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KommRat Raimund D. Wimmer, founder

Company History

From family business to 4-star global player

Since the company was founded in 1989 the Austrian company has gone from being a family-run enterprise to a noted 4-star chain that in Germany is one of the 50 strongest hotel groups in respect of turnover.

Company founder KommRat Raimund D. Wimmer - an obituary

Steady success after 1989 when the ARCOTEL group was founded was overshadowed in 2006 by a tragic event. Its founder, managing director and CEO, Raimund D. Wimmer passed away.

Mr. Wimmer had been active in all areas of tourism for over 25 years. He started his career by training at the college for tourism, Schloss Klessheim in Salzburg, studied business management as a working student at the Vienna University of Business & Economics and economics at the University of Vienna.

He took on the position of European Director and International Vice-President at the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), and for several years was the President of the marketing group L’Austria per L’Italia and managing board member of the Austria Convention Bureau. He was also Vice-President of the Round Table of Conference Hotels Austria and spokesman for the Vienna 4-star Allianz. He is the author of "Winning in Tourism through Professional Marketing and Successful Sales".