MEININGER hotels are pleased to welcome Marcus Grebenstein as Head of Development D-A-CH. Marcus’s appointment is part of MEININGER’s intention to drive its development strategy to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. MEININGER hotels currently have 16 hotels in 10 European cities.
Marcus previously worked as Director Development Germany for Regus where he spearheaded the company’s expansion in Germany from 2010 to secure and negotiate over 30 transactions. Marcus is highly familiar with the German real estate market, where he has worked in various capacities over the past 17 years and has developed a wide network of contacts with agents, asset managers, developers and investors within the D-A-CH region.
Marcus graduated as a Business Administrator (Diplom - Kaufmann) from the FU Berlin and trained at the Hotel Seehof in Berlin.
Married with one child Marcus lives in Berlin and speaks German, French and English.
Navneet Bali, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: “We are delighted to welcome Marcus to MEININGER. With his knowledge and experience in the real estate market within the D-A-CH region he will play a valuable role in helping achieve our ambitious growth plans in that area.”
MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd, is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. It has ambitious plans for growth, and is keen to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. New hotels have been signed in Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and two more in Berlin.