In the 1950ies, already, some Italian guests from the high society chose the house „Palua“ for their summer holiday in the Dolomites. In 1963 Emil and Lidia Mussner renovated the house. A central heating has been installed, too. Each floor had a shower and a bathroom.
In 1971 there has been a second renovation: all the rooms get their own bathroom with shower.
In 1979 and in 1990 the house has been renovated again.
In 1995 some rooms have been renewed and there has been built the small house next to Garni Iris.
In 2003 the Mussner family built some more rooms and apartments as well as a lift.
The Garni Hotel Iris is one of the most renowned houses in Selva Gardena.
Since 2012 it is run by daughter Wally and her husband Siegi.