The RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group

The RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group, headquartered in Hamburg is one of the leading international hotel associations. The managing partners are Gert Prantner and Marek N. Riegger.

During the last 27 years, the RIMC Hotels & Resorts group has brought out around 200 hotel projects in germany and abroad. The RIMC Hotels & Resorts group can show huge success by using tailor-made management solutions for operating hotels or to revitalize them. Currently te RIMC operates around 50 hotels in 9 countries. Furthermore, there are planned more hotel projects for 2018 and the ongoing years in Germany and abroad.

Our History

In 1990 the renowned hotelier Gert Prantner have layed the foundation stone for the RIMC International Hotels & Resorts GmbH, short RIMC, which strategically took a stand on the hotel market by using a unique business model. Marek N. Riegger, a man with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has became his partner since 2006. Please finde here some milestones of the RIMC Hotels & Resorts!

  • 2016

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Denmark Hotels & Resorts

  • 2015

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC España Hotels & Resorts

  • 2015

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Deutschland Hotels & Resorts GmbH

  • 2013-2017

    Concept development and consultation for the hotel project „The Fontenay“ in Hamburg

  • 2013

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC CIS Hotels & Resorts

  • 2009

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Benelux Hotels & Resorts

  • 2008

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC India Hotels & Resorts

  • 2008

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Austria Hotels & Resorts

  • 2006

    Marek N. Riegger became the new partner next to Gert Partner 

  • 2005

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Schweiz Hotels & Resorts

  • 2000-2005

    5-year turn around projekt for the Lone Star Fund

    Redevelopment and management of 13 hotels in Germany

  • 2000

    Opening of the Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg

  • 1997-2000

    Responsibility for the construction work, technical agreement for the hotel project „Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg“

  • 1997

    Gert Prantner conducted the first negotiations for the "Autostadt" Wolfsburg with Ritz Carlton

  • 1993-1997

    Management (construction and operating) of all Arcona hotels – "Deutsche Seerederei"

  • 1991-1992

    Consultancy agreement with the Travel Charme Hotel Group

  • 1990

    Foundation of the subsidiary RIMC Italia Hotels & Resorts

  • 1990

    Foundation of the RIMC International Hotels & Resorts GmbH

    (former: RIMC International Hotel Management and Consulting GmbH)

Mission Statement

Here are the three main facts of our philosophy, which were characterized with the foundation of the RIMC.

  • RIMC is an international medium-sized hotel operator

    RIMC never uses its own name to brand the properties but rather uses internationally known brands through franchising.

    Only a small sign close to the hotel entrance identifies the affiliation with the RIMC hotel group. The background of this philosophy is the international integration into international sales, the increase in awareness of the location and the increase of the property value. It is crucial that the hotel has its own name, which is supported by the brand. Thus, it additionally generates an increase in value of the name.

    RIMC is unique in Europe, because the RIMC could use all international hotel brands via franchising. Another uniqueness is, that the RIMC is also allowed to use the master brands, for example Sheraton, Radisson Blu or Steigenberger, this requires trust in the RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group as an operator.

  • RIMC offers tailor-made contracts

    It is crucial to treat every hotel project individually and to conclude tailor-made contracts, regardless of whether it is a management -, hybrid -, or lease contract.

    At the same time the respective interests need to be considered as a whole. While dealing with project development a short-term resale can be of importance, or it is all about long-term investment. In both cases a tailor-made contract is necessary and not the often used standardized contracts that are commonly used, especially by US companies. Consequently, RIMC is opposed to the usual management contracts because those have harmed the hospitality industry in general as well as the financial sector. By using a management contract the entire risk stays with the proprietor of the hotel property, who incorporates an operator.

  • RIMC creates and realises concepts for hotels and hotel mixed-use properties

    A hotel is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    The labour costs are often much higher than the return on investment. In order to avoid this, RIMC stands for synergies within and around the hotel. A hotel can upgrade and improve the surrounding business units with service, when they are planned well in advance. From these elements  synergies can be used during construction in the new-building sector and later on operative in order to a achieve a perfect economical situation. 

    The project SihlCity in Zurich, one of the largest Swiss investment projects in the last years, is an example of reference. The project was developed in cooperation with Credit Suisse Equity. The centre of this project is RIMC's hotel Sheraton 4Points. Additionally, the area comprises other business units: SihlCity Shopping centre, offices, conference centre, living, wellness and more. The hotel, as a central point of the complex, can increase for example the occupancy of the conference centre and upgrade the living area through service and safety. Already during construction the synergies were noticed: instead of separate parking areas for each department a single one was built for the whole complex.

  • RIMC is an international medium-sized hotel operator

    RIMC never uses its own name to brand the properties but rather uses internationally known brands through franchising.

    Only a small sign close to the hotel entrance identifies the affiliation with the RIMC hotel group. The background of this philosophy is the international integration into international sales, the increase in awareness of the location and the increase of the property value. It is crucial that the hotel has its own name, which is supported by the brand. Thus, it additionally generates an increase in value of the name.

    RIMC is unique in Europe, because the RIMC could use all international hotel brands via franchising. Another uniqueness is, that the RIMC is also allowed to use the master brands, for example Sheraton, Radisson Blu or Steigenberger, this requires trust in the RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group as an operator.

  • RIMC offers tailor-made contracts

    It is crucial to treat every hotel project individually and to conclude tailor-made contracts, regardless of whether it is a management -, hybrid -, or lease contract.

    At the same time the respective interests need to be considered as a whole. While dealing with project development a short-term resale can be of importance, or it is all about long-term investment. In both cases a tailor-made contract is necessary and not the often used standardized contracts that are commonly used, especially by US companies. Consequently, RIMC is opposed to the usual management contracts because those have harmed the hospitality industry in general as well as the financial sector. By using a management contract the entire risk stays with the proprietor of the hotel property, who incorporates an operator.

  • RIMC creates and realises concepts for hotels and hotel mixed-use properties

    A hotel is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    The labour costs are often much higher than the return on investment. In order to avoid this, RIMC stands for synergies within and around the hotel. A hotel can upgrade and improve the surrounding business units with service, when they are planned well in advance. From these elements  synergies can be used during construction in the new-building sector and later on operative in order to a achieve a perfect economical situation. 

    The project SihlCity in Zurich, one of the largest Swiss investment projects in the last years, is an example of reference. The project was developed in cooperation with Credit Suisse Equity. The centre of this project is RIMC's hotel Sheraton 4Points. Additionally, the area comprises other business units: SihlCity Shopping centre, offices, conference centre, living, wellness and more. The hotel, as a central point of the complex, can increase for example the occupancy of the conference centre and upgrade the living area through service and safety. Already during construction the synergies were noticed: instead of separate parking areas for each department a single one was built for the whole complex.