Dolce History

Deutscher Hof

In 1881 Ferdinand Jakob Sprengler took over the small inn “Deutscher Hof” in Bad Nauheim. In the 80s and 90s he continuously expanded his business. He bought several buildings and connected them to his venue. His efforts benefited from the enormous boom of the bath at the end of the 19th century. The “Deutsche Hof” became the “Hotel Sprengler” and finally the “Parkhotel”. Ferdinand Jakob Sprengler ran the venue until his death in November 1908.


The takeover of the Parkhotel by the hotelier Carl Hilbert in February 1909 marked the beginning of a period that brought this world-famous hotel a remarkable rise in spite of the turmoil of war and inflation. The hotel, so important and famous for Bad Nauheim, began to interest the State of Hessen in its reconstruction. As a result of lengthy negotiations, Carl Hilbert donated the hotel to the state on 1 December 1951.

In the 70s and 80s the Parkhotel was mainly used by private spa guests. In 1980 there was a fire in the adjacent theatre of the state-owned Kurhaus. When considering the reconstruction, the decision was made to rebuild the Parkhotel directly next to the Kurhaus. The economic aspect was at the forefront of this decision. The Kurhaus had a variety of conference capacities, but overnight stays were not possible. This resulted in a coherent complex consisting of Kurhaus, Theatre, and "Parkhotel". This included both the flexibility of a modern conference hotel and the stylish banquet facilities of a traditional hotel.


When the Hessian State was no longer able to keep the property, the US American Andy Dolce and his Dolce International hotel group took over the hotel on May 15, 2002. It was developed into one of the leading conference hotels in Germany. As part of the US hotel group Wyndham, it now operates under the name "Dolce by Wyndham Bad Nauheim".

Today, the modern event and congress hotel meets the demands of business guests and private travelers. It has 159 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a spa and 27 function rooms. The hotel's own Art Nouveau theater - which has been appreciated in the past by personalities such as Empress Sissi, Albert Einstein and Justus Frantz - hosts classical concerts and ballet performances as well as large-scale corporate events. The balancing act of combining living history with contemporary hotel business has succeeded