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.