company hotel reception

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 a unique hotel product that combines the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with hostel-like 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.

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.

hotel zones conception


room concept company

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

Salzburg City Center2011101362
Vienna Central Station200768253
Vienna Downtown Franz2011131487
Vienna Downtown Sissi2011102294
Brussels City Center2013150727
Brussels "Gare du Midi"08.2019150668
Urban House Copenhagen20172181032
Berlin Airport2012156357
Berlin Alexanderplatz200890328
Berlin Central Station2009296848
Berlin East Side Gallery12.2017245834
Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus2011118430
NEWBerlin Tiergarten08.2018238848
Frankfurt/Main Airport2012168418
Frankfurt/Main Messe2010164389
Hamburg City Center2009116423
Leipzig Central Station2017126406
Munich City Center200494396
NEWMunich Olympiapark11.2018172822
NEXTBudapest Great Market Hall08.2018184755
Milano Garibaldi12.201780268
NEWMilano Lambrate09.2018131483
NEWRoma Termini04.2018118319
NEWAmsterdam Amstel04.2018185802
Amsterdam City West20123211177
NEWSt. Petersburg Nikolsky05.2018158557
London Hyde Park200648262




Hannes Spanring is Austrian and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at MEININGER since June 2016. The Senior Executive Team and Business Development is reporting directly to him. In addition, he is also responsible for Development. Hannes joined MEININGER in 2013 as Head of Projects and Managing Director and has a wealth of commercial experience particularly in project selection, acquisition and development across Europe and Asia. With his impressive track record, Hannes brings invaluable know-how in his new role as CEO and together with his knowledge of commerce and international markets he will lead the business and direct the strategy in line with the exciting plans for MEININGER.

Hannes joined MEININGER from a Dutch developer where he worked as an Executive Director with responsibilities in project selection, acquisition and development of residential and commercial real estate in Austria and the Netherlands as well as project consultancy and management in the UK (London), Italy, Croatia and India.

LinkedIn Profile


management clare meininger hotels

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.

management michael meininger hotels

Michael Gies

Michael joins MEININGER with many years experience in international Finance in various types of industries. His most recent role as Group CFO for the Hess Group headquartered in Luxembourg where he was responsible for overseeing the finance, HR, IT, Supply Chain and Risk Management functions with all local CFO’s reporting directly into him. His achievements include business turnarounds, company transformation, financial optimisation, tax restructuring and working with major financial institutions for M&A and refinancing opportunities. Michael’s financial credentials are impeccable and with his proven track record and deep understanding of business operations he will play a significant role on the Board and in helping MEININGER deliver its plans for growth.

management doros theodorou

Doros Theodorou

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.  

LinkedIn Profile




Navneet Bali is a British Citizen and the Non-Executive Chairman of MEININGER Hotels since June 2016. With MEININGER’s ambitious organic growth plans, this opportunity allows him to provide the strategic direction and guidance to the Board. Navneet, providing his many years of in depth industry knowledge and expertise will enable MEININGER to continue on its path of growth both organically and through acquisition.

From May 2013 til June 2016 Navneet held the postion of Managing Director and CEO of MEININGER Hotels. In this role he was responsible for Development and Finance at MEININGER. Furthermore he joined Holidaybreak in May 2012 as Group Finance Director and Head of Corporate Development from Duet Group, a private equity firm based in the UK. At Duet he created and headed a joint venture with Intercontinental Hotels, the world’s largest hotel chain, to build Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Previous assignments include CFO and Head of Corporate development at ebookers, a leading European online travel company and Director of HVS International, the leading hotel consulting firm. His appointment aims to help MEININGER to grow into the leading international brand in its sector. He has more than 28 years of experience in the hotel, travel and ecommerce industry.

LinkedIn Profil


Company Structure

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.

Cox & Kings and Holidaybreak


Having entered into a strategic partnership with the British travel company Holidaybreak in November 2010, MEININGER laid the foundation for further growth. Holidaybreak’s subsidiary PGL Travel Limited has acquired 100% of MEININGER in spring 2013.

Holidaybreak Ltd., is a travel group specializing 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 is the longest established travel company in the world.