The foundation stone of the company was laid in 1957 by Maria and Josef Falkensteiner, who opened a small guest house in the Puster Valley in South Tyrol. By now, their two sons, Andreas and Erich Falkensteiner, together with Otmar Michaeler, share the management of the company. 60 years later, the Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences have grown into one of the most successful family-run vacation hotel groups in Central Europe. The FMTG comprises 30 hotels, apartments and residences in six countries and provides jobs for over 2,000 employees.
On this page you will find everything worth knowing about Falkensteiner. A brief insight into the company's history is just as important as the presentation of our management, locations and business units. In order for you to know where the journey with us can take you, you will also find an insight into the core visions of FMTG and the central values of Falkensteiner below.
Maria & Josef Falkensteiner open a guest house in the South Tyrolean Ehrenburg
1978 Andreas & Erich
The brothers take over the family business Falkensteiner
1982 Falk Tours
The first incoming travel agency in South Tyrol, Falk Tours, is founded
1995 New company foundation
Falkensteiner Hotel Management and Michaeler & Partner is founded with the entry of Otmar Michaeler
2000 Expansion Croatia
The hotel opening on the island of Krk in Croatia marks the market entrance in southeast Europe
2006/07 New corporate structure
In the future, the FMTG brand will unite all businesses under one roof. In Serbia and Slovakia the market entry is taking place. In Croatia, the construction of the 'Punta Skala' project begins.
2007 New headquarters
Headquarters moved to Vienna
New hotel openings and management contracts in Austria, Croatia and Slovakia
2012/13 Expansion Serbia
A Falkensteiner Hotel is opened in the Serbian capital Belgrade
2015 Expansion Italy
A Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa is opened in Jesolo, on Lake Garda the Falkensteiner Apartments welcome their first guests
2016 Resort Capo Boi
On Sardinia in Italy the Resort Capo Boi - the first Falkensteiner Premium Collection Family Resort – is opening
2017 Reopening Balance Resort Stegersbach
Reopening of the Balance Resort Stegersbach as Adults only Hotel after extensive renovation, reopening of Park Punat as 4-star family hotel after major reconstruction
The Funimation Clubs Katschberg and Borik will be renovated on a large scale. In Budva, Montenegro, the renovated Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro is the first hotel to enter the local market. The Falkensteiner Premium Camping Zadar opens in Croatia.
2020 Expansion Italy
Two new hotels open, including the Falkensteiner Club Funimation Garden Calabria and the Falkensteiner Hotel Kronplatz in South Tyrol
FMTG covers all areas of tourism development and ranges from the planning and realization of new hotels, residences, serviced apartments and mixed-use properties to their operational management and sales.
Through this extensive scope of activity, FMTG uses the technical expertise of various departments to develop and implement future-oriented concepts and projects.
Due to this approach, known as 360° tourism, we are attractive partners for investors and thus have the opportunity to achieve our ambitious goals: to provide our guests with unforgettable vacation moments by responding to their individual needs and travel motives. This is what the 'Welcome Home' feeling at Falkensteiner stands for.
The FMTG (Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group) is managed by Erich & Andreas Falkensteiner together with Otmar Michaeler and follows the premise of making people happy by providing perfect vacation moments.
In the company, the family roots are of great importance. Also, tourist know-how, many years of expertise in the development and management of hotel properties, short decision-making processes, international networking and an indispensable 'hands-on' mentality contribute significantly to the success of FMTG.
from left to right in the picture: CEO Otmar Michaeler,
and Andreas Falkensteiner
Values & Visions
We at Falkensteiner continuously strive for innovation, but always keep our roots in mind. From this mission statement, four values have been developed which are characteristic for our brand.
We regard the company as one big family and convey this personal, friendly feeling to the outside world. We attach particular importance to our roots.
We never shy away from challenges, follow our curiosity and want to live up to our pioneering role with continuous performance.
Strong in relationships
We put the needs and well-being of our counterpart first in every respect - this applies to our guests as well as the working atmosphere at Falkensteiner. Our strong bond is built on trust.
Our goal is to become the leading leisure hotel group in Central and Southeast Europe.
We are constantly working on this - among other things - by offering our guests experiences for their individual phases of life and travel motives. The spectrum includes relaxing spa and pleasure vacations, the club holiday on the seaside as well as active vacations in the mountains – no matter the season. With our (Eastern European) city hotels we even offer culturally interested city vacationers the suitable framework for their trips.
We want our guests to feel our award-winning quality in every hotel, from the moment they arrive until the last moment of their stay. We attach great importance to active guest care, first-class cuisine with a regional focus, extensive wellness and water worlds and our beneficial Acquapura SPA wellness program. A wide range of activities and loving child care are additional bonuses for a carefree vacation experience.
We are to be defined as a hotel group that has a diverse portfolio of individual hotels and wants to make the typical Falkensteiner experience possible at different locations. This characteristic is due to the fact that we do not want to market ourselves as a standardized hotel chain, but rather offer our guests - despite a large number of hotels - a little bit of individuality with a local touch in all our destinations. Thus, as a family-run hotel group, we combine the advantages of the individual hotel business with those of a hotel chain. Therefore, the assurance of uniform quality standards is fundamental.
Active guest care
We want to offer our guests magic moments while they are with us. This includes actively approaching them and suggesting tailor-made experiences.
South Tyrolean Spirit
We combine the highest quality standards with Mediterranean joie de vivre and a relaxed, personal approach to our guests.
In all our destinations we offer enjoyable culinary delights at a high level.
Spa & Fitness
Each of our hotels has fitness areas, sports facilities and Acquapura SPAS.
- Adults only: Focus on adults; teenagers are welcome from 14 years on
- Family: Here, 0-14-year-olds are the main focus and adults are welcome
- For all: more oriented towards adults, but children are welcome