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Luxurious and spacious comfort with fully euqipped kitchens - Serviced apartments of 'The Doorman' in Frankfurt/Germany are waht guests want (Photo: The Doorman)

Investors focus on serviced apartments worldwide – Hybrid class of hiotel industry opens up new market opportunities

Hamburg, Germany – 15 June 2016 – Luxurious and equipped with kitchen & co. – high class serviced apartments such Comfort, residential feel and a little luxury: The success factors of serviced apartments are obvious. Since the (terrific) success of Airbnb with the rental of private apartments, the hybrid hotel class is internationally on the rise. Investors and operators have discovered the fragmented market of boarding properties for themselves. Renowned hotel groups such as Starwood Hotels, Citadines and Adina amplified their portfolio to serviced apartments as tophotelpropjects.com reports.

The Doorman Serviced Apartments Frankfurt am Main

Luxurious and spacious comfort with fully euqipped kitchens – Serviced apartments of ‘The Doorman’ in Frankfurt/Germany are waht guests want (Photo: The Doorman)

With its Element concept – elegant city apartments – Starwood Hotels & Resorts has 40 global projects in the pipeline. The French Citadines group is building currently 24 new properties. Australian Adina Apartments is currently planning six new boarding houses. Europe’s leading hotel group Accor is developing 14 new apartment buildings with Adagio.

The secret of the serviced apartments are excellent concierge services around the clock, such as the new luxury apartment hotel “The Doorman” in Frankfurt. The basic equipment of the apartments includes fully equipped kitchens with modern cooking appliances and luxury furnishings on a high class level. Extensible services on the network should be: cooperation with gyms and wellness and beauty salons, recommendations of selected restaurants and bars in the neighborhood as well as a directory of professional interpreters. Travel services such as limousine services and car rental are understood.

The marketing for serviced apartments opens new ways. The aspiring Novum Hotel Group from Hamburg has a two-way interface to Airbnb in development. In a short term, the groups own serviced apartments in Germany are bookable via their platform at just three percent commission.

Hotel Construction Boom in Hamburg – 23 new hotels in the pipeline – New lighthouse project with 18 floors to become second Holiday Inn hotel

Hamburg, Germany – 18 October 2013 – Hamburg’s tourism is booming and the hotels are often fully booked. Several new projects are entering the hotel market. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data, in Hamburg currently 23 new hotels are planned. A new lighthouse project arises at the area of the former headquarter of the company BP in the “City Nord”. The 18-storey new building with 297 rooms will become a Holiday Inn, which will be the second hotel by this hotel brand in the Hanseatic City. Developers are TAS and Bierwith & Kluth. The opening is not expected before end of 2016.

Second Holiday Inn in Hamburg: the 18-storey new building in the “City Nord” will feature 297 rooms

Second Holiday Inn in Hamburg: the 18-storey new building in the “City Nord” will feature 297 rooms

It is the seventh first class hotel constructed by Bierwirth & Kluth in Germany, Austria and Italy. Hence they are starting a new cooperation with the InterContinental Hotels Group. Start of construction is planned to in autumn 2014. Besides the new building the former BP building is to be refurbished.

Hotel construction projects in Hamburg (selection/source: tophotelprojects.com)
Project – Number of rooms – planned opening
Sportlife Hotel Othmarschen – 280 – December 2013
B&B Hotel Hamburg-Harburg – 100 – March 2014
Citadines Michel Hamburg – 128 – early 2014
Prizeotel Hamburg-City – 218 – February 2014
InterCity Hotel Hamburg Dammtor/Messe – 275 – March 2014
Adagio City Aparthotel Hamburg – 100 – March 2014
Ibis Hotels am Hauptbahnhof – 448 – May 2014
Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt – 192 – June 2014
Motel One Heiße Ecke – 94 – autumn 2014
Stadthaushotel HafenCity Hamburg – 90 – early 2015
Innside Melia Hamburg HafenCity – 205 – spring 2015
Ramada Hotel Hamburg-Hammerbrook – 261 – autumn 2015
The Westin Hamburg – 244 – spring 2016

One of the hotel projects in Hamburg is the Grandhotel The Fontenay with 130 rooms and suites, which will open during 2016 at the area of a former Intercontinental hotel located at the Outer Alster. Prizeotel builds a low budget hotel (218 rooms) between the central train station and the harbour town. Accor plans two Ibis hotels with a total number of 448 rooms at the central train station as well as an Adagio apartment hotel downtown (100 apartments).

Furthermore an Ameron buisness hotel (192 rooms) and an Innside by Melia hotel (205 rooms) will arise in the hanseatic city. Next to the exhibition centre a third Intercity Hotel (275 rooms) is going to be built in the Hanseatic City. Citadines prepares the opening of an apartment property with 128 units at the Protestant main church Michel.

In Hammerbrook a Ramada Hotel with 261 rooms is planned. At the “Reeperbahn” a Motel One hotel (94 rooms) and another hotel by Lidl (180 rooms) are concrete in the pipeline.

Furthermore two historic buildings in the city center should be transformed into luxury hotels. With the opening of the “Elbphilharmonie“ the Westin Hotel (244 rooms) will open its doors but not before 2016.

Many new hotel construction projects started in Germany – More than 338 new hotels under construction – new high-end luxury hotel in Hamburg

Hamburg/Germany – 04 October 2013 – The hotel industry is booming: International property investors are interested in existing hotels in Germany. And more and more new hotels are being built. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS (www.tophotelprojects.com), the worldwide leading provider of global B2B hotel data, 338 new houses are currently under construction. An outstanding project arises with the new Grand Hotel The Fontenay on a prime location at the Alster lake in Hamburg.

High-end luxury hotel "The Fontenay" in Hamburg's Alster Lake: Opening should be in the middle 2016

High-end luxury hotel “The Fontenay” in Hamburg’s Alster Lake: Opening should be in the middle 2016

A promising hotel project: The plans of the logistics billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne for a new luxury hotel in prime location at the Alster lake in Hamburg are evolving. The hotel patron, who owns his first luxury resort with the Castell Son Claret in Mallorca, wants to invest 100 million euros. On the site of the former Intercontinental Hotels, the Grand Hotel “The Fontenay” shall be opened in 2016. The first plans were already presented. For the interior design hotel designer Matteo Thun has been committed.

Overview about other outstanding hotel projects in Germany:

The discount chain Lidl is planning a hotel on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. On the site of a former furniture store the retailer is planning to build a branch and a 180-room hotel. The construction start of the 20-Milllionen euro project could be the end of 2014. The opening date would be in mid 2016.

In the next year Citadines apartment house operators will open two new houses in Hamburg and Frankfurt / Main. This doubles the portfolio of the serviced apartment provider in Germany.

In Nuremberg new hotel projects in a twin pack arises, the Holiday Inn Express (124 rooms) and the Hampton by Hilton (80 rooms) near the central station. The Investor is GBI, the operator of both houses of the upper class economy category is Foremost Hospitality. The opening date is in the fall of 2014.

In Friedrichshafen a new Comfort Hotel with 142 rooms is close to opening. The project also includes offices for customs and criminal police and the cost of the municipal housing company was 16.5 million euros. Opening date is on the 1st November 2013.

In a beautiful lakeside location in Münster a spa hotel with 88 rooms and suites is going to be created. Opening date of the first-class hotels with medical spa treatments in Buldern in Coesfeld is scheduled to be mid of 2015. The Investor and operator is the international cosmetics company Orgon from Münster.