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.
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.