The Pletzer story

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A family business with strong roots in the Alps

Das Walchsee Sportresort is part of the Pletzer Group, a family business with strong roots in the Tyrolean Alps. The story goes like this: commercial consultant Anton Pletzer – grown up on the Melk-Alm on the world-famous Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel – was fascinated by the mountains, by tourism and by winter sports from a very young age. 

As promising young talent of the Kitzbühel Skiclub, the then 19-year-old old Anton decided to follow a different path: he founded his first company - an installation company - and thus laid the foundation for today's Pletzer Group. His love for the Alpine region and the passion for tourism are still unchanged today.

Since 1972 Anton Pletzer has been the chairmain of the Tourism Office Hopfgarten and since more than four decades he has been shareholder and managing director of the Bergbahn Hohe Salve. It was just a matter of time before the entrepreneur entered the hotel business, which started with the acquisition of Das Familotel Hopfgateren Tirol in 2001. 

The Pletzer story

1964   Foundation of the company PLETZER Installationen in Hopfgarten
1966   Acquistion of the company Stahlbau Hopfgarten – now APL Apparatebau
1996   Establishment of the shopping centre SÜDPARK in Kärnten
1997   Takeover of Wärmepumpen- und Solartechnik IDM Matrei
2000   Takeover of the management  of the Bergbahnen Hohe Salve
2008   Conversion and extension of the HOPFGARTEN FAMILOTEL TIROL up to 180 beds
2009   Completion of SEEPARK WÖRTHERSEE RESORTS in Klagenfurt
2014   Centralization of administration and foundation of the PLETZER GROUP
2015   Acquisition and renovation of the traditional hotel SCHICK in Walchsee
2016   PLETZER GROUP exceeds the 110 million Euro turnover limit
2016   Opening of the HOHE SALVE SPORTRESORT in Hopfgarten (18 million Euro investment)
2017   Opening of the 1st company kindergarten HÜPFGARTEN in Hopfgarten
2017   Opening of DAS WALCHSEE Sportresort on the Walchsee (former Hotel Schick)
2018   Takeover of the Bergbahnen BUCHENSTEINWAND with the JAKOBSKREUZ
2020   Opening of the BAYRISCHZELL FAMILOTEL OBERBAYERN with 69 rooms

 


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