About Ifa Hotel & Touristik

IFA Hotel & Touristik AG (IFA) is a company based in Germany that works in the tourism sector. The Company divides its commercial activities into the three Hotels areas, including hotels and holiday apartments; Health, which includes offers of sports, welfare, beauty and rehabilitation; and Miscellaneous, which includes golf courses and travel agencies. The Company operates hotels and holiday apartments in tourist places such as the Baltic coast in Germany, Gran Canaria in Spain, the Kleinwalsertal valley in northwest Austria and the Costa Brava in the Dominican Republic. The company works in close cooperation with the main travel agencies and tour operators in Germany and Europe.

Renewed corporate logo of Ifa Hotel & Touristik

1982

IFA Hotel & Touristik is found as promoter of hotels and apartments in Spain.

Snowy views of the Ifa Alpenhof hotel in Austria

1984

Entry into the Austrian market in the area of the Kleinwalsertal, Acquisition of IFA Hotel Alpenhof Wildental in Mittelberg. Signing a management contract for the holiday resort in Hirschegg.

Views of the coast of Tekirova in Turkey

1988

Entry in the Turkish market by minority aquisition of IFA Beach Hotel Tekirova / Turkish Riviera.

Landscape views of green mountains and houses of Rügen in Germany

1992

Massive increase in activity in Germany. First involvement as clinic manager. Majority acquisition of the capital of SBK I Südstrand Burgtiefe Betreuungsgesellschaft mbH & Co., a limited partnership domiciled in Burg auf Fehmarn with participation in the following hotels: IFA Holiday Centre Südstrand, Burg auf Fehmarn IFA Holiday Park Rügen, Binz auf Rügen IFA Holiday Park Usedom, Kölpingsee/Usedom In addition, acquisition of the participations in the following entities: Child Rehabilitation Centre in Fehmarn SBK III Südstrand Burgtiefe Betreuungsgesellschaft mbH & Co.

Aerial view of the Ifa Graal-Müritz hotel, garden areas and beach in Germany

1993

Development of activities in Germany. Enlargement of the clinic management activity. Purchase of the Grand Hotel Graal-Müritz (Baltic Sea), a further property in Binz on the island of Rügen, as well as the Hotel Rennsteigblick in Finsterbergen (Thuringia) Opening of the Children Rehabilitation Centre Usedom.

Path between lawns to the Ifa Schöneck hotel in Germany

1994

Expansion of the company portfolio in Germany. Acquisition of the IFA Holiday Park Hohe Reuth in Schöneck/Vogtland.

View of a window of a listed building.

1995

First quotation on the Stock Market. Strengthening of its position as clinic manager. Quotation on the stock markets of Frankfurt/Main and Dusseldorf in July 1995 under the stock identification number 613120; issuing price: DM 30.00. Opening of the Bernsteinklinik clinic in Binz on the island of Rügen.

View of a landscape of Terme di Galgzinano in pádova Italy

1997

Entry into the Italian market. Acquisition of the Terme di Galzignano resort comprising four hotels within a total area of 300,000 square metres, close to Abano.

Two men closing a deal with a handshake

1999

Arrival of new majority shareholder. The Lopesan Group, by means of its subsidiary Creativ Hotel Buenaventura S.A., acquires a majority shareholding in IFA with 50.1%.

Front view of the Ifa Buenaventura hotel in Gran Canaria

2000

Beginning of the reorganisation of the company portfolio. Thomas Cook acquires a 40% stake in Creativ Hotel Buenaventura S.A. Finalisation of the lease of the holiday hotel in Hirschegg/Austria.

Several people sign a business document

2001

Continuation of the reorganisation of the company portfolio. Sale of the contract/holding in the Beach Hotel in Tekirova, Turkey, measure consistent with the focus on core regions.

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2002

Continuation of the reorganisation of the company portfolio. Sale of the IFA Berg-Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Finsterbergen, owner of the IFA Hotel Rennsteigblick in Finsterbergen.

Landscape of the Black Sea coast, Bulgary.

2003

Entry into the Eastern European market. Sale of the landed property in Valdelaguila. Assumption of the management of the IFA Hotel Bellevue on the the Black Sea coast.With the sale of the landed property inValdelaguila, IFA continues the consistent r

Aerial view of Bavaro Beach, where the Ifa Villas Bávaro hotel is located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2004

Expansion within the Caribbean market Management of the IFA Beach Resort Nessebar Sale of the Hotel IFA Lloret on the Costa Brava Renovation of the Alpenhof Wildental hotel Purchase of the hotel resort Villas Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with a capacity of 652 rooms. IFA assumes the management of the IFA Beach Resort Nessebar, beginning with the Hotels Bay and Mare, with a total capacity of 621 rooms. Enlargement of the resort to 939 rooms in 2005. Sale of the IFA Hotel Lloret as a measure included in the reorganisation of the portfolio. The IFA Wellnesshotel Alpenhof Wildental experiences a complete renovation in November and December 2004, including the creation of a large wellness, fitness and health area.

General image of the Ifa Faro hotel from the seashore in Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria.

2005

Renovation of the IFA Hotel Faro, Gran Canaria. After nine months of work, the IFA Hotel Faro is completely renovated with the corresponding increase in its value.

View of the city from the lakes Meckelemburg.

2006

Signing of a management contract in relation to the IFA Hafendorf Rheinsberg Resort & Wellness The IFA Hafendorf Rheinsberg Resort & Wellness will be opened in 2007 in the lake plateau of Mecklenburg, with a hotel capacity of 150 rooms as well as 12 “island-suites”. The number of beds of IFA in Germany now reaches 4,100 in the mid term.

Facade of the hotel and gardens Ifa Graal-Müritz

2007

In nine month complete renovation and modernization of Ifa Graal-Müritz Hotel****. At the same time complete modernization of Ifa Villas Bávaro Resort**** in the Dominican Republic.
Agreement for the end of the year to cancel the management contract of IFA Nessebar Beach Hotel**** and to abandon the Bulgarian market.

General landscape of the Rügen beach in Germany

2008

Closure of the clinic

Typical architecture landscape of Padova Italy

2009

Closure and subsequent sale of subject Terme di Galzignano , S.p.A. and thus removal from the Italian market.

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