Casimir Platzer
Casimir Platzer

Casimir Platzer

President at the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA)

Casimir Platzer graduated from the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne in 1987, working as manager of the Blue Lake resort in Kandersteg from 1987 to 1989, then of the Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria in Kandersteg, which he has owned since 1992. Casimir has been the President of the Hotel Association Bernese Oberland 2000 - 2008, President of GastroBern 2003 - 2012, on the Board of Directors of Switzerland Tourism since 2004, the Board of Directors of GastroSuisse since 2012, and since April 2013 is the President of the IH&RA.

Casimir Platzer graduated from the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne in 1987, working as manager of the Blue Lake resort in Kandersteg from 1987 to 1989, then of the Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria in Kandersteg, which he has owned since 1992. Casimir has been the President of the Hotel Association Bernese Oberland 2000 - 2008, President of GastroBern 2003 - 2012, on the Board of Directors of Switzerland Tourism since 2004, the Board of Directors of GastroSuisse since 2012, and since April 2013 is the President of the IH&RA.


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Founded in 1859 in Koblenz (Germany), the IH&RA is the only business organisation representing the hospitality industry worldwide. Its members are national hotel and restaurant associations throughout the world, and international and national hotel and restaurant chains representing some 50 brands. Officially recognised by the United Nations, IH&RA monitors and lobbies all international agencies on behalf of this industry, estimated to comprise 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants, employ 60 million people and contribute 950 billion USD annually to the global economy.
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