yta press release

MEININGER Hotels are pleased to announce that they have won a Global Youth Travel Award 2017 in the consumer-voted category for Best Youth Travel Accommodation. The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) honours outstanding market performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry. The Best Youth Travel Accommodation award is voted by youth travellers to recognise an organisation or property that excels in its commitment to providing them excellent experiences.

The awards were announced during the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Montreal, Canada - the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel sector.

MEININGER Hotels have been nominated for the last two years and are delighted to have been recognized by their guests on the efforts made in the youth travel sector. The award confirms the success of the unique MEININGER accommodation hybrid model, combining the quality of a hotel with facilities of a hostel as well as its open and welcoming atmosphere. The right concept for today’s urban traveler, attracting a broad variety of guests including backpackers, groups, leisure travelers, business guests and families alike.

Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels said: “We are pleased to receive this consumer-voted price, which recognizes and rewards the daily work of our staff. Guided by our core value “customer first” we will strengthen our existing guest relationships, and meeting expectations of new MEININGER guests at the same time”.


About the Global Youth Travel Awards

The Global Youth Travel Awards formally recognise outstanding performers in fifteen fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry who make an outstanding contribution to our industry.

The Global Youth Travel Awards began at the World Youth Student and Educational Conference (WYSTC) 2011 in Barcelona with a focus on bringing to light the great experiences being provided by members of our community.

In subsequent years – 2012 in San Diego, 2013 in Sydney, 2014 in Dublin, 2015 in Cape Town and 2016 in Belgrade – the awards have evolved to include members of the wider youth travel industry and a greater number of awards.

As the prestige of the Global Youth Travel Awards has grown, so has the awards ceremony, which takes place at every WYSTC Conference.


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 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 17 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,409 beds in 11 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Contracts for 15 new hotels in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, 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.

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