It was singing that gave the hotel its name. Laudinella is Rhaeto-Romanic and means lark, the songbird. The Laudinella quickly developed into a popular holiday destination for families, visitors interested in culture, and winter and summer guests.
Soon the Olympia Metropol was too small for the Laudinella, and Hannes Reimann launched another cooperative certificate action to buy the hotel next door, the Engadinrhof. This venture succeeded, too. The Olympic Metropol was dismantled, a new building was erected and connected to the Engadinrhof, the dining room was converted into a concert hall; music rooms and a library were established and the first self-service restaurant in St. Moritz was opened. The Laudinella thus allowed holidaymakers on a small budget to stay in St. Moritz.
The objectives of the founder Hannes Reimann, of guaranteeing cultural events in St. Moritz and running a hotel with good price/performance ratio to have been successfully continued up to the present day.