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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.

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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.

 

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MEININGER Hotels announced today that Paul Roll has been appointed as Senior Advisor, MEININGER Hotels, France. In his capacity as Senior Advisor, Paul will work alongside the MEININGER Board and will be responsible for undertaking a strategic market review and advising on increasing business in France. This role will see him supporting the continued growth of MEININGER utilising his vast experience of the industry and relationships with key decision makers.

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MEININGER Hotels announced today that Paul Roll has been appointed as Senior Advisor, MEININGER Hotels, France. In his capacity as Senior Advisor, Paul will work alongside the MEININGER Board and will be responsible for undertaking a strategic market review and advising on increasing business in France. This role will see him supporting the continued growth of MEININGER utilising his vast experience of the industry and relationships with key decision makers.

 

Paul is an accomplished executive leader who has more than 30 years experience in operational and strategic business direction in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. His most recent positions have included President / CEO of ParisCityVision and Managing Director of L’Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris.

 

Hannes Spanring, CEO, MEININGER Hotels added: “Paul has a previously strong relationship with MEININGER and brings a wealth of international development experience, this, together with his deep understanding of doing business in France will allow us to be better placed  to establish the MEININGER brand as we look to accelerate our growth plans in key targeted destinations.”

 

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 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Geneva 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.

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MEININGER Hotels are pleased to announce that they have won a Global Youth Travel Award 2017 in the consumer-voted category for Best Youth Travel Accommodation. The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) honours outstanding market performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry. The Best Youth Travel Accommodation award is voted by youth travellers to recognise an organisation or property that excels in its commitment to providing them excellent experiences.

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MEININGER Hotels are pleased to announce that they have won a Global Youth Travel Award 2017 in the consumer-voted category for Best Youth Travel Accommodation. The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) honours outstanding market performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry. The Best Youth Travel Accommodation award is voted by youth travellers to recognise an organisation or property that excels in its commitment to providing them excellent experiences.

 

The awards were announced during the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Montreal, Canada - the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel sector.

 

MEININGER Hotels have been nominated for the last two years and are delighted to have been recognized by their guests on the efforts made in the youth travel sector. The award confirms the success of the unique MEININGER accommodation hybrid model, combining the quality of a hotel with facilities of a hostel as well as its open and welcoming atmosphere. The right concept for today’s urban traveler, attracting a broad variety of guests including backpackers, groups, leisure travelers, business guests and families alike.

 

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels said: “We are pleased to receive this consumer-voted price, which recognizes and rewards the daily work of our staff. Guided by our core value “customer first” we will strengthen our existing guest relationships, and meeting expectations of new MEININGER guests at the same time”.

 

About the Global Youth Travel Awards

The Global Youth Travel Awards formally recognise outstanding performers in fifteen fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry who make an outstanding contribution to our industry.

 

The Global Youth Travel Awards began at the World Youth Student and Educational Conference (WYSTC) 2011 in Barcelona with a focus on bringing to light the great experiences being provided by members of our community.

 

In subsequent years – 2012 in San Diego, 2013 in Sydney, 2014 in Dublin, 2015 in Cape Town and 2016 in Belgrade – the awards have evolved to include members of the wider youth travel industry and a greater number of awards.

 

As the prestige of the Global Youth Travel Awards has grown, so has the awards ceremony, which takes place at every WYSTC Conference.

 

https://www.wystc.org/awards/

 

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 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, 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.

 

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MEININGER Hotels and a well-known Swiss developer have signed an agreement for a hotel in Geneva. The hotel, which will be newly constructed, will be located in close proximity to the city center. It will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds and is expected to open in 2020. It will be the second MEININGER project in Switzerland. The hotel group is going to open a hotel in Zurich in fall 2019.

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MEININGER Hotels and a well-known Swiss developer have signed an agreement for a hotel in Geneva. The hotel, which will be newly constructed, will be located in close proximity to the city center. It will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds and is expected to open in 2020. It will be the second MEININGER project in Switzerland. The hotel group is going to open a hotel in Zurich in fall 2019.

Thanks to its excellent location the hotel is the perfect base to explore the city. The city center and the lake of Geneva can be reached within 20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by bike. Public transportation is provided right next to the building by trolleybus lines, which takes the guests to the airport within 15 minutes and to the central station in less than 10 minutes.

The new build hotel with a gross floor area of 4,400 sqm will feature 104 rooms and 368 beds on five floors; well-equipped with TV, free wifi and en-suite bathrooms all to a high specification. Due to the flexible room concept of MEININGER the accommodation will range from classic double rooms and private multiple-bed rooms to a bed in a dormitory. The public spaces 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 room. The hotel will have four underground parking spaces. The commencement of the project remains subject to the receipt of the building permit.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "We are very happy about this new project. Geneva is an important location for MEININGER's portfolio. It's the second largest city in Switzerland, an important diplomatic center and a leading science destination. Large well-known companies and organisations like DuPont and Procter & Gamble or the UN and WTO have offices in Geneva. The city also attracts travelers from around the globe not least due to its proximity to the Swiss and French Alps, Lake Geneva but also because of its about 45 museums, cultural attractions and numerous events per year including the International Motor Show."

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 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Geneva 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.

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MEININGER Hotels is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its leadership team focusing on the development of its operations into North...

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MEININGER Hotels is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its leadership team focusing on the development of its operations into North America and looking to strengthen its Project Management team in order to cater for its expanding hotel portfolio.

MEININGER has appointed Ben Cary to lead the company's expansion in North America and will join MEININGER effective 4 September 2017 as SVP, Development, North America, based in New York City. Ben has more than 15 years of hotel and real estate experience, most recently as Director of Real Estate & Development with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide where he focused on growing the business through new build and conversion projects. At Starwood, he was awarded Development of the Year on three occasions. Prior to this, Ben held positions with the investment firm Hotel Capital Advisers and The Carlyle Hotel in New York City.

In his new role, Ben will oversee the Company's expansion into North America where his blend of skills will allow MEININGER to strengthen its international market presence and deliver its global vision of operating more than 30 hotels by 2020. Ben will target projects located in major city centres and suburbs near urban transportation centres.

Georgios Kordelas joins MEININGER on 1 October 2017 as Project Director where he will be responsible for overseeing projects for all MEININGER hotels including refurbishment, renovation activity, new construction, prototypes and standards. Georgios is an experienced project and development professional with a strong track record in commercial and residential design, project management, procurement and managing third party relationships. Georgios leaves citizenM to join MEININGER.

Both positions will report directly into Hannes Spanring, CEO.

Commenting on the announcement: Hannes Spanring, CEO, MEININGER Hotels, 'We're delighted to welcome Ben and Georgios on board; both these appointments demonstrate the strength of ambition in terms of growth and expansion into new territories and consolidating our position in Europe. Each of these executives have a proven track record in their respective fields and are extremely talented, capable and highly motivated individuals who will help push our business strategy forward. Ben and Georgios will work with the MEININGER Board and broader leadership team to chart a growth strategy and to ensure that MEININGER continues to lead in the development and implementation of hybrid-hotels across the globe.'

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 8,149 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and Lyon 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.

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MEININGER Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment of Doros Theodorou to the newly-created position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

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MEININGER Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment of Doros Theodorou to the newly-created position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Doros brings over 17 years of experience in strategic sales and marketing, combined with significant technical knowledge within the hospitality and travel industry. He joins MEININGER from Sunhotels by Webjet, where he is currently CCO and was instrumental in establishing a successful global sales and marketing organisation. Previously he has held senior positions of increased commercial responsibility at TripAdvisor, Kuoni Global Travel Services and Gulliver's Travel Associates (GTA).

As Chief Commercial Officer Doros will lead MEININGER's commercial teams in sales, marketing and revenue management. Doros will be based in London and Berlin and will sit on the MEININGER Hotels Ltd Board and report into Hannes Spanring, Chief Executive Officer. His appointment will become effective on the 4th September 2017.

Doros Theodorou, CCO, comments: "I am thrilled to be joining Hannes and the team at such an exciting time at MEININGER Hotels. I believe there is a great opportunity in the hospitality industry for MEININGER's hybrid hotel model. I very much look forward in working with the team on accelerating the MEININGER growth and expansion strategy over the next five years and to make sure we are well placed to succeed in our ambitious plans."

Hannes Spanring, Chief Executive Officer of MEININGER Hotels, comments: "The creation of the Chief Commercial Officer role ensures MEININGER's organisation and capabilities evolve to support our current operating priorities. These priorities include accelerating growth and driving towards true competitive advantage across the commercial areas of the business. I am delighted to welcome Doros Theodorou to the company as our first Chief Commercial Officer. His experience in building successful sales and marketing organisations across the world makes him a hugely valuable addition. I look forward to working with him as he executes a commercial plan for MEININGER Hotels and provides integrated commercial leadership for the Company."

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 8,149 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and Lyon 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.

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MEININGER Hotels and Foncière des Régions, through its subsidiary Foncière des Murs, signed an agreement for a MEININGER Hotel in Lyon, located on Rue Zimmermann, near the city centre. The 169-room and about 580-bed hotel is expected to open mid 2019. This is the fourth joint hotel deal of MEININGER and Foncière des Régions. Three further joint projects in Munich, Paris and Milan are currently under development.

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MEININGER Hotels and Foncière des Régions, through its subsidiary Foncière des Murs, signed an agreement for a MEININGER Hotel in Lyon, located on Rue Zimmermann, near the city centre. The 169-room and about 580-bed hotel is expected to open mid 2019. This is the fourth joint hotel deal of MEININGER and Foncière des Régions. Three further joint projects in Munich, Paris and Milan are currently under development.

The hotel is situated in the vicinity of the city centre in the 7th Arrondissement of Lyon near Gare de Lyon Perrache, the second largest railway station of the city, and close to the Rhone. The property is well connected to the public transport system. The next tram and metro station it's just a few minutes' walk away.

The new building, with a gross floor area of 5,828 sqm, will offer 169 modern and well equipped rooms with 580 beds in total on seven floors. The room types will range from standard double rooms, private rooms with multiple beds to a bed in a dorm room. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games zone, which are all typical features of a MEININGER hotel, will be located on the ground floor. The hotel will offer 78 underground parking spaces. The developer of the hotel is G. FONTANEL PROMOTION. The design of the building is by the architectural firm AGREGA.

"Lumière"

The design of each MEININGER hotel is based on a specific theme. In this way a place of warm personality emerges where guests feel comfortable and willing to share their experiences. In Lyon the theme "Lumière" was inspired by the Lumière brothers, who lived in Lyon and who were pioneer contributors to the birth of film. A further inspiration was the Fête des Lumières which takes place once a year in Lyon since 1852. The theme will be realised by the architects Maidenberg Architecture who are responsible for the planning and implementation of the interior design.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "We are very happy about this great new addition to our portfolio and about realizing it together with Foncière des Régions. Lyon is a popular travel destination, it has been voted as "Europe's Leading City Break Destination" at the World Travel Awards ceremony in 2016. Furthermore Lyon is France's second most popular business hub.

This means the city attracts city tourist and business traveller alike."

Dominique Ozanne, CEO Hotels, Foncière des Régions, says: "We are proud to have created this unprecedented partnership with one of the industry's most innovative brands and to have enabled MEININGER to speed up its pan-European development thanks to Foncière des Régions' renown and expertise."

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 18 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,269 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Lyon 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 and Lyon are Bordeaux, Lille, Toulouse, Marseille and Strasbourg.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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On 1 April, the MEININGER Group will open its first hotel in Leipzig at the heart of the city, close to the main railway station. Located in the old town, it is the ideal starting point from which to explore the city. Countless shops, cafés and restaurants can be found in the near vicinity and numerous city sights are just a short walk away.

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On 1 April, the MEININGER Group will open its first hotel in Leipzig at the heart of the city, close to the main railway station. Located in the old town, it is the ideal starting point from which to explore the city. Countless shops, cafés and restaurants can be found in the near vicinity and numerous city sights are just a short walk away.

A modern hotel with a design and furnishings exuding local flair. "It was important to us for the city to become a part of the hotel and its personality. Particularly Leipzig's diverse modern art and cultural scene inspired the theme of "Art in Progress", which is now reflected in a colourful, entertaining manner in the hotel's public areas and rooms. A unique atmosphere has been created in which our guests will feel entirely at home," emphasises Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

Leipzig's culinary highlights also form part of the concept. "We will serve local specialities at the bar," says Maren Anders, Operations Manager at the hotel. "Among others, we will offer local gins of which three originate from Saxony and one is from the neighbouring state of Thuringia. The "Long Horn" gin is even from Leipzig itself. The traditional Leipzig beverage Kräuter Wilhelm can be enjoyed on the rocks or - similar to Pimms - combined with other ingredients to create trendy long drinks and cocktails." Tasty souvenirs such as Leipziger Lerche pastries are also available at the hotel and complete the range of local culinary offerings.

The hotel amenities guarantee the typical MEININGER standard. Beside the classic public areas such as the lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar, there is also a games zone and guest kitchen in which MEININGER guests are able to prepare their own meals at any time. The flexible room concept of MEININGER Hotels means that a total of 404 beds will be available in the 126 rooms, which range from traditional double rooms to private rooms with multiple beds right up to dorm rooms with up to four beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.

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 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 18 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,269 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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MEININGER Hotels have signed an agreement for a MEININGER Hotel in Milan. The property with 80 rooms and 268 beds is located in the city of Milan on Strada Privata Calvino 11 close to the Garibaldi train station. It’s going to be the second hotel of the MEININGER group in Milan.

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Milano Duomo Press

MEININGER Hotels have signed an agreement for a MEININGER Hotel in Milan. The property with 80 rooms and 268 beds is located in the city of Milan on Strada Privata Calvino 11 close to the Garibaldi train station. It's going to be the second hotel of the MEININGER group in Milan. In October last year MEININGER already signed an agreement for a hotel at Piazza Monte Titano and Lambrate railway station.

The existing building will be converted into a MEININGER hotel in accordance with MEININGER standards. The room types will range from standard double rooms, private rooms with multiple beds to four-bedded dormitories. 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.

The hotel's location near to the Garibaldi train station and to the underground M5 "Cenisio" grants an easy access to the public transport. The Cimitero Monumentale, famous for its monumental sculptures, is within walking distance from the hotel. All the sights of the historical city centre can be reached conveniently by metro or tram within 15 minutes.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "I'm very pleased about this new agreement, it is already the second project in Milan, which we've signed within a short period of time. Milan is one of the most important tourism destinations worldwide. Thanks to its strategic position and its cultural heritage, Milan attracts visitors from all over the world all year long. This second MEININGER hotel in Milan is a perfect addition to our portfolio."

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 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 8,025 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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The MEININGER hotel group announced the signing of an agreement for the third expansion phase of MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West. By spring 2018, the hotel will increase its current 1,177 beds to 1,585 beds.

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MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West Lobby

The MEININGER hotel group announced the signing of an agreement for the third expansion phase of MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West. By spring 2018, the hotel will increase its current 1,177 beds to 1,585 beds.

In 2012, the MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West was the first MEININGER Hotel to open its doors in the Netherlands. Over the past four and a half years, the hotel has been continuously expanded and now comprises of 321 rooms and 1,177 beds.

Because of the hotel's excellent occupancy, the adjacent office building was converted during the first reconstruction phase to create space for new hotel rooms. The second reconstruction phase, which was successfully completed in December 2016, further increased room capacity, and the communal areas were also expanded and completely redesigned. The Dutch artist Van Gogh served as inspiration for the design. His powerful characteristic style gave the new lobby and bar a unique atmosphere and emphasises the vibrancy of these areas of the hotel.

Subject to the building permission, the final expansion phase will see the construction of an additional 102 rooms and 408 beds. The new rooms will be available from spring 2018.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels: "We are pleased to have successfully completed the first two expansions, and we are proud of the possibility of this third and final expansion. This step will almost certainly make the MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West the largest hotel in Amsterdam, but definitely the largest in our hotel group."

The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West is in an excellent strategic location near Sloterdijk railway station, one of Amsterdam's most important transport hubs. The hotel is only a 5-minute Metro ride from the city centre and Schiphol Airport is only 10 minutes away.

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 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 low budget hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,025 beds in 11 European cities (1x Amsterdam, 4 x in Berlin, 1 x Brussels, 1 x Copenhagen, 2 x Frankfurt/Main, 1 x Hamburg, 1 x Cologne, 1 x London, 1 x Munich, 1 x Salzburg, 3 x Vienna).

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

www.meininger-hotels.com

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