Big money threatens to homogenize distinct alpine regions

Undeveloped land within the Austrian Tirol, in particular along the Inn Valley and where it is more tableland than vertiginous peaks, is in great demand and under growing pressure - in equal measure. There is little doubt that the region's popularity as a tourism destination and the location of second homes for wealthy Austrians, and…

UPDATE: For Friends Hotel moves closer to new ownership

The curious case of the Moesern-based For Friends Hotel, accommodation whose ethos was predicated on stylish clean lines, minimalist chic with artistic tendencies that, barely a year after opening its doors filed for bankruptcy, has taken what seems to be a decisive turn towards acquiring new ownership, reports the Tiroler Tageszeitung daily.The failure of what…

Moesern: insolvency proceedings close the doors at For Friends Hotel

The astonishing failure of the Moesern-based For Friends Hotel has seen the Innsbruck Regional Court and Austria Credit Reporting and Collection agency Kreditschutzverband(KSV) deny the year-old facility the chance to continue to operate, citing disappointing advance booking numbers and insufficient liquidity for the former Mosererhof Hotel to function as a going concern.The vast majority of…