The hotel will be the 15th Innside property in Germany
Meliá Hotels International has announced today a new Innside by Meliá hotel in the city of Aachen, 80 kms southwest from Dusseldorf and Koln, close to the Belgium and Dutch borders.
The hotel, located at the heart of the city, is scheduled to open in the first half of 2015, and will provide 158 rooms, a sky bar and a restaurant at the rooftop with panoramic views over the town, including the cathedral.
The owners, the German subsidiary of Dutch development organisation Hugenholtz Property Group (HPG), has signed a long-term lease agreement with the third-largest Hotel group in Europe, Meliá Hotels International, to operate the hotel under its most cosmopolitan hotel brand; Innside By Meliá, which offers a business lifestyle experience to its customers.
For HPG Group, “the Innside brand´s attributes, along with Meliá Hotels International´s management know-how, made them the perfect partners for us”. Innside by Meliá is the fastest growing brand within the hotel chain, characterized by its modern design, efficient and smart service and charming style, offering a different experience for both business and leisure urban getaway. There are currently nine Innside hotels opened in Germany and the brand has begun to expand in other countries.
The Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer, said “the acquisition of the Innside brand in Germany in 2007 contributed to strengthen our portfolio with a fresh and innovative concept, for those of our customers who expect more than excellent service. During these five years, our growth in Germany has been closely associated with this brand, and we are facing an ambitious international expansion plan”.
About HPG Group
Privately-owned HPG is originally a Dutch property development company that started over 20 years ago, with operations in Holland, Belgium, Germany and up until recently France.Over 60 projects were realized in these countries, both offices, housing and leisure projects.
About Meliá Hotels International
Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels and 87,000 rooms in 35 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus. Its product and service portfolio is complemented by Club Meliá, the only vacation club operated by a Spanish company.