in its details. Above all, however, our team is what makes the hotel unique: our team is what brings the history of the hotel to life, adding new chapters filled with fun and excitement!
The Frankfurt skyline or sunset over the Bostalsee – which view is the winner?
Both have their charm – for me it depends somewhat on my mood. The location has to be right – in Frankfurt I would chose a rooftop bar, and on the Bostalsee I would choose our sun terrace.
Where is your next dream holiday destination?
My Asian journey of discovery would continue with a tour around Bali. And I would love to stop over in Singapore on the way.