On a place called "The Meadow of the Young Oaks" (Pré des Chêneaux), Arlette and Marcel FRANÇOIS build La Cheneaudière.
At the opening in July 1974, Arlette, Marcel and their daughters Mireille and Fabienne welcome their first guests.
The hotel opens, with 10 rooms.
6 months after its opening, the Cheneaudière is admitted to the prestigious association of Relais & Châteaux.
An additional wing is built, comprising the lounge room and 18 supplementary bedrooms
Construction of the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub
Mireille Francois and her son Nicolas Decker take over the controls of La Cheneaudière
Creation of a large veranda of 120 m2 to enlarge the breakfast room
January, construction of a brand new kitchen
March: construction of a panoramic lift with vegetated walls: unique in France
July, beginning of the construction works of a large 2,000 m² spa area
Easter, opening of 8 new rooms "Les Forêts" and "Les Villages
May 1st, opening of the 2000 sqm Nature-Spa and the brand new top-suite "Les Cimes" with panoramic whirlpool at the top of the spa
Creation of a second top-suite with whirlpool bath on its panoramic terrace: "Les Capucines"
Creation of a third top-suite with a large whirlpool, also for families: "Les Mélèzes"
March, expansion of the spa (now 2500 sqm) with the creation of an outdoor stainless steel pool and new equipment
March, beginning of a major phase of work carried out in only 5 weeks: complete renovation of the hotel's reception, all the common areas, 23 rooms and the restaurant rooms. Creation of a 3rd restaurant room
October, the hotel gets its fifth star
March, start of work on the development and expansion of the car park and construction of an atypical event room
March, creation of a new category of 8 rooms called "Les Jardins" and equipped with the latest technology in home automation
January, opening of the new event room
January, works start for the creation of the Villa François. At the end of the project, 3 new suites will be proposed
In April, a major expansion project is started. Creation of a new bar, new restaurant rooms with buffet and a new suite with a whirlpool on its terrace
March, introduction of the "little sister" project of La Cheneaudière: by 2024, a new 5-star hotel-spa will open its doors in the heart of Colmar's historic centre