From a family business to a 4-star global player
Founded in 1989, the group now includes ten 4-star or 4-star Superior hotels in Austria and Germany - in Berlin, Hamburg, Linz, Stuttgart, Salzburg and Vienna. Since its creation, ARCOTEL has made the leap from a family-led business to a renowned 4-star group, which now ranks among the 50 biggest hotel groups in Germany.
The ARCOTEL promise
2019 was the anniversary year for ARCOTEL Hotels. The first ARCOTEL hotel was opened 30 years ago - the ARCOTEL Wimberger in Vienna. In March 2020 we will start with ARCOTEL - Das MEHR Hotel. With „Das MEHR Hotel“ (the hotel that gives you MORE) the company not only positions itself publicly with what makes it so special, but also sets the bar high to always fulfill the aim of being the hotel that gives you MORE, for both our guests and employees.
Company founder Raimund D. Wimmer - A retrospective
The ARCOTEL group of companies was founded in 1989 by Raimund D. Wimmer, and successfully expanded in the following years.
Raimund Wimmer played an active role in all areas of Austrian tourism for more than 25 years: He started his career by training at the Schloss Klessheim Tourism College in Salzburg, then studied Business Administration and Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration, and Economics at Vienna University.
He also held the positions of European Director and International Vice President at the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), was President of the marketing group L’Austria per l’Italia, and board member of the Austria Convention Bureau. In addition, he was Vice President of the round table conference Hotels Austria and spokesman for the 4-start alliance Vienna.
He is the author of a book with the English title “Profit from professional marketing and successful selling in tourism”.
The name says it all
The ARCOTEL name has been a fixture on the hotel scene in Central Europe for 30 years. An explanation of its origin: ARCOTEL is a fusion of ARCus (Latin for “arch”) and (H)OTEL. The name was and to this day remains an expression of the guiding principle we have had from the beginning: to create a link, symbolised by the arch, between the guest and the host in a hotel where all travellers are welcome. It is with the deepest conviction that ARCOTEL Hotels offer “hospitality unlimited”.