Talg Family

Enrique Talg Wyss

etw1.jpgwas born in Vigo, son of Heinz (Enrique) Talg Shulz, from Lüneburg, whose first wife had been Ida Wyss. After the early death of his mother, he lived and grew up in Olten, Switzerland with her family, to return to Tenerife at the end of the Civil War. He began his experience in hotel management at the Gran Hotel Taoro in Puerto de la Cruz, continuing his training period at Madrid’s Hotel Palace. Later he travelled on to the Grand Hotel

Stockholm, continuing on to London, Montreux, the Suvretta Haus in St.Moritz, and finally at the Hotel Reina Cristina in Algeciras. From 1957 he was assistant Director of the Hotel Martiánez in Puerto de la Cruz, and at the same time he was in charge of the planning and building of the Hotel Tigaiga, were he has remained in charge since its opening in 1959. In 1964 he marries Gisela Reineke from Paderborn. 3 children were born of this union. Úrsula, Irene and Enrique. He is the co-founder of several local, regional and national tourist associations. Apart from the numerous prizes won by his hotel, in 1980 he was awarded the golden HUSA star as ‘Hotel Director of the Year’. He is particularly remembered for his contribution to the planning of the hiking trails of Tenerife, and even today he never misses an opportunity to give his advice in planning to enlarge the system. On his 80* birthday he handed over the ownership and management of the hotel to his 3 children.

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