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We aim to be the number one budget hotel chain with a uniquely flexible room and hotel concept – a hybrid between a designer budget hotel and a traditional hostel.

The hotels are individual and designed to cater to people from around the world who are looking for flexible accommodation in urban areas for business or leisure.



"Tervetuloa" in Helsinki: MEININGER Hotels comes to FinlandBerlin, 03.2020

MEININGER, the international hybrid hotel group, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for its first property in the trendy metropolis of Helsinki. After the Danish capital Copenhagen, MEININGER will open a hotel in Finland in the summer of 2022. The 194-room new building will be located in the newly emerging Wood City in Helsinki's Jätkäsaari district. The signing for the hotel in Finland is part of MEININGER'S growth plans to triple the portfolio of beds in the next five years, to create a Pan-European network with deeper penetration in multiple core markets.

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MEININGER Hotel reassures its ambitions for growth in France: Second MEININGER Hotel opens in LyonBerlin, 11.2019

At the beginning of October, MEININGER Hotels celebrated a milestone in its international growth and expansion strategy with the opening of the MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes and the associated entry into the French market. The MEININGER Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot is the second hotel in France, realized in partnership with Covivio. The hotel group emphasizes its goal to become the market leader in the hybrid hotel segment in France.

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Market entry in Israel: MEININGER Hotels comes to Tel AvivBerlin, 11.2019

The hotel group MEININGER reaches a new milestone in its expansion: MEININGER Hotels has signed a contract for its first property in Tel Aviv, its market entry into Israel. The signing for the first hotel in the Middle East is part of the growth plans to operate over 35,000 beds worldwide by 2024. The hotel will be located in a 28-storey mixed-use building in Levanda St 53 and is expected to open second half of 2024. The project is being realized with an Israeli group of investors.

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property meininger hotels

Flexibility for conversions: The MEININGER concept allows for ease of conversion of existing buildings

Efficiency: Efficient use of space combined with low energy requirements

Return on investment: Industry leading returns on investment due to efficient use of space and high profitability

Demand: High demand from a wide range of guests: business travellers, groups, backpackers and families

Low volatility: MEININGER gets strong demand from the budget leisure, business and education markets which are resilient in times of economic downturns


expansion min requirements

MEININGER is interested in properties that match the following property requirements:


• Property either near city center or suburbs as long as it is close to urban transport hubs

• Conversions (of existing hotels, office buildings, etc.) or new developments

• Integration in mixed-use schemes possible

• Ground floor is not mandatory

• 3,500 - 10,000 sqm GFA / 30,000 - 100,000 SF GFA


Expansion Europe - Partnerships


• Long-term contracts (20 years)

• Different types of lease agreements

• Guarantees

• In-house design and technical support

• Dun + Bradstreet Risk Evaluation Rating: 1

• Treugast AA Rating

Project Examples - from new build to conversion

MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center

Rooms: 170
Beds: 727
Square metres: 12,400 GFA; Square feet: 65,660 GFA
Conversion of an old brewery

MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West

Rooms: 321
Beds: 1177
Square metres: 10,270 GFA; Square feet: 110,580 GFA
Conversion of an office building

MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus

Rooms: 118
Beds: 430
Square metres: 3,500 GFA; Square feet: 37,700 GFA
Conversion of an apartment building

MEININGER Hotel Leipzig Central Station

Rooms: 126
Beds: 406
Square metres: 3,200 GFA; Square feet: 34,450 GFA
Conversion of a hotel building

MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport

Rooms: 168
Beds: 418
Square metres: 5,670 GFA; Square feet: 61,000 GFA; 
New building

Our development team - EUROPE


Nicolas Capelle
Head of Development Europe
Regions: Europe
+49 173 3574044

Marcus Grebenstein
Head of Development D-A-CH & Poland
Regions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Southern Europe
+49 173 5842231


Andras Holczer
Senior Feasibility Manager and Development
Regions: Czech Republic, Hungary and Nordic countries
+49 173 6423796

Patrick Sanville
Development Manager France
Regions: France
+33 6 62494100


Ely Oknin
Development Manager Israel
Regions: Israel
+972 (0)54 786 78 40

Jean Fréval
Development Manager Spain and Portugal
Regions: Spain, Portugal
+34 625 26 14 67  

Robert Seeley
Development Manager United Kingdom
Regions: United Kingdom & Ireland
+44 (0)781 864 64 65 

Brochures for download

Expansion Brochure Europe

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Expansion Flyer Hotels under development

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