MEININGER Hotels announced today that Paul Roll has been appointed as Senior Advisor, MEININGER Hotels, France. In his capacity as Senior Advisor, Paul will work alongside the MEININGER Board and will be responsible for undertaking a strategic market review and advising on increasing business in France. This role will see him supporting the continued growth of MEININGER utilising his vast experience of the industry and relationships with key decision makers.
Paul is an accomplished executive leader who has more than 30 years experience in operational and strategic business direction in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. His most recent positions have included President / CEO of ParisCityVision and Managing Director of L’Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris.
Hannes Spanring, CEO, MEININGER Hotels added: “Paul has a previously strong relationship with MEININGER and brings a wealth of international development experience, this, together with his deep understanding of doing business in France will allow us to be better placed to establish the MEININGER brand as we look to accelerate our growth plans in key targeted destinations.”
About MEININGER Hotels:
MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays. Holidaybreak Ltd is 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 in Mumbai 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 extra facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, high 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 with their guests from all over the world become a real home away from home.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and the market served by the hotel. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to various target groups alike, such as school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 17 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,409 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Geneva have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - 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.
In the ‘TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016’, the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.