when Jean Kraft constructed and inaugurated the Hotel Bernerhof
to his aunt Constance, who was owner of the Grand Hotel of Turin
whose family were the owners of the Hotel Schweizerhof located at the Reno waterfall in Neuhausen
which he renovated adding a fourth floor and changing its name to Grand Hotel, with 120 rooms and 240 beds
in Piazza Ognissanti in Florence which became the Hotel Excelsior. It had the same architectural style as the Bernerhof with 170 rooms
and today they belong to the Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.. Hermann Kraft, eldest son of Emilio Kraft who was the son of Gerardo Kraft married Ariane von der Weid.
who continued in the entrepreneurial spirit of her family, by opening a new structure in the Tuscan countryside.