Lukas Koller

Managing director and Co-Owner - Est-Hotels

Mr. Koller is a dynamic hospitality professional, who currently serves as Managing Director and Co-owner of EST-Hotels. With properties in Vienna, Budapest, and Croatia, Mr. Koller brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With a strong background in both family-owned and multinational hotel chains, including K+K Hotels and Hilton, Mr. Koller offers a unique and valuable perspective on the industry. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Economics and Science in Vienna and a Master's degree from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland and having worked as Auditor and Management Consultant for KPMG and other companies in Asia and Europe, Mr. Koller is a well-educated and highly knowledgeable speaker on operational as well as hotel real estate topics.

EST-Hotels Group is a newly founded, family-owned company specialized in the restoration and redevelopment of historic properties into upper upscale hotels and residences throughout Europe.
The company's current flagship property is the Grand Hotel Savoy in Budapest, which has recently re-opened its doors after decades of decay. This legendary hotel is a prime example of EST-Hotels Group's commitment to preserving heritage while providing guests with contemporary comfort. The hotel features elegant interiors, state-of-the-art technology, and exceptional service, making it a top choice for travelers visiting Budapest.
Another notable project of EST-Hotels Group is Palais Chotek in Vienna. Once residence of the heir to the throne of Austria, this iconic building is being carefully restored and transformed into an upper upscale hotel with 170 rooms und suits. The property is set to open in early 2025 and will provide guests with a unique blend of historic charm and modern comfort.
Projects in Prague and London are currently being evaluated.

14:55 - 15:35

Tuesday March 28th

The Drivers of Successful Investors to become Hotel Owners

Maciej Wolski

Group CEO, Tacit Investment S.A.

Lukas Koller

Managing director and Co-Owner, Est-Hotels

Herbert Pinzolits

Owner & Ceo, Mamma Group

Vladimir Gorashchenko

Founder, President & CEO, Double W Group

Chair: Péter Kerek

Deputy Managing Director for Strategy, Accent Hotels