Otmar Michaeler Co-Owner and CEO, Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group

Born in South Tyrol and raised in the parents‘ guest house, Otmar received from an early age the basics for a career in the hotel industry.

After he finished his studies, for two years he worked at Tourismusberatung GmbH. During his studying period, he met two brothers from the hotel business – Andreas and Erich Falkensteiner and later they have established their first company together named Michaeler & Partner. This represents the beginning of today´s company divisions Project Development and Hotel Management.

Through the years they expanded their business step by step.  They made an acquisition of Alba Palace Hotels in Vienna in order to expand the business field and the company. Then they bought Club Funimation in Katschberg and successfully entered the leisure hotel market. Today, Club Funimation is considered one of the most successful Family Clubs in the Alps.

In the period 2001-2011 internationalization of the business happend in the East-European Region followed (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and then in Italy and Sardinia. Further projects in Austria, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic are still in the planning phase.

The beginning of 2009 marked the start of sales for Premium Apartments EDEL:WEISS in Katschberg which represents also the start of new activity in the Real Estate Business.

The next step in the further development was the establishment of a new enterprise structure as a Holding, which gathers all business divisions under one roof and one name: FMTG – Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group. 


Otmar Michaeler is a family person, who maintains these values and traditions in the company. For him, the innovation combined with tradition is the essence of the company.