Andreas is a global cross-over hospitality history expert, writer and publisher. He is the founder of The Most Famous Hotels in the World (1986), gathering over 450 legendary historic hotels under the umbrella of the library of hospitality. He was the first to serialise the enormous power of global history marketing, utilising the history of individual hotels.
The portfolio of his clientele includes Accor (Sofitel Legends Collection), Belmond (Orient Express Hotels), Corinthia, Hilton Hotels and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, Marriott – the Luxury Collection / Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Raffles Group of Hotels, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Steigenberger and other groups. Individual hotels such as the Imperial New Delhi, Hotel Sacher, Grand Hotel Vienna, Regina and SO Singapore are subjects of his individual research.
He is also the creator and, with his wife Carola, curator of the Path of History (permanent exhibitions at famous hotels), e. g. The Oriental Journey, the Path Of History at the Metropole Hanoi, Reid’s Hotel, the Imperial and the Bristol Vienna, People's Grand Hotel Xian, China.
Andreas presides once a year over the jury of The Most Famous Hotels in the World® and serves as the occasional guest professor at international hospitality universities like Lausanne.
His big goal in life: „I would like to leave this world a comprehensive and reliable library of the history of hospitality. We have a responsibility towards future generations to safeguard the history of our most famous hotels and all related social achievements.“
Here you find over 50 books on individual hotels.