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The MEININGER Group is to open its first hotel in Switzerland in the sustainable Zurich district of Greencity. MEININGER and the turnkey contractor Losinger Marazzi AG have signed a corresponding contract. The hotel will have some 170 rooms and about 600 beds and is expected to open at the end of 2019.

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The MEININGER Group is to open its first hotel in Switzerland in the sustainable Zurich district of Greencity. MEININGER and the turnkey contractor Losinger Marazzi AG have signed a corresponding contract. The hotel will have some 170 rooms and about 600 beds. The hybrid concept, an innovation in Switzerland, envisages classical double rooms, private multi-bed rooms and shared multi-bed rooms. For Greencity, the hotel represents a major enrichment and a further vitalisation of the district.

The MEININGER Hotel will be constructed in the seven-storey Ingres building. This belongs to the cluster of office buildings marking the entrance to Greencity coming from the city centre. The Ingres design is by the prestigious Zurich architectural firm of Gigon/Guyer. Losinger Marazzi will submit the planning application for the building during the first half of 2017. The opening of the hotel is scheduled for the end of 2019.

The hotel will possess some 170 rooms together with about 600 beds. The mix corresponds to the hybrid concept, which MEININGER already successfully operates in various other cities in Europe. This combines the focus on different market segments with an international positioning and exceptional furnishings. This flexible mix of classical double rooms, private and shared multi-bed rooms will allow the hotel operator to cater to a wide spectrum of target groups, ranging from corporate guests, via families and individual travellers through to tourists and school groups. All the public spaces, such as the lobby, lounge, bar, breakfast room and terrace will be located on the ground floor of the building. Typical for MEININGER hotels are a game zone and a well-equipped guest kitchen, where customers will be able to prepare their own meals at any time, day or night.

Greencity ideal for the MEININGER concept
The location of Greencity is ideal for the concept of the new hotel. Up to 3,000 jobs will be created in the Greencity offices. There are also a large number of companies with international businesses located in the nearby Zurich South. The city centre touristic attractions are only a few minutes away by S-Bahn. An attractive recreational area is situated close by. For tourist groups travelling in Switzerland, Greencity is also an ideal stopover at the gateway to the hinterland of Switzerland with direct motorway access.

An enrichment for the city of Zurich’s flagship project
The hotel will represent a major enrichment for a Greencity, a district rapidly growing in height, and contribute to vitalising the district. According to Ulrich Blessing, Deputy Head of the Zurich Property Development Department at Losinger Marazzi AG: “We are aiming at a diverse mix of use in Greencity – and the hotel is a key element in this regard.” An urban space will be created in the new district comprising 731 apartments, offices, businesses, restaurants and public institutions, such as a primary school. Greencity is seen as a flagship project for the city of Zurich. The area has already twice been awarded the 2000-Watt-Area Certificate by the Energy City Sponsoring Association and has also committed itself to the principles of sustainability in relation to social variety and mobility. The district has been developed and realised by the turnkey contractor Losinger Marazzi AG.

A shared vision
The MEININGER Hotel Group and Losinger Marazzi AG are linked by a shared vision: the creation of future-oriented and liveable projects with sustainable ideas. Greencity thus gains an innovative partner that shares the ideas, values and goals of the 2000-Watt Society. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, states: “We are pleased that the plans to open a hotel in Switzerland have firmed up with a hotel project in Zurich. Zurich is an interesting city which for many reasons attracts numerous tourists and is also the home for many renowned companies. The hotel will be an exceptional 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 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 12 new hotels, with a total of 7,517 beds, in Amsterdam, Barcelona, two in Berlin, Budapest, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and now also Zurich have already been signed.

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

 

About Losinger Marazzi AG:

Losinger Marazzi AG is a leading company in Switzerland in the fields of property and district development, general and turnkey contracting. It is characterised by innovative and holistic solutions in the financing, development and realisation of projects. As a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, Losinger Marazzi AG combines the strength of a major international corporation with the flexibility of a locally anchored company. It has 800 employees and achieves an annual turnover of almost 800 million francs.

As a pioneer in the field of sustainable construction, over 95 percent of its project developments are certified. In addition, Losinger Marazzi AG has also developed and realised the first 2000-Watt areas to be certified by the Energy City Sponsoring Association in Switzerland. These are the sustainable districts of Greencity in Zurich and “Im Lenz” in Lenzburg. The Erlenmatt West area in Basel was successfully handed over at the end of 2015. Sustainable construction allows ecologically and economically efficient solutions to be found for the entire life-cycle of a building. By designing liveable and future-oriented projects together with their clients, Losinger Marazzi AG contributes to the well-being of all concerned. The group has its headquarters in Berne.
www.losinger-marazzi.ch


Contacts for media enquiries
Greencity Media Office
Felix Müller, FMKomm GmbH, Zurich
T +41 44 382 88 00
M +41 79 416 62 38
Email : info@fmkomm.ch
www.greencity.ch

MEININGER Hotel Group
Anja Kühnel, Director of Marketing & Communications
T +49 30 666 36 170
M +49 174 182 59 59
Email: anja.kuehnel@meininger-hotels.com
www.meininger-hotels.com

Losinger Marazzi AG
Emily Unser, Communication Officer
T +41 58 456 74 53
M +41 79 432 47 22
Email: e.unser@losinger-marazzi.ch
www.losinger-marazzi.ch

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MEININGER Hotels and the Italian leading property company Beni Stabili SIIQ have signed an agreement for a hotel in Milan. The building is situated at Piazza Monte Titano in front of the Lambrate railway station. The 131-room, 491-bed hotel is expected to open in early 2018.

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MEININGER Hotels and the Italian leading property company Beni Stabili SIIQ have signed an agreement for a hotel in Milan. The building is situated at Piazza Monte Titano in front of the Lambrate railway station. The 131-room, 491-bed hotel is expected to open in early 2018.
The MEININGER Hotel in Milan is going to be the second of the group in Italy. MEININGER will be opening a hotel in Rome next year.


Due to its direct location at Lambrate railway station, the hotel enjoys excellent public transport connections. Sights like the Teatro alla Scala and the Milan Cathedral can be reached within 15 minutes by tramway, whereas Linate airport is only 25 minutes away by bus.

The former office building, which has a gross floor area of 7,562 sq. m., will be converted into a hotel in accordance with MEININGER standards. The flexible room structure will range from traditional double rooms through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a shared multi-bed room. The interior design will be based on a specific theme associated with the city.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels says: “We are happy to open a MEININGER hotel in this diverse and interesting city. With its history and culture, Milan is an important tourism destination with people visiting from all over the world. It is also the design and fashion capital of the world. Milan is a leading business hub and trade-fair city with a steady stream of traffic throughout the year. As the second largest city in Italy, it is an important location for us and an excellent addition to the MEININGER portfolio.”

Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings Ltd said, “The new signing widens MEININGER’s footprint in continental Europe. We are enthused by our customers’ love for the MEININGER brand, which is enabling us to scale up rapidly.”


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 11 new hotels, with a total of 6,917 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2x Berlin, Leipzig, Heidelberg and now also Milan, have already been signed.
  

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

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The hotel will be located at the Carl-Benz-street 4-6 close to the central station. The opening of the first MEININGER hotel in Heidelberg is planned for the beginning of 2019 with a lease term of 20 years. The new hotel will offer 336 beds in 100 rooms on 5 floors.

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MEININGER Hotels and Hirotani Projektgesellschaft mbH have signed a contract for a new hotel in Heidelberg. The hotel will be located at the Carl-Benz-street 4-6 close to the central station.
The opening of the first MEININGER hotel in Heidelberg is planned for the beginning of 2019 with a lease term of 20 years.

The new hotel will offer 336 beds in 100 rooms on 5 floors.

The old town and center is fast and easily accessible due to the walking friendly location close to central station and the excellent public transport connections. Within immediate proximity is the new district Bahnstadt with its numerous shopping possibilities.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of the MEININGER Group says: “We are very happy that we will open our new MEININGER hotel in such history-charged city. Especially with regard to the international meaning as university town is this location an outstanding addition not only to the MEININGER portfolio but as well for the entire Holidaybreak group.”

 

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 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 10 new hotels, with a total of 6,426 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2x Berlin, Leipzig and now also Heidelberg, have already been signed.
 
The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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Michael Gies joins MEININGER Team as new Chief Finance Officer and Boris Jaster as new General Counsel.

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MEININGER is pleased to announce the following executive appointments commencing on 4th October 2016

• Michael Gies – Chief Financial Officer
• Boris Jaster –General Counsel

Michael (photo: left) joins MEININGER with many years experience in international Finance in various types of industries. His most recent role as Group CFO for the Hess Group headquartered in Luxembourg where he was responsible for overseeing the finance, HR, IT, Supply Chain and Risk Management functions with all local CFO’s reporting directly into him. His achievements include business turnarounds, company transformation, financial optimisation, tax restructuring and working with major financial institutions for M&A and refinancing opportunities. Michael’s financial credentials are impeccable and with his proven track record and deep understanding of business operations he will play a significant role on the Board and in helping MEININGER deliver its plans for growth.

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Science Business Administration, Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany and a MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Boris (photo: right) has over 12 years professional experience with his areas of expertise including litigation, arbitration, corporate law, M&A, compliance and building law. Most recently, Boris was Director of Legal & Chief Compliance Officer for Tele Columbus AG in Berlin, where he was responsible for contract negotiations, EU transactions, due diligence and SPA negotiations. In his role as GC for MEININGER, Boris will take responsibility for a wide array of legal issues including estate, corporate and commercial law as well as providing support in employment, compliance and regulatory matters.

Boris gained his professional qualifications with the Legal Examination Court in Berlin.

Michael and Boris bring highly relevant, complementary and a strong professional perspective to the senior leadership team. Both positions report to the CEO, Hannes Spanring; and Michael Gies will also sit on the MEININGER Board.

 

About MEININGER hotels

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays in Europe. Holidaybreak Ltd is, in turn, 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 exceptional facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, top-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 become a real home from home for their guests from all over the world.

The bedrooms range from classical double rooms, via multiple-bed private rooms through to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and market the hotel is catering for. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to a wide range of target groups, 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 (1 x 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 9 new hotels, with a total of 6,495 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2 x Berlin and Leipzig have already been signed.

The group has its headquarters in Berlin.

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Eva Bachmann has held the new position of Director Acquisitions and Strategy at MEININGER Hotels since August this year. In addition, she has also assumed the function of Executive Assistant to the CEO.

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Eva Bachmann has held the new position of Director Acquisitions and Strategy at MEININGER Hotels since August this year. In addition, she has also assumed the function of Executive Assistant to the CEO and in both functions, she works closely together with Hannes Spanring, CEO of the company, from the London Office. The focus is on both the strategic positioning of MEININGER Hotels and its expansion. Ms Bachmann heads the Hotel Group’s acquisitions and is thus strongly involved in all new hotel deals. The aim is to expand the MEININGER portfolio to about 40 hotels in the next 3 years. 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.

Eva Bachmann has been working for MEININGER Hotels in the Development segment since 2013. She joined the company as Development Manager, built up the Development Team and in 2015 was appointed to the new function of Acquisition and Strategy Manager.

Ms Bachmann has previously worked as Senior Analyst at CBRE Hotels in London in the area of Asset Management, Consultation and Acquisition Strategy for 3 years. 

 

About MEININGER hotels

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays in Europe. Holidaybreak Ltd is, in turn, 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 exceptional facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, top-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 become a real home from home for their guests from all over the world.

The bedrooms range from classical double rooms, via multiple-bed private rooms through to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and market the hotel is catering for. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to a wide range of target groups, 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 (1 x 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 9 new hotels, with a total of 6,495 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2 x Berlin and Leipzig have already been signed.

The group has its headquarters in Berlin.

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MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in close proximity to Leipzig's main station at the beginning of 2017. The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards and will ultimately have 404 beds available in 126 rooms.

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MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in close proximity to Leipzig's main station at the beginning of 2017. The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards and will ultimately have 404 beds available in 126 rooms.

The hotel is located in the centre of Leipzig and is the perfect starting point from which to explore the city. Numerous places of interest, such as the opera, the Gewandhaus concert hall, or the publishing district are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. There is also an enormous range of shops. The important shopping streets Petersstraße, Grimmaischer Straße and Hainstraße are just a short walk away. Owing to its proximity to the main station, the hotel can be easily reached on public transport.

The existing building and the former ibis Leipzig City will be developed in accordance with MEININGER standards. The hotel was closed in March 2016 and, after a thorough refurbishment, it will re-open as a MEININGER hotel. The building has a gross floor area of 4,102 sq m and will have 126 rooms and 404 beds available across 8 storeys. The well-appointed rooms will have a TV, free wifi, USB sockets and en-suite bathrooms with high-quality fittings. The flexible room structure of MEININGER Hotels means that the accommodation options will range from traditional double rooms through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a shared dorm room. All the public spaces, such as the lobby, lounge, bar, breakfast room and terrace will be located on the ground floor of the building, as will the guest kitchen and games zone, which are also typical features of a MEININGER hotel. In the well-equipped guest kitchen customers will be able to prepare their own meals at any time, day or night. Moreover, the kitchen will also have a washing machine and a dryer.

Art in Progress

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 Leipzig, the basis for the local connection was, in particular, the diverse and modern art and cultural scene, which inspired the 'Art in Progress' theme. This will be realised by the architects Bruzkus Batek Architekten who are responsible for the planning and implementation of this project's interior design.

MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in 10 European cities and is still on course for expansion with the target of having a presence in all the important large European cities within the next few years. The unique MEININGER concept is based on combining the service and comfort of a hotel with the relaxed atmosphere of a hostel: a central location, high-quality furnishings, flexible room structure and fair prices. The MEININGER hotel in Leipzig is an excellent addition to the MEININGER 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 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 9 new hotels, with a total of 6,090 beds, in Barcelona, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, 2x Berlin and now also Leipzig, have already been signed.

The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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John joins the MEININGER team after more than fifteen years of experience in senior management positions.

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John joins the MEININGER team after more than fifteen years of experience in senior management positions. He has served as the Director of Administration at both the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna (CTBTO) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (OPCW), as well as in management positions at the U.S. Department of State. He has a reputation for leading without micromanaging, supporting colleagues to continually develop their skills, encouraging staff to look for ways to work more efficiently, and delegating responsibility (as well as accountability) to where it belongs. John will join the Management team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 

About MEININGER

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.

The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.

MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. MEININGER has now signed an additional 8 hotels with 5680 beds which are under development in Barcelona, Budapest, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and 2x Berlin.

The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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MEININGER hotels is pleased to announce changes to its Board with immediate effect. Navneet Bali has been promoted to Chairman, Hannes Spanring becomes new CEO of MEININGER Hotels and Clare Gates joins the Board as Human Resources Director.

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MEININGER hotels is pleased to announce changes to its Board with immediate effect. Navneet Bali has been promoted to Chairman, Hannes Spanring becomes new CEO of MEININGER Hotels and Clare Gates joins the Board as Human Resources Director.

Navneet Bali, formerly the Company’s CEO has been promoted to Chairman. With MEININGER’s ambitious organic growth plans, this opportunity will allow him to provide the strategic direction and guidance to the Board. Navneet, providing his many years of in depth industry knowledge and expertise will enable MEININGER to continue on its path of growth both organically and through acquisition.

Hannes Spanring, formerly Managing Director and Head of Projects, takes over the reins as Chief Executive Officer for MEININGER with the Senior Executive Team and Business Development reporting directly into him. Hannes joined MEININGER in 2012 and has a wealth of commercial experience particularly in project selection, acquisition and development across Europe and Asia. With his impressive track record, Hannes brings invaluable know-how in his new role as CEO and together with his knowledge of commerce and international markets he will lead the business and direct the strategy in line with the exciting plans for MEININGER. 

Clare Gates, joins the Board as Human Resources Director. Clare has over 20 years HR experience where most recently she worked for LateRooms.com as their HR Director. Her previous experience includes leading global HR functions within technology, engineering & manufacturing sectors. It is Clare’s aim to create a positive and collaborative working environment building on the transformation of MEININGER’s business and culture where engagement, succession planning and talent management will help drive commercial success.

Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings says: “We are extremely fortunate at having such a talented team of executives taking MEININGER through its next phase of growth, and I have the utmost confidence in Hannes’s ability to make a significant impact in the role of CEO, working closely with the management team and the Board under Navneet’s guidance the team will continue to drive growth and excellence, executing our strategic plans and delivering value to the organisation and most importantly, our customers.”

 

About MEININGER

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.

The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.

MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. MEININGER has now signed an additional 8 hotels with 5680 beds which are under development in Barcelona, Budapest, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and 2x Berlin.

The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in Budapest located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre on Csarnok tér, next to the Great Market Hall.

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Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels will open a hotel in Budapest located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre on Csarnok tér, next to the Great Market Hall. The 184-room and 751-bed hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The hotel, which will be newly constructed, will be operated by MEININGER Hotels under a 20-year lease.

Located on the Pest side of the city, in the direct vicinity of the city centre of Budapest a large variety of bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment is right near the hotel. The Great Market Hall, the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, is directly next-door. Well connected to public transport the hotel will be a perfect base for MEININGER guests to explore and enjoy Budapest.

MEININGER’s investor partner in the development of its Budapest hotel Bedori Investment Kft is the subsidiary of one of the most significant construction companies in Hungary. According to the plan the construction work will begin before the end of 2015.
 
The new build hotel with a gross floor area of 6,600 sqm will feature 184 rooms and 751 beds on seven 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. All public spaces will be located on the ground floor and mezzanine including a lobby, lounge, breakfast area and bar. Exceptional for a hotel but standard and typical for a MEININGER hotel are the guest kitchen and the games zone, which will also be part of the common area. In the well-equipped guest kitchen customers can cook their own meals around the clock. The kitchen also offers a washing machine and a dryer.

Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings says: “With the signing of this agreement we are entering a new and important market. The number of tourists traveling to Budapest increased dynamically within the last years. In 2014 three million people spent 7.4 million nights in Budapest.”

MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in 10 European cities. The unique hybrid concept of MEININGER is based upon combining the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel: top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices.

About MEININGER

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
 
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
 
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. MEININGER has already announced the plan for 4,250 beds in 6 new hotels in Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and Berlin.

In the ‘Treugast Investment Ranking 2013’, the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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MEININGER hotels have appointed Nicolas Capelle as Head of Development Europe.

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MEININGER hotels are pleased to announce that Nicolas Capelle has been appointed as Head of Development Europe. Nicolas’s appointment is part of MEININGER’s intention to drive its development strategy to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. MEININGER hotels currently have 16 hotels in 10 European cities.

Nicolas previously worked as Development Director France and Benelux for Motel One, where he identified and negotiated development opportunities and managed the whole development process since 2011. Prior to that he worked as a Consultant for PKF hotelexperts based in Vienna and in a Service Development Program for HILTON Brussels where he worked in seven different hotel departments.

Nicolas holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Administration from ECOLE HOTELIERE DE LAUSANNE - Lausanne, Switzerland and a Bachelors Degree in Business Economics from Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium.

Nicolas is multilingual with proficiency in Dutch, German, French, English and Spanish. His interests include rugby, tennis, skiing, photography and cooking. Married with two children he will be relocating to Berlin to take up his new appointment.

Navneet Bali, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: “We are delighted to welcome Nicolas to MEININGER. With his knowledge and experience in hotel development in European markets he will play a valuable role in helping achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

About MEININGER

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd, is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
 
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
 
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. It has ambitious plans for growth, and is keen to establish a presence in all key European cities within the next four years. New hotels have been signed in Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and two more in Berlin.

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