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MEININGER Hotels and project developer Nelson Canal Portugal have signed the agreement for a hotel in Lisbon. The building is located in the Santos quarter on Avenida 24 de Julho, on the banks of the Tejo River. The opening of the 121-room and 453-bed hotel is scheduled for the end of 2019.

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MEININGER Hotels and project developer Nelson Canal Portugal have signed the agreement for a hotel in Lisbon. The building is located in the Santos quarter on Avenida 24 de Julho, on the banks of the Tejo River. The opening of the 121-room and 453-bed hotel is scheduled for the end of 2019.

 

Santos is a lively quarter, which is worth exploring, right on the waterfront and not far from the city center. Also known as Lisbon's "design district", the Lisbon Art Center & Studios, the Barraca Theater and the well-known art university IADE are based here as well as numerous galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. "The hotel's location midst the dynamic design district Santos, with its cosmopolitan and creative residents and visitors, perfectly fits with the diverse MEININGER guest mix of backpackers, business travellers, groups, families and individual travellers," says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

Another highlight is the Time Out Market, not far from the hotel, Lisbon's largest preserved market hall and a well-known food court with stalls offering a variety of Portuguese food and drinks.

 

The city centre of Lisbon is just a few minutes away by public transport and 20 minutes by walking. The connection of the hotel to the public transport is excellent. The nearest bus and tram stations are only 5 minutes away from the MEININGER Hotel. Thanks to a good train and ferry connection it’s not far to the beaches near Lisbon. The beach of Cascais can be reached in just 30 minutes.

 

The hotel, with a gross floor area of 5,530 square meters, will be located in a former office building, which will be converted to a MEININGER Hotel. The building will have 121 rooms and 453 beds spread over 6 floors. All rooms are equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathrooms. The room types will range from standard double rooms, to private rooms with multiple beds through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room, which are all typical features of a MEININGER hotel, will be located on the ground floor. The hotel will offer own parking spaces for guests.

 

Hannes Spanring is pleased about the signing: "With the project in Lisbon we enter a new and important market. Lisbon is a beautiful city and has enjoyed increasing popularity with travellers from Portugal and across Europe for years. We have been looking for a suitable property for some time and are therefore very happy about this new project."

With Lisbon, the number of MEININGER projects under development is growing to 16. The MEININGER Hotels continue to expand and examine opportunities in North America and South Asia. However, the focus remains on Europe.

 

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.

                                           

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 20 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,492 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 16 new hotels in Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Lisbon 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.

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MEININGER Hotels and investor LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) have signed an agreement for a hotel in Glasgow. The hotel will be located on West George Street opposite Queen Street Train Station and will offer 160 rooms and 590 beds. The opening is scheduled for 2020.

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MEININGER Hotels and investor LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) have signed an agreement for a hotel in Glasgow. The hotel will be located on West George Street opposite Queen Street Train Station and will offer 160 rooms and 590 beds. The opening is scheduled for 2020.

Due to its strategic location in the centre of Glasgow, opposite to Queen Street Train Station which is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, many of the city's sights, museums and monuments are within walking distance from the hotel. Equally, there are numerous restaurants, pubs and venues nearby. The Gallery of Modern Art is just a 3-minute walk from the hotel and the Royal Concert Hall just 9 minutes.

Due to its proximity to the train station, the hotel is well connected to both local and long-distance destinations, with trains running to the north of Scotland and to Edinburgh, which can easily be reached within 40 minutes. The nearest underground station is also just 160 meters from the hotel.

The MEININGER Hotel will have 160 rooms and 590 beds, spread over 5 floors of the new building. The room types will range from classic double rooms through private multi-bed rooms to beds in a dorm room. The public areas such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as a guest kitchen and game zone, which are all typical features of a MEININGER, will be located on the first floor of the building. At basement, ground and mezzanine levels the scheme will also create around 1400 sqm of new retail space.

The building was designed by the architectural practice NORR.

Derek Reid, Project Director for Architects NORR Consultants, stated "We are immensely proud to have assisted Legal + General and MEININGER Hotels in achieving not only this milestone, but also the recent milestone of securing Planning permission. Our design for the building seeks to balance an appropriate response to a strategic location within Glasgow City Centre Conservation Area with capturing the exciting dynamic of the MEININGER Hotel brand. We look forward to continuing our role on the project through to project completion and opening."

The hotel in Glasgow will be the second hotel for the MEININGER Group in the UK. MEININGER already operates a hotel in London since 2006. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, is pleased about the new project: "Great Britain is a very important market for us and Glasgow as Scotland's largest city is the perfect location for another MEININGER hotel in the UK. The Glasgow hotel is an excellent addition to our portfolio, due to its prime location in the heart of the city centre."

The MEININGER Hotels continue to expand. This year another 6 hotels are going to open in Europe. Including Glasgow, a total of 15 projects are under development and further projects are being searched for. "The focus is still on Europe, but we are also looking for opportunities in North America and South Asia," says Hannes Spanring.

Craig Westmacott, Senior Fund Manager, LGIM Real Assets, said: "We are pleased to be working with MEININGER Hotels as they seek to expand their successful brand into the UK. This site is an excellent location for a new hotel and together with the redevelopment of Queen Street station will bring significant improvements to this key area of Glasgow city centre."

 

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.

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 20 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,492 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Glasgow 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.

Target locations in the UK beside London and Glasgow are Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

 

About Legal & General:

LGIM Real Assets

LGIM Real Assets is a division of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe's largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages £983.3bn in assets on behalf of over 3,200 clients (as at 31 Dec 2017), providing products and solutions spanning all asset classes. LGIM Real Assets, headed up by Bill Hughes, has AUM of £27bn (as at 31 Dec 2017), actively investing and managing assets across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure and property lending and, most recently, corporate credit.

 

Legal & General Group

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with a number of growing businesses in the US. Over fifteen million people worldwide rely on us to help them save for the future and to protect their families and their homes.

We operate in three principal areas:

-Investing & Annuities, where we manage £58bn of retirement annuities for policyholders and invest for their long term return within Legal & General Retirement, as well as investing our own balance sheet within Legal & General Capital;

-Investment Management, where we have £983bn in total assets under management from clients in the UK, US, Asia and EMEA and a leading UK workplace savings and retail investments business within LGIM; and

-Insurance, where we provide protection against life events for customers, with £2.9bn of gross written premiums principally in life insurance in the UK and US within Legal & General insurance and household insurance in the UK within our General insurance division.

 

About NORR:

NORR Consultants Ltd is a multi-award winning international architectural practice that has been designing and building worldwide for many years with proven experience in urban planning, architecture, landscape and interior design.

Its diverse portfolio includes work in retail, corporate, residential, education, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, and transport sectors, where it is recognised for delivering intelligent solutions that combine creative excellence with commercial success.

With 8 studios across the UK, NORR is part of the internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary Ingenium Group with over 140 staff in the UK and over 900 globally. NORR delivers a diverse range of exciting landmark projects across the UK and Europe and with our sister companies working in Asia, the Middle East and North America.

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The MEININGER Group opened its second hotel in Amsterdam on March 25th. The new building is located directly at Amstel station and offers 186 rooms and 806 beds.

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The MEININGER Group opened its second hotel in Amsterdam on March 25th. The new building is located directly at Amstel station and offers 186 rooms and 806 beds.

The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is part of the tallest residential building in the city, the Amstel Tower, a project of the real estate developer Provast. The 100-meter-high property has, in addition to the MEININGER Hotel, 192 apartments. Thanks to its location directly adjacent to the Amstel train station, it is perfectly connected to local and long-distance traffic. It is only a few minutes by train to the center of Amsterdam.

The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel is based on the theme "sea level". Amsterdam is partly below sea level, moreover, the city is characterized by the water. Numerous canals flow through the metropolis and are an essential part of the cityscape. This change of water and land served as a source of inspiration. In the public areas, a panoramic wallpaper takes the hotel guests into the underwater world of Amsterdam. Here and there comfortable seating islands were placed to invite guests to linger. In the hallways and rooms, the element of water is playfully staged.

The 186 rooms of the hotel are spread over 6 floors of the Amstel Tower. All public areas such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as the guest kitchen and game zone, which are all typical features of a MEININGER, are located on the ground floor of the building. A total of 20 on-site parking spaces are available for guests of the hotel.

The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is already the second hotel of the MEININGER Group in Amsterdam. In 2012, the first hotel opened at Sloterdijk station with a total of 219 rooms which has been extended to 321 rooms with 1,177 beds in recent years. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "Amsterdam is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with an international flair and numerous attractions, and therefore a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. We also notice this through high demand from our customers. Therefore, we are all the more pleased to be represented with a second hotel in Amsterdam, as part of the Amstel Tower and again in a good location."

MEININGER hotels continue to expand. This year another 6 hotels are going to open in Europe. A total of 14 projects are under development and further projects are being searched for. "The focus is still on Europe, but we are also looking for opportunities in North America and South Asia," says Hannes Spanring. With the opening of the MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel, the hotel group now operates 20 hotels with a total of 10,492 beds and 2,978 rooms.

 

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.

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 20 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,492 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Zurich 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.

 

About Provast:

Provast is an innovative (re-)developer specialising in urban projects involving living, working, shopping and accommodation space. Provast has been developing high-quality and sustainable property, with passion, expertise and entrepreneurship since 1985. A successful project involves much more than just an attractive building. Our projects, large and small, are landmarks. We create added societal value and (re)vitalise the environment. And we make no concessions where quality is concerned.

For more information, visit www.provast.nl.

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MEININGER Hotels have opened a hotel in Milan on 18th of December, which is the first one of the hotel group in Italy. The MEININGER Milano Garibaldi offers 80 rooms and 268 beds and is located in the centre of the city on Strada Privata Calvino 11 close to the Garibaldi train station.

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MEININGER Hotels have opened a hotel in Milan on 18th of December, which is the first one of the hotel group in Italy. The MEININGER Milano Garibaldi offers 80 rooms and 268 beds and is located in the centre of the city on Strada Privata Calvino 11 close to the Garibaldi train station.

The existing building, which previously served as a hostel, was converted into a MEININGER hotel over the last 10 months. "I am delighted that in these few months we have managed to redesign the entire property in accordance with the MEININGER standards and be able to open it this year as a MEININGER hotel", says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER hotels.

As typical for MEININGER, the interior design of the hotel is based on the near surroundings of the building. Inspired by the Garibaldi station, as well as the local metro and tram lines, the theme "Urban Connectivity" was implemented holistically in the rooms and public areas. In the lobby of the MEININGER Milano Garibaldi, a lounge area was modelled after a tram wagon, in the breakfast room lamp cables run like overhead lines of a tram below the ceiling and the wall next to the entrance presents an oversized transport map of Milan. Here and there materials and colours remind of stations and public transport of the city. In the rooms elements of a wagon are picked up in the furniture. The beds are framed with yellow metal, a handrail serves as a clothes rail.

The room types of the MEININGER Milano Garibaldi range from classic double rooms and private multi-bed rooms, through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room, which are all typical features of a MEININGER, are located on the ground floor of the building. Hannes Spanring says "MEININGER is a hybrid product that combines essential elements of both, Hotel and Hostel and thereby attracts various types of guests alike".

Thanks to its location, the hotel is easily accessible by public transport or by car. The MEININGER is the perfect base to explore the city. Due to its excellent transport links, the historical centre of the city can be reached conveniently within 15 minutes.

The MEININGER Milano Garibaldi is already the second property of the hotel group that opened in December this year. On 1st December, the MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery welcomed its first guests. "The opening of the MEININGER Milano Garibaldi is an important step for the MEININGER Group and an excellent addition to our portfolio. Italy is an important market for us. We will open two more properties here next year. One in Rome in March and one more in Milan in late summer next year", says Hannes Spanring. And more hotels are going to follow. Next year, MEININGER will open five more hotels throughout Europe additionally to the two openings in Italy.

MEININGER continues to expand. A total of 15 new hotels are already planned. Although the focus is on Europe, opportunities in North America and South Asia are being examined in the search of further projects. Currently the MEININGER Group operates 19 hotels in Europe with 2,792 rooms and 9,510 beds in total.

 

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.

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 19 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 9,510 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Zurich 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.

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MEININGER Hotels have opened their fifth hotel in Berlin on 1st of December. The new building with 245 rooms and 833 beds is well located right next to East Side Gallery and Ostbahnhof.

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MEININGER Hotels have opened their fifth hotel in Berlin on 1st of December. The new building with 245 rooms and 833 beds is well located right next to East Side Gallery and Ostbahnhof.

Thanks to its excellent location and convenient public transport links, the MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery is the perfect base to explore the whole city. The trendy districts Mitte and Kreuzberg are only a few minutes away. The East Side Gallery and Oberbaumbrücke are within walking distance of the hotel. The proximity to the Ostbahnhof, which can be reached in a 2 minutes' walk, guarantees a comfortable journey. For guests arriving by car the hotel offers 17 parking spaces in the underground car park.

The design of each MEININGER hotel is based on an individual theme. The interior design of this hotel was inspired by the immediate proximity to the former border wall separating East- and Westberlin, the East Side Gallery. With "be united" the history of the wall and the reunification is taken up and the philosophy of the MEININGER Hotels is reflected at the same time. "Every day, guests from all over the world meet here and exchange views in a relaxed atmosphere in the guest kitchen, game zone, lobby, lounge and bar," says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

In the public areas of the MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery, two long tables serve as a connecting element between different areas of the hotel. Opposite the bar, the text "be united" illuminates the room on a concrete wall. The modern, straightforward design is interrupted here and there by colourful highlights.

On the way to the rooms, the guests come across interesting quotes about the reunification and togetherness. In the cozy rooms, modern graffitis reflect the theme. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow a perfect view on a vibrant Berlin and a quarter in a process of change. As usual, the room types range from classic double rooms and private multi-bed rooms, through to a bed in a dormitory. The hotel also offers superior rooms on the upper floors of the building. "Also in this new hotel, we expect the typical mix of guest types including groups, families, backpackers, business and leisure travellers, which makes MEININGER so unique", says Hannes Spanring.

The opening of the MEININGER Hotel at the East Side Gallery is the beginning of a series of openings that will follow in the next nine months. By September next year, MEININGER will open eight more hotels across Europe. Including another one in Berlin. "Berlin is an important location for us, for this reason we are keen to open more hotels here. A sixth MEININGER hotel is already under development, in Turmstrasse in Moabit. It will welcome its first guests in the summer of next year", says Hannes Spanring.

MEININGER continues to expand. A total of 16 new hotels are already planned. Although the focus is on Europe, opportunities in North America and South Asia are being examined in the search of further projects. Currently the MEININGER Group operates 18 hotels in Europe with 2,712 rooms and 9,242 beds in total.

 

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.

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 18 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 9,242 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 16 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.

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MEININGER hotel group and Peter Simmel signed an agreement for a hotel in Dresden. The new building will be located right opposite the central station at Wiener Platz 2. The 165 rooms and 639 beds hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021.

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MEININGER hotel group and Peter Simmel signed an agreement for a hotel in Dresden. The new building will be located right opposite the central station at Wiener Platz 2. The 165 rooms and 639 beds hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021.

The MEININGER hotel Dresden is in a superb location, adjacent to the central station. The site can be easily accessed by public transport. Trains from all over Europe stop here, it takes 2 hours from Berlin, 2.5 hours from Prague and 5 hours from Frankfurt/Main to Dresden. The new central bus station of Dresden is planned to be erected next to the hotel during the construction period. The MEININGER is the perfect base to explore the city. The center with all its shops and historical sights is just a very short walk from the site.

The hotel will be part of a mixed used building that contains an EDEKA supermarket, offices and large parking facilities. The hotel is planned with a gross floor area of 7600 sqm and starts from the first floor. It will offer all typical features of a MEININGER hotel such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games zone. The 165 modern and well-equipped rooms with 639 beds in total will be distributed on four floors. Due to the flexible room concept of a MEININGER hotel the accommodation will range from classic double rooms and private multiple-bed rooms to a bed in a dormitory.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of the MEININGER Hotels, says: "We are all the more pleased about this new and excellent addition to our fast-growing portfolio. Dresden is an important cultural, educational and political hub in Germany and Europe. It's a diverse city which has a lot to offer and attracts urban travellers from all over the world. With 4,3 million overnight stays per year, Dresden ranks number seven in Germany."

 

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.

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 17 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Bordeaux, Budapest, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Dresden 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.

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MEININGER Hotels have signed an agreement for a hotel in Bordeaux, with the local investor Christian SAGASPE. The property, designed by the French architect Patrick AROTCHAREN, which will be newly constructed, will be located on Rue du Commerce in close vicinity to the main train station Bordeaux-St-Jean. The MEININGER Hotel is going to offer 162 rooms and 493 beds and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020.

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MEININGER Hotels have signed an agreement for a hotel in Bordeaux, with the local investor Christian SAGASPE. The property, designed by the French architect Patrick AROTCHAREN, which will be newly constructed, will be located on Rue du Commerce in close vicinity to the main train station Bordeaux-St-Jean. The MEININGER Hotel is going to offer 162 rooms and 493 beds and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020.

Due to its excellent location, the MEININGER Hotel is the perfect base to explore the city. The city center and the old town of Bordeaux can be reached within 15 minutes by walking. To the main train station Bordeaux St-Jean it’s a 7 minutes’ walk from the site. Trains from major French cities like Paris, Marseille and Lyon stop here. It only takes two hours to get to Paris by TGV.

Thanks to its convenient transport connection, the hotel can be easily accessed by car and public transport.

The area in which the hotel is going to be build, will be developed in the course of one of the largest development projects in France "Bordeaux-Euratlantique" by 2020. The development zone, in which the MEININGER project is located, will include cultural, sport and school facilities as well as offices, shops and housing units.

The hotel building will be newly constructed, however parts of the facade of the former building, which was used as a commercial building, will be kept. The MEININGER Hotel, with a gross floor area of 5,530 sqm will offer 162 modern rooms on six floors with 493 beds in total; well-equipped with TV, free wifi and en-suite bathrooms. The room types will range from standard double rooms, to private rooms with multiple beds through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room, which are all typical features of a MEININGER hotel, will be located on the ground floor.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: “We are moving our expansion strategy in the right direction, in particular in signing a new deal in Bordeaux. Bordeaux is one of the major cities in France and was voted as “European Best Destination” in 2015. This historical city is not only famous for red wine but also as a vibrant, dynamic city. The city center of Bordeaux was rated as UNESCO World Heritage in 2007.”

MEININGER was advised by the law firm LPA and Christian SAGASPE by lawyers from Cabinet Simon. The lease agreement was registered by the notary Anne Bechu.

 

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 16 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Bordeaux 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.

Target cities in France beside Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux are Lille, Toulouse, Marseille and Strasbourg.

In the ‘TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016’, the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

 

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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.

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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.

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MEININGER Hotels are pleased to announce that they have won a Global Youth Travel Award 2017 in the consumer-voted category for Best Youth Travel Accommodation. The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) honours outstanding market performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry. The Best Youth Travel Accommodation award is voted by youth travellers to recognise an organisation or property that excels in its commitment to providing them excellent experiences.

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MEININGER Hotels are pleased to announce that they have won a Global Youth Travel Award 2017 in the consumer-voted category for Best Youth Travel Accommodation. The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) honours outstanding market performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry. The Best Youth Travel Accommodation award is voted by youth travellers to recognise an organisation or property that excels in its commitment to providing them excellent experiences.

The awards were announced during the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Montreal, Canada - the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel sector.

MEININGER Hotels have been nominated for the last two years and are delighted to have been recognized by their guests on the efforts made in the youth travel sector. The award confirms the success of the unique MEININGER accommodation hybrid model, combining the quality of a hotel with facilities of a hostel as well as its open and welcoming atmosphere. The right concept for today’s urban traveler, attracting a broad variety of guests including backpackers, groups, leisure travelers, business guests and families alike.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels said: “We are pleased to receive this consumer-voted price, which recognizes and rewards the daily work of our staff. Guided by our core value “customer first” we will strengthen our existing guest relationships, and meeting expectations of new MEININGER guests at the same time”.

 

About the Global Youth Travel Awards

The Global Youth Travel Awards formally recognise outstanding performers in fifteen fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry who make an outstanding contribution to our industry.

The Global Youth Travel Awards began at the World Youth Student and Educational Conference (WYSTC) 2011 in Barcelona with a focus on bringing to light the great experiences being provided by members of our community.

In subsequent years – 2012 in San Diego, 2013 in Sydney, 2014 in Dublin, 2015 in Cape Town and 2016 in Belgrade – the awards have evolved to include members of the wider youth travel industry and a greater number of awards.

As the prestige of the Global Youth Travel Awards has grown, so has the awards ceremony, which takes place at every WYSTC Conference.

https://www.wystc.org/awards/

 

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, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Zurich 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.

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MEININGER Hotels and a well-known Swiss developer have signed an agreement for a hotel in Geneva. The hotel, which will be newly constructed, will be located in close proximity to the city center. It will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds and is expected to open in 2020. It will be the second MEININGER project in Switzerland. The hotel group is going to open a hotel in Zurich in fall 2019.

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MEININGER Hotels and a well-known Swiss developer have signed an agreement for a hotel in Geneva. The hotel, which will be newly constructed, will be located in close proximity to the city center. It will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds and is expected to open in 2020. It will be the second MEININGER project in Switzerland. The hotel group is going to open a hotel in Zurich in fall 2019.

Thanks to its excellent location the hotel is the perfect base to explore the city. The city center and the lake of Geneva can be reached within 20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by bike. Public transportation is provided right next to the building by trolleybus lines, which takes the guests to the airport within 15 minutes and to the central station in less than 10 minutes.

The new build hotel with a gross floor area of 4,400 sqm will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds on five floors; well-equipped with TV, free wifi and en-suite bathrooms all to a high specification. Due to the flexible room concept of MEININGER the accommodation will range from classic double rooms and private multiple-bed rooms to a bed in a dormitory. The public spaces will offer all typical features of a MEININGER hotel such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room. The hotel will have four underground parking spaces. The commencement of the project remains subject to the receipt of the building permit.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "We are very happy about this new project. Geneva is an important location for MEININGER's portfolio. It's the second largest city in Switzerland, an important diplomatic center and a leading science destination. Large well-known companies and organisations like DuPont and Procter & Gamble or the UN and WTO have offices in Geneva. The city also attracts travelers from around the globe not least due to its proximity to the Swiss and French Alps, Lake Geneva but also because of its about 45 museums, cultural attractions and numerous events per year including the International Motor Show."

 

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.

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