meant in the mountain for the mountain

Edoardo Gellner

Like a story told by an inquisitive traveller who climbs the mountains and encounters the elements that compose it, the story of Hotel Boite is related in its individual elements are developed like the episodes of a long story.

The wood, due to its unusual and delightful light, becomes as it were the main protagonist of the story and of the Hotel Boite itself.

Designed by Edoardo Gellner and constructed between 1961 and 1963, the Hotel Boite is part of the former ENI - Village, majestic project of the then ENI CEO Enrico Mattei, to accommodate company employees during their holidays.

For Gellner it was a matter of finding the right balance between the solitude of nature and group contact for urban dwellers. It was therefore a matter of creating not a village community that lives and works in one place for generations, but rather a metropolitan working community from a company, which meets briefly (for only a few weeks) for the purposes of recreation and more or less lives together. Nothing other than a leisure society, although one which partly brings with it the acquaintances and hierarchies of the factory, so that the density of the development and forced or coincidental contacts also provide criteria for the planning.

Today guests from all over the world have always been welcome to enjoy their stay in our meticulously crafted hotel, a project that combines at its core the passion for design and the unspoiled nature of the Dolomites.