Achilleas Papoutsakis has studied in the Technological Educational University of Larissa, Faculty of Financial & Management, Tourism Management Department. He started his career in the tourism industry in 1992 at the Titania Hotel as a receptionist.
In 1994, after completing his military services, he started working at the Holiday Inn as a receptionist. In September 2003 he was promoted to Front Office Manager of both Athens Holiday Inn and Holiday Suites hotel. In 2008, Holiday Inn was reconstructed and renamed as Crowne Plaza.
In January 2017 he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and in January 2018 he became the General Manager of both hotels.