Your Hosts

Dario Cadonau and his wife Tamara are your hosts at the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau. Of course the team of two is only really complete with their son Jan Luis, born in December 2013 and their youngest, Xenia Elin, born in July 2018.

Your Hosts

Since its opening in 2010, the couple has built up a lasting reputation in just one decade and the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau has risen to become the smallest 5-star superior hotel in Switzerland.

Dario Cadonau is an ambitious hotelier and chef and received numerous high-level awards from the judges of the luxury hotel industry and gastronomy in a short amount if time. The hotel is currently ranked 14th in the top 20 winter holiday hotels in Switzerland in the 5-star category.

His path to become an independent hotelier initially took him to culinary training at the 5-star Hotel Suvretta House in St Moritz. Following that he worked in the kitchen of various top chefs. Among these was 19-point chef Philippe Rochat in Crissier, he also worked at the 18-point gourmet restaurant Chesa Pirani in La Punt and finally in Germany with 19-point chef Harald Wohlfahrt at the Traube Tonbach hotel. He then successfully graduated from the Belvoirpark Hotel Management School in Zurich.  However, he was drawn very strongly back to his native Engadine, where he gained further valuable experience.

Tamara Cadonau completed a commercial apprenticeship and began as a receptionist at the Hotel Central Plaza in Zurich. Her sociable and outgoing character quickly revealed her love of taking care of guests.

Following a few further stops, she then moved back to her home in Aargau, to the Seerose Hotel on Lake Hallwil. The second time here following her time as a receptionist, she was then responsible for sales, communication, marketing and assisting the management. In autumn 2008, she then successfully completed the in-service training to become a PR specialist with Swiss federal certification.

Since getting married to Dario, the subsequent opening of the hotel and the birth of her two children, the Engadine has become the centre of her life.

The entire Cadonau family looks forward to all the challenges that the present and future may hold.