MEININGER Hotel Group and Pandox AB signed a lease agreement for a hotel in Copenhagen. The Urban House Copenhagen Hostel is currently operated by Pandox. MEININGER will be taking on the new 218 room hotel on the 1st January 2017. The hotel will be undergoing a soft refurbishment throughout the first 12 months of operation.
The Urban House Copenhagen is located in the hip and vibrant district Vesterbro, which is popular with young and creative people not least because of its numerous cafes, wine bars, restaurants, clubs and galleries. Situated close to the city center, the future MEININGER Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore the city. The primary attractions of the city are within walking distance of the hotel. Due to its proximity to the main train station it can be reached quickly and conveniently by public transport.
The total of 218 rooms with around 1,000 beds is spread over 5 floors in 4 adjacent old buildings, which form the building complex of the hotel. The room types range from standard double rooms, to private rooms with multiple beds through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including lobby, lounge, quiet room, cinema room, restaurant and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room are located on the ground floor. The hotel has a gross floor area of 7,898 m2.
Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: “We are happy to operate our first MEININGER Hotel in Scandinavia as of the beginning of next year. Copenhagen is a great destination - a young, dynamic but also historic city.
The current concept of the Urban House Copenhagen is similar to the MEININGER hybrid concept, which enables a quick transition from Urban House to MEININGER´s urban traveller´s home.”
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 16 low budget hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 beds in 10 European cities (1x Amsterdam, 4 x in Berlin, 1 x Brussels, 2 x Frankfurt/Main, 1 x Hamburg, 1 x Cologne, 1 x London, 1 x Munich, 1 x Salzburg, 3 x Vienna). Contracts for 13 new hotels, with a total of 8,357 beds, in Amsterdam, Barcelona, two in Berlin, Budapest, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Zurich and now also Copenhagen have already been signed.
In the ‘TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016’, the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.