April 16, 2006 - Posted at 12:27 p.m. CST
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) _ In Hot Springs, a man whose name is
synonymous with the grand hotel he has managed for more than 26
years is taking a well-deserved retirement. Horst Fischer worked
his last day yesterday as vice president and general manager of the
Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa and the Majestic Hotel Resort Spa.
Fischer, who was born in Berlin before World War Two, has worked in
the hotel business all of his life. Fisher moved to Hot Springs in
1979 and became a driving force in the resort town's tourism
industry. In honor of his work, Fischer has been inducted into the
Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Linda, plan to move
to Hilton Head Island.