About us

Arabella Hospitality – your partner for hotel operations and asset management

Arabella Hospitality – your partner for hotel management – was founded back in 1969 and now holds leases to and successfully operates 14 hotels with more than 3,000 rooms between them, in hot spots across Germany and Switzerland and on the Spanish island of Mallorca. In addition to these hotels, the company also manages eleven golf courses under the umbrella brand Arabella Golf. The team at Arabella Hospitality is looking to grow in our key markets and expand to new locations we have our eye on. As part of this mission, we make sure to work exclusively with reliable partners and investors who share our strategy of achieving sustainable growth through tailored concepts in top destinations. Our hotels cover city breaks and resort vacations alike.

Even at the initial idea stage, our company, focuses on how best to position a property and make the most of the real estate space available as part of the leasing contract. We then assume the role of leaseholder, contributing our extensive, well-founded experience in management roles and franchise agreements with big-name global brands, including Marriott International (one of our key strategic hotel partners since 1998) and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Our target: sustainable growth in our key markets and in popular European destinations

Arabella Hospitality belongs to the Schörghuber Corporate Group. The family-owned business based in Munich is a successful international player in the Construction & Real Estate, Beverages, Hotels, and Seafood business sectors. We are lucky enough to be backed by our partner Bayerische Hausbau, one of Germany’s largest integrated real estate companies and the holding company for the Construction & Real Estate business sector. The company’s range of services includes portfolio developments, real estate operations and maintenance, and project and property developments. Our strategic partners also benefit from the years of experience offered by Bayerische Hausbau, which was founded back in 1954.

Our areas of expertise

Ganz gleich, ob es sich um die Unterstützung im Hotel Development oder um das folgende operative Tagesgeschäft handelt, unser Leistungsspektrum bietet Ihnen einen 360°-Ansatz:

  • feasibility checks
  • property development
  • project development
  • hotel operations 
  • hotel asset management
  • maintenance

Corporate structure of Arabella Hospitality

ABC Betriebs GmbH in Switzerland and Arabella Hoteles e Inversiones de España S.A. in Spain are both subsidiaries of Arabella Hospitality SE.

Management

Martina Maly-Gärtner

COO

After earning her graduate degree from the MODUL hotel and tourism schools in Vienna, Martina Maly-Gärtner went on to complete several advanced training courses relating to the hotel and real estate sectors in German- and English-speaking countries. Most recently, she passed the exam to become a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Ms. Maly-Gärtner’s professional career has spanned a number of posts, including at the Four Seasons and St. Regis five-star hotels in New York and Al Bustan Palace, an InterContinental hotel in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. After subsequently working at a number of international corporate consultancy companies specializing in the valuation of hotel and healthcare real estate, in 2010 she became the Managing Director of Michaeler & Partner GmbH, an Austrian tourism consultancy firm based in Vienna, where she sat on the Management Board. She took on the role of COO of Arabella Hospitality SE on November 28, 2017.

Anton Reichl

CFO

Anton Reichl has worked in various positions within the global hotel sector, with a focus on finance and controlling. Between 1995 and 2010, for example, he was the Finance Manager of Hilton International Germany, acting as the Cluster Director of Finance for the Hilton Mainz and Hilton Mainz City hotels for five years during that time. Anton has been with Arabella Hospitality since 2010, eventually working his way up to the position of Complex Financial Controller, which saw him take financial responsibility for three hotels with a total of 1,257 rooms and sales of 73 million euros between them. He assumed the role of CFO of Arabella Hospitality SE on November 1, 2019.

Milestones

First hotel opens in Arabellapark, 1969

Bayerische Hausbau – the nucleus of the Schörghuber Corporate Group – opens Arabellahaus, a boarding house that is home to medical practices, retail units, and the Arabella Hotel Bogenhausen. It is the first partner hotel of a fast-growing hotel group, which will go on to own five hotels in Munich and the Bavarian Uplands within the space of just three years.

Joint venture leads to international expansion, 1998 

Arabella Hospitality operates hotels in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland after the Arabella brand grows within the German-speaking region. To afford its hotels access to the global market, the company enters into a joint venture with ITT Sheraton, now known as Marriott International. From now on, the company’s hotels bear the world-famous brand names of hotel partners, including St. Regis, Westin, and Sheraton. The restructuring of contracts in 2010 enables both partners to concentrate on their own areas of expertise, with Arabella Hospitality gaining more freedom in selecting its partners.

The Westin Hamburg opens its doors, 2016

The Westin Hamburg welcomes its very first guests at the start of November 2016. The hotel extends over 21 floors of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall building and features 205 rooms and 39 suites. The prestigious property goes on to become one of the Group’s most successful hotels within its first year after opening. 

Portfolio adjustment leads to profitable growth, 2018

As part of a shift in strategy, Arabella Hospitality gradually begins eliminating unprofitable hotels from its portfolio in 2011. Meanwhile, the company also opens two Aloft hotels – one in Munich and one in Stuttgart. By 2018, its portfolio has been fully adjusted. This has already had a positive effect on the company’s key performance indicators in the preceding years, boosting stability for all investors and hotel owners.

Son Vida Residences successfully developed, 2019

Sixteen exclusive Son Vida Residences are created within a housing development of the same name just a stone’s throw away from Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection hotel on Mallorca. The properties are developed by Vibelba SLU, a property development company belonging to Spain-based Arabella Hoteles e Inversiones de España S.A. 

“We excel in coming up with initial ideas for hotel real estate projects, taking care of operations, and ensuring profitable growth. Mixed- and single-use developments with 60 to 650 room units are our forte. Hotel owners and international hotel brands alike benefit from the extensive expertise we have to share.”

Martina Maly-Gärtner, COO

Our services for hotel owners and brands

As a hotel owner and leaseholder with more than 50 years of experience in hotel operations under its belt, Arabella Hospitality is a reliable business partner for hotel owners, institutional investors, real estate developers and hotel chains. We can help you boost profitability and take your real estate to the next level. You can benefit from our close ties with international hotel chains with world-renowned brands (including Marriott International and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts). As part of the Schörghuber Corporate Group, Arabella Hospitality has a strong financial standing and an excellent reputation as an accommodation provider and employer. 

Our portfolio is packed with prestigious properties, including the Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel and The Westin Grand Munich, which are run as a complex with over 1,000 rooms. And we couldn’t forget The Westin Hamburg in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall building, Germany’s first Rosewood Hotel in Munich scheduled to open in 2023, and the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort. 

Arabella Hospitality specializes in the development and operation of hotels in top locations rather than focusing on one specific segment. The operations strategy, including property positioning, is tailored to local factors and the main competition accordingly. 

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Our services at a glance

Whether you need our help with hotel development or the day-to-day operation of your hotel, establishing a partnership with Arabella Hospitality is a smart move for hotel chains (brands) and owners of hotel real estate alike.

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Arabella Hospitality in Spain

Arabella Hospitality runs luxurious hotels, premium golf courses, and vacation homes with hotel service on Mallorca.

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Our portfolio: resorts and city hotels

Arabella Hospitality specializes in top locations rather than focusing on one specific hotel segment. Our portfolio is diverse, featuring chic urban hotels in major German cities as well as resorts boasting stunning views of Palma de Mallorca.

The Son Vida Residences – 16 luxury villas on Mallorca – are the most recent product of our extensive experience in real estate development.

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Work for Arabella Hospitality

Whether you want to get involved in hotel operations or the holding company in Munich, you will be working for a traditional family-owned business guided by a clear set of values when you join Arabella Hospitality, part of the Schörghuber Corporate Group. Transparency, trust, and mutual respect are at the heart of all that we do. Arabella Hospitality expects its employees to take personal initiative and responsibility, and to be upfront in return. After all, it is the employees who play a crucial part in guaranteeing the success of the company and its partners every single day.

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