In 2010, Thomas took over the business from his father Hans-Peter Aicher, who had run the business since 1980 under the name Zirbenhof.
The Zirbenhof later became the Jugendhotel Aicher. Thomas and his wife Theresia also renovated the youth hotel from the ground up. At last, 170 beds were available for the young guests. In addition to a large renovation and new building in 2006, which also included the sports hall, the business was expanded again in 2016. The infinity pool on the roof terrace, a new kitchen and the games lounge were built at that time.