Our adventure playground

At the spearpoint of our success is Renate, Nicole and Klaus Kobjoll’s Schindlerhof. We plan ahead for the Schindlerhof, looking for innovations (ISO certification, application for the European Quality Award and Ludwig Erhard prize, service trail). We carry out research and development on new products at the Schindlerhof until they are ready for the market.

The Schindlerhof was opened by the Kobjolls in 1984 as a traditional country hotel. Today, in its 34th year, the hotel Schindlerhof is an entrepreneurial jewel, an outstanding feature of the German private hotel scene.

Prizes and awards–a tribute to team success

1989 Managementpreis from Josef Schmidt College, Bayreuth
1990 Hotelier of the Year in the private hotel category (awarded by Deutscher Fachverlag publishers)
1993 CI-Report by Roman Antonoff
1994 German Marketing Prize, awarded by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA)
1994 ISO 9001 Certification, the first hotel in Germany to gain certification
1997 Only German company among the seven European Quality Award finalists in the category "small and medium-sized enterprises"
1997 Entrepreneur of the year, awarded by the Leonberg Management Academy
1997 Special award from Business Traveller magazine for most innovative hotel concept
1998 Winner of the European Quality Award 1998 for small and medium-sized enterprises, awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in Brussels
1998 Winner of the DGQ’s (German Society for Quality) Ludwig Erhard prize
1999 No. 1 among German conference hotels for the well-being of guests (awarded by trade magazine Top Hotel)
2000 No. 1 among German conference hotels for the well-being of guests for the second year running
2001 No. 1 among German conference hotels for the well-being of guests–a hat-trick!
2002 ISO 14001, environment management system
2002 "Best German seminar hotel", chosen by 20,000 readers of "acquisa" and "wirtschaft + weiterbildung"
2002 ISO certification of Glow & Tingle
2003 German Marketing Prize awarded by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA)
2003 Special prize, European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM): European Role Model on Customer Focus
2003 Winner of the DGQ’s (German Society for Quality) Ludwig Erhard Prize–for the second time!
2004 After a three-year compulsory break: No. 1 among German conference hotels for the well-being of guests (awarded by trade magazine Top Hotel) for the fourth time
2004 German “Denkerpreis” from “Deutsches Institut für Betriebswirtschaft”
2004 Special prize European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM): European Role Model on People Orientation
2005 5th time German conference hotels for the for the well-being of guests (awarded by trade magazine Top Hotel)
2006 Number 1 in Germany, German conference hotels for the well-being of guests
2007 Conga Award 2007–Klaus Kobjoll is honoured as one of the TOP 10 speakers in Germany
2007 Schindlerhof wins a prize in “Great Place to Work”: No. 1 in the hospitality business in Europe!
2008 Schindlerhof wins 12th place in Germany and receives special prize for “Life-long learning”

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2009 Hat-trick for the Schindlerhof:
Out of a total of 100 companies the Schindlerhof achieved an excellent 8th place and the 1st in the hotel industry!
2009 No. 1 among German conference hotels for the well-being of guests for the seventh time
2009 Hat-trick: First place in Europe's hospitality industry for the third time in a row!
2009 Klaus Kobjoll is awarded for his life's work and inducted into the German Speakers Hall of Fame (www.gsa-halloffame.org).
2009 Glow & Tingle consultants GmbH wins the Ludwig Erhard Award 2009 of the German Society for Quality (DGQ).
2009 Klaus Kobjoll is appointed as ambassador of the initiative Ludwig Erhard Award e.V. (www.ilep.de).
2010 No. 1 German conference hotel for the well-being of guests
for the 8th time in a row
2010 Schindlerhof–the Hottest Place in Town
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2010 Conga Award 2010
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2011 Warstein Prize: German gastronomy prize „Food“ for Klaus Kobjoll in Nuremberg
2011 University St. Gallen: Germany's most customer-oriented service provider 2011
2011 No. 1 German conference hotel for the well-being of guests
for the 9th time in a row
2012 Ludwig Erhard Prize
2013 Great Place to Work
1st place across the sector in the category of 50-500 employees
2015 Hall of Fame
for the best conference hotels in Germany
2018 Great Place to Work
1st place Germany-wide and across the sector in the category 0f 50-100 employees