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.