The city of Paris and Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels, have signed an agreement for the first MEININGER hotel in Paris near Porte des Vincennes.
The hotel will be located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris on Avenue Courteline/Boulevard Carnot with excellent transport connections to the centre of Paris. The metro line 1 is close to the hotel and even the tramway T3a is located in walking distance. The MEININGER hotel will occupy a total area of 8,000 m² and contain 200 rooms and is scheduled to open at the end of 2018.
Peter Kerkar, Group CEO of Holidaybreak and Director Cox & Kings Ltd commented: “We are grateful to the City of Paris to have given us the opportunity to enter a new era at MEININGER with its first hotel in France. This agreement demonstrates the confidence and trust Holidaybreak as well as Cox & Kings have in MEININGER and its skilled employees. Holidaybreak and Cox & Kings already send thousands of customers to Paris and are looking forward to have them stay at this exciting hotel.”
Navneet Bali, the CEO of MEININGER Hotels, explained: "MEININGER is an unique hybrid hotel product. MEININGER’s first hotel in France is an important step for our expansion in Europe. MEININGER's aim is to run an "urban traveller's home" in every European capital city. The Paris location is perfect in this respect.”
About MEININGER Hotels:
MEININGER is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European education & leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on The National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India and also on Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Founded in 1999 MEININGER currently operates 7023 beds and 2093 rooms in 16 hotels in 10 European Cities. The unique hybrid concept of MEININGER is based upon combining the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel: top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices. MEININGER is ideally positioned to accomodate business travellers, individual guests, families, school trips & tour groups.