Mumbai: February 1st 2017: Cox & Kings-owned MEININGER hotel group signed an agreement for the third expansion phase of its Amsterdam City West hotel. By spring 2018, the MEININGER Amsterdam City West hotel will increase its bed capacity from 1,177 beds to 1,585 beds.
The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West was the first MEININGER Hotel to open in the Netherlands, commencing in 2012. Over the past five years, the hotel has been continuously expanding and now comprises of 321 rooms and 1,177 beds.
The hotel’s high occupancy led to the conversion of the adjacent office building to create space for new hotel rooms during the first reconstruction phase. The second reconstruction phase, which was successfully completed in December 2016, further increased room capacity, and the communal areas were also expanded and redesigned. The Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh served as the inspiration for the design.
Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels: “We are pleased to have successfully completed the first two expansions, and we are delighted to commence this third expansion. This phase will almost certainly make the MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West the largest hotel in Amsterdam.”
The MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West has an excellent strategic location, near Sloterdijk railway station, one of Amsterdam’s most important transport hubs. The hotel is only a five-minute S-Bahn ride from the city centre and Schiphol Airport is 10 minutes away.
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 a multi-national travel enterprise listed on the National Stock Exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange and also on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular rooms as well as multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
MEININGER currently operates 17 hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,025 beds in 11 European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Copenhagen. The unique hybrid concept of MEININGER is based upon combining the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel; top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices.
In the ‘TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016’, the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.