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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.

Living lobby at new Tru by Hilton hotel concept (Photo/Graphic: Hilton Worldwide)

Futuristic hotel concepts: Living lobby is a must-have – Living, working and enjoying is more important than check-in

Hamburg, Germany – 06 June 2016 – Lame lobbies are out: future hotels will welcome their guests with “living lobbies”. Warm welcome, breakfast, business with high-speed WiFi and enjoying football evenings together in front of the flat – this is the new, or: rediscovered Melting Pot of the smart hospitality industry with potential. TOPHOTELPROJECTS is focusing on these trends as well.

Tru by Hilton Lobby

Living lobby at new Tru by Hilton hotel concept (Photo/Graphic: Hilton Worldwide)

Latest aspirant is still the young hotel brand Tru by Hilton. With “The Hive” the brand will create a new, active encounter zone in the budget design hotels: Relaxed working in shielded areas, entertainment and fun with video games, casual relaxing on lounge furniture and supply of snacks and cool drinks.

Europe’s Hotel Group No. 1, Accor, realized this in a new concept for its Ibis budget hotels: The reception desk is remarkably short, the breakfast buffet for the tightly calculated price / performance ratio abundant, the wireless internet access acceptable and long benches and casual armchairs are urban-modern. “Living Lobby” is staged media-friendly through several large TV screens.

Literally alive is the new Steigenberger concept Jaz in the city. The first hotel in Amsterdam is characterized by live performances in restaurant and bar. The shooting success confirms the unusual concept: Shortly after the opening, the occupancy rate was 65 percent, far above target. In a hotel of this new, ground-breaking class you cannot stay in the room, you are looking for connection and inspiration in the lobby and bar.

The spirit of “living lobbies” is being developed further by innovative hotel concepts such as Moxy, element Prizeotel, Citizen M, Mama Shelter. The hotel industry will reinvent itself with smart nonchalance (“Work hard, play hard”). This follows pioneering hosts such as César Ritz, where every guest received a “Grande Entrée” in its Grand Hotels – only now in jeans and without a tie.

New Hyatt Place hotel at Frankfurt airport in Germany revealed

Frankfurt, Germany – 4 April 2016 – A Hyatt Place hotel, located at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. Union Investment acquired the approximately 32,350 square foot hotel site from seller, developer and lessee Europahotel Baufeld 11.3 GmbH & Co KG., which is part of the Feuring Group, via a forward purchase arrangement. The transaction was formally agreed on March 14, 2016. The completed hotel will be purchased by Union Investment for its open-ended retail real estate fund Unilmmo: Global. The Feuring Group will then operate the hotel under a lease for the next 30 years under the Hyatt Place brand. The parties agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.

Hyatt Place at Frankfurt airport

Hyatt Place at Frankfurt airport

Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport will be part of the new Gateway Gardens business quarter in walking distance to Frankfurt Airport. A new suburban rail station to serve Gateway Gardens is currently under construction, the exit of which will be directly outside the hotel. The line will connect to the airport in two minutes and to Frankfurt city center in 10 minutes. With the Frankfurter Kreuz motorway intersection situated in the immediate vicinity, the Hyatt Place hotel will also be easily accessible by car. About 5,000 people are already employed by the companies located at Gateway Gardens. LSG Sky Chefs, DB Schenker and Condor all have offices close to the future Hyatt Place hotel.

Construction of the 312-room hotel with approximately 208,280 square feet of leased space is due to commence in the second quarter of 2016. Around 110 underground parking spaces are also planned. “The Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport deal sees us exploiting an opportunity to acquire a hotel project in the established Gateway Gardens location. The anticipated growth in passenger numbers and associated overnight stays will benefit not only the Hyatt Place hotel but also the wider district,” said Andreas Löcher, head of Investment Management Hotels at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. Reflecting a commitment to sustainable real estate development, the hotel will qualify for a LEED silver rating.

“Hyatt Place Frankfurt is an exciting development as the Hyatt Place brand continues to expand throughout Europe,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development for Hyatt – Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “After listening to the needs of the modern traveler, the Hyatt Place brand launched to offer casual hospitality in smartly designed, high-tech hotels that operate 24/7. We look forward to introducing the Hyatt Place brand to Germany, where guests will enjoy the brand’s industry leading select-service experience.“

The Hyatt Place brand is known for its appeal to both business and leisure travelers. The hotels are designed in response to what the modern traveler prioritizes, featuring intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities. Catering to the 24/7 traveler, Hyatt Place Frankfurt will deliver seamless experiences and will offer the services guests want, whenever they need them. Rooms will range from 269 square feet to 344 square feet in size and incorporate “Cozy Corners”, making it possible to accommodate up to four people. The hotel will feature a 24/7 Gallery Menu and Market allowing guests to grab food at any time, as well as the 24-hour StayFit gym featuring cardio equipment and LCD touchscreens. In addition, the hotel will be ideally located directly next to the Gateway Gardens park.

Gateway Gardens comprises a projected 7.5 million square feet area across an 86-acre site, making it one of the largest developments in an airport city anywhere in Europe. In October 2014, Gateway Gardens became the first commercial district to receive DGNB gold certification for sustainability. This year, more than 40% of Gateway Gardens is expected to be fully marketed.

New Maritim Hotel in Turkey

Bad Salzuflen, Germany, 4 April 2016 – At the world’s largest travel fair, ITB, in Berlin, the agreement for the new Maritim Hotel Saray Regency was officially signed – on 1st April 2016, Maritim Hotelgesellschaft took over the 4-star establishment on the Turkish Riviera near Side (Antalya).

Maritim Hotel Saray Regency, Turkey

Maritim Hotel Saray Regency, Turkey

This 4-star hotel will operate under the Maritim brand; it has a total of 381 rooms, including family rooms, suites and two rooms equipped for physically challenged persons. Located at a distance of only 65 kilometres from Antalya airport and five kilometres from Side, the Maritim Hotel Saray Regency will offer an all-inclusive service in addition to numerous sporting and water activities, three outdoor pools with water slides, two indoor pools, as well as a spa and wellness centre for those seeking relaxation, and direct access to the beach, which is only 150 metres away.

“The Turkish Riviera holiday region offers high quality, attractive rates and an excellent environment for a varied and relaxing holiday. This popular holiday area is also peaceful. Safety concerns are only an issue in the large cities such as Istanbul. “We are sure that tourists will soon return to the Turkish beaches,” explains Dr. Monika Gommolla, owner and chairperson of the advisory board of the Maritim Hotelgesellschaft. The head of the group is also the Chief Operating Officer of Hotel Management Services GmbH (HMS), which has its head office in Cologne. Since 2004, HMS has been taking care of the expansion of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft abroad.

The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group, and the company’s nationwide hotel network is represented by hotels in six countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China. The group’s strong position in Europe’s first-class hotel industry will continue to be consolidated through continual expansion. For more information, please visit http://www.maritim.com.

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport - Opening in spring 2016

Top hotels with service apartments in high demand in Turkey – 74 new hotel construction projects in the pipeline

Istanbul, Turkey – 25 August 2015 – Turkey is still interesting as a tourist destination: as NATO member country and partner of the EU. Especially international hotel groups are getting involved in popular destinations such as Istanbul. Hilton, Starwood Hotels (with its Sheraton brand), Carlson Rezidor, Wyndham and Raffles rely on so called mix-used projects – including residences (serviced apartments), shopping malls and offices. In total 74 new top hotels are in the pipeline in Turkey. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport - Opening in spring 2016

Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport – Opening in spring 2016

Selected hotel projects in Istanbul/Turkey
Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir – 171 rooms – planned opening: spring 2016
Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport – 210 rooms – planned opening: spring 2016
Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul – 130 rooms – planned opening: 2017
Hilton Istanbul Bakirkoy – 305 rooms – planned opening: early 2017

The growing number of new hotels in Istanbul – according to TOPHOTELPROJECTS currently 30 projects with a total of 5,400 rooms – is increasing the market pressure again. The existing 200,000 beds in hotels and private pensions are available for approximately 11.8 million travelers. The number of tourism is expected to grow further, but not for the holiday destinations Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The number of foreign tourists decreased in this year’s first half to 12.3 percent, mainly because guests from Russia failed to materialize.

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

Olympic Winter Games promotes tourism in China – 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts in the pipeline

Beijing, China – 25 August 2015 – The Olympic Winter Games 2022 will take place in Peking and the new winter sports area in Chongli – which promotes the tourism and several new hotel projects. According to TOPHOTELPORJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts with about 205,000 rooms are in the pipeline.

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

A new high-speed rail network will drive to the winter sports center Chongli in the Hebei province in the North West of the capital. Spectators, athletes and journalists can then arrive in only 50 minutes. By car it takes three to four hours for the 200-kilometer stretch. In Chongli in the mountains new courses and lifts as well as snow cannons are required. Also several hotels are needed. Currently a 200-room hotel by the Starwood hotel brand Element is planned to open in autumn 2017.

19 new properties with 3,800 rooms are currently being built in Beijing, among them several luxury hotels such as a Bulgari Hotel (120 rooms) and two properties by Mandarin Oriental Hotels (74 and 241 rooms).

The largest hotel projects in China:
Moringa Hotel Sanya Beauty Crown – Sanya/Hainan – 6,000 rooms – opening: spring 2016
Wynn Palace – Macau – 2,000 rooms – opening: early 2016
Pacific Dream Plaza Hotel – Qingdao/Shandong – 1,500 rooms – opening tba
Atlantis Resort – Sanya/Hainan – 1,300 rooms – opening: autumn 2017
Pullman Huizhou Xunliao Bay Resort – Huizhou/Guiangdong – 1,000 rooms – opening: autumn 2016

Riu club resort 'Helios Paradise' in Bulgaria will open this summer

Bulgaria bets on year-roud tourism on the coasts and in the mountains – Number of tourists will rise to 10 million – Several new hotels in the pipeline

Sofia, Bulgaria – 29 July 2015 – Lots of sun, fine sandy beaches on the Black Sea and safe snow layers in the mountains: Bulgaria sets heavily on the development of tourism and wants to win especially overnight guests from Western Europe. By 2020 the number of tourists is about to increase by around ten million per year. Therefore new hotels are in the pipeline. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Riu club resort 'Helios Paradise' in Bulgaria will open this summer

Riu club resort ‘Helios Paradise’ in Bulgaria will open this summer

In the capital Sofia, a new Swissotel with 281 rooms, serviced apartments and a private eye clinic is being built. The complex is scheduled to open in 2018. Set on the popular Black Sea coast a 600 room resort of the TUI hotel brand Riu will open this summer. The holiday hotel offers among others a water park for children, swimming pools and restaurants as well as playgrounds and sports fields. In the city Plovic, which will be European Capital of Culture in 2019, a new Holiday Inn hotel with 68 rooms is being built; opening is scheduled for this year’s autumn.

Tourism in Bulgaria urgently needs new impetus. The number of affluent overnight guests recently decreased to around 4.5 million as previous tourism crowds from the Ukraine and Russia failed to materialize as a result of the Crimean crisis. In the past year about 510 million Euros were generated by the tourism industry. Currently Bulgaria supplies 3,162 hotels and resorts with a total of 314,000 beds.

In addition to the current focus on summer travellers and winter sports guests also the culture and wellness tourism should be promoted in the future. Therefore the Ministry of Tourism recently founded two transnational tours – “Towards the wine” and “Towards the Roman emperors” – which will lead from Bulgaria to Romania, Serbia and Croatia.

For hotel and tourism investors so-called One-Stop-Shop card were developed, which will identifies worthwhile destinations. So ski resorts will be built and lifts will be extended. For the spa tourism historic baths with mineral springs, which occur all over in Bulgaria, will be offered. Also an amusement park, which will popularly display the rich history of European country, is under construction.