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MEININGER Hotels have opened their fifth hotel in Berlin on 1st of December. The new building with 245 rooms and 833 beds is well located right next to East Side Gallery and Ostbahnhof.

Thanks to its excellent location and convenient public transport links, the MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery is the perfect base to explore the whole city. The trendy districts Mitte and Kreuzberg are only a few minutes away. The East Side Gallery and Oberbaumbrücke are within walking distance of the hotel. The proximity to the Ostbahnhof, which can be reached in a 2 minutes' walk, guarantees a comfortable journey. For guests arriving by car the hotel offers 17 parking spaces in the underground car park.

The design of each MEININGER hotel is based on an individual theme. The interior design of this hotel was inspired by the immediate proximity to the former border wall separating East- and Westberlin, the East Side Gallery. With "be united" the history of the wall and the reunification is taken up and the philosophy of the MEININGER Hotels is reflected at the same time. "Every day, guests from all over the world meet here and exchange views in a relaxed atmosphere in the guest kitchen, game zone, lobby, lounge and bar," says Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels.

In the public areas of the MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery, two long tables serve as a connecting element between different areas of the hotel. Opposite the bar, the text "be united" illuminates the room on a concrete wall. The modern, straightforward design is interrupted here and there by colourful highlights.

On the way to the rooms, the guests come across interesting quotes about the reunification and togetherness. In the cozy rooms, modern graffitis reflect the theme. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow a perfect view on a vibrant Berlin and a quarter in a process of change. As usual, the room types range from classic double rooms and private multi-bed rooms, through to a bed in a dormitory. The hotel also offers superior rooms on the upper floors of the building. "Also in this new hotel, we expect the typical mix of guest types including groups, families, backpackers, business and leisure travellers, which makes MEININGER so unique", says Hannes Spanring.

The opening of the MEININGER Hotel at the East Side Gallery is the beginning of a series of openings that will follow in the next nine months. By September next year, MEININGER will open eight more hotels across Europe. Including another one in Berlin. "Berlin is an important location for us, for this reason we are keen to open more hotels here. A sixth MEININGER hotel is already under development, in Turmstrasse in Moabit. It will welcome its first guests in the summer of next year", says Hannes Spanring.

MEININGER continues to expand. A total of 16 new hotels are already planned. Although the focus is on Europe, opportunities in North America and South Asia are being examined in the search of further projects. Currently the MEININGER Group operates 18 hotels in Europe with 2,712 rooms and 9,242 beds in total.


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 18 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 9,242 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 16 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Zurich and now Geneva 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.