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Why VI Management

Dr. Andreas Karsten, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Andreas Karsten is the CEO of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG since 1 September 2011. From 2004, Karsten was CEO of MAGIC LIFE GmbH & Co KG in Vienna. After earning his doctorate in law, Karsten began his career in the industrial law department of Preussag AG (today TUI AG) in Hannover. Four years later, he was director of the legal department of the tourism sub-group of TUI. After moving into the operating business, Dr. Andreas Karsten was managing director with responsibility for the finances of various companies of the TUI Group. 

In 2001, he was appointed CFO of the globally active business travel service provider TQ3 Travel Solutions in London as well as managing director and personnel director of TUI Business Travel GmbH in Germany. In this position, he was also responsible for the strategic growth and expansion of TQ3’s EMEA region. He additionally was a member of the global board of TQ3 Travel Solutions. In 2003, Karsten moved to the field of hotels & resorts of TUI AG and was appointed CEO of MAGIC LIFE in 2004.

Why VI Management

Vienna International Hotels & Resorts, as one of the largest Austrian hotel groups with hotels from Paris to Moscow, is continuing its growth and tapping new markets. As a competent hotel management chain, Vienna International has special know-how in market observation and development and is known as a restructuring specialist with turnaround expertise. 


The Mission of Vienna International is to achieve the best economic results and ROI (return on investment) for investors and our clients. This aim is founded on a tailor-made management solution covering all features of an international hotel management chain including services of divisions such as operations, controlling, sales & marketing, revenue management and human resources on an international high-quality service level. 

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