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IntercityHotel enters into cooperation with sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthias Marquardt
IntercityHotel GmbH Managing Director Joachim Marusczyk has launched a cooperation agreement with the sports physician Dr. Matthias Marquardt in order to be able to enable hotel guests to enjoy an active stay. The new arrangements were officially announced on 10 May 2019 during a stair climbing event at the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd, at which Dr. Marquardt was also present. Dr. Marquardt outlined the main points of the cooperation at a subsequent fitness breakfast. There will be individual running routes for each hotel, healthy breakfast options specially developed for IntercityHotel guests and a relaxation programme.
“Many guests have a very tight schedule when they arrive at our hotels,” said Joachim Marusczyk, founding Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. “At the same time, however, they do not wish to neglect their fitness and health. The concept developed by Dr. Marquardt is a perfect match for own approach of offering guests maximum sustainability and awareness in the shortest possible time.” IntercityHotel’s commitment to health and exercise goes back to 2015 when it began to work with the sportswear supplier SportScheck.
“One of the greatest challenges facing many of us nowadays,” added the health expert Dr. Marquardt, “is to stay fit and healthy as the stresses and strains of life become even greater. IntercityHotel is simply the ideal partner to fire enthusiasm for fitness amongst as many people as possible. The hotels are all in very central locations, and the brand has been pursuing a robust policy of sustainability for several years. This simply fits in very well with my own philosophy.”
As a sports doctor and running coach, Dr. Marquardt has been concentrating on the needs of athletes and triathletes for many years and has also developed his own training concept. As well as working as a lecturer, he is also a bestselling author in Germany who has produced works such as “The Running Bible”.
IntercityHotel is a Deutsche Hospitality brand which stands for modern upper mid-range urban hotels. IntercityHotels are located within easy walking distance of airports or railway stations. Guests also benefit from a “FreeCityTicket” scheme, which enables them to use local public transport free of charge. The IntercityHotels portfolio encompasses 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Oman and China, and 20 further properties are currently at the development stage. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.