Head of Development Europe: Nicolas Capelle

Berlin in september 2015
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MEININGER hotels are pleased to announce that Nicolas Capelle has been appointed as Head of Development Europe. Nicolas’s appointment is part of MEININGER’s intention to drive its development strategy to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. MEININGER hotels currently have 16 hotels in 10 European cities.

Nicolas previously worked as Development Director France and Benelux for Motel One, where he identified and negotiated development opportunities and managed the whole development process since 2011. Prior to that he worked as a Consultant for PKF hotelexperts based in Vienna and in a Service Development Program for HILTON Brussels where he worked in seven different hotel departments.

Nicolas holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Administration from ECOLE HOTELIERE DE LAUSANNE - Lausanne, Switzerland and a Bachelors Degree in Business Economics from Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium.

Nicolas is multilingual with proficiency in Dutch, German, French, English and Spanish. His interests include rugby, tennis, skiing, photography and cooking. Married with two children he will be relocating to Berlin to take up his new appointment.

Navneet Bali, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: “We are delighted to welcome Nicolas to MEININGER. With his knowledge and experience in hotel development in European markets he will play a valuable role in helping achieve our ambitious growth plans.”


MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd, is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. It has ambitious plans for growth, and is keen to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. New hotels have been signed in Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and two more in Berlin.

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