In 2004, Fischmann formed the company with the intention of developing and operating boutique hotels in prime locations that focused on value, service, design and charm.
Just eight years later he has turned a business that began with three Sydney properties into a market-leading collection which boasts 19 properties spread throughout Australia and overseas. Having started with just three employee, 8Hotels now employs over 350 people.
In late 2011, Fischmann oversaw the launch of a white label hotel management solution, which offers properties access to 8Hotels’ hotel management, finance, sales and marketing services. 8Hotels currently manages two properties under this white label model.
Paul began his accommodation career in 1997 operating backpackers and boarding houses building a budget hotel business with five locations and over 500 beds throughout Sydney.
He sold the budget hotel business before acquiring the leases to three properties which became the founding hotels of the 8Hotels Collection: The Altamont, Kirketon Hotel Sydney & Pensione Hotel Sydney.
Fischmann, a ‘natural’ entrepreneur, was born, raised and continues to live in Sydney, Australia.