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.