Holiday Inn Expands in Germany
Monday May 12th, 2014 - 9:23AM PB
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HAMBURG, GERMANY—IHG has signed two more Holiday Inn hotels in Germany: Holiday Inn Dresden – Am Zwinger and Holiday Inn Hamburg – HafenCity.
Operating under a franchise agreement Holiday Inn Dresden – Am Zwinger will be managed by All Stars Hotels Management Company and open towards the end of this year. The property will be converted from an office building into a 144-room hotel with five meeting rooms, a gym and an attractive bar and lounge area.
The hotel will occupy a prime city center location nearby Dresden’s old centre, the town’s shopping district and the popular Semper Opera. It is well placed to benefit from Dresden’s lively cultural events, tourism attractions and corporate business.
Meanwhile Holiday Inn Hamburg – HafenCity will be a newly constructed 265-room hotel operating under a franchise agreement with existing multiple development agreement partner Tristar Hotel und Management GmbH, the group’s 6th hotel with IHG. The hotel is due to open in the spring of 2017.
According to the brand, he hotel will be located in one of Europe’s largest redevelopment areas – HafenCity neighbourhood. The area previously occupied by old port warehouses has been replaced with newly designed offices, hotels, houses and retail areas. Rene Schappner, director of development for Germany, IHG stated: “Germany is a priority market for us and these two signings are great examples of our expansion here. ”
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