The family of the owners of the Hotel Laguscei smiling A bartender in traditional dress pours a glass of grappa at the bar counter   The chef of the Hotel Laguscei in Arabba together with a waitress in the wooden dining room Two waitresses make the bed in one room Three waitresses on the floors of the Hotel Laguscei smiling

Dear Guests, we would like to present our essence


We want to be a leading and sustainable company, which evokes emotions through regeneration, which faces change with innovation and love, in order to create well-being for our guests, our collaborators, the nature and the society that surrounds us.


We want to recall the spirit of the past. The essence that you breathe in as you walk through the door - the magic savoir faire of the “Bel Paese”, welcoming smiles, and affectionate memories. A time when holidays were made of rest, tranquillity, and true hospitality. Where frenzy, rudeness, and ostentation are not the norm. Here nothing is design.  Here everything has a soul, which leads to dialogue and humanity. A humanity that has been lost. A humanity in which people can make mistakes. A humanity in which perfection doesn’t exist, if not that of mother nature. A humanity made of respect for nature and people. A humanity in which dialogue, a smile, an “excuse me”, and a “thank you” still exist. We love sustainability in all its aspects. For this reason, we pay a great deal of attention to the selection and development of our employees. Our staff and the nature are our most precious resources, whom we carefully safeguard.


A. - BarLady

I have been working with the De Dorigo family for 12 years. I have always been very happy.
I have chosen to stay with them all these years because they are very warm people, they have respect for each of us and they make us feel special, because they are special.
I recommend this company because it is full of warmth, it makes you feel at home.

L. - Pizzaiolo

I have been working in this company for 11 years and have always felt at home.
I saw the birth and growth of an entire generation of the De Dorigo family.
Those who come to work in this company find special and above all human people, which is why they will never want to leave.

A. & A. - Housekeeper and Porter / Driver

My husband and I have been working in this company for 5 years.
Before starting to work with the De Dorigo family we always heard only good things about them and so we decided to try it too.
We are lucky, we have both been hired and this has allowed us to work together.
After all these years we can say that we have not only found an employer, but a big family: that welcomes you with kindness and advises you when you need it with a smile.
In this company, quality work is demanded, but they guarantee you as many quality products and vehicles.
We have worked in many companies, but this is definitely the one we would like to stay in until we retire!

M. - BarLady

I have been working with the De Dorigo family for two years. I have a great time and that's why I chose to continue working with them! Every employee feels special: for their way of being, with education and respect. I would recommend this place to anyone as they are truly wonderful!

C. - Reception

I worked for the De Dorigo family for 4 years. I can say that you work in a peaceful environment with clear rules and well-defined tasks. Employees are respected, needs listened to and managed in the best possible way. Goodwill and fairness are recognized, rewarded and certainly reciprocated.


The Laguscei Dolomites Mountain Hotel began with a love story. It was the love story between Gabriella and Martino. Gabriella is the oldest daughter of Giorgio, a builder who emigrated to Switzerland, who is a rock and ice instructor with the Guardia di Finanza (Italian Finance Police) with strong entrepreneurial foresight, and Albina, an esteemed chef.

The Laguscei can be considered to be the offspring of the Hotel Monte Cherz. In fact, everything began when they followed their intuition and decided to purchase some property with a cabin near the Cherz ski lift. In previous years, this land was known for having a multitude of small lakes in the higher area, near the forest, which were frequented by migrating birds. This is the origin of the name Laguscei, from the Ladin “many small lakes”.

The golden age had begun: these were the years when the cabin had been transformed into a kiosk and people came from all over to enjoy Gabriella’s heaping sandwiches, Annalisa’s chips (she’s the youngest daughter of Giorgio and Albina), and Giorgio’s congeniality. These were the years of the famous ice bars with rivers of grappa cocktails, ABBA cranked up high, and lots of healthy fun.

Then came 1986. This was the year Gabriella and Martino got married and contributed to the beginning of the construction of the first Laguscei, a 2-Star hotel with 17 rooms and a self-service restaurant on the slopes. Needless to say, no one forgets the years spent with Martino. Even today, guests remember him as “Super Martino”. Some remember him at the bar, preparing coffee, some in the office for check-ins, some at the Self-Service restaurant, preparing steaming hot polenta dishes, and some shovelling snow with the tractor between accounts, always steadfast and with affectionate cordiality.

30 years later, the Laguscei has grown and today it has become a 3-star superior hotel with 46 rooms, a pool, and a wellness centre.