IntercityHotel expands into Hungary
Deutsche Hospitality to open its first hotel in Eastern Europe in Budapest in 2019
IntercityHotel is continuing to grow, and will provide Deutsche Hospitality with its first presence in Eastern Europe by 2019. A new hotel will be created in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in a modern building located by the square in front of the city’s Eastern Station (“Keleti pályaudvar”). It will have 300 rooms and thus offer travellers plenty of space. The hotel’s interior design will bear the signature of the Italian architect Matteo Thun, whose style concept will characterise the next generation of IntercityHotels. The building will have a restaurant, a bar, a conference area and an underground car park with 200 spaces.
Although the IntercityHotel brand is mainly focused in Germany, it has increasingly been expanding abroad over the recent past. There are now locations in Vienna (Austria), Enschede (Netherlands), Salalah (Oman) and Qingdao (China). Further hotels will be added in Germany and at three more foreign sites during the coming years. Alongside Budapest, the locations that have been earmarked are Leiden (Netherlands) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Joachim Marusczyk, Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH, is looking forward to the new opening in Hungary: “Budapest is a city with a great past and lots of potential. We are delighted that our brand will soon be able to offer a centrally positioned and modern hotel in such an attractive metropolis.”
The building is owned by the Hamburg-based B&L Group which, as well as acting as contractual partner in this case, is also currently working with IntercityHotel GmbH to develop three new hotels in Hamburg-Barmbek, Dortmund and Hildesheim. This is the first occasion on which B&L has joined forces with IntercityHotel GmbH to implement a project abroad.
The B&L Group’s Managing Partner Thorsten Testorp stated: “For B&L, the development of the IntercityHotel project in Budapest represents an extraordinarily exciting challenge which we are delighted to be able to tackle. We are looking forward to working together with Deutsche Hospitality, a partner of many years’ standing, to realise this outstanding hotel property.”
About Deutsche Hospitality
Deutsche Hospitality brings together three separate hotel brands – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City und IntercityHotel. The Deutsche Hospitality brand encompasses a total of 125 hotels, 27 of which are at the development stage. The portfolio includes 56 Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and 41 IntercityHotels. The first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam in November 2015.
About the B&L Group
The B&L Group is based in Hamburg and has been implementing high-quality project developments across Germany since 1970. Examples of the work it has completed are the Quarree and Mercado Shopping Centres in Hamburg, Lago in Konstanz, numerous office buildings in major German cities and the “Holzhafen” site on Große Elbestraße in Hamburg. Hotel projects have already been realised in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden. For further information, please visit www.bl-gruppe.de