Eva Bachmann has held the new position of Director Acquisitions and Strategy at MEININGER Hotels since August this year. In addition, she has also assumed the function of Executive Assistant to the CEO and in both functions, she works closely together with Hannes Spanring, CEO of the company, from the London Office. The focus is on both the strategic positioning of MEININGER Hotels and its expansion. Ms Bachmann heads the Hotel Group’s acquisitions and is thus strongly involved in all new hotel deals. The aim is to expand the MEININGER portfolio to about 40 hotels in the next 3 years. In this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe – possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.
Eva Bachmann has been working for MEININGER Hotels in the Development segment since 2013. She joined the company as Development Manager, built up the Development Team and in 2015 was appointed to the new function of Acquisition and Strategy Manager.
Ms Bachmann has previously worked as Senior Analyst at CBRE Hotels in London in the area of Asset Management, Consultation and Acquisition Strategy for 3 years.
About MEININGER hotels
MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays in Europe. Holidaybreak Ltd is, in turn, a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on the National Stock Exchange, the BSE Ltd and also on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
MEININGER is a unique hotel product that combines the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with exceptional facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, top-quality furnishings and fair prices appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. With the right dose of MEININGER humour and an enthusiastic team, MEININGER Hotels become a real home from home for their guests from all over the world.
The bedrooms range from classical double rooms, via multiple-bed private rooms through to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and market the hotel is catering for. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to a wide range of target groups, such as school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 16 low-budget hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 beds in 10 European cities (1 x Amsterdam, 4 x in Berlin, 1 x Brussels, 2 x Frankfurt/Main, 1 x Hamburg, 1 x Cologne, 1 x London, 1 x Munich, 1 x Salzburg, 3 x Vienna). Contracts for 9 new hotels, with a total of 6,495 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2 x Berlin and Leipzig have already been signed.
The group has its headquarters in Berlin.