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The unique MEININGER concept


Since MEININGER opened its first property in 1999 in Berlin on Meininger Street, it has become a key player within the hybrid hotel market.

MEININGER is an international budget hotel with hostel-like facilities. MEININGER hotels have a simple formula: provide superb modern accommodation at an affordable price so all types of travelers can explore Europe’s most vibrant cities. The central location, high quality furnishings and fair prices appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.

The bedrooms range from traditional double through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a dorm. 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.

The design of each MEININGER hotel is based on a specific theme associated with the city and guarantees an individual personality. This underpins the MEININGER spirit: from the lounge to the guest kitchen, and from the games zone to the bar – living, leisure, work, and home …

everything is possible at a MEININGER!

Public zones at MEININGER


Our MEININGER Hotels are tailored to different target groups. People of all ages and from all countries hang out and chat in the exceptionally relaxed atmosphere of the well-proportioned communal areas, such as the self service kitchen, games zone, lounge, lobby and bar.


Our flexible room concept

  • Our flexible room concept
    Our spacious shared rooms are perfect for families with two, three or four children. The parents sleep in the double bed and the children get comfortable in the bunk bed.
  • Our flexible room concept
    The bunk beds are hidden behind a partition wall, which means the room can also be used as a double room - cosy atmosphere included.
  • Our flexible room concept
    The double bed can be converted into two single beds, which means the room can also be used as a dormitory. The en suite bathroom, which comprises a room with a shower and a room with a toilet, provides additional comfort.

Our hotels at a glance

Opening Rooms Beds
Innsbruck 06.2021 74 259
Salzburg City Center 2011 101 362
Vienna Central Station 2007 68 253
Vienna Downtown Franz 2011 131 487
Vienna Downtown Sissi 2011 102 294
Bruxelles City Center 2013 150 727
NEW Bruxelles Gare du Midi 08.2019 150 678
Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER 2017 235 873
Helsinki 12.2022 194 648
Bordeaux 02.2021 173 526
NEW Lyon Centre Berthelot 11.2019 169 590
Marseille 01.2022 194 574
NEW Paris Porte de Vincennes 10.2019 249 946
Berlin Airport 2012 156 357
Berlin Alexanderplatz 2008 90 328
Berlin Central Station 2009 296 820
Berlin East Side Gallery 12.2017 243 825
Berlin Mitte "Humboldthaus" 2011 118 430
Berlin Tiergarten 09.2018 238 847
Bremen 07.2022 126 378
Cologne 04.2023 209 780
Dresden 01.2022 173 704
Frankfurt/Main Airport 2012 168 418
Frankfurt/Main Convention Center 2010 164 389
Hamburg City Center 2009 116 423
NEW Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof 07.2019 100 331
Leipzig Central Station 2017 126 404
Munich City Center 2004 94 394
Munich Olympiapark 03.2019 172 822
Stuttgart 07.2021 156 460
Budapest Great Market Hall 03.2019 184 755
Reykjavik 03.2022 122 442
Tel Aviv 12.2024 210 800
Milano Garibaldi 12.2017 80 268
Milano Lambrate 07.2018 131 483
Roma Termini 04.2018 118 315
Amsterdam Amstel 03.2018 186 806
Amsterdam City West 2012 321 1177
Warsaw 12.2023 151 456
Geneva 05.2021 104 368
Zurich 03.2021 174 582
United Kingdom
Liverpool 08.2021 87 277
London Hyde Park 2006 48 262
Manchester 07.2022 212 785

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ajit Menon

Ajit Menon has over 25 years' banking experience where he worked for American Express for 14 of those years. He then founded a boutique corporate finance house primarily involved in mergers & acquisitions and raising equity for small and mid-cap companies.

In 2006, Ajit sold his business to IIFL (one of the largest Indian brokerages), following which he became the President of their Investment Banking Division and a member of the IIFL Commodities board. Ajit was appointed as Director of Holidaybreak in 2011 with promotion to Deputy CEO in May 2013 where he has provided strategic guidance to the business and its subsidiaries.


Clare Gates
Human Resources Director

Clare has over 20 years HR experience where most recently she worked for as their HR Director. Her previous experience includes leading global HR functions within technology, engineering & manufacturing sectors. It is Clare’s aim to create a positive and collaborative working environment building on the transformation of MEININGER’s business and culture where engagement, succession planning and talent management will help drive commercial success.

Andrew Scott
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Andrew Scott is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, England and Wales, with extensive experience in finance, capital allocation and business transformation gained through senior roles at global financial and professional services organisations. He has significant experience in leadership positions including most recently as CFO for The Resort Group, a privately owned developer and operator of up-scale hotel resorts. Andrew began his career with Arthur Andersen, London, and has held senior roles with a number of high profile publicly listed and PE-backed companies including Travelex, Ladbrokes (Hilton Group PLC) and De La Rue PLC. He holds a MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Aberdeen.

Doros Theodorou
Chief Commercial Officer

Doros Theodorou holds dual British and Greek-Cypriot citizenship. He brings over 17 years of experience in strategic sales and marketing, combined with significant technical knowledge within the hospitality and travel industry. Before joining MEININGER he worked as CCO at Sunhotels by Webjet and was instrumental in establishing a successful global sales and marketing organisation. Previously he has held senior positions of increased commercial responsibility at TripAdvisor, Kuoni Global Travel Services and Gulliver’s Travel Associates (GTA). At MEININGER he will drive forward the strategic alignment of all commercial areas, ensuring accelerated growth, whilst strengthening our competitive advantage on the low-budget hotel market.  

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Thomas Hagemann
Chief Operating Officer

As COO Thomas is responsible for the optimization and execution of an effective operational business strategy within the MEININGER Hotel group. His focus is to improve operational excellence and profitability, but also supporting MEININGER’s growth strategy through implementation of efficient processes when launching new business units. Thomas is an accomplished global hospitality executive with extensive corporate and operational experience, who worked at Marriott and Starwood properties, before joining Radisson Hotel Group. After climbing the operational ranks, he worked as general manager and district director and has 15 years hands on experience with hotel opening projects in over 20 countries globally. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMI) with specialization in hotel pre-openings.

His vast operational experience and strong cross-functional management skills enables him translating goals into creative operating plans. Thomas has a proven track record in managing complex projects in diverse multi-cultural environments with a strong strategic focus to achieve overall organizational milestones.

MEININGER Company Overview

Centralised tasks at head office


MEININGER’s head office is a service provider for its hotels. It supports all administrative processes such as Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Reservations, Finance and Human Resources Management. Beyond that, MEININGER has an in-house design and preopening team. This centralised head office structure enables MEININGER operations team to focus on guest service and ensures cost-efficient operations.



Meininger Hotels Limited is held by Holidaybreak Limited.

Registered Office of Holidaybreak Ltd is at 3rd Floor, 30 Millbank, London SW1P 4DU

Telephone: 0844 346 1470

Holidaybreak's Anti-Slavery Statement 2016

Holidaybreak's Anti-Slavery Statement 2017

Holidaybreak's Anti-Slavery Statement 2018

Tax Strategy Document March 2018

Tax Strategy Document March 2019

Tax Strategy Document March 2020