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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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MEININGER Group and BHS Real Estate Management have signed the contract for a MEININGER Hotel in Innsbruck. The property will be located on Blasius-Hueber-Straße in the center of Innsbruck and will have 76 rooms with a total of 261 beds. The opening is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

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MEININGER Group and BHS Real Estate Management have signed the contract for a MEININGER Hotel in Innsbruck. The property will be located on Blasius-Hueber-Straße in the center of Innsbruck and will have 76 rooms with a total of 261 beds. The opening is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

The building will be completely modernised and also expanded. The facade of the house will be preserved. The hotel will have a gross floor area of ​​3100 square meters. The 76 rooms and 261 beds will be spread over 6 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.

"Innsbruck is an interesting and important location. The city itself offers many attractions but also the mountains around Innsbruck attract numerous tourists in every season. In addition to hiking or winter sports, various events and fairs attract visitors to Innsbruck. Therefore we expect a diverse mix of guests from individual travellers, backpackers, business travellers, groups to families, as typical for MEININGER.” says Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, adds: "I am very pleased that MEININGER can further expand its presence in Austria. The hotel in Innsbruck is the first MEININGER in the middle of the Alps. The city is conveniently located at an important transit route, the gateway to Italy. Being the capital of Tyrol, it is also an important supra-regional center."

Also, the location of the hotel within Innsbruck is excellent. The shopping streets and the old town can be reached in just 5-10 minutes by walking, as well as attractions such as the Golden Roof, the Triumphal Arch and the Dom of St. Jacob. Innsbruck Central Station is just 1.3 km from the hotel and can be reached in a 15 minutes’ walk or by bus in just 10 minutes. The connection to public transport is perfect. The tram line 3 and several bus lines stop right in front of the hotel.

 

About MEININGER Hotels:

MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on the National Stock Exchange, the BSE Ltd 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 22 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 11,340 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 15 new hotels in Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lisbon, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Zurich and now 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. The group is headquartered in Berlin.

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MEININGER Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Hagemann to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Europe, with effect from 1 August 2018. Reporting to CEO, Hannes Spanring, he will sit on the MEININGER Board and will be based at the Company's headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

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MEININGER Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Hagemann to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Europe, with effect from 1 August 2018. Reporting to CEO, Hannes Spanring, he will sit on the MEININGER Board and will be based at the Company's headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

Thomas has many years of industry experience where his proven track record of bringing new hotels into successful operation will perfectly complement MEININGER's long-term expansion plans. In his capacity as COO, Europe, he will oversee the group's regional hotel operations as well as Facilities Management. Thomas has an impeccable record of hotel pre-openings in over 20 countries where his most recent position as VP Technical & Pre-Opening Service, Radisson Hotel Group, based in Singapore, clearly demonstrates exceptional project management across a wide array of cultures and nationalities delivering on time and on-budget milestones.

Hannes Spanring, CEO, commented: "We are delighted to have appointed Thomas as our Chief Operating Officer. With his strong leadership and operational experience globally, I am confident that Thomas will drive excellence and lead MEININGER through the next phase of the group's development and growth."

Thomas Hagemann, COO, commented: "I am thrilled to be joining MEININGER and the more that I have learnt about the Company, the more excited I have become about the product, the long-term vision and the people who work for MEININGER."

 

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 22 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 11,340 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, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.

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

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Since 28th of May the MEININGER group operates its first hotel in Russia. The MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky offers a total of 158 rooms and is located in the heart of St. Petersburg in the former Nikolsky market halls on Sadovaya Street.

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Since 28th of May the MEININGER group operates its first hotel in Russia. The MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky offers a total of 158 rooms and is located in the heart of St. Petersburg in the former Nikolsky market halls on Sadovaya Street.

The hotel represents MEININGER's first ever hotel-hostel hybrid in Russia. MEININGER operates the hotel under a management contract. VIYM, a private equity firm, which specialises in growth capital and hospitality investments across Russia, CIS and Europe, acted as a professional consultant on the Nikolskiye Ryady development project.

The MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky covers a total area of 7300 sqm. The 158 rooms are spread over 2 floors and range from classic double rooms to multi-bed rooms, which are perfect for families and groups. All public areas such as the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as the guest kitchen and games zone, which are typical features of a MEININGER hotel, are located on the ground floor of the building.

The interior design of the hotel developed by the Swedish design studio Lundwall Architects is based on a distinctive theme specific to the local area. "This is how our guests discover interesting and surprising facets of the city already in the hotel." says Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER hotels. At the MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky, several specific features of the city as well as the market hall itself served as inspiration for the interior design. The "Golden Triangle" is reflected in the form of an artful installation on the ceiling of the gallery passage. In the hallways of the hotel guests come across the "White Nights" and immerse themselves in a play of light and shadow. In the breakfast room, the history of the market hall is taken up, which in the past, among other things, housed an enamel factory. The material is used decoratively on the walls of the room. "The unique local character is an essential part of our interior design in all MEININGER hotels. It contributes significantly to the guest experience and creates a connection to the city, which offers numerous attractions. We want to help our guests to discover the city in their preferred way and make the most of their time, be it business travellers, family or individual travellers." continues Theodorou.

Commenting on the opening, VIYM's co-founder Andrey Yakunin said: "The brand new MEININGER Hotel in St. Petersburg is a unique project for the city, responding to the growing demand for low-budget accommodation, which is steadily out-performing other segments in the hotel industry. Due to its simple concept and beautiful location, the hotel is the perfect destination for tourist groups, families, and independent travellers from all over the world, especially during the upcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup. We at VIYM constantly endeavour to explore and introduce new hospitality products in Russia. We work with the leading European and international players, helping them enter this dynamic and exciting, yet challenging, market."

With the opening of the MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky, the MEININGER Group enters a new market. "We are very excited about the opening of the hotel in St. Petersburg. As the second largest metropolis in Russia and an important cultural centre, St Petersburg is an excellent addition to our portfolio and a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. In 2017, St. Petersburg received the World Travel Award for Europe's Best City Destination. This is a coveted and outstanding award! " says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

"We also have to break new ground in sales and marketing. Russia is an exciting market with a lot of potential and we are now concentrating more strongly on it" says Doros Theodorou.

Thanks to its excellent location it's easy and convenient to explore the wonderful city with its many attractions and cultural attractions from the hotel. Located at one of the many canals that flow through St. Petersburg and characterize the cityscape, guests can start their city tour with a walk along the water. The Mariinsky theatre is within walking distance of the hotel, as well as the Nicholas Naval Cathedral.

MEININGER continues to expand. "In 2018 we are going to open 4 more hotels in Europe and eleven further projects are already under development " continues Hannes Spanring.

 

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 22 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 11,340 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, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.

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

 

About VIYM

VIYM is an authorised Alternative Investment Fund Manager, regulated in Luxembourg and dedicated solely to private equity services for international investors seeking investment consulting, deal origination and asset management. VIYM targets those who seek a diverse and comprehensive strategy and provides them with exposure to a balanced risk/return profile between the established European markets and the fast-growing, emerging opportunities of Russia and other CIS economies. To provide stable returns and value-added upside potential, the firm varies its investments from the growth capital markets of Small and Mid Caps to secure real estate investments.

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With the opening of the MEININGER Rome Termini on April 30th, the MEININGER Group now also operates a hotel in Italy's capital. The hotel offers a total of 118 rooms and 319 beds and is located on Via San Martino della Battaglia, near Termini Station.

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With the opening of the MEININGER Rome Termini on April 30th, the MEININGER Group now also operates a hotel in Italy's capital. The hotel offers a total of 118 rooms and 319 beds and is located on Via San Martino della Battaglia, near Termini Station.

The interior design of the hotel is based on a distinctive theme specific to the local area. At MEININGER Rome Termini, guests are taken to the world of film and allowed to take a look behind the scenes. Rome is a movie city, where numerous films were shot, including some popular classics. A nice inspiration for the design of the rooms and public areas. Whether it's director chairs in the rooms, cinema seats and a stage in the lobby, red carpets in the hallways or room numbers in the form of clapperboards, the theme is omnipresent.

Doros Theodorou, CCO of MEININGER Hotels, emphasizes the importance of the theme design "It is important to us that the location of the hotel becomes part of the hotels' individual personality. This allows our guests to already experience the city in the hotel but from a different, surprising or exciting side. That makes our hotels unique and offers an added value to our guests."

The MEININGER Rome Termini is located in an old building which was previously a medical center and was subsequently converted to a MEININGER hotel. The 118 modern rooms are spread over 6 floors. The room types range from classic double rooms and private multi-bed-rooms through to a bed in a dormitory. "The mix of room types is ​​adapted to the demand of our target groups and tailored to the location. We expect the typical mix of MEININGER guests including backpackers, groups, families, individual and business travellers." says Doros Theodorou.

All public areas such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as the guest kitchen and games zone, which are all typical features of a MEININGER hotel, are located on the ground floor and basement of the building.

Located only 500 meters from the main train station Termini, the MEININGER Hotel is perfectly connected to local and long-distance public transport. Its central location makes it easy to explore the whole city from here.

The MEININGER Rome Termini is already the second hotel of the MEININGER group in Italy. In December 2017, MEININGER opened a first hotel in Milan and a second MEININGER in Milan is going to open in late summer this year. "With the opening of the hotel in Rome, the MEININGER portfolio has been expanded by another important location. I am very happy that we now also operate a hotel in Italy's capital. Rome is a diverse city whose architecture, cultural and art history attracts tourists from all over the world." says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

The expansion of the MEININGER Group is progressing steadily. "By the end of 2018, we will open five more hotels in Europe. In addition, there are 10 more hotels under development." Hannes Spanring continued.

 

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 21 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,783 beds in 13 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and Lisbon have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.

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

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MEININGER Hotels and investor LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) have signed an agreement for a hotel in Glasgow. The hotel will be located on West George Street opposite Queen Street Train Station and will offer 160 rooms and 590 beds. The opening is scheduled for 2020.

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MEININGER Hotels and investor LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) have signed an agreement for a hotel in Glasgow. The hotel will be located on West George Street opposite Queen Street Train Station and will offer 160 rooms and 590 beds. The opening is scheduled for 2020.

Due to its strategic location in the centre of Glasgow, opposite to Queen Street Train Station which is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, many of the city's sights, museums and monuments are within walking distance from the hotel. Equally, there are numerous restaurants, pubs and venues nearby. The Gallery of Modern Art is just a 3-minute walk from the hotel and the Royal Concert Hall just 9 minutes.

Due to its proximity to the train station, the hotel is well connected to both local and long-distance destinations, with trains running to the north of Scotland and to Edinburgh, which can easily be reached within 40 minutes. The nearest underground station is also just 160 meters from the hotel.

The MEININGER Hotel will have 160 rooms and 590 beds, spread over 5 floors of the new building. The room types will range from classic double rooms through private multi-bed rooms to beds in a dorm room. The public areas such as reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as a guest kitchen and game zone, which are all typical features of a MEININGER, will be located on the first floor of the building. At basement, ground and mezzanine levels the scheme will also create around 1400 sqm of new retail space.

The building was designed by the architectural practice NORR.

Derek Reid, Project Director for Architects NORR Consultants, stated "We are immensely proud to have assisted Legal + General and MEININGER Hotels in achieving not only this milestone, but also the recent milestone of securing Planning permission. Our design for the building seeks to balance an appropriate response to a strategic location within Glasgow City Centre Conservation Area with capturing the exciting dynamic of the MEININGER Hotel brand. We look forward to continuing our role on the project through to project completion and opening."

The hotel in Glasgow will be the second hotel for the MEININGER Group in the UK. MEININGER already operates a hotel in London since 2006. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, is pleased about the new project: "Great Britain is a very important market for us and Glasgow as Scotland's largest city is the perfect location for another MEININGER hotel in the UK. The Glasgow hotel is an excellent addition to our portfolio, due to its prime location in the heart of the city centre."

The MEININGER Hotels continue to expand. This year another 6 hotels are going to open in Europe. Including Glasgow, a total of 15 projects are under development and further projects are being searched for. "The focus is still on Europe, but we are also looking for opportunities in North America and South Asia," says Hannes Spanring.

Craig Westmacott, Senior Fund Manager, LGIM Real Assets, said: "We are pleased to be working with MEININGER Hotels as they seek to expand their successful brand into the UK. This site is an excellent location for a new hotel and together with the redevelopment of Queen Street station will bring significant improvements to this key area of Glasgow city centre."

 

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 20 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,492 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Glasgow have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.

Target locations in the UK beside London and Glasgow are Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool.

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

 

About Legal & General:

LGIM Real Assets

LGIM Real Assets is a division of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe's largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages £983.3bn in assets on behalf of over 3,200 clients (as at 31 Dec 2017), providing products and solutions spanning all asset classes. LGIM Real Assets, headed up by Bill Hughes, has AUM of £27bn (as at 31 Dec 2017), actively investing and managing assets across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure and property lending and, most recently, corporate credit.

 

Legal & General Group

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with a number of growing businesses in the US. Over fifteen million people worldwide rely on us to help them save for the future and to protect their families and their homes.

We operate in three principal areas:

-Investing & Annuities, where we manage £58bn of retirement annuities for policyholders and invest for their long term return within Legal & General Retirement, as well as investing our own balance sheet within Legal & General Capital;

-Investment Management, where we have £983bn in total assets under management from clients in the UK, US, Asia and EMEA and a leading UK workplace savings and retail investments business within LGIM; and

-Insurance, where we provide protection against life events for customers, with £2.9bn of gross written premiums principally in life insurance in the UK and US within Legal & General insurance and household insurance in the UK within our General insurance division.

 

About NORR:

NORR Consultants Ltd is a multi-award winning international architectural practice that has been designing and building worldwide for many years with proven experience in urban planning, architecture, landscape and interior design.

Its diverse portfolio includes work in retail, corporate, residential, education, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, and transport sectors, where it is recognised for delivering intelligent solutions that combine creative excellence with commercial success.

With 8 studios across the UK, NORR is part of the internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary Ingenium Group with over 140 staff in the UK and over 900 globally. NORR delivers a diverse range of exciting landmark projects across the UK and Europe and with our sister companies working in Asia, the Middle East and North America.

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The MEININGER Group opened its second hotel in Amsterdam on March 25th. The new building is located directly at Amstel station and offers 186 rooms and 806 beds.

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The MEININGER Group opened its second hotel in Amsterdam on March 25th. The new building is located directly at Amstel station and offers 186 rooms and 806 beds.

The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is part of the tallest residential building in the city, the Amstel Tower, a project of the real estate developer Provast. The 100-meter-high property has, in addition to the MEININGER Hotel, 192 apartments. Thanks to its location directly adjacent to the Amstel train station, it is perfectly connected to local and long-distance traffic. It is only a few minutes by train to the center of Amsterdam.

The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel is based on the theme "sea level". Amsterdam is partly below sea level, moreover, the city is characterized by the water. Numerous canals flow through the metropolis and are an essential part of the cityscape. This change of water and land served as a source of inspiration. In the public areas, a panoramic wallpaper takes the hotel guests into the underwater world of Amsterdam. Here and there comfortable seating islands were placed to invite guests to linger. In the hallways and rooms, the element of water is playfully staged.

The 186 rooms of the hotel are spread over 6 floors of the Amstel Tower. All public areas such as 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 of the building. A total of 20 on-site parking spaces are available for guests of the hotel.

The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is already the second hotel of the MEININGER Group in Amsterdam. In 2012, the first hotel opened at Sloterdijk station with a total of 219 rooms which has been extended to 321 rooms with 1,177 beds in recent years. Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, says: "Amsterdam is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with an international flair and numerous attractions, and therefore a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. We also notice this through high demand from our customers. Therefore, we are all the more pleased to be represented with a second hotel in Amsterdam, as part of the Amstel Tower and again in a good location."

MEININGER hotels continue to expand. This year another 6 hotels are going to open in Europe. A total of 14 projects are under development and further projects are being searched for. "The focus is still on Europe, but we are also looking for opportunities in North America and South Asia," says Hannes Spanring. With the opening of the MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstel, the hotel group now operates 20 hotels with a total of 10,492 beds and 2,978 rooms.

 

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 20 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 10,492 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Zurich have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.

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

 

About Provast:

Provast is an innovative (re-)developer specialising in urban projects involving living, working, shopping and accommodation space. Provast has been developing high-quality and sustainable property, with passion, expertise and entrepreneurship since 1985. A successful project involves much more than just an attractive building. Our projects, large and small, are landmarks. We create added societal value and (re)vitalise the environment. And we make no concessions where quality is concerned.

For more information, visit www.provast.nl.

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