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New hotel project drives growth in the UK - 34,000 beds expected internationally till 2024. With the signing of a new hotel project in Manchester, MEININGER Hotels is expanding its presence in the United Kingdom and once again reaffirming its ambitions for accelerated growth. The hotel group expects growth in beds of almost 150 percent to 34,000 by March 2024.

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New hotel project drives growth in the UK - 34,000 beds expected internationally till 2024.

With the signing of a new hotel project in Manchester, MEININGER Hotels is expanding its presence in the United Kingdom and once again reaffirming its ambitions for accelerated growth. The hotel group expects growth in beds of almost 150 percent to 34,000 by March 2024.

The new MEININGER Hotel is being built in the third largest metropolitan region in the United Kingdom. The hotel building in Manchester, with a gross floor area of almost 8,000 sqm, will have 212 rooms and 785 beds on a total of 12 floors. It is expected to open by the end of 2021 and is one of currently 17 hotel projects in Europe and the U.S.

"Manchester complements the rapidly growing portfolio of MEININGER Hotels. The demand for hotels in the city is growing continuously due to major infrastructure projects. In addition, Manchester has the largest office market outside London and benefits from a powerful event program throughout the year, attracting both leisure and MICE guests. MEININGER's distinctive hybrid concept can serve these segments exceptionally well," explains Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, emphasizing the strategic significance of the new location.

The building on 269 Great Ancoats Street will have double rooms, private multi-bed rooms for up to 6 people and beds in shared dormitories on floors two through eleven. In addition to the reception and lobby, there will also be a bar, outdoor terrace and MEININGER's typical guest kitchen and game zone on the ground floor. On the first floor, a breakfast room of almost 300 sqm is planned. As part of the lease agreement with development partner S Harrison Developments Ltd, the property will initially be operated for a period of 20 years.

Due to its location, the MEININGER Hotel Manchester is approximately ten minutes' walk from the main train station making it a central starting point in the North English trade fair, music and media city. The Northern Quarter, the city's popular nightlife area with restaurants, bars and boutiques, is also a ten-minute walk away. Important venues such as the Convention Center, Manchester Arena and Etihad Stadium are less than 20 minutes' walk away. From the nearby New Islington tram stop, it is less than ten minutes by public transport to downtown, the Central Station and 30 minutes to Salford Quays.

Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels is confident: "The city's potential for MEININGER Hotels is immense," and continues "with three terminals carrying over 22 million passengers annually, Manchester Airport is the global gateway to Northern England and the third largest airport in the UK. Over 60 airlines ensure that Manchester is directly connected to over 200 destinations worldwide. We're expecting high occupancy rates from the very beginning of MEININGER's operation in Manchester."

The MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park has been in operation since October 2006 and achieved a room occupancy rate of 94 percent in the past financial year. Over the next three years, the hotel group plans to expand into the U.S., Switzerland, Iceland and France. The first MEININGER Hotel in France will open this summer in Paris. The MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes holds 950 beds, making it the largest hostel-style accommodation in the French capital. Further deals, over 130 in Europe and 20 in the U.S., are currently being reviewed.

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As part of its expansion plans MEININGER Hotels is experiencing strong growth in Germany and will be returning to Cologne. Only in 2017 the hotel group separated from a property, now a new project is sealed: In fall 2022 a new MEININGER Hotel will open in the German city on the Rhine.

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As part of its expansion plans MEININGER Hotels is experiencing strong growth in Germany and will be returning to Cologne. Only in 2017 the hotel group separated from a property, now a new project is sealed: In fall 2022 a new MEININGER Hotel will open in the German city on the Rhine.

After signing the contract for the new hotel project, MEININGER Hotels celebrate their return to the Rhine. The opening of the hotel comprising a gross floor area of more than 7,900 sqm and more than 200 rooms is planned for fall 2022. MEININGER currently operates 12 hotels in Germany and plans to open new hotels in Cologne, Dresden, Heidelberg and Stuttgart by 2022. Over the next three years, the hotel group expects an international increase of more than 2,300 rooms and 8,000 beds. In the same period, the total number of beds in Germany will rise to more than 9,000.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels on the new project: "We are very happy about the comeback. For more than 10 years we operated the MEININGER Hotel Cologne City Center in Engelbert street. After the separation it was clear for MEININGER that we will come back to the city with a new, much larger property. We succeeded now. After intensive research, we have signed for a project that offers four times as many rooms as our first Cologne property and the location is excellent. The exact location is still secret, however."

For Cologne, which has seen growing numbers of visitors from the MICE, cultural and leisure segments for years, the MEININGER hybrid concept is particularly suitable for serving the needs of diverse target groups at the same time. The concept combines the advantages of a hotel and hostel. Benefits include a very flexible room structure, from a double room to a private multiple bed room to a bed in a dormitory, en suite bathrooms, a spacious shared kitchen where guests can cook on their own, a game zone with football table or pool table, and free Wi-Fi.

"The optimal use of space and the acquisition of both, hotel and hostel guests are top priorities in the development of our hotels. The planning of the room structure, adapted to the local market and its guest segments, is therefore essential for our success. In the past financial year, we recorded a room occupancy of 90 percent across the group, the best proof that MEININGER's distinctive hybrid model works very well," says Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels. The hotel group's ambitious expansion plans currently include 16 hotel projects, including the U.S. and Iceland. Over 130 deals in Europe and 20 in the U.S. are currently being reviewed.

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MEININGER Hotels is stringently executing its expansion strategy and will grow further in France: With the signing of the contract for a new hotel in Marseille, MEININGER's number of prospective beds in France grows to over 2,600. The new hotel is expected to open in summer 2021.

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MEININGER Hotels is stringently executing its expansion strategy and will grow further in France: With the signing of the contract for a new hotel in Marseille, MEININGER's number of prospective beds in France grows to over 2,600. The new hotel is expected to open in summer 2021.

The fourth MEININGER hotel in France is coming to Marseille. The expansion into the second largest city of France got sealed by the contract signing between the hotel group and the French real estate developer COFFIM. The new hotel will be located in the middle of the "new Marseille", the totally renewed urban area around the Marseille harbour and will have 194 rooms, 574 beds as well as 22 parking spaces.

As part of Euroméditerranée, Europe's largest urban renovation project, the once-neglected port area has undergone extensive refurbishment, new building projects and the establishment of major cultural and leisure facilities, including several shopping and business centers. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels about the new location: "Marseille has undergone a tremendously impressive transformation over the last few years and is developing into the Mediterranean metropolis of tomorrow. The city offers everything that we're looking for when it comes to MEININGER's accelerated growth and our ambitious expansion plans in Europe and beyond. The local hostel market, in particular, offers great potential according to our analyses, while at the same time we are consolidating our national presence in France."

Typical for MEININGER Hotels, the new hotel centrally located at 22-25 Rue de Forbin will have an extremely flexible room structure. It is therefore appealing to different types of guests, such as city travellers, families, backpackers, groups and business travellers. Accommodation options include private single and double rooms, rooms with multiple beds and a bed in a dormitory. "With our hybrid concept, which combines the advantages of a hostel and hotel, we are able to appeal to an unusually wide target group. The flexible room structure allows us to maximize our occupancy rates way better than let's say a classical hotel," adds Hannes Spanring. The hotel also offers a kitchen which can be used by guests 24/7, a game zone with table football or pool table and free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

From the hotel, the largest port in France is just a five-minute walk away, as well as the sea-facing shopping center "Les Terrasses du Port" with a great gastronomic offer and the trendy harbor docks "Docks Village" with diverse shopping and culinary opportunities. The Joliette metro station is about 300 meters away from the new MEININGER Hotel. The main station Marseille Saint-Charles can be reached by metro in about 5 minutes. On foot, it is about 10 minutes from the hotel to the city center and the old harbour. The Marseille Provence Airport can be reached in about 30 minutes by car or 60 minutes by public transport. "We are very happy to realize a first hotel in Marseille with MEININGER in such an excellent location. It will allow us to pursue our development in Marseille, a city in which COFFIM is historically present and has realized numerous projects," explains Thibault Dutreix, General Manager of COFFIM.

The MEININGER hotel group with strong growth ambitions will open its first hotel in France this summer. The MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes holds 950 beds, making it the largest hostel-style accommodation in the French capital. Also under construction are a MEINININGER Hotel in Lyon (169 rooms and 590 beds) and Bordeaux (173 rooms and 526 beds). The openings are planned for 2020 and 2021, respectively.

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The signing of the contract for two new hotel projects is driving further the growth of MEININGER Hotels in Germany. In the future, the hotel group which currently operates 12 properties in Germany will also be present in Stuttgart and Bremen.

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The signing of the contract for two new hotel projects is driving further the growth of MEININGER Hotels in Germany. In the future, the hotel group which currently operates 12 properties in Germany will also be present in Stuttgart and Bremen.

“We are very well set up for these two cities with our hybrid hotel concept," states Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels. Both hotels will offer private single, double and multiple bed rooms as well as dormitories for up to four people. A guest kitchen and game zone which are both typical for MEININGER Hotels will also be available in both properties.

Stuttgart: Central hotel in the state capital – The contract signing seals the second project for MEININGER Hotels in the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The planned new building in a central Stuttgart location covers a gross floor area of ​​6,900 sqm on four floors. In addition to 156 rooms or 460 beds, the accommodation will also have 20 parking spaces. The hotel is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

Hannes Spanring CEO of MEININGER Hotels says about the new location: "Stuttgart is a city with compelling cultural and historical attractions and is considered as one of the strongest export metropolitan regions in Germany. The economic strength of the city is impressive and also of great importance for tourism. The demand for accommodation of business and individual travellers is relatively balanced due to international companies and Stuttgart’s globally important convention center. Our hotel concept will be able to serve this market very well."

Many Stuttgart attractions such as the New Palace, the Porsche Museum, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the zoological and botanical garden Wilhelma, the market hall as well as the Karlshöhe ridge and the Neckar Park are easily accessible from the hotel. The central station, the convention center and the airport are also very well connected from the hotel.

In the Baden-Wuerttemberg area, another MEININGER Hotel is currently under development in Heidelberg. The hotel is scheduled to open this year.

Bremen: New construction project at the main station next to the new long-distance bus terminal (FBT) – In cooperation with the property developer Buhlmann Immobilien, a MEININGER Hotel will be built at Bremen’s main station next to the new FBT. For the hotel group it is the first project in Bremen. At the Bürgermeister-Smidt-Strasse 15, 126 hotel rooms or 378 beds will be installed on a gross floor area of ​​more than 5,100 sqm. The completion of the eleven-storey hotel building is scheduled for spring 2022. The company Robert C. Spies Gewerbe und Investment GmbH Co. KG acted as intermediary.

"The historic Schnoorviertel and the town hall are landmarks for the significance of the Hanseatic city and its moving history. These and many other sights and unique places attract increasing numbers of visitors to the city on the Weser every year. The proximity to long-distance bus and train connections is perfect for our future hotel guests. The MEININGER Hotel Bremen completes the area around the central station and the new FBT," explains Hannes Spanring.

Located between Bremen's Old Town and the central station, the hotel is well connected to public transport. The central station is within walking distance in 2 minutes. The planned FBT is located right next to the hotel. Numerous shopping and entertainment venues are located within walking distance in the city center, the Old Town and the nearby shopping center City Gate. Attractions such as Überseemuseum, historic town hall, Böttcherstraße, Schnoorviertel, Weser Stadium and the harbor can either be reached on foot or by public transport from the hotel. The airport is around 15 minutes by car.

In 2019, MEININGER Hotels has already opened two new properties, in Munich and Budapest. With the opening of the MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes this summer the company will enter the French market. 

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In the borough of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg the hotel group MEININGER has opened its second property in the city of Munich. The MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark has 172 rooms and 822 beds and is centrally located at the ring road (‘Mittlerer Ring’) near the Olympic Park. With the opening, the company is strengthening its presence in Bavaria’s state capital.

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In the borough of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg the hotel group MEININGER has opened its second property in the city of Munich. The MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark has 172 rooms and 822 beds and is centrally located at the ring road (‘Mittlerer Ring’) near the Olympic Park. With the opening, the company is strengthening its presence in Bavaria’s state capital.

The hotel group MEININGER has extended its hospitality offering in Munich with a second hotel. The new accommodation is located at Landshuter Allee 174 and emerges from a former office building. Extensive renovations created space for 172 rooms and public areas with an individual design concept as well as an underground car park with over 80 parking lots. The gross floor area of ​​the 8-storey building covers 12,382 sqm.

"We are running our first hotel in Munich, the MEININGER Hotel München City Center on Landsberger Strasse, with great success for 15 years now. The bed occupancy rate of 87 percent for the financial year 2018 is the best proof that our hybrid concept works very well in Munich. With the gained knowledge of the past years, we are pleased to open a second hotel in the city and welcome more guests to MEININGER," says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark takes up the dynamics and fast pace of the city. The design team focused on high-quality materials, functional design as well as on a color and shape concept which unites all floors into one vibrant, urban network. "Munich is no longer just the capital of Bavarian cosiness. The city developed a powerful, bustling dynamic. The interior design concept of the hotel translates this euphoric flair into a facility full of energy and motion," states Spanring. 

Like most MEININGER hotels, the property at the Olympic Park offers a 24-hour guest kitchen, a game zone and a flexible room structure which responds to a diverse guest mix and varying needs. Travellers can choose between single and double rooms as well as private dorm rooms and dormitories. “Our highest principle is that our guests feel at ease when staying with us. The public spaces with a clear focus on multifunctionality and design create places of social interaction and cosiness at the same time“, emphasizes Spanring. 

"This new opening marks the pursuit of our partnership established in 2014 with MEININGER. Through its services, its design and the flexibility of its offer, the MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark translates the concept of lifestyle hotels and reinvents the clients’ experience," completes Dominique Ozanne, Deputy CEO at Covivio.

The  MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark is the second project carried out with Covivio, European leader in hotel investment and MEININGER's European development partner. The two partners opened a hotel in Milan last year and are planning two new openings in 2019 in France, Paris and Lyon. MEININGER will operate the hotel at the Olympic Park, owned by Covivio, under a 20-year lease.

The Olympic Park, which offers many events and concerts throughout the year, lies only a short walk away from the MEININGER Hotel Munich Olympiapark. The BMW World, the Nymphenburg Palace and the Leopoldstraße, known for its bar and restaurant culture, lie also within easy reach. The central station and Karlsplatz (Stachus) are about 15 minutes away by public transport. The tram and bus stops Olympiapark West are located in front of the building. The subway station Gern lies within 10 walking minutes. With its central location next to the ring road, transport links to the motorway towards the airport and the exhibition center are guaranteed.

For MEININGER Hotels it is the second opening in 2019. On March 18, the hotel group opened its first hotel in Hungary. With the opening of the MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes this summer, the company will enter the French market.

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The hotel group MEININGER Hotels continues its expansion. With the opening of the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall, the company has opened up the Hungarian market. The newly built property not far from the Danube promenade is located next to the famous Great Market Hall and has 184 rooms and 751 beds. It is the first of two new market entries planned for 2019. This summer, the hotel group will open its first hotel in France.

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The hotel group MEININGER Hotels continues its expansion. With the opening of the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall, the company has opened up the Hungarian market. The newly built property not far from the Danube promenade is located next to the famous Great Market Hall and has 184 rooms and 751 beds. It is the first of two new market entries planned for 2019. This summer, the hotel group will open its first hotel in France. 

The metropolis on the Danube, which is famous for its spa culture, has gained a new lodging property. About 1 km south of the city center on the Pest side lies the prominent, wavy shaped new building of the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall made of concrete and glass. With the opening of the seven-storey accommodation building, which covers a total floor area of 6,600 sqm, MEININGER Hotels celebrates their premiere in Hungary. 

The interior design is inspired by Hungarian craftsmanship and the neighboring Great Market Hall (Nagy Vásárcsarnok) which counts to one of the most beautiful market halls in Europe with its neo-Gothic architectural style. „Successful hotels create places where anyone can be who they want to be. The interior design helps to integrate the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall into its surroundings and invites guests to become a part of the neighborhood,” states Kai Ratschko from the architectural office Ratschko. Together with the inhouse design team of MEININGER Hotels he developed and implemented the locally rooted interior design concept. The public areas such as reception, lobby, breakfast room, lounge and bar are located on the ground floor. The building also offers an underground car park as well as a guest kitchen and a game zone which are both typical for MEININGER Hotels. The rooms on the upper floors offer a balcony with scenic views of the Danube and the Old Town. 

"2018 was a record year for the tourism in Hungary. In total, about 31 million overnight stays were recorded. The number of foreign overnight guests rose by 650,000 compared to 2017. Especially the capital city benefits from this increasing demand, which attracts visitors from all over the world with its unique flair and UNESCO sights. We are pleased to welcome guests in this beautiful city from now on at our brand new property," explains Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels. 

The new accommodation next to the Great Market Hall welcomes individual, group and business travellers. "Our house is characterized by a particularly flexible room structure. It allows us to respond to a diverse guest mix as well as the varying needs of our guests. They can choose between single and double rooms as well as private dorm rooms and also dormitories. The public areas provide plenty of room for social interaction and reflect the character of the local environment," clarifies Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels. 

The MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall is located in the Ferencváros district, between the Great Market Hall and the Liberty Bridge. In the immediate vicinity of the building runs the shopping street and promenade Váci utca. It leads from the Great Market Hall to the lively Vörösmarty Square in the middle of the old town of Pest. The two metro stations, each about 400 meters from the property, allow easy access to the sights of the entire city. From the airport, the MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall is about 40 minutes, the main train station about 10 minutes away by public transport. 

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Mumbai: December 4th 2018: Cox & Kings owned, MEININGER hotel group announced the signing of an agreement for a hotel in Reykjavik. The property is located on Vesturbaer district in Reykjavik, which is close to the city centre and the Harpa concert hall. The opening is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

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Mumbai: December 4th 2018: Cox & Kings owned, MEININGER hotel group announced the signing of an agreement for a hotel in Reykjavik. The property is located on Vesturbaer district in Reykjavik, which is close to the city centre and the Harpa concert hall. The opening is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

The MEININGER Hotel will be accommodated in the iconic JL House, a famous 1940s warehouse, and will be completely modernised to meet MEININGER’s latest standards.

The hotel will have a gross floor area of ​​5,500 square meters. The 122 rooms and 442 beds will be spread over 5 floors. The room types will range from classic double rooms to private multi-bed-rooms through to a bed in a dorm. The public areas such as reception, lobby, lounge, bar and breakfast room as well as the guest kitchen and games zone, which are typical features of a MEININGER, will be located on the ground floor of the building. The interior design of the hotel will be based on an individual theme specific to the local area.

Iceland is the fastest growing market in Europe. In 2017, about 2.2 million tourists visited the country (fivefold increase compared to 2010), which is about six times the permanent resident population of the country. The rapid-fire growth made Reykjavik having the highest market-wide occupancy in Europe.

The main reason for visiting Iceland is its natural attractions, but Reykjavik is an equally popular tourist destination, as it has lots to offer like numerous museum and hosts many events and festivals.   Due to the relatively small size of Iceland, many attractions and popular activities can be reached and completed in a day, making day trips from Reykjavik very popular.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, highlights the strategic importance of the agreement: “I’m very pleased, with the project in Reykjavik as it expands our geographical reach and provide options to our guests.’’

“Reykjavik increased its significance as a hub between Europe and North America in the past years, also because the accessibility by air greatly improved. The major share of visitors is leisure tourists coming from both of these continents. Looking at the Iceland tourism market, we expect to host the typical mix of MEININGER guests, individual travellers like backpackers as well as groups and a small number of business travellers,’’ stated Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels.

Next year MEININGER will enter two further important new markets with the opening of a hotel in Budapest and a hotel in Paris.

 

About MEININGER Hotels:

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specializing 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 humor 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 travelers and corporate guests.

MEININGER currently operates 24 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 12,662 beds in 14 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Saint Petersburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 13 new hotels in Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Zurich and now Reykjavik 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 Asia is also being sounded out.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. In the Dun & Bradstreet Risk Assessment MEININGER (Hotels Limited) is rated 5A 1 (based on end of FY 18). The MEININGER group is headquartered in Berlin.

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MEININGER Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Altus Realty, the project owner and developer, for a hotel in Washington, D.C. Located at 35 New York Avenue NE in the NoMa neighborhood, the new hotel is scheduled to open at the end of 2020 and will feature 154 rooms and 616 beds.

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MEININGER Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Altus Realty, the project owner and developer, for a hotel in Washington, D.C. Located at 35 New York Avenue NE in the NoMa neighborhood, the new hotel is scheduled to open at the end of 2020 and will feature 154 rooms and 616 beds.

The hotel, with a gross floor area of 74,500 square feet, will be a newly built 13 story property. Staying true to MEININGER's concept, the room categories will range from classic double rooms to private and shared multi-bed rooms. There will be ample public areas on two floors including a large reception, lounge and bar area on the ground floor and a breakfast area, guest kitchen and game zone on the second floor.

The MEININGER Hotel Washington D.C. will be the perfect starting point for those on a city break thanks to its excellent location. Thirty-five New York Avenue is a highly visible site located near historic Union Station. Also, the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station is situated less than two blocks from the hotel connecting our guests to all that Washington D.C. has to offer, including the White House, Capitol Building, monuments, famous museums, convention center, sports venues and all the major transportation hubs.

NoMa, named for its location north of Massachusetts Avenue, is a vibrant, growing neighborhood near Capitol Hill, the seat of the U.S. government, and the Mt. Vernon Triangle, Penn Quarter and H Street neighborhoods. The area features free outdoor WiFi and movies in the summer, great walkability and multiple transit options. The neighborhood is also home to numerous restaurants, bars, grocery stores, shopping and cultural attractions. The epicentre of DC's culinary scene, Union Market, is a mere 10-minute walk from the hotel. Listed among the top five market halls in the USA by Gourmet Magazine, Union Market is a food and delicatessen venue which has everything one could possibly want from more than 40 vendors.

"We are very pleased to be able to realize our first project in the USA in the capital Washington, D.C. With an abundance of school and youth groups visiting, cultural offerings and as the political centre of the country, Washington D.C. is the ideal city to introduce MEININGER to the North American market. We are also proud to have Altus Realty, an experienced partner, by our side for this project," declared Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

Ben Cary, SVP Development North America for MEININGER: "It has been a pleasure to help bring the innovative and successful MEININGER concept to North America. In addition to Altus, thanks to FILLAT+ Architecture, CBRE, Morrison & Foerster, and LWHA for their contributions to this project."

"We are excited to work with the MEININGER team to develop their first location in the United States" stated Gordon Fraley, a partner at Altus Realty. "D.C. is the perfect city and NoMa is the perfect neighborhood for MEININGER's concept."

MEININGER currently operates 24 hybrid hotels in Europe. All in all, the total number of projects currently under development has grown to 13. MEININGER is expanding and continues to explore opportunities not only in Europe and North America but also in South Asia.

 

About MEININGER Hotels:

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specializing 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 humor 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 travelers and corporate guests.

MEININGER currently operates 24 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 12,662 beds in 14 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Saint Petersburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 13 new hotels in Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Zurich, Innsbruck and Reykjavik 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 Asia is also being sounded out.

In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. In the Dun & Bradstreet Risk Assessment MEININGER (Hotels Limited) is rated 5A 1 (based on end of FY 18). The MEININGER group is headquartered in Berlin.

 

About Altus Realty:

Altus is a full-service real estate development and investment company based in Washington, DC. From repositioning underperforming assets to developing ground-up projects, Altus focuses on creating mixes of residential, office, retail and hospitality experiences that inspire. With a thoughtful, crafted approach to each project, Altus seeks to build long-term relationships and value with its partners and tenants alike. Additional information about Altus can be found at altusre.com.

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On 14th September MEININGER Hotels have opened their sixth hotel in Berlin. With this new addition, the hotel group is expanding its presence in the capital to a total of 1143 rooms and 3615 beds. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten is located on the Stromstraße, on the corner of Turmstraße in the district of Moabit, and is part of Berlin's newest shopping center, the Schultheiß-Quartier.

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On 14th September MEININGER Hotels have opened their sixth hotel in Berlin. With this new addition, the hotel group is expanding its presence in the capital to a total of 1143 rooms and 3615 beds. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten is located on the Stromstraße, on the corner of Turmstraße in the district of Moabit, and is part of Berlin's newest shopping center, the Schultheiß-Quartier.

The 238 modern equipped rooms and 847 beds are spread over 4 floors. As is typical for a MEININGER hotel, the room types range from classic double rooms to private shared rooms through to a bed in a dorm. All public areas, such as the 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 first floor of the building.

The underground stations Turmstraße and Birkenstraße are located next to the hotel and the Tiergarten, Berlin's largest and most popular park, is within walking distance of the MEININGER.

The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten is inspired by the Moabit district and reflects the history of the Schultheiß-Quartier. The former brewery building was built at the time of the Industrial Revolution- its brick facades and chimneys are still reminiscent of this time. The same applies to the materials used in the interior design, which are interpreted in a modern way throughout the hotel. Metal pipes and panels are combined with wooden elements and cosy fabric elements. The words "More urban, a bit industrial" are emblazoned on the walls. A modern seating area in the lobby has the Silhouette of Moabit and the carpet in the hallways shows part of the district from a bird's eye view. "It was important to us to integrate the history of the building and district of Moabit into the design of the hotel. The integration of the hotels location into its interior design is part of our concept. We want to create a place with an individual personality and local connection that appeals equally to our different types of guests, inspires them and introduces them to the hotel's surroundings." says Doros Theodorou CCO of MEININGER Hotels. "In our sixth MEININGER Hotel in Berlin, we also expect a colourful mix of guests from groups, backpackers, families, business travellers and city tourists." continues Theodorou.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, is very pleased about the new addition "We opened two more hotels in Berlin within not even one year and are now represented with a total of six hotels in the German capital, MEININGER's home town. This is a great development that I am very happy about. Berlin is still a very popular travel destination for tourists from all over the world, in 2018 the city again records growing tourist numbers."

The opening of the newest MEININGER hotel will be followed by many more throughout Europe, as the hotel group is constantly expanding. "The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten is already the fifth hotel we opened this year. We were able to expand our portfolio already from 19 to 24 hotels in 2018. Contracts for 13 other hotels have already been signed and we are constantly looking for new projects not only in Europe but also in North America and Asia." Hannes Spanring continues.

 

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 24 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 12,662 beds in 14 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Saint Petersburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 13 new hotels in Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lisbon, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Innsbruck 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. In the Dun & Bradstreet Risk Assessment MEININGER (Hotels Limited) is rated 5A 1 (based on end of FY 18). The MEININGER group is headquartered in Berlin.

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On July 30th, the MEININGER Hotel Group opened a further house in Milan. The new addition comprises a total of 131 rooms and 475 beds and is located directly on Piazza Monte Titano opposite the Lambrate train station. It is already the third hybrid accommodation of the MEININGER Group in Italy.

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On July 30th, the MEININGER Hotel Group opened a further house in Milan. The new addition comprises a total of 131 rooms and 475 beds and is located directly on Piazza Monte Titano opposite the Lambrate train station. It is already the third hybrid accommodation of the MEININGER Group in Italy.

The MEININGER Milano Lambrate is located in a former office building which was converted into a MEININGER. The 131 modern rooms and 475 beds are spread over 8 floors and all have a private bathroom and air conditioning. The room types range from classic double rooms to private shared rooms through to a bed in a dorm. All public areas, such as the 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 and basement of the building.

As inspiration for the design of the MEININGER Milano Lambrate served the "Lambretta" scooter, which was once developed and manufactured in Milan. Named after the Lambrate district, where the company was based, the Lambretta became also part of the MEININGER. A total of three scooters of various model series are exhibited here. "The theme holistically runs through the entire interior design of the building," says Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels. Pictures of the legendary scooter decorate the walls of the public areas, the lobby is designed like a showroom and the breakfast room like a workshop. Here and there guests can discover exciting details of the time when the Lambretta was part of the typical cityscape of Milan. Also in the rooms and hallways guests encounter the sympathetic vehicle.

"This is how our guests experience Milan from a different angle already in the accommodation.", continues Theodorou. "This is part of the MEININGER concept. We want to surprise our guests and give them the opportunity to experience a facet of the city away from the typical attractions. This is interesting and exciting for all our guests, whether it's backpackers, groups, families or business travellers.".

Thanks to its close proximity to Lambrate train station the MEININGER Milano Lambrate is well connected to the public transport network. It's the perfect base to easily explore the city. To Milan Cathedral and La Scala it's just 15 minutes.

Hannes Spanring CEO of MEININGER Hotels is very pleased about the opening of the MEININGER Milano Lambrate: "This is already the third MEININGER which has opened in Italy within a short period of time. At the end of last year, we entered a completely new market with the opening of the first MEININGER in Milan near the Garibaldi train station, and now, eight months later, we already operate three MEININGERs in Italy. All three properties are a great addition to our portfolio, as Italy's major cities are popular destinations for people from all over the world for many reasons." In addition to the two houses in Milan, the MEININGER Group opened its first MEININGER in Rome this May.

The MEININGER Group continues to expand. Two more hotels will open this year, one in Budapest and one in Berlin. Twelve further projects are currently under development.

 

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 23 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 11,815 beds in 14 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Saint Petersburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lisbon, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Innsbruck 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. In the Dun & Bradstreet Risk Assessment MEININGER (Hotels Limited) is rated 5A 1 (based on end of FY 18). The MEININGER group is headquartered in Berlin.

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