Cox and Kings
The MEININGER Hotels, owned by Cox & Kings, is headed to the Eastern German city of Leipzig and will open its doors in the beginning of 2017 with 404 beds available in 126 rooms across 8 storeys. The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards for the new opening. The ibis was closed for refurbishment in March 2016.
Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings, said, "This hotel in Leipzig will strengthen our portfolio of hotels in Germany where we have a presence in five other cities. Its proximity to the main station and city centre will attract a sizeable chunk of our clientele"
Located about 160 kms Southwest of Berlin, Leipzig nicknamed “Hypezig” and “New Berlin” is celebrated by the media as a hip urban center for the vital lifestyle and creative scene with many startups. An economic center and one the most livable cities in Germany, Leipzig is home to one of the most prominent opera houses, Oper Leipzig, as well as one of the most modern zoos in Europe.
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in 10 European cities and is on course for expansion to all the important large European cities within the next few years. The unique MEININGER concept is based on combining the service and comfort of a hotel with the relaxed atmosphere of a hostel: a central location, high-quality furnishings, flexible room structure and fair prices.
The design of each MEININGER hotel is based on a specific theme. In Leipzig, the basis for the local connection was, the diverse and modern art-cultural scene, which inspired the 'Art in Progress' theme. This will be realised by architects Bruzkus Batek Architekten who are responsible for the planning and implementation of this project's interior design.
The former ibis Hotel from the Accor Group will be converted in accordance with MEININGER standards and will ultimately have 404 beds available in 126 rooms.